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Forum: Vintage Drums 02-22-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Hoppy
Re: [B]1938-40 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 8x14 WMP/CHROME SUPER-LUDWIG (PROTOTYPE OR SPECIAL ORD

Interesting drum for sure... even more so because it's 'the' precursor for other companies that have followed suit in the modern era, offering/offered metal shell snares with wood re-rings (like Q...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-15-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Slingerland bass tuning nightmare

Shell in round and ruling out defective heads (by trying multiple heads), this may be a bit more challenging to troubleshoot. Hopefully Rob's suggestion may reveal something.

I would also suggest...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-12-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Hoppy
Re: John Bonham Setup

Here's a good reference for JHB gear: http://www.johnbonhamdrums.com/
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-12-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Slingerland bass tuning nightmare

Greg, have you measured the drum in more than one spot to check for roundness? I would measure across the drum in a least 4 different points (more would be better - like near the lug points) as...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-25-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Merry Christmas VDF!!

Merry X-Mass and a happy new year.. may it be a happy, healthy, and prosperous one!!!
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-30-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Is this Snare Black Nickel Plated or Black Lacquer Spray

With just a cursory look, I'd say it was spray. If it was black nickel plated the interior of the shell would also have some color to it. When plated the shell is dipped in a bath and the interior...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-21-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Looks Like Our Forum Is Back!!

HA! I thought my world was coming to an end when I kept getting database error messages!
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-20-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Watch out for this scam

Second image had 'seller' mention a zip code of 38901, which is Grenada MS not Memphis, TN, thus failing a simple challenge question.
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-17-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Where is Johnny Ringo?

Sorry to hear about your wife's condition... Wishing for a full and speedy recovery.
Sending good vibes her way ))))) -----> -----> -----> -----> ----->
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-18-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By Hoppy
Re: ASBA Caroline Pedals

I'd also reach out to the folks at ASBA and see if they are going to move forward with reproducing the pedal. I'm sure if they get enough interest it may push them to production. They have a website...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-18-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By Hoppy
Re: ASBA Caroline Pedals

I have a pair of ASBA Caroline pedal mated up to a pair of 26" bass drums. I moved from a Speed King to a Ghost, to one Caroline and then a second one for the double bass. I purchased them in the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Hoppy
Re: ludwig new logo on bass drum 1970

I always thought the logo was printed in black ink.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig black beauty 79 / 80 advice

I'm with K.O. on this, looks legit from the limited photos.

It has the more desirable pointy Blue/Olive badge. I would really check the condition of the drum to help determine the value. It does...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,478
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Which Ludwig Is This?

Hmmm.... this is way late to the party but I guess I didn't see Vars Molta's last post asking me to support my earlier posting... so here goes.

I stated that the drum was possible a "Black Chrome"...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-10-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,428
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Is Anyone Still Using This Forum?

https://youtu.be/Dr9e0yGcQbk




I check in everyday, but it doesn't mean there's much conversation going on...

A lot of things have been talked to death, and this is a narrower focus of a...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-09-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Celebrating 14 years on VDF!

HA! Great topic... it made me check my join date too.
Looks like I'm ready to celebrate my 10th year next month.

Happy Anniversaries to the VD-Forumites.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-27-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,531
Posted By Hoppy
Re: [B]*1929 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 ROSE PEARL/ARTGOLD TONE FLANGE ARTIST MODEL [/B]

Gotta' love the Curotto Collection...
Not a bow-wow in the bunch after they get the MC treatment.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-16-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Nice Ludwig&Ludwig set in WMP

WOW... Definitely not '60's vintage!!!
They should clean up nicely... looking forward to the "after" pics!
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-30-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,451
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig Speed King 2020 Reissue question.

HA! Not quite... I did work for one of the largest energy companies for almost 30-years (about 36 if you count the overtime) in Operations at one of their petroleum refineries. About half that time...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-29-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,451
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig Speed King 2020 Reissue question.

That's the prime reason grease was chosen in the first place as pedals don't really produce high rotational speeds or develop a significant amount of heat.

Grease offers many advantages over...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-21-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Anyone still planning on going to the Chicago Drum Show?

I'm just grateful that all of our celebrities and sports stars have been able to get the C-19 test so early on in the crisis. What would we do without them ;-)

I'd love to go to the show one of...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-21-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like DrumBob, I followed but didn't contribute to the original thread (due to lack of Rogers knowledge). I'm glad that everything worked out in the end.

Also, it was very nice of Catherine to...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 03-19-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig #2503 hi-hat clutch shaft part P-2485-1

Dean, if there are no sale offers for the part, I'd give the folks at Pro Drum Shop in Hollywood a call... last time I was in there I saw an awful lot of "spare" parts for all kinds of items...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-16-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Hoppy
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-09-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig "tri tone" wrap?

This wasn't common with vintage kits as a wrap... However, the "Duco" paint scheme was quite popular, which kind of mimics that striped look (usually with a bit of a fade).

A few years ago there...
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