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Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 09:21 PM
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Re: Huge Gretsch SSB kit for sale here locally-too bad about the rack toms =(

I'd agree, that is probably the original hardware to the set. Not sure how that would effect "collector's value" though. Probably no EXTRA holes there, and the Rogers stuff certainly is superior in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-17-2019, 01:11 AM
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Forum: Vintage Drums 02-15-2019, 01:48 PM
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Re: Snare? Gretsch 60ís - poor cosmetics

Depends on what finish it is and what shape it's in. A rare wrap should be left alone. A more common one isn't a big crime to rewrap but unless it's in truly awful condition the rewrap will probably...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-14-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Dating This Ludwig Kit

Very nice!

Now you just need the original style center post holder.

Check out # 183686293138 or # 233128490331 on ebay
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-09-2019, 02:39 PM
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig-Slingerland Legal Briefs on ebay

Bill Ludwig definitely took the competition with Slingerland personally, from racing to the stockyards to beat them to the best hides for heads to this court case. As I recall both sides tied a lot...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-09-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By K.O.
Re: Buying advice: Slingerland Radio King

If you want the sound of a Radio King snare then none of what you mentioned should matter in that regard, although all these details would factor into the price you should pay, and that seems high...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-08-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig-Slingerland Legal Briefs on ebay

Slingerland "borrowed" Ludwig's way of locking the mylar into the counterhoops. Ludwig took them to court over it but lost in the end.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-02-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Snare ID Help...

It's a "beast" all right. Served me well in the 1980's though...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-01-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Snare ID Help...

I also thought it was a coliseum at first glance but I don't see 12 lugs on that. Lugs would be closer together and depth is 8".


Did make me think that I need to dig my old Coliseum out for a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-31-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By K.O.
Re: Ludwig Snare Id Help...

That badge dates it to 1984 which was Ludwig's last year in Chicago. They brought the keystone design back for their 75th anniversary. They continued to use it after the move but from then on it said...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-30-2019, 08:03 PM
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Posted By K.O.
Re: slingerland added badges to toms in... 1965? What about tone controls?...

I'm not a Slingy expert by any means but I thought that toms did have badges up to a point, then they stopped installing them for a few years before adding them back in the mid 60's.

Never mind,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-26-2019, 02:20 AM
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Refinishing late 50s Gretsch drums - maybe

There's no guarantee that the outer ply under that wrap is particularly nice looking. For that reason alone I'd be leery of stripping them when they still look nice as is. I'm not sure if those are...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-25-2019, 10:07 AM
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Posted By K.O.
Re: mysterious bass drum...

I was thinking "Made in Japan" until I saw the Rocket lugs on the tom. My other initial thought was Walburg & Auge . Both of those are just hunches...I don't recognize anything definitively except...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-21-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By K.O.
Re: Good Deal on Natural 70's Ludwigs in the Detroit Area

Looks like Maple Cortex to me. Cortex is a hard wearing wrap so these probably still look pretty nice in person. Rounded badge so those are going to be 6 ply drums but that is still a decent deal on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-19-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By K.O.
Re: Bass drum hoops Ludwig 64

I use black lacquer from a spray can. Most well stocked hardware stores still carry actual lacquer in clear, white, and black. I just bought a new can the other day for use on one of my projects....
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-19-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By K.O.
Re: Favourite era for Ludwig shells

I guess that is a valid way the interpret things. Generally when people are talking about shells they just mean the wood portion thereof of which there are three plies. Prior to 1968 WFL/Ludwig did...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-18-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By K.O.
Re: Favourite era for Ludwig shells

It's a pet peeve of mine whenever anyone refers to any Ludwig 3 ply shell as a "maple" shell as all 3 ply Ludwig shell layups were at least 50% poplar (the fat center ply). Even the late 60's to...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-18-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By K.O.
Re: Test to see the effect of the sun on wraps

Hey Jeff,
Delmar makes a lot of different variations of wraps, more than either Sam or Precision or Drum Supply house sells. Each one of those companies can pick and chose which colors or...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-17-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By K.O.
Re: Gretsch question

It wasn't specified in the catalog but you could order drums in lacquer finishes. I believe there is mention of being able to special order "any" solid color.

I have a Progressive Jazz snare in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-17-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By K.O.
Re: Favourite era for Ludwig shells

I like the bare mahogany interior shells from the mid 50's up to 1962 or so. Drums were a smaller business prior to 1964 and they weren't in such a hurry to get stuff out the door.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-16-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By K.O.
Re: Vintage wrap donor for jazz fest snare

I had considered doing this to create an oyster black jazzfest ( back before I bought an original one). The main stumbling block for me was the unknown as to whether you can "harvest" the wrap off...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-14-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,172
Posted By K.O.
Re: Gretch with 18" Bass versus Ludwig Downbeat $$

That snare is worth a whole lot by itself, but that still seems a bit crazy for drums that Ringo never owned.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-13-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By K.O.
Re: Rarity of a Ludwig Keystone Badge 14" x 14" Club Date Floor Tom

I don't think they are particularly rare but they can be hard to find as singles. I searched for a couple of years to find one in WMP, which I figured would be a very common color. It seemed common...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-11-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,616
Posted By K.O.
Re: Vintage ends

I'd agree that after a certain point everything became much more complicated because of all the different series of drums designed for different price points. At that point you suddenly had to know a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-09-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By K.O.
Re: Rogers tom mount question

The tom arm looks like it's a Pearl rather than a Rogers although I can't see it that clearly in your pictures.
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