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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-15-2021, 10:45 AM
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Re: Dresdner Apparate Marching Snaredrum

I have no idea, but I would say that you should not attempt to clean or polish that drum in any way. The patina is so perfectly even that I would suggest getting a set of calf skin heads and gut...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-08-2021, 02:46 PM
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Views: 160
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Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2021, 10:13 AM
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Views: 1,475
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Re: Where is everyone?

I think that vintage drums will always be prized for their different sound and character, although they might be appreciated by smaller and smaller numbers of professionals.

Consider the fact...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By thin shell
Re: CB 700 Drums

The wristwatch lugged ones are probably a bit more valuable than the later generic lug CB700s, but they are nowhere close to a vintage MIJ kit. Not even in the same ballpark.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-27-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
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Re: 1980s Tama Superstar 8x14 - Roller strainer??

Here is one that sold on Reverb a while back. Looks like they aren't that expensive when you can find them. If you can find just the roller brackets for cheap I would do it and keep an eye out for...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-27-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By thin shell
Re: CB 700 Drums

Those CB700 drums will never be collectable. Any of the old MIJ drums will be more valuable and more collectable. I wouldn't trade.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-25-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
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Re: 1980s Tama Superstar 8x14 - Roller strainer??

The roller strainer and butt were the same units that were used on the non roller version. The rollers were mounted on a bracket that was installed directly below the butt and strainer. The only...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-24-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By thin shell
Re: What are the differences between Ludwig and Slingerland shells?

They were very similar. Poplar middle, Mahogany or Maple interior and Mahogany or Maple exterior. This was dependent on whether the outer ply was going to be painted, in which case it would be maple,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,373
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Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

The '59 (#60) catalog shows the new Jazz Fest, which would have been a newly taken picture for the catalog and you can see that the strainer has the WFL logo on it so I would say it's an early Jazz...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,373
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Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

They both should be the same Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany three ply shell.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,373
Posted By thin shell
Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

Now you should know better than to use the Ludwig site as any sort of historical reference. In most cases, they don't have a clue.



Go back and look at the catalogs from that era. The Buddy...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By thin shell
Re: Staining and/or sealing stripped drum shells

In my experience, every three ply Ludwig drum with a Mahogany outer ply has had stain grade veneer. It is very hard to get the wrap off without at least some damage so that is an issue as far as...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,373
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Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

One thing to keep in mind is that the Ludwig catalog numbering was one year ahead of the year that it was published. They were printed for a June 1 publication date. The Ludwig Drum Company number 57...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-16-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,373
Posted By thin shell
Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare

The Barret Deems was 5 1/2" deep and the Jazz Festival was 5".


There are plenty of 5 1/2" deep Jazz Fests out there, because we are talking about Ludwig, but they were always marketed, and were...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-15-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By thin shell
Re: Club date floor tom leg bracket PLATE!

It looks like it might be the same plate that they mount under the four screw rail mount?
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By thin shell
Re: Observation from my friend

You're not missing much.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By thin shell
Re: Observation from my friend

Well, this site's traffic is way down from what it once was so it won't take much to throw of the ratio of informational posts to for sale posts. To be honest, I don't check the for sale section so I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-04-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By thin shell
Re: "Count Me In" drum documentary on Netflix

I enjoyed it. The intended audience is really non drummers, but that's OK. Anything that inspires people, younger people in particular, to pick up the sticks is OK in my book. There were several...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-26-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By thin shell
Re: Any guesses on this Rogers outer ply?

Not without a picture that is closer and in focus.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-18-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By thin shell
Re: Dave Clark 5 (English) Rogers kit 1964

12", 13", 16" and 20" bass drum.


They were English made Rogers meaning they were made entirely in England by Boosey & Hawkes, who made Ajax drums under license from Rogers USA. Similar to USA...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-16-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By thin shell
Re: Surprising Dynasonic Outcome

The two best days of owning a wooden boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it...;)
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-15-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By thin shell
Re: 3-D printing for knobs?

There is a 3d printing technology that uses powdered metal and a laser to perform what is called Direct Metal Laser Sintering. There are no consumer grade 3d printer that do this but there are shops...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-14-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By thin shell
Re: B/O round badge Acrolite tension rods?

Those are the rods they used on some of the Rockers series of drums. I have some that came on an acrolite but they weren't original. I'm pretty sure they were less expensive imported rods that they...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-02-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By thin shell
Re: Identifying Ludwig Standard ply woods

Your percentage is off.


I measured a three ply Mahogany, Poplar, Maple shell.


It comes in at 4.75mm
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-29-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Concert Tom Bottom Hoop Restoration

Having seen them, I probably would use a scotchbrite pad and give them a brushed finish and then clear coat them.
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