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Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Hoppy
Re: Rare Ludwig Identification

I wasn't aware Ludwig even offered inlays on the early drums, so I'm going to link another thread, from the For Sale section, that features Schmegeggie's recently sold '29-'32, 5"x14", Super...
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 05:50 PM
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Views: 188
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Rare Ludwig Identification

Here's a few screen shots of the Ludwig catalogs from the '20's...

One of the pages (Ludwig_1927_b) has the statement "Send for prices on ornamental finishes." Not sure if that means fancy inlays...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-02-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Hoppy
Re: How the devil does one date Tama drums?

While you're waiting for some expert/knowledgeable commentary, Tama has a great online resource for the old catalogs for you to search through.

Here's the link for the index:...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-30-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Not Your Usual Speed King Question

That item wasn't offered as a separate part as it was integrated into the footboard via a press rivet (used to secure the "connecting link").

As id4f mentioned the best option is to locate another...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-12-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Hoppy
Re: 90th

As a player they aren't different from current offerings, so sonically you should end up in the same place and thus not worth a premium over a non-anniversary model.

As a collectible, well I think...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-11-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Hoppy
Re: More info on this Ludwig snare please.........

Looks like you've got a 6.5" x 14" Ludwig "Super Classic" five-ply snare drum with a lovely African satinwood outer veneer.

This series was a "limited" run, which I would describe as more...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-09-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Weatherking Ambassador Coated versus Ambassador Coated

Dan
On the Remo Classic Ambassador heads, the "Weather King" is a nod to the old logo & advertising that weather/humidity didn't affect the mylar heads like the calf (or "flesh") heads.

The...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-29-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Replacing the nylon tube bushing on older cymbal stands

+1

Check out McMaster-Carr, they've got a great online catalog...
McM-C link: https://www.mcmaster.com/plastic-bushings
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-28-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Looking for Ludwig Thermogloss drums

No leads...
Infrequently, you might find a set in the For Sale section.

BTW... welcome aboard!
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-20-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Slingerland Black Beauty on eBay

Nice! Ouchie on the price... However, I'm diggin' the triple bead and the killa' patina on the shell.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Vintage Ludwig Kit 3 ply? Help?

As mentioned earlier, you'll need a photo of the bearing edge to be sure of the shell lay-up. I've attached some images that may be of some use to you, to help you gain some experience in...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-07-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Cleaning "Natural" finish shells

I would clean them just like fine furniture if I was so incline, and stay away from car products.

For my natural wood snares all I've ever done is wipe them off with a soft cloth periodically -...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-29-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By Hoppy
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-25-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig Smorgasborg Project Kit

Unique and well done!!!
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-06-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Hoppy
Re: [B]1919-21 LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 ENGRAVED/GOLD PLATED TRIUMPHAL MODEL[/B]

What a beauty!!! I love the scroll work on this drum... I think pic #4 from the first post is my favorite... you are a lucky man indeed!!!
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-05-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Local DC area Ludwig find

So..... didja' buy it or just find it?
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-19-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By Hoppy
Re: ear plugs

MME, check out disposable silicone earplugs as they don't stand out like a sore thumb, so they're great for clubbing louder "lounges" etc...
Walgreens brand clear silicone:...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-14-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Spray-on head texture

Good ol' Ruff-Kote...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-11-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Ludwig 6:5 hammered bronze

I'd check it on a flat table/surface with a light inside to check for uniformity/abnormalities.
The space you're describing might just be where the snare bed crimps are. You can also check the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-24-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Asba is back!!!

Hmmmm.... I was under the impression that Ludwig bought the pedal design years & years ago???

Interesting turn to see the drums making a comeback... good luck to them!
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-22-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Help me understand what I have?

From the supplied photos, the one with the badge close-up, we can see some paint flaking revealing what looks to be silver glitter wrap.

Have fun with the resto, there are some very experienced...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-21-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By Hoppy
Re: 8x14 20's Super Ludwig mystery drum?

WOW! What a transformation... great job on bringing that drum back to life!
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-21-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Help me understand what I have?

KO & ggd have given a good overview.

There isn't much money to had in that drum and only slightly more if clean it up/resto it, however, if you're not a hobbyist looking to "donate" some time...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-14-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Easy and inexpensive way to keep Supras from de-tuning-or any other drum

Heck... I almost forgot about a solution from Gauger Percussion (you know the originator of the R.I.M.S, and other fine products) called "Lockerz Tension Rod Locks."

Here's a link:...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-08-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Easy and inexpensive way to keep Supras from de-tuning-or any other drum

The "tension rod locknuts" are still shown in the Ludwig Parts catalog (P-2429-1), however it doesn't mean they are still available. They used to come on the Coliseum back in the day, and the...
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