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Forum: General Drum Questions 01-04-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,364
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Let's see your drum room!!

Fantastic thread! I'm almost done with the build out on my room and will post photos soon. I should have it painted and trimmed out by Thursday of this coming week.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-08-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,959
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Mexican Made PDP Drums

I wouldn't mind finding either a CX Series or Platinum Series. Both are great sets from what I've seen and heard. I believe the Platinum Series are in the same ball park as the DW Performance...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-18-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,179
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Favourite era for Ludwig shells

For me, I'm a huge fan of the mid/late 50s, WFL sets with the bare mahogany interiors; 3 ply shells. To me, they just have that warm vintage sound.
My second favorites are the same as yours; the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-18-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,020
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Which Trade Would You Take

I own a Renown RN2 set in the same sizes, which is the newest edition of that line. They are very well made drums. I believe the difference between my set and the set offered, is the rims. I think...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,419
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Ludwig Standard Student Kit

Could be as early as about 1968 with that badge. Given the style of that snare "suitcase," I would think of it being late 60's or maybe 1970.
As for value, I think you did really good considering...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,491
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Fibes Drums

TommyP, thanks for that bit of history lesson you provided. I had no idea that Fibes weren't the first acrylic set! I also want to research and listen to Billy Cobham play on these. If you've ever...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-15-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,219
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Slingerland tuning help

There are several schools of thought when deciding how to tune your drums. The great thing about this question is even though it has been discussed extensively in many places and forums, you can...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-15-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,491
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Fibes Drums

Should be the same sound out of those as a Vistalite kit. Great for playing loud blues and rock stuff, but not so much if your into the jazz IMO. I'd say if you can trade outright, even swap, that...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-15-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,454
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Superficial Drum Pet Peeves

The frequent ad for an "Evans drum set w/ 22" base drum and Zildjian symbols" comes to mind Excited
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-26-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,254
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Decisions Decisions

Totality of the circumstances... I'd go with the modern Classic Maple kit out of all of those. I don't usually say that, but with the issues presented on the vintage kits, I think you will get more...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-18-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,589
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Tko "pro" percussion

That one almost looks like they were trying to go for the DW look. I also noticed the 10 lugs a side bass drum, which for TKO they usually had 8 lugs for a 22"
The TKO's I remember from the early...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-10-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Ludwig 1920s Mahogany Super

I would think that price is a little high, for as many issues that it has.. parts missing, painted inside, and being re-wrapped like it is.
I wouldn't have much interest in that particular drum...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-07-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,159
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Rogers Red Onyx Drums Complete

If you plan to keep these, I'd say a re-wrap is a good idea.. a solid investment.
I know that you sell and trade often, so if you are planning to do that with this kit, I'd leave them like they...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-06-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: St Louis Drum show, who is going?

I really wish there'd be one in the Houston, TX area.
Forum: For Sale 09-25-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: 1976 Ludwig Big Beat shells

Wonderful set of drums! Best of luck on your sale. I believe your asking price is fair.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-23-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,710
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: This is the Display Your WFL Drums Thread

Thank you, Mike! I hope to be playing them out this coming weekend
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-22-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Which Rogers

Eagle, for the same reasons
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-22-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,710
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: This is the Display Your WFL Drums Thread

WFL with nickel hardware; dated Jul 22, 1958 in both toms; sizes 22, 13, 16.
WFL Super Classic snare; '48-52 badge; all original.

I believe these are my favorites Walking
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-11-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: 1941 Ludwig and Ludwig

Here's my 1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Standard snare, dated Oct. '41
The snares on my are not original but the rest of the drum is (excluding heads).
Fantastic snare drum, as I'm sure you know from...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-03-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 370
Sticky: Seller Feedback
Views: 179,635
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Seller Feedback

Excellent transaction with member bfulton (Bill) this past week. We worked a partial trade plus cash for his WFL Speed King bass drum pedal and flat based hi hat stand. The equipment was in great...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-30-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,856
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Rogers Fullerton Green Label

There's a Rogers drum group on Facebook you can join, if you're not a member. Several Rogers experts on there and I'd bet they would be able to answer your question.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-26-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,444
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: What would make this kit worth $4000???

That's the, "sure honey, I'll put my drum set up for sale" price.
Forum: For Sale 08-24-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By Brewkowski
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-20-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,752
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Dating Zildjian cymbals

Welcome to the forum Warrenwood! There's a bunch of good folks here
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-20-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,752
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Dating Zildjian cymbals

I'm still learning this stuff myself..

I believe the middle photo is a late 50's stamp. Looks like a 60s stamp but the 3 dots are missing in the Arabic writing above. The E in Made is aligned...
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