My first "pro" kit: 1959 Ludwig blue sparkle 14x22 & 9x13 with a Slingerland 16x16 floor tom. My dad bought it from a guy at work for $150 back in the early 1970s. Best sounding drums I've ever played. Traded them in on a Pearl wood/fiberglass kit in 1976 like an idiot.
I'd recognize them in a...
I have a 1980 Pearl ET maple kit, which will be 40 years old this coming year. But I don't think of it as vintage whatsoever.
Also have Sabians from 1983 -- 37 years old, but again, not vintage in my mind.
Now, my Ludwig 1959 BeBop snare, yeah, vintage. My Frank Wolf 14x26, vintage.
If there WAS a Santa, what would be on your drum wish list?
Oaklawn Camco kit
Premier Resonator kit
Engraved Black Beauty
My 1959 Blue Sparkle Ludwigs that I traded in like an idiot for a Pearl wood-fiberglass kit back in the late 70s