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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-01-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
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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: 98
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: 386
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: 711
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: 10
Views: 192
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: 1,422
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: 527
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: 527
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: 600
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: 417
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: 312
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: 686
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: 616
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: 1,721
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: 1,721
Posted By thin shell
Re: Rip talker hawkins

What does that have to do with Taylor Hawkins' passing?
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-02-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By thin shell
Re: Rip talker hawkins

I fail to see how he was disrespecting the dead. I see people blathering on about who a good replacement would be over at another forum when Taylor isn't even in the ground yet. Now that is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-02-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By thin shell
Re: Rip talker hawkins

I think making fun of someone's spelling is kind of uncool. Not the first time I have seen him misspell something.



He cared enough to start the thread so that's good enough for me.


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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-05-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By thin shell
Re: The worst thing that happened to vintage drums

The Pearl mounts are definitely the worst thing. Removing and losing the bottom rims and rods is easy enough to rectify with replacement parts. Repairing the often very poorly cut holes for the Pearl...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-22-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 986
Posted By thin shell
Re: Definition of the Ludwig "Super Classic" outfit!

I would agree with levelpebble. Ludwig made the designations in their catalogs. So a kit with a non cataloged combination before the 71 catalog won't be a Super Classic. After the catalog was...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-15-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,774
Posted By thin shell
Re: any idea what Make are these MIJ Drums ??

Keep those out of sunlight. That wrap is really cool but is somewhat faded. Many of the parts that are clear were originally oyster colored. There were some clear parts too but you can see varying...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-12-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,637
Posted By thin shell
Re: Shelly Manne snares

Leedy and Ludwig and Ludwig were owned by Conn up until '55. Conn had actually combined the two separate lines into Leedy and Ludwig in a last ditch effort to stay in the drum business. They sold...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-12-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,637
Posted By thin shell
Re: Shelly Manne snares

That's not a Shelly Mann. It's a Reliance that has had the single flange hoops changed out at some point.

It's still a great drum.

The Reliance and Utility used the Slingerland Three Point...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-10-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,637
Posted By thin shell
Re: Shelly Manne snares

The only real differences between the Slingerland and Leedy snares during the SlingerLeedy era was the strainer and the lugs. Other than that, they both used the same 3 ply shells, tension rods,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-09-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By thin shell
Re: Vintage Slingerland in Walgreens Commercial

You can see that the rack tom is mounted upside down and there is a taped over BO badge visible in a few scenes in Back to the Future.




Coincidentally, the Johnny B. Goode scene in Back to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-29-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By thin shell
Re: Can't Get a Handle on This One

I'm thinking it was used as a marching bass drum at some point.
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