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Old 05-10-2018, 08:35 PM
OldReliable OldReliable is offline
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Default How to get into vintage

Hey guys,

I absolutely love vintage drums, but donít own any yet. Whatíre the best places to get good deals on vintage kits these days? Iíve been scouring reverb and eBay and some of the prices can be ridiculous! Iíd ideally be looking for something Ludwig like a 60ís Super Classic. Iím not really looking to purchase just this moment, so current stuff on eBay wonít really apply.


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Old 05-10-2018, 10:17 PM
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I'm not much of a collector, but more of a player. I think that Craigslist is a great place to start, although it may require driving a few hours. I bought a vintage Ludwig kit because it looked cool. The sound is what hooked me. Pawn shops, flea markets and yard sales can be good too.
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:37 AM
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Iíd ideally be looking for something Ludwig like a 60ís Super Classic. Iím not really looking to purchase just this moment, so current stuff on eBay wonít really apply.
Sincerely,
OldReliable
You can start here and put an ad in "wanted" section.
You can't go wrong with Ludwig Super Classic. There's a lot of such kits around.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:15 PM
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Thanks guys for the responses! Iíll have to hit up some local pawn shops and see what theyíve got. Also, wanted sectionís a great idea aswell.
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:00 PM
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Be ready to spend a lot of money. Don't buy anything that needs a lot of restoration...you will spend a lot more money.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:13 PM
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There are none left we got them alllol
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:03 PM
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I found all my vintage sets on my local and surrounding area Craig's List. Here in South east florida people have moved here from all over and don't play anymore, or pass away, or just don't have the space for them. You just have to watch and know what to look for.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:30 PM
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Colectors grade and all original kits will cost more,if you just want the sound and vibe you can spend a lot less for n extra holes or modified kit.The least expensive to most expensive 50's through mid 70's brands are Kent,Slingerland,Ludwig,Rogers,then Gretsch and Camco.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:51 AM
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Old-R
to the Vintage club and our addiction!
Our Forum, and others on F-book as well as eBay, Reverb, C-List are all the hunting grounds.
I started out like you doing some research and picking up low price MIJ drums that I could afford and refurbish. Mainly based on the "coolness" of the wrap.
The hobby has turned into a passion. I play them but unfortunately I don't play out any more.
A few recommendations if I may or you may end up like many of us with well . . . a whole lot of drums !
Pick a maker that you really like: ie Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers, etc.
Pick an era: ie 20's, 30's, 60's, 70's etc
Pick a model: ie Club Date, Standard, Powertone, etc
Decide if your going to collect full kits or just snares, or maybe cymbals or accessories (silent movie, vaudeville noise makers) (I recommend snares)

Are you a completest?
If so, then you get to do the research and the best part, the hunt to find them all in the various wraps, finishes, etc.
For example: Ludwig Pioneer Snares. I love the snare, I like the sound, they are well made and I have started to collect the keystone badge era ones in the various wraps and finishes that were available. The silver, blue, red sparkles are easy to find, the fun hunt is for the Green, Black and Burgundy sparkles.

Then the fun part . . . amassing and playing your collection.
Good luck
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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 05-22-2018, 08:50 AM
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Check with member PurdieShuffle and see if any of his kits are still available. He's selling most of his stuff due to a recent medical event. He's a good guy to deal with as well.
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