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Old 01-28-2019, 02:11 PM
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Default Vintage Ludwig 20s/30s?

This was in rough shape sitting in the corner of a music store. It was advertised as a 20s Ludwig kit. I cleaned it up, got new heads, added the trap table, woodblocks and a few odds and ends. It's quite fun to play. Some have suggested that the highboy hi-hat dates it to the 30s, but I've seen highboys from the late 20s before.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:56 PM
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Beautiful!! I can feel the mojo from here!!

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Old 01-29-2019, 07:00 AM
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Beautiful!! I can feel the mojo from here!!

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Thanks very much. The one kit I will never sell.

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Stephen
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:37 AM
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Wow time machine!
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:17 AM
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Wow time machine!
Yeah, I took the new head along with a photograph of a bass drum from the 20s, and a tatoo artist painted the head for me. Love the way it turned out.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:16 PM
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Yeah, I took the new head along with a photograph of a bass drum from the 20s, and a tatoo artist painted the head for me. Love the way it turned out.
That would have been my question about it.
The painting is beautiful and really a matching eyecatcher. Congrats on this little 'kit'.

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Old 02-10-2019, 05:33 PM
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That would have been my question about it.
The painting is beautiful and really a matching eyecatcher. Congrats on this little 'kit'.

Ralf
Thanks very much. I had a really good photo of the original bass drum head. The commercial artists wanted several hundred dollars to do it. This tattoo artist did it for $100 and it's indistinguishable from the original.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:41 AM
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Wow! Too cool! Great job with your restoration!

-Mark
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:27 PM
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That is AWESOME!
One day I hope to have an old 20s trap kit in my living room as well.
Nice job.
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:20 AM
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That is AWESOME!
One day I hope to have an old 20s trap kit in my living room as well.
Nice job.
It's actually in a bedroom devoted to my drum collection, but it has been suggested that I display in my living room before. I may just do that, as it definitely is an interesting thing.
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