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  1. ludwigfire

    Ludwig Combo badge, Blue/silver sparkle 22" inlay

    Howdy folks, like the title says, I am looking for a Ludwig Combo badge. It looks very similar to the old standard badge. I know they are rather delicate, but I can work with it as long as it is in one piece. I am also on the hunt for some 22" bass hoop inlays in either blue or silver sparkle...
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    Can you rewrap a thermogloss 6 ply?

    Hi gang! As a last resort, I might end up wrapping a couple of 6 ply Ludwig thermogloss drums. The thermo finish on them is heavily checked and flaking so my conscience isn't really worried about stripping them. My concern, and question, is whether or not these shells can take a normal wrap...
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    Ludwig 6 ply 8x12 and 14x14

    Looking for Ludwig 6 ply 8x12 double headed tom and 14x14 floor tom, preferably in red sparkle but rewrap candidates are okay as well. Also please no modular mounts! I know the 14x14 8 lug floor tom is a long shot, but they are out there in the wild. Somewhere.... Can be just the shell, full...
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    DW Lowboy hihat

    I haven't seen this mentioned or discussed on the forums yet and was interested in hearing what other people thought about it. Dumb idea, useless, cool, etc.? As with most NAMM offerings, it is back ordered to who knows when. Here's what DW has to say about it: Inspired by the vintage...
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    Custom Drum Bags

    I have been using my Ludwig gig-lite set quite a bit lately and I am trying to find a company to make a custom bag for it. Ludwig offered bags for them when they were originally on the market but they are harder to find than the drums themselves! My idea is a backpack style bag that will hold...
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    WANTED: Ludwig 6 ply thermogloss 8x12"

    Looking for a 6 ply thermogloss (preferred ) or natural maple 8x12" tom with a modular mount. I am willing to consider other mounts, don't care which badge, and not worried if the lacquer is shot as it will probably be refinished if need be. MUST have or be drilled for large lugs! Complete drums...
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    Recommendations for vintage rehab in TX.

    Not sure if this is the right area to post this, but here goes I have 2 sets of early '70s Ludwig 3 ply drums that need to be rewrapped. Several, if not all, of these have nicks and dings in the bearing edges, batter and reso sides. While I am willing to attempt wrapping them, I do not have...
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    '37 Ludwig & Ludwig solid shell

    Thanks to some moral support from Mike Layton, I picked up this 1937 Ludwig & Ludwig solid shell snare off of craigslist. The previous owner was great to deal with and very upfront with the condition of the drum. There are no extra holes and all parts, including the badge, appear to be...
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    WFL 6.5 x 14 Blue Sparkle

    I recently aquired a 6.5" WFL snare in original blue sparkle with a date stamp from 1957. It has one extra hole where someone changed from a WFL Classic throwoff to a P-83. When the P-83 is on the drum, the extra hole is hidden pretty well so I'm not sure if I'll put the original style...
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    '20s Leedy Black Elite drum kit $1500

    Saw this on Austin Craigslist and thought someone here might be interested, at least in the pics. As cool as it is, it is way out of my price range. http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/2648152902.html Pics from the add in case it gets taken down;
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    Ludwig Standard bass drum tom mount

    I've been gigging with these drums for about a month now and the factory tom mount on the bass drum has held up okay so far. It looks like the top from the base section of a flat based stand and has a small wing nut to tighten on to the tom post. The wing nut is hard to get a little leverage...
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    DW 5000 / Canopus Speed Star Bearing

    I have a DW 5000 single pedal that for all practical purposes has been very reliable and smooth. Not too long ago I noticed a squeak coming from it, and after closer inspection, I found that the bearing where the top of the spring triangle rides was wearing through. In my case, pretty bad...
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    Gretsch RB Sky Blue Pearl snare

    Hi folks, My cousin receently traded a B/O badged acrolite for this Gretsch RB drum. Since he lives about an hour and a half away, I haven't had a chance to see the drum in person, but he has sent me several cell phone pics of it. I am clueless when it comes to Gretsch drums but I can tell...
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    My new Classic Maples arrived

    For the first time in my 22 years of drumming, I finally received my first brand spanking new set of drums. I've been wanting bigger sizes than my 12,14,20 club dates and found a deal I couldn't pass up on a 14,16,18,26 in my favorite finish with the options I wanted. I've been using...
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    My first Jazz Fest

    I was cruising around on the Austin Craigslist adds yesterday morning and came across an add for a "Vintage Ludwig Silver Sparkle Snare Drum." The add said the drum had 8 lugs and the picture showed a pointy edge B/O badge with a corner clipped off. The 107XXXX serial number puts it in the...
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    '67 Club Date bass

    For my lazy Sunday afternoon, I decided to work on some drum stuff. A little thing I've been putting off, was to change the reso head on my clubbie kick. I've been using an unported Aquarian head from Vintage Logos since I received the kit around 9 years ago. Lately I've been catching a lot...
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    Question about '70s 3-ply Ludwigs

    Hi all, I've got some questions regarding some shells that I recently aquired. They were originally silver sparkle but the wrap was removed before I got them for unknown reasons. These will be my first restoration project and I've been reading quite a bit here about different ways to go about...
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