Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Vintage Drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-24-2019, 04:50 PM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,275
Default Re: Leedy

Mark, how do you like the bpd finish?
__________________

Thank you!
Jeff C

"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-24-2019, 04:58 PM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,846
Default Re: Leedy

I took the kit to my drum room to get it ready fir a gig this Saturday night. I put coated Ambassadors on the toms and a black dot I had lying around on the kick with a felt strip.
I really had to tighten the bolts on the rail to keep it from moving, luckily I have a Ludwig wrench. I'll have my snare stand handy if it starts to move at the gig. I had to tune the tom a little higher because having it on the mount chokes the tom. I've never had that issuie with Ludwig or Rogers drums when using their tom mounts. I think it's because Slingerland/Leedy drums have a rounder edge than Rogers and even Ludwig.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20190724_145859-1.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	139.3 KB
ID:	126559   Click image for larger version

Name:	20190724_145905-1.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	129.7 KB
ID:	126560   Click image for larger version

Name:	20190724_145926-1.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	129.5 KB
ID:	126561   Click image for larger version

Name:	20190724_145946-1.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	60.7 KB
ID:	126562  

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-24-2019, 05:05 PM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,846
Default Re: Leedy

Here's some close up shots....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20190724_145859-1-1.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	85.6 KB
ID:	126563   Click image for larger version

Name:	20190724_145905-1-1.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	107.4 KB
ID:	126564   Click image for larger version

Name:	20190724_145926-1-1.jpg
Views:	20
Size:	149.0 KB
ID:	126565   Click image for larger version

Name:	20190724_145859-1-2.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	71.5 KB
ID:	126566  

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-24-2019, 05:28 PM
JimmySticks JimmySticks is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Queens NY
Posts: 599
Default Re: Leedy

Looks great, and I'll bet it sounds just as good as it looks to. Have fun showing them off on Saturday.

You could try a lock washer on that tom mount to really lock it in.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-24-2019, 05:55 PM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,846
Default Re: Leedy

What's a lock washer and where can I find one?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-24-2019, 05:58 PM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,846
Default Re: Leedy

Quote:
Originally Posted by jccabinets View Post
Mark, how do you like the bpd finish?
I love bdp, one of my favorites, I'm not sure why it's not more popular.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-24-2019, 09:06 PM
JimmySticks JimmySticks is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Queens NY
Posts: 599
Default Re: Leedy

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnyringo View Post
What's a lock washer and where can I find one?
Any hardware store will have them. They are simply washers that are cut and the ends no longer meet because they sort of coil up. Place it on the nut side of the bolt and when you tighten the nut down, they compress and the ends meet again, and hence, they "lock" the nut to the bolt. That's the best explanation I can give. Super simple.

Bring the nut and bolt with you and the store can give you the right size.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-24-2019, 09:32 PM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,846
Default Re: Leedy

Thanks, I'll go get one tomorrow.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-25-2019, 01:49 AM
longjohn longjohn is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 3,348
Default Re: Leedy

Never was a Sucker for BDP,,,, But that kit is something special !!.

Cheers
John
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-25-2019, 07:51 AM
leedybdp leedybdp is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,875
Default Re: Leedy

The Black Diamond Pearl wrap that Slingerland and SlingerLeedy used for their drums in the 1960's has a larger random pattern that incorporates more shades of grey and silver with the black tint. It is more lively then the typical BDP wrap that most other companies use. My first professional set that I ordered in 1961 was wrapped in Black Diamond Pearl from Rogers. I loved that drum set. But, I like the Slingerland BDP wrap more.
__________________
No matter how far you push the envelope, it is still stationery.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign