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Old 09-02-2019, 10:53 AM
O-Lugs O-Lugs is offline
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Default What is your favorite vintage hardware?

To be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with my old 1400 Ludwig flat base stands. I LOVE them, now because I play jazz lightly enough to make their use practical. They really fold up tightly and pack easily.

I also loved the early Rogers MemriLoc stands. They were the perfect weight and the memory locks were a game changer for pretty much all hardware that followed them....genius idea!

I also bought a bunch of double braced Tama stuff back in the late 90's.....great if you need hurricane strength stands....but heavy as sin! I don't like heavy stuff anymore,

I really like the old Zickos pivoting lugs...like the look of them, too.

What are some of your favorite vintage hardware pieces?
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:16 PM
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I love ludwig atlas stands all of mine are the swivel feet, Great stuff.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: What is your favorite vintage hardware?

As I get older, lighter, dependable hardware rules the day. For me personally that is the Rogers Swivo era. Single braced, quickly adjustable, light, packs up small and ALL STEEL!!
Still sturdy and dependable after 50+ years.

On a side note, the tail-gate on my Wagon is only 22" off the ground, so that also helps when lifting into the car.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:58 PM
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I've been using two Ludwig flat based stands and a spur lock hi-hat stand for several years. They've held up even during fairly heavy playing at many gigs.
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:11 PM
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Default Re: What is your favorite vintage hardware?

Even though I gig with a big ol' set (7 piece) of vintage Stars, all of my hardware is Ludwig 1400 flat base. I also employ a Ludwig Standard hi-hat and W.F.L. flat base snare stands. I cheat a bit too. My snare is a vintage Supra! I love my Stars but, nothing can compare with the Supra. The older I get, the less I want to set up and tear down heavy hardware. The lighter the better.
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:25 PM
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Premier LOKFAST stands..all the way!.....Sonor DeLuxe stands from the 60s look sweet as well,but..SO HARD to find!.At least in USA
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:32 PM
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yeah those Premier stands were cool.

I had a couple Swivo stands, too....I loved them except for that ball-joint tilter. I don't know how many times those things slipped on me back in the days...But the swan neck legs were classy. When the first MemriLoc cymbal stands came out, they made setting up and tearing down SO easy! I wish I still had them. A lot of people HATE the MemriLoc line...but I loved it because it came out at a time I was doing a lot of road gigs and it never failed me. I did have a Supreme bass drum pedal that failed, though....never really liked it, anyway.

Bass drum pedals....Squeak Kings are what I learned on...still feels familiar every time I play one. My old, old (now) friend used to have a Ghost pedal. It felt really good as I remember....but was a headache if you opened it up to work on the springs.

Hi hat stands....Ludwig Atlas have a nice feel.
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:48 PM
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When I was a young drummer, I was in awe of Rogers Swiv-o-Matic stuff, because it was so cool looking and futuristic. I still admire it.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:42 PM
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I’ve been on 60’s Ludwig since the sixtys
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:01 AM
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Default Re: What is your favorite vintage hardware?

I have been using Jacques Capelle bass drum pedals and high hat stands for a couple of years with both a bebop acoustic kit and Roland V drums. I have been very happy with them. I use the Ludwig cymbal stands that are identical to the 1400 flat base except they have the higher leg position and the little welded stop (I have no idea, model 1401?). The tops of the cymbal stands have tee tops, no messing around with wing nuts. My snare stands are not vintage but they are lightweight models inspired by vintage styles. I particularly like a Tama lightweight version but don't know the model number. I also use a "vintage" small fiber hardware case on wheels that is becoming very hard to find. I used regular fiber trap cases until recently when I realized that I didn't need all the bulk since everything except for the hardware was in a separate case.
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