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  1. kookel

    Love for b/o’s

    1970s Triple Crown: My b/o’s.
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    Let’s See ‘em — symphonic 902 Love

    Here’s mine from 1963. Probably the best 6.5 wooden snare I own. All original except heads.
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    Vintage market gone nutz!

    Maybe it’s me but, gee wiz, peeps are asking ridiculous money for snares – be it Ludwig, Rogers, slingerland
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    Latest acquisition— Luddy supra

    Got this one a week ago. Cleaned and prepped her up. A worthy addition to my Ludwig arsenal
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    Polish a supra?

    Anybody apply polish to a supra after cleaning? For reference, there’s virtually no pitting on this one.
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    Yamaha SD493 brass piccolo $

    Anyone know what the Yamaha SD493 14x3.5 brass pic is going for these days? I have an opportunity to snag one—80s, great condition
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    Ludwig heads — struck it rich

    $5 each. These are 16” and 13” sets, with an extra 12” and 13”. I bought all they had
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    Humidity Level for Drums

    Anybody know the "comfort" range (%) of humidity for wood-shelled drums? My basement studio is usually around 50%.
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    SOLD 2014 Ludwig Black Galaxy Snare Drum, 5” X 14”

    2014 Ludwig Black Galaxy Snare Drum, 5” X 14” This drum was played once and has sat since. Minty, like new condition—not a scratch, 100% original. Snap, crackle, pop! $200 + shipping (US), PayPal
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    *Reduced* Vintage 1960s Slingerland 20-strand wires, 14”

    Decent condition, will sit flat with mild tension. The photos will tell you the rest. Thank you for looking. $30 shipped (US), PayPal
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    Ludwig Pioneer, “OCT. 8, 1962”

    This shell measures 5¼” x 14”, is in great condition, has very little fading, chrome-plated hardware, no parts missing and tunes right up. There are a few chips in the finish and some paint loss on the interior. Thank you for looking. $300 shipped (US), PayPal
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    Removing stubborn tape from shell

    Any ideas? There are two of these pieces inside this aluminum shell and they had a foam piece stuck to them for internal muffling. It’s not residue, it’s the tape that remains. I tried goof off for a bit - no effect.
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    Gretsch Snare #4108 Info

    Hi. Just got this Gretsch snare that has had a rough existence. It needs the correct throw if anyone has one. Also, is this a round or stop sign badge (it's missing)? Thanks.
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    TIPS for Restoring An Out-of-round Shell

    I've an out-of-round pioneer. It's not bad but can't quite tune it. Any tips for rotating the shell on sandpaper -- mounting the sandpaper, sandpaper grade, using a flashlight, etc.? Thanks.
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    Ludwig pioneer, sky blue pearl, nickel?

    Looking for a 60s or earlier Ludwig pioneer, sky blue pearl. Nickel hardware preferred.
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    Need Trans Stamp ID Please

    This stamp seems to fit into more than one trans stamp sub category. Looking for a positive ID! Thanks.
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    Preventing keyholing, Hi-hats

    Is is better to mount the top hat on the tighter side or lose, to prevent/slow down keyholing?
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    Yamaha Live Custom (oak) Tom 10x7 - Black Shadow Sunburst

    Launching a search.... Anyone?
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    1960s Slingerland 20-strand wires for a 14” Snare. $40 shipped (US)

    Here is a set of vintage 1960s Slingerland 20-strand wires for a 14” snare drum, in good condition. They will lie flat across the head with moderate tension. $40 shipped (US). Thank you for looking.
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    Any Viable Alt's to Butcher's Wax?

    I've used Butcher's for years. A can lasts forever. Now that I'm looking to get a fresh can, I'm seeing the SC Johnson paste wax pop up a lot. Anybody use this stuff? Any other products that'll do the job?
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