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Old 11-16-2020, 02:32 PM
vyacheslav vyacheslav is offline
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Default Got some vintage sticks today.............

Greetings,

I won some vintage sticks on eBay. They were all together on the same lot. I am a Certified Stick Nerd TM (Trademark Pending) and had not seen this Pro Mark logo before.

Pictured top to bottom are:

Weather King Combo 7A
Bruno 1A
Pro Mark Louie Bellson Model
Pro Mark JM Model


I assume JM is Joe Morello? I have a vintage Ludwig 11A Joe Morello model that is very similar. Both Pro Mark sticks have "Japan" stamped on them as well. They also kind of sort of look like Oak maybe??? But they certainly feel lighter than Oak. I know that the Pro Mark Oak sticks had Sumo Wrestler imagery and had a Japanese theme back in the day.

The Bruno stick is much longer than the others. Nice and thin with a long taper; feels good! It has a squared off butt end, so maybe it was made by Vater? I have some vintage Ludwig 1A's that are very similar (very long with a long taper, but the Bruno is thinner than the Ludwigs).

The Weather King Combo 7A is painted whiteish silver, almost like a combination of Ludwig Resocoat and the Gretsch silver sealer! It's a thin stick but it is much heavier than all the rest. It also has a hole in the butt end, same size and placement as where the Regal Tip graphite rods is placed (I think mainly just for hanging the stick after the glossy lacquer???)

Anyway, all tolled there were 5 Bruno 1A's, 5 Louie Bellson's, 9 Joe Morello's (1 is nylon tip, which Pro Mark prints as "Nylo Tip" on the stick), 1 Weather King, 3 Regal Tip Jazz (Nylon tip) and 2 Regal Tip Combo (Nylon Tip). The RT Jazz and Combo are still available today.

Anyway, anyone else familiar with these? I look forward to using them
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Old 11-16-2020, 04:03 PM
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Cool Re: Got some vintage sticks today.............

Nice grab!!

How many sticks does it take to become an official "Certified Stick Nerd"?

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Old 11-16-2020, 04:50 PM
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The world may never know!
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Old 11-16-2020, 04:52 PM
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Cool Re: Got some vintage sticks today.............

How many do you have in your collection?

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1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 11-17-2020, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: Got some vintage sticks today.............

Another stick nerd here as well. That was a nice lot that you picked up for sure. Well done and enjoy.

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