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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-09-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,926
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Buffing wheel questions

I use the harbor freight duel wheel buffer. I like to use the medium cotton wheels and I usually double them up to make them thicker. Start with the black or green compound for REALLY bad scratches...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-09-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,844
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Best Snare Ever Manufactured

January 1970 supra and a vintage premier picalo with chrome over brass hoops. Best snare drums I ever owned and played!
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-02-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Ferocious drummers

very cool doc, thanks for posting.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-29-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 186,997
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: How Do You Restore A Speed King

use a burnz o matic torch and throw a little heat on them. it wont take much to get them moving. also try tapping around them with the butt of the screwdriver to free up the threads, sometimes the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-29-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 186,997
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: How Do You Restore A Speed King

I just refurbished an old speed king and what i did was removed the foot board and the bottom screws. took out the springs and rods. i chose to drill small holes in my end caps so i could lubricate...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-18-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,792
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: If you could.......

early 70's ludwig in green sparkle. Bonham sizes
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,817
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Heads and tuning for led zep I type sound

75567

here is an example of how Bonzo muffled his bass drum in live settings. you can see the strip of felt running across his bass drum.
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-17-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Drum wrap

i definately recomend jammin sam. I did a 4 peice kit in JS green sparkle wrap with inlays for the bass drum and 4 of the nut/bolt style stainless badge grommets and the whole project with shipping...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,817
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Heads and tuning for led zep I type sound

you lucky dog!!!!
ide loved to have seen them in their hayday!! i recently acquired a set of amber vistas, 24" bass drum, 14" tom, 16" floor tom and 20" floor tom along with a 1970 ludwig supra. i...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-15-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,817
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Heads and tuning for led zep I type sound

i agree! his aproach was very different than the drummers of that time. it's almost like he got bored with the standard 4/4 beat so he would do off time stuff just to make it interesting, or add a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-15-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,817
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Heads and tuning for led zep I type sound

I agree with trout that a lot of Bonham's sound came from his hand technique. he used a lot of wrist action which was common with the guys that influenced him (Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich etc.) his tuning...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,834
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Drum microphones

2 over head condensors and a good kick drum mic is all you need.
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-08-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,527
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Poll, which drummer inspired you to play drums ringo starr or dennis wilson ?

"animal" from the muppets.........DRUMMMMSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Trade 06-24-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,230
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-24-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,966
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Ludwig Clear Vistalite 70s B/O badge Big Beat: What's It Worth?

Sorry I posted that twice. I thought the first one didn't post....oops
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-24-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,966
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Ludwig Clear Vistalite 70s B/O badge Big Beat: What's It Worth?

Road trip to pick up vintage drums!!!! Thats the best kind!!!
In all seriousness I would recomend picking them up over shipping anyway. The thought of unproperly packed vintage vistas makes me...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-24-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,966
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Ludwig Clear Vistalite 70s B/O badge Big Beat: What's It Worth?

Road trip to pick up vintage drums!!!! Thats the best kind!!!
In all seriousness, if possible I would suggest going to pick them up due to the fact that if they are not packed right you run the risk...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-23-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,966
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Ludwig Clear Vistalite 70s B/O badge Big Beat: What's It Worth?

yeah Cam with the new heads thats a resonable price. i would offer $1300.00 and maybe yall can meet in the middle at $1500.00 if thats within your budget. good luck
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,616
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Hey check out my latest resto

nice job!!!! i love the color
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-22-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,935
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: My Ears vs. Drum Dial

the tune bot works great! i bought a drum dial first and it got me close but i found that if you had a rusty or stuborn lug the tuning might be off just a bit. the best tutorial i have seen on how to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,966
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: Ludwig Clear Vistalite 70s B/O badge Big Beat: What's It Worth?

gooday cam, i am by no means an expert on vistas but i have seen these go for between $1000.00 to $1500.00 in my area depending on condition and color. the clears are the most common and the amber...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,728
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: trivia question

your quite welcome! i'm enjoying too
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,728
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: trivia question

i will eventually buy the dvd and watch it in one sitting. stuff like that inspires me to play.
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-18-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,728
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: trivia question

good point GGV we'll give you credit on that one (i should've done my research)
i've been watching this cool series on youtube, it's called the history of the drum by Daniel Glass. i didn't realize...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,728
Posted By Jamie willoughby
Re: trivia question

god i love trivia!!!
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