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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-11-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 170
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Re-stain or not?

IMHO some drums where the wrap is in such bad shape should be brought back to life and need to be redone but that is the owners decision. One of the more prominent VD collectors and drum...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 04-30-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1920ís Leedy in Black Onyx

Unfortunately it is not for sale but I have lead on another that I may have available in about 1-2 months
Forum: For Sale 04-21-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By CTMichaelV
P85 repro strainer label

Ludwig P85 strainer repro labels
Nothing worse than having that vintage drum you just restored and the black and silver Ludwig sticker is missing or in terrible shape on the strainer.

Instead of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-13-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Chicago Drum Show 2021

V - Good luck with the show, hope your van travels back home much lighter . . unless of course your like me and when you sell one you then buy two. Laughing H
Agree with BEC. We all still need to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-04-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: This is the Display Your Rewrapped Vintage Drums Thread

Have salvaged a few snares that needed a new life and the wrap was too far gone. Most were for gifts for friends. Have a kit in line to work on. Love bringing them back to life
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-17-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Reverb - in other carts

Does anyone find that when you surf an item a few times or "watch it" in Reverb that in about a week you get an e-mail that says someone made an offer on the item your watching and if you want it you...
Forum: For Sale 03-11-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Very rare collection

I would reach out to Tim Northrup he has a drum museum in NY (just outside of Albany) he is always looking for kits just like this !
Forum: Wanted to Buy 02-26-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig Rail Mount

Not exact but available on the bay
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-23-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1970 Ludwig faded silver sparkle. Any thoughts?

Hey Fx
Have you thought about wet sanding? I have seen great results on pearls, I would recommend looking online to see how people have done with sparkles. To me, looks like the clear coat has...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-29-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Check this out WFL set on....

Saw it. Looks interesting... unfortunately no shipping as the bid price and all the extra hardware makes it a good deal even needing a lot of resto
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-27-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Mystery Duplex Key

Looks like the ones for the small "clock key" style tension rods.
Forum: For Sale 01-26-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,966
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1942 to 1945 Ludwig Victory kit

Sorry SAZ I posted this about 4 years ago from a Craigslist post. Wasnít mine
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 01-18-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By CTMichaelV
1920ís Ludwig & Ludwig Black Beauty

1920ís 8-lug Black Beauty with the engraved Scroll pattern and knobby gold hardware
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 01-18-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By CTMichaelV
1920ís Leedy in Black Onyx

1920ís Leedy 5x14 in Black Onyx with knobby gold hardware
Acquired from the Stephen Hillman collection
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 01-18-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By CTMichaelV
1937 Ludwig Super Snare

1937 Ludwig Super Snare in Avalon Oyster wrap
May 1937 build. Not only beautiful but sounds amazing
Was able to acquire this from the Stephen Hillman collection
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-06-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1920's Ludwig & Ludwig Black Beauty

Just picked it up a few weeks back. If you picked that one up it should clean up nicely.
I had one that was painted and in really bad shape that took a lot of work but I was able to bring it back...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-03-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By CTMichaelV
1920's Ludwig & Ludwig Black Beauty

Last but not least a 1920's Ludwig & Ludwig Black Beauty Engraved in the Scroll pattern. Will be keeping an eye out to pick us some tucked calf heads, hopefully period specific to bring this back to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-03-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By CTMichaelV
1920's Leedy Professional Model

Have had my eye on this one for a while. A 1920's Leedy Professional Model in Black Onyx. A bit of butterscotch color change to the wrap as expected for a 100 year old snare, but still pretty rare...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-03-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By CTMichaelV
1937 Ludwig & Ludwig Super Ludwig

Happy New Year VDF members.
Just before the end of the year I was able to pick up a few snares to add to my collection. I will post them separately so I can share multiple pictures of each.

Forum: General Drum Questions 12-16-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Keystone badge turns silver after cleaning?

I have used a variety of polishes on badges and in a lot of cases the dark grommet turns back to a brass color. I looked at the link from Mark, and I agree with the seller that the flash made it...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-15-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,555
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Slingerland Cutaway Project

Man-o-man . . . Cant wait to see these finished ! Such a fantastic job so far.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-15-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 4x14 Ajax Snare

If there that close maybe the Remo Encore heads will work. They are really a low end head but may work for you.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-03-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: 1950's Leedy & Ludwig New Era snare

Not sure why it was there. I took the throw completely apart and cleaned it, lubricated it etc. It works and holds without issue without the spring. I have a feeling it was to add additional...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-30-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Wet sanding black diamond pearl wrap

I have done the same on WMP and it helped to remove the yellowing and bring the gloss back
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-30-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By CTMichaelV
Re: Ludwig for Ludwig?

Go for it, I am a rail guy also, love the look.
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