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Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 07-12-2012, 06:17 PM
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Posted By barjack
80's Ludwig 14x13" Tom/Snare Conversion

Why did Ludwig make 10 lug toms again? Oh yeah- so that we could eventually turn them into snare drums on the cheap! Early 7pl shell, 8x14 with 20 Classic lugs and P86. 45700
Forum: Wanted to Buy 07-12-2012, 06:09 PM
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Views: 799
Posted By barjack
Re: Single mounted lugs

I have a set of 6 yellow 1950's Gretsch Catalina single point lugs if you want something a little... different.
Forum: For Sale 03-28-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,976
Posted By barjack
Re: Pearl 'Rising Sun' drumset

Pearl actually only used composite (read: sawdust) on their lowest end studnet kits in the 1970's, generally sold as outfit "NC4". All wood Pearl kits from the late 1970's on are ply. The Acousticoat...
Forum: For Sale 03-18-2012, 03:28 AM
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Views: 581
Posted By barjack
FS: 1940's Gretsch Catalina 6.5x14" 3 Ply Shell, Black Lacquer

I figured I'd list this here before going to eBay!

This is a 40's Catalina shell in black Duco paint with clear interior. It's 3 ply with round over edges, drilled for 8 single point lugs, a...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 03-16-2012, 04:53 PM
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Views: 965
Posted By barjack
Re: 16" x 16" Red Sparkle Floor Tom-MIJ

Are your current drums the earlier 70's red sparkle or the later 70's glass glitter? Many Pearl stencils (CB, Whitehall, Reuther, etc.) moved in the mid 70's to a far mroe attractive glass glitter...
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 03-16-2012, 01:42 PM
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Views: 5,074
Posted By barjack
Re: Cut-down 1960's WFL Marching Snare

And a couple more. The leftmost image is the first wood hoop cut-down I ever did, and I think it remains the best... the perfect storm of good condition mahogany shell, perfect wood hoops, and easy...
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 03-16-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,074
Posted By barjack
Re: Cut-down 1960's WFL Marching Snare

To those who asked, here are a few more of my cut-down projects. In my opinuion, the best shells to work with are 1960's Ludwig maple/poplar/mahogany marching shells with single point eyelets. They...
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 03-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,074
Posted By barjack
Re: Cut-down 1960's WFL Marching Snare

Awesome, looks quite similar to my conversion steps! Did you use a steamer to remove the re-ring from the shell scrap or just pull it out with a chisel?
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-16-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,216
Posted By barjack
Re: 1965 Slignerland GKD 22"-16"-13"

If you can't find a matching orphan tom on eBay, just buy a cheap late 70's or early 80's square size 14" or 15" rack tom and convert/rewrap it. Trading a set of vintage Slingerlands for a Catalina...
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 03-15-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,984
Posted By barjack
Re: Rogers Dynasonic, 12X15

That's wicked- a 15" Dynasonic frame is a rare item indeed!
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 03-15-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,074
Posted By barjack
Re: Cut-down 1960's WFL Marching Snare

It's not too difficult at all as long as you have a good table saw and a clothing steamer to get the glue on the re-ring loose.
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 03-15-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,470
Posted By barjack
Re: When did ZBT's become vintage and pricey?

15 years ago, we were saying this about Amir and 404. 8 years ago about Scimitar, Edge, and 502. Who knows- you let a drum product age for enough time and people start mistaking it for vintage when...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-15-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,376
Posted By barjack
Re: 24" bass drums...thoughts

My favourite kit is a '49 WFL Club Date with a 14x24" bass drum. Thunderous but direct, and as long as you have a station wagon or van, no more difficult to gig with than a 22". In fact I have three...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-15-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,216
Posted By barjack
Re: 1965 Slignerland GKD 22"-16"-13"

It's only too much if you're unhappy with the drums and seriously needed the money elsewhere. Yes, that's $300-$500 higher than the average price for a kit without matching snare, but vintage drums...
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 03-15-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,074
Posted By barjack
Re: Cut-down 1960's WFL Marching Snare

Round, resonant, woody, with that steretypical single ply hoop rimshot. I assembled it generally around a friend's specifications and shipped it down to him. I think it's his main gigging drum...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 03-15-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,013
Posted By barjack
Re: 1952ish Slingerland Swingster

I don't put anything on my drum heads that can't be removed in five seconds with a fingernail.
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 03-15-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,074
Posted By barjack
Re: Cut-down 1960's WFL Marching Snare

LOL, nice choice of descriptive terms,


I recut both edges and made new snarebeds in a wider more gradual profile. It doesn't HAVE to be done if you're careful when cutting, leveling, and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-15-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,216
Posted By barjack
Re: 1965 Slignerland GKD 22"-16"-13"

$800 is certainly not too high if traded on the national/international market to the right audience and with a kit in the right condition. In my market here in the Pacific Northwest, it's rare to see...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-15-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,216
Posted By barjack
Re: 1965 Slignerland GKD 22"-16"-13"

I believe that when it comes to bringing a vintage kit up to gig-worthy specifications, it isn't about the dollar amount spent, it's about how logicically those dollars are being invested. If you...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-15-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By barjack
Re: Name/Date This Gretsch Snare?

Thanks, I think I know the exact Leedy throw you're speaking off- commonly found on Reliant model snares? I think there's one hanging around the shop, I'll check it out. Sadly, I doubt I'll be able...
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 03-15-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,789
Posted By barjack
Custom "Spare Parts" 70's Vistalite Snare 6x15"

Made for a friend from the unmolested reso side of a 15x12 concert tom. 15x6 with 8 Standard Lugs. Definatly needs a correctly-sized snarewire.

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Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 03-15-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,074
Posted By barjack
Cut-down 1960's WFL Marching Snare

Mini lugs, wood hoops, very shabby chic. Originally 10x14, cut down to 6x14 with re-installed re-ring.

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Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 03-15-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,013
Posted By barjack
1952ish Slingerland Swingster

RK single tension lug kick 12x24, SK tom 8x12", RK floor with SK lugs and RK floor tom brackets 12x14". Later 50's student snare with chrome HW.

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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-15-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By barjack
Re: Name/Date This Gretsch Snare?

Thanks for the catalogue page, I hadn't been able to find one to confirm that this is indeed a Catalina, or at least the remnants of one. It only has seven of the eight lugs and is missing the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,216
Posted By barjack
Re: 1965 Slignerland GKD 22"-16"-13"

In my experience, a 3 piece 60's slingerland set (be it 12/16/22, 13/16/22, or 13/16/20) is generally worth:

-In the $500 range in playeable but cosmetically worn condition, perhaps with some...
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