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  1. thebeebe5

    Avocado Green Galaxy "Supra" with Bowties!

    I rehab’d a similar drum that had been covered in Fender black tolex (complete with contact cement). I removed the wrap, had a chrome shop strip the shell and had the shell polished. It turned out really well. There’s a thread somewhere hereon DFO about the rehab. I have another waiting...
  2. thebeebe5

    Back from the Grave

    Welcome back, Mike. Hang in there.... I suppose a nice Burgundy Sparkle could fill the gap left by rare Caddy Green...
  3. thebeebe5

    Vintage Gretsch Snare Drum Family Photo

    Nice collection there. Always good to see old Gretsch. I did a “family photo” for Christmas. Mostly Gretsch. A few Ludwig scattered throughout. My 1920s NOB Ludwigs and old Gretsch rope tension marcher are out of the photo.
  4. thebeebe5

    Today’s dilema. One of them HAS to go.

    Right. I get it. But cash in hand and I promise I’ll spend it on Cuban cigars... Thinking the Sweet Ride can, well... ride to a new home. I’m thinking the Paragon stays.
  5. thebeebe5

    Today’s dilema. One of them HAS to go.

    Cleaning the drum room. I have an accumulation of cymbals that I just don’t need. Trying to decide which one gets the boot. My two heaviest ride cymbals, and I don’t play anything heavy any more. Problem is, I have always loved the Paragon. Low pitched ping. Tight, minimal wash...
  6. thebeebe5

    CL score!

    I swear to Goodness I thought the exact same thing when I saw it!!! LOL NICE CRASH, Score!!
  7. thebeebe5

    When did Ludwig switch from 1.3(?)mm

    Okay, fellows. This makes sense. And it’s a ‘74 drum by serial number so I’ll guess the botttom is original and top is not. The top needs replacing anyways... I’ll see if I can find a 1.6mm in good condition to replace it.
  8. thebeebe5

    When did Ludwig switch from 1.3(?)mm

    To the thicker 2.3mm hoops? I have a Super Sensitive recently acquired and upon disassembly for cleaning note the bottom hoop is very thin compared to the top (which needs replacing...). Would a mix of hoop thickness have been common between top/bottom?
  9. thebeebe5

    One owner Ludwig SS

    Not so far, but I’m still on the road for work this week. I’ll get home and open it up Thursday. I guess I should probably keep a drum key in my car....
  10. thebeebe5

    One owner Ludwig SS

    Oh... oops. I was thinking about all those keystrokes. LOL
  11. thebeebe5

    One owner Ludwig SS

    Picked this up this afternoon from a. Fellow that said he got it new in ‘72. After talking with @KCDrumDad it has a ‘74 serial number. I have a hard time remembering some things from 45!years ago myself, but he swears he recently tosswd the original receipt.... Either way it’s a cool drum...
  12. thebeebe5

    Identifying a Gretsch Drum Set

    Great find!!!
  13. thebeebe5

    New release out today

    Does sound good. And it was like a flashback to college in the late 80s.... Good times. :thumbup:
  14. thebeebe5

    How old are thes Gretsch Cat Clubs?

    Can’t figure multiquote on an iphone.... I went back today to snap a badge pic. Yes, the square blacks. And the price is now $700.
  15. thebeebe5

    How old are thes Gretsch Cat Clubs?

    I want my own kit in satan....
  16. thebeebe5

    How old are thes Gretsch Cat Clubs?

    I’ve tried the $400 Offer but the kit “hasn’t been out long enough”. So I’ll wait. I’m a patient fellow....
  17. thebeebe5

    How old are thes Gretsch Cat Clubs?

    These appeared at a local pawn shop a few weeks ago. I don’t know modern Gretsch at all.... Is there enough info to guestimate year of production? I’m thinking 2002-2005ish...? “8” piece. Hats are a sabian and a zildjian, both heavy and I’m assuming both originally bottom hats. 18” A...
  18. thebeebe5

    Zildjian 16 Medium Crash SOLD

    Too heavy for my tastes. 1153 grams. This one will be loud. This one will project. If that’s what you’re looking for this s one you want. Another bedroom cymbal. Excellent condition for an early 80s cymbal. No cracks, chips or keyholes. There is one spot about 1/4” on the edge where I...
  19. thebeebe5

    New Beats SOLD

    Just the proverbial New Beats. No sound file. IMO they all sound really quite the same, and I mean that in a good way. Perfrct “chick” closing sound. Nice raspy partial open sound. These look like they were bedroom cymbals. Sat on the stand for years with some playing time since the...