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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-13-2022, 07:35 AM
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Views: 169
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Re: Roland is buying all outstanding shares of DW

I have been through a few acquisitions and that has never been my experience. They always tell you nothing will change and nobody will be losing their job, but that has never been the case.


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Forum: General Drum Questions 09-06-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By thin shell
Re: Best Chrome Polish in the Universe!

Another recommendation for Flitz. Simichrome is a similar product and in my experience is about the same. Flitz is made in the US and Simichrome is made in Germany so it is a bit more expensive than...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-04-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By thin shell
Re: Mounting system for vintage 14" Ludwig tom

Check out the mounts that Inde Drum Labs makes. They make a single mount or an lug/mount combo.

Inde is run by the same engineer who used to work for Ludwig and designed the aforementioned Atlas...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-04-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By thin shell
Mike Layton killed in motorcycle accident

I read the terrible news about Mike Layton being killed in a motorcycle accident last night.


https://www.drumforum.org/threads/horrible-news-our-own-mike-layton-has-passed-on.200579/


Very...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,437
Posted By thin shell
Re: Drum Brand Preferences

I have always liked Camco/George Way drums once I found out about them. DW drums, which obviously, are the direct descendants do absolutely nothing for me.


I don't know what it is. Same lugs so...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-26-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,437
Posted By thin shell
Re: Drum Brand Preferences

I've been a Ludwig guy since my teens and my first kit was a mid 60s kit that had belonged to a cousin that my parents bought for me. Never really cared for Slingerland, even though I really had no...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-26-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By thin shell
Re: Question for the Premier experts

Definitely a Mahogany shell. They were birch in the 60s, switched to mahogany sometime in late 60s or early 70s and then back to birch around '76 so it would be in that time frame.



The metal...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-14-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By thin shell
Re: Leedy Shelly Manne snare drum info please

Shelly was one of Leedy's biggest name endorsers during the Slingerland years. He played a mahogany finished kit so this drum would certainly fit in with that detail.

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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-09-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Last WFL & First Trans Badge

Knowing Ludwig, there was probably no firm cutoff date. They probably used the WFL badges up at each assembly bench so each bench would have run out and switched over on different dates. They...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-08-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By thin shell
Re: Premier Flat Based Cymbal Stands

They are for spikes that come out the bottom of the rubber feet. They have to be screwed in all the way. The spikes aren't very big. Unscrew one and you should see them on the end of the screw. It is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-01-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By thin shell
Re: Oddball Bass Drum Sizes-Ludwig

Even if he wasn't in Chicago, it was easy enough for the dealer to order any configuration the customer wanted. They could even substitute items with what they had in stock. Ludwig most likely didn't...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-30-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By thin shell
Re: Oddball Bass Drum Sizes-Ludwig

Not that rare. It's a New Yorker. They were made with a shallower bass drum with the thought that gigging drummers in New York or any other city who had to rely on schlepping their gear in a taxi...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-29-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By thin shell
Re: Seems like a good deal?

That's a score!
Forum: Web Site Update 06-24-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,346
Posted By thin shell
Re: Attention all members! Please read!

So is vdf running on a physical server? If it is, it really should be moved to a provider who can put it on a virtual server. If vdf is on a virtual server and was brought down by a drive crash, then...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By thin shell
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

I would get the shell in round and get the edge back in alignment and the reassemble the drum. See If the crack is causing any noise or other audible problems. If the are no problems I would be...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,900
Posted By thin shell
Re: Welcome back...What happened?

Only works for me on at&t wireless. Google's and cloudflare's don't work. An admin needs to go into your registrar admin page and make sure all of the DNS records get updated so the changes will...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-24-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Blue & White Marine Pearl

I think it's very unlikely that any of the drum manufacturers would have had the ability to laminate another layer onto the wrap. That would be a pretty specialized process and given how rare these...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-20-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Blue & White Marine Pearl

I think this is most likely what Ludwig did back in the day.



Pearl wrap is made in large blocks, a bit bigger than 24" x 50" and then thin slices were made. This slice was laminated with the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-05-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By thin shell
Re: Documentary Movie--Hired Gun

I saw it back in 2016 when it came out. It is very eye opening. I still can't look at Billy Joel the same way I did before seeing the movie.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-16-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By thin shell
Re: Cleaning Wrap - Gretsch Nitro White

This is actually incorrect. UV altered plastics can be restored using the Retrobrite process.

There are tons of videos on youtube of people taking horribly yellowed computer gear and restoring it...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-16-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By thin shell
Re: White coating on screws and washers

As DanC said, zinc plated fasteners and the white coating is "white rust" or Zinc Hydroxide. It is caused by exposure to moisture. It is technically damaging to the corrosion resistance, but as long...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-05-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By thin shell
Re: We lost a member and vintage drum enthusiast

That's a shame. What was his username?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-04-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By thin shell
Re: Early 60s Ludwig Kick in a dumpster!

Oh, it's had a Pearl Pipe Massacre done to it at some point. It looks like it's got a maple interior. Does it have a varnish on it or is it just raw wood? Raw wood would indicate early 60s and a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-03-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By thin shell
Re: Rip talker hawkins

I have seen Jaghog, for lack of a better term, picked on, for numerous reasons over the years. I have never understood it because I have never seen him post anything that seemed mean spirited. I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-02-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By thin shell
Re: Rip talker hawkins

What does that have to do with Taylor Hawkins' passing?
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