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Old 04-18-2020, 05:27 PM
CTMichaelV CTMichaelV is offline
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Default Getting closer to that elusive birthday drum

I know I should not have but I picked up a very nice vintage WFL 14" snare drum in red sparkle finish. It has a date stamp of Sept. 15 1958 ... 12 days after my birthday. This snare appears is in very good all original condition. Original calf head on top. Original Ludwig Playon snare side head with stickers on the inside. Also has the rare original blue extended snare wires. The chrome over brass hoops are in good shape and the lugs have some scratches and light pitting on them. Looking forward to its arrival !
Wanted to share with the vintage crew in these stay at home times
Michael
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Some of my favorites from the kits in the collection
58 WFL New Yorker Blue Sparkle
67 Ludwig Hollywood Red Psychedelic
69 Ludwig Standard Red Ruby Strata
70's Ludwig BOP "Ringo" Kit

A few of my favorite snares
20's Leedy Black Elite
51 Leedy & Ludwig Knob Tension
58 WFL Buddy Rich Classic Blue Sparkle
63 Walberg & Auge Sea Blue Agave Green Pearl
66 Leedy Shelly Manne Blue Agate Pearl
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Old 04-18-2020, 05:44 PM
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Default Re: Getting closer to that elusive birthday drum

Nice, I had the exact red sparkle drum with trans badge dated January 1959, those are beautiful sounding drums, 5.5x14. Congrats nice to get the original wires, i didn't have those and impossible to find, also impossible to find the aftermarket puresounds. I sold it because I found a 58 wfl classic bdp to match my kit and had the puresounds on it, I took them off to save them and ordered some 15" 16 strand Fatcat wires that work very well. Enjoy it
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Old 04-18-2020, 05:58 PM
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Cool Re: Getting closer to that elusive birthday drum

Congrats on the addition to your arsenal!! The snare looks to be in excellent condition...Enjoy!!

Cheers
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1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
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 04-19-2020, 07:26 AM
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I know I should not have but I picked up a very nice vintage WFL 14" snare drum in red sparkle finish. It has a date stamp of Sept. 15 1958 ... 12 days after my birthday. This snare appears is in very good all original condition. Original calf head on top. Original Ludwig Playon snare side head with stickers on the inside. Also has the rare original blue extended snare wires. The chrome over brass hoops are in good shape and the lugs have some scratches and light pitting on them. Looking forward to its arrival !
Wanted to share with the vintage crew in these stay at home times
Michael
Hey Michael, nice score...Beautiful. I am looking for a nice Jazzfest if you hear anything...
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