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Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,901
Posted By mkelley
Re: Welcome back...What happened?

Some folks are still having problems viewing and accessing the site using vintagedrumforum.com. Did you change servers or hosts? Seems it could be a problem with DNS. It's working for me but some of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-20-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By mkelley
Re: Ludwig Blue & White Marine Pearl

C&C does a modern version of this but they spray lacquer over the top of the wrap.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-08-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By mkelley
Re: Jim Petty, JP2 Creations - is he still around?

I believe he passed away last month.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-14-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By mkelley
Re: 3-D printing for knobs?

I looked into this a few years ago. The largest problem is with finding filaments, the materials used to build out the printed items, with enough tensile strength to handle the stress lug casings...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-25-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By mkelley
Re: Vintage DW5000 Question

The same parts are still available from DW. They work for Gretsch, original Camco and the DW pedals. Here are the schematics with the parts numbers.
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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-14-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By mkelley
Re: Vintage Gretsch Pedals

I agree! Itís on my list.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-13-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By mkelley
Re: Vintage Gretsch Pedals

Thanks for the catalog and the discussion. Yeah they're all alike ;) Here's some of the collection, this is what I have in my home office.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-11-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By mkelley
Vintage Gretsch Pedals

So I'm a huge fan of the Camco>Gretsch>DW 5000 pedal and collect and rebuild them.

I came across this one and it's such a clean and well built pedal and it's similar to the Floating Action. It...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-04-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By mkelley
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-18-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,113
Posted By mkelley
Re: Gene Krupa on Flames

I think Dave Tough had it right about white marine pearl drums looking like toilets.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-04-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,565
Posted By mkelley
Re: Ludwig American made hardware.

You would probably have to go back to the 70's to have USA hardware. It's simply not economically (or environmentally) viable to do it in the States in bulk.
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-29-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,023
Posted By mkelley
Re: Premier Timbales

based on the badge, they're 70s
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-28-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,929
Posted By mkelley
Re: Here's an MIJ Badge You Might Want to Locate

Oh the irony of Trump drums being imported.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-11-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,152
Posted By mkelley
Re: Ludwig lugs??

I have the same lugs on my Montineri kit. I think they're Worldmax or another OEM.

http://i.imgur.com/iPfyHe8.jpg
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-04-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,299
Posted By mkelley
Re: Drummers wearing gloves

I used gloves when I had hand problems and a lot of gigs. I had a long illness which took my strength away and I lost a lot of weight. So when I got better, I was still thin but didn't build the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-24-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,836
Posted By mkelley
Re: Billy Martin Playing Rogers

Love the sound he's getting here

Medeski Martin & Wood - Curtis/Shine It - 8/13/2005 - Newport Jazz Festival (Official) - YouTube
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-04-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,050
Posted By mkelley
Re: Bass drum clamp-on spurs

I haven't noticed but they may. The DWs are padded too.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-03-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,050
Posted By mkelley
Re: Bass drum clamp-on spurs

I have both the DW and the Danmar and the DW are better built. They're great
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-24-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By mkelley
Re: 70s ludwig cortex mod or factory bass spur/

The gaskets are a good indicator that the spurs were added in the last 10 years or so.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-18-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,224
Posted By mkelley
Re: Ludwig Club Date

Was the one that's been on eBay the past few weeks?
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-10-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By mkelley
Re: Ludwig Reproduction Claws @DfD, US Made

Those look great but they only have 8 in stock.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-06-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,100
Posted By mkelley
Re: Ludwig Carl Palmer Venus snare problem

Maybe just buy the worldmax shell they're using and drill your own strainer. Why give Luddy any more $$?
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-31-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,396
Posted By mkelley
Re: Premier Resonator BopKit, what's it worth?

They were successful enough to be around 20 years and made it through the Yamaha era. But I agree that they'll never go for the same as the American brands. I love my Premiers but the resale value...
Forum: For Sale 08-17-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,401
Posted By mkelley
Re: Eames yellow lacquer w/ dark lacquer interior.

Hi All, these are still available and price lowered to $850 or trade for a Ludwig Club Date
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,334
Posted By mkelley
Re: Where,s Cherie?

She purchased my green vistalites many moons ago.
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