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View Poll Results: What Wrap would you do on these 1969 Luddy Shells
Mod Orange 17 29.82%
Citrus Mod 14 24.56%
Psychedelic Red 13 22.81%
Oyster black Pearl (Ringo's fav) 7 12.28%
Blue sparkle (most sold back then) 8 14.04%
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:32 PM
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Ok Y'all, I got my video uploaded to you tube. check it out.. It's my 1st video and my 1st full kit rewrap, so go easy on me ok? It's in 2 parts. here's the links. what do you y'all think?????



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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:31 PM
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I finished my snare. its looks sooo cool y'all!!
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:05 AM
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I ran into a pretty big snag yesterday. I was installing the badges on all the drums when i came to the bass drum. I had already installed the tom holder bracket. The vent hole was so close to the tom holder and there wasnt enough room for the badge. I was stressing about this, because i have already wrapped the drum. I could have plugged that hole and drillled a new hole during shell restoration, Here's what I did. I plugged the hole. I made a plug the just fit. I didnt want to be grinding and sanding on the plug in the brand new wrap and fresh interior. I taped over the hole on the wrap side, squirted exopy in the hole and inserted my plug. Wile the exopy was setting up and had got semi hard. I scraped off the excess with my fingernail. when it was all dry i painted over it with the Plasti-Kote stone paint. You cant even see where the old hole was on the inside. Next i positioned the badge to cover the plugged hole and drilled the new hole and installed the grommett over the repaired hole. You cant tell there was a hole there either. When I got this kit it had a tom tree in a box, it looked similar but I guess it was the original standard tom tree and someone had replaced it with a classic tree. Sooooo if you ever plan to convert standards to classic, remember to check your grommet hole location on the bass drum. I didnt take any pics of this because I was so stressed and mad at myself, but i just want anyone that may do this to know.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:32 PM
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OK Y'all I have all the hardware back on and the heads. havent tuned any yet. All I lack is the bass drum hoops. Should I paint them black and install the inlay or a natural finish and install the inlays?
Decisions, decisions!!!!
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!

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Old 12-24-2010, 02:47 PM
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IMO, paint them glossy black with the inlay.

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Old 12-24-2010, 03:27 PM
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Once I had seen how the Natural hoops looked with the lighter Citrus Mod wrap, the choice was made. The clear satin finish on natural maple is very complementary....at least to me.

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Old 12-24-2010, 05:04 PM
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That is one nice looking kit!! I still prefer the glossy black with the inlay.
To me the natural doesn't let the kit stand out as much if you know what i mean. It is a cool wrap though!!


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Old 12-24-2010, 05:41 PM
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Go natural for now.... paint them later if you want?
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:44 PM
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Here is a closer look at the natural against the Citrus Mod wrap.

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Old 12-26-2010, 05:12 PM
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Ok Y'all,
I got my wood hoops all stripped, sanded, and primed. letting them dry, then i'm gonna inspect them and do a little more sanding and prime them again, then wet sand and paint them babies. Then install the inlays. I choose glossy black laquer.
I will have one more task after these are done. The Tom Tree. I have several out in the garage. ill pick a good one and shine it up and put the bass drum heads on tune everything and beat the hell outta them!!
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!

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