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    Dark Paiste vs. Dark Zildjian vs. Istanbul Agop

    I have been playing Istanbul Agop for a bit and have been frustrated in my search for all-around rides/crashes. I love the dark, complex sounds that I get from most of the Istanbul Agop lines, but it is nearly impossible to find a ride from them, for example, that has enough stick clarity to...
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    Replacement Vintage Ludwig Bass Drum Hoops?

    Does anyone know where I can find replacement bass drum hoops that will fit vintage Ludwig (1960s era) bass drum claws? I'm specifically looking for white marine pearl inlay.
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    Vintage Ludwig Jazz Festival Vs. Vintage Rogers Tower/Powertone Snare (8 lug version) - Thoughts?

    Just wondering what the prevailing thoughts are about the vintage 60s era Ludwig Jazz Festivals vs. the vintage 60s era Rogers Tower (8 lug version) snares. What differences, in terms of sound, are there between these drums?
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    Has Anyone Played a Ludwig Classic Maple With Their New Roundover Edges?

    I heard last year that Ludwig has been offering different edges on their drums. For example, you can order a Classic Maple set with roundover edges. I'm just wondering if anyone has played a set with any of their different edge offerings. I'm really curious as to how they sound compared to the...
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    Rogers 20/14/12 With Beavertail Lugs

    Looking for a Rogers set in 20/14/12 set up with Beavertail lugs. I’d like red onyx, red sparkle, or champagne. I’m open to something that needs a re-wrap.
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    Rogers Champagne Glass Glitter?

    Is there anyone still making anything close to the Rogers champagne glass glitter from the 1960s?
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    Rogers Experts- What’s the Difference Between Holiday/Cleveland and Tower Drums

    Can any Rogers drums expert educate me a bit on the differences between Holiday/Cleveland and Tower lines?
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    What is Up With Drum Companies/Dealers Not Emailing/Responding Back to Potential Customers Lately?

    I'm really struggling to understand the thinking lately among dealer dealers/companies with not responding back to potential customers. I have reached out to several dealers/companies (some well known dealers of vintage drums that have multiple shops, manufacturers of drums in both Canada and...
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    Looking to Buy a Camco....What Should I Expect?

    I am looking to buy a 1960s era Camco in a 20/14/12 set up. (I’m open to any color except white or sky blue pearl.) How much should I expect to spend? Are there any specific things I should be looking for? For example, vintage Gretsch drums have issues with heads fitting, Ludwig with wonky...
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    Looking for Camco Drums 20/14/12

    Like the title says, I’m looking for a Camco set in 20/14/12 configuration. Thanks!
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    Can You Still Order a Ludwig Club Date?

    A friend of mine is interested in the Ludwig Club Dates from a couple of years ago. I think they are 5 ply and sounded very much like vintage drums. Can you still order these? Anyone know? Anyone have some of these drums? If so, how are they?.
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    Are There Any Lighter Alternatives for Rogers Floor Tom Mounts/Legs?

    Another thread got me thinking about my Rogers drums. I love the sound of these drums, but they are significantly heavier than my other sets. (At my age, I'm looking for things to be as light and manageable as possible.) One of the main culprits, in my opinion, is the floor tom. The mounts and...
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    What is the Current Least Expensive Method for Shipping Drums Across the US?

    I have seen several people lamenting about how expensive it is to ship drums lately. I may be selling a drum set so I have been thinking about this. Does anyone know what the least expensive method for shipping an entire drum set (two boxes) from coast to coast? Someone mentioned via Greyhound...
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    Looking for a 1963-1967 Ludwig Acrolite

    As the title says, I'm looking for a 1963-1967 Ludwig Acrolite. I am not looking for a collector's model, just something in good shape. Must have the baseball bat muffler. Thanks!
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    Dead Vintage Ludwig Tom

    I recently picked up a set of 1966 Ludwig Downbeat drums. The bass is fantastic, but the wrap on the floor tom is lifting, so I need to address that. The real problem is the rack tom. The tom is a little out of round - not as much as I originally thought but a certainly a bit. The edges are, of...
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    Zildjian Ride Question - Woody Stick but not Crazy Wash for Pop/Rock?

    Long time Istanbul Agop owner here, so pardon my ignorance. I am considering venturing into Zildjian cymbals again after being away from them for the past 20 years or so. Let me start by saying, I play pop/rock, singer-songwriter, and some soul stuff. (Gigging -well I used to gig- and...
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    1960s Era Ludwig Burgundy 12”, 16”, and 22” Drums

    Looking for 1960s era 12”, 16”, and 22” Ludwig drums in burgundy sparkle.
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    Mod Orange Questions

    Just wondering when Ludwig started using the mod orange wrap? How close is the mod orange you can get from Precision or other places?
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    Semi OT - Drum Booth at Steve Maxwell’s in NYC

    A couple of years ago I was in Steve Maxwell’s drum shop in NYC. In there, they had a pre-made sound proof drum booth. They have drums and cymbals set up in the booth. When I asked about it, they said there was a company that makes the booth. The problem is I can’t remember the name of the...
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    Can We Talk About Using Vintage Instead of Modern Drums in Live Settings?

    Let me start by saying I have used modern drums for most of my drumming life. I currently own a couple year old Gretsch Brooklyn set and a 5 year old Ludwig Classic Maple set, which are both great. However, recently I purchased a vintage 1966 Rogers drum set that is amazing. I also picked up a...
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