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  1. patrickwitherow

    UV Damage?

    Hello all. I've got a 1969 13x9 Ludwig 3-ply in Blue Sparkle. Does this look like UV damage or something that could be fixed somehow? I have already used Novus2 and TurtleWax on the shell. Of course with the heads/hoops on, it isn't as noticeable since the dark blue section is hidden. I wanted...
  2. patrickwitherow

    Novus 2

    Quick question...I'm in the process of cleaning up my two '60s Ludwig kits. One is Blue Sparkle and the other Oyster Blue Pearl. Is there a best method in using Novus 2 on these wraps? I just want to make sure I'm using enough and not too little or too much or applying too hard, etc. Thank you...
  3. patrickwitherow

    1963/1967 Ludwig Keystone Kit Arrived

    My 1963/1967 Ludwig Keystone kit arrived today. Here are the specs: Oyster Blue Pearl 22x12 Pre-Serial badge - red-ink date stamp of Feb. 6, 1963. Clear interior with maple inner ply. 13x9 1967 w/ white interior 16x16 1967 w/ white interior The 22x12 is an awesome bass drum. Compared to my...
  4. patrickwitherow

    **Sold** Brady 12x7 Sheoak Block Snare

    Brady 12x7 Sheoak block snare in natural lacquer finish. Craftsmanship in this drum is superb. Chris Brady really knew (knows) how to build them and build them well. The drum features a Dunnett throw-off that Brady used before transitioning to the Trick throw-off. The Dunnett throw is very...
  5. patrickwitherow

    Faded Sparkle

    Hello - is there a way to treat/clean faded/clouded sparkle wraps? I've got a blue sparke kit that has some areas of cloudiness or fade. Thanks for any suggestions!
  6. patrickwitherow

    Tuning 13x9 3-ply Ludwig

    Hello everyone! I've got my 60's Ludwig kit sounding great. The bass and floor tom were pretty easy to tune up and are wide open except for a felt strip on the reso bass head. I like the big, boomy, resonance sound. I'm having a little trouble on the 13" tom though. When I tune the top/bottom...
  7. patrickwitherow

    Ludwig 3 plys

    I was going over my Ludwigs after they arrived and wondered what types of wood were used when making the 3-ply shells. I heard for a time they used Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany then around 1968/1969 they started using Maple on the outside (if painted) or Mahogany on the outside (if...
  8. patrickwitherow

    1968 Ludwig bass drum head

    Hello all - I recently purchased a 1968 Ludwig kit (painted interiors except the 13 which is dated 1969). The kit sounds amazing. No muffling, everything wide open. I would like to experiment some with different heads though. The kit came with a brand new Ebony PS3 batter and the WeatherMaster...
  9. patrickwitherow

    Bumper Sticker

    I live in coastal Georgia about an hour north of Jacksonville, FL. and an hour south of Savannah, GA. It's a smaller town with your typical handful of local bands that play on weekends. In other words, the music scene isn't booming or anything. Today I was dropping some boxes of items off at...
  10. patrickwitherow

    Brady Serial #?

    I just came across this on ebay. I'm not selling it - I just want to make sure it's legit for any potential buyers out there. What struck me was the photo of the internal label (it doesn't have the Brady logo on it - sort of odd), the serial # and date. Did Brady make drums in 2016? I know they...
  11. patrickwitherow

    Supra B/O 'pointed' badge

    Quick question - what is the year range when these were produced? I thought they were from the mid to late 70's - or am I wrong? I have a Supraphonic LM400 with the pointed badge with no date stamp. I thought these were produced in the late 70's?
  12. patrickwitherow

    Recording Question

    Not sure if this is the correct area to be posting this in on DFO - but I've got a few questions regarding simple drum home recording. Would it be ok to post here - or in another area of DFO? Thanks!
  13. patrickwitherow

    JNDC Strainer

    I've noticed it's called the 'one-touch' strainer - how exactly does it work...or how is it different from other strainers on the market?
  14. patrickwitherow

    A quick Thank You for Trick Drums

    I wanted to give a quick 'shout out' and 'Thank You' to Mike Dorfman, CEO of Trick Drums. I've had a Trick strainer issue for the past year or so that kept boggling my mind. The drum manufacturer recommended that I speak with him directly to see about getting the issue resolved. I emailed him...
  15. patrickwitherow

    I saw this before...

    **EDIT** Kelly from Brady Drums cleared this up. They are in full drum-making mode. (jumps for joy!) In this eBay auction the seller states that Brady is no longer making drums...? I've heard/seen this before elsewhere - true? Why are people thinking this?
  16. patrickwitherow

    Brady Badge question

    Quick question - does anyone (hoping Kelly or someone at Brady chimes in...) know if it is possible to put a newer Brady pewter badge on an Brady snare that has the older 'sticker'-type badge/logo? My two other Brady snares have the pewter badge and I'd like for them to match if possible - I'm a...
  17. patrickwitherow

    Supraphonic arrived today!

    A few weeks ago I got my first vintage drum - a 1965 Acrolite. I liked it so much that I decided to get a vintage Supraphonic. I noticed right off the bat that the Supra has a lot more ring to it compared to the Acro. Any reason for this; being that they are the same shell and size (except for...
  18. patrickwitherow

    Supraphonic Cleaning

    Hey everybody - I should be getting a 1971 (pointed badge) Ludwig LM400 within the next week or so. It looks to be in great shape with very little pitting. Do you have any tips or tricks for shining up the shell, rims, lugs, etc? I've heard no steel wool - so I won't do that. Should the shell be...
  19. patrickwitherow

    Supraphonic Question

    Hey everyone! I just got a 1965 Acrolite and love it. Great drum with a great sound. I also love the history behind these snares. I went with an older Acro because the shell is pretty bare with no paint or heavy coating. I'm now looking at getting a 6.5 Supraphonic (COA). Is there a year range...
  20. patrickwitherow

    Taking apart Acrolite

    Hello - I'd like to eventually take apart my Acrolite to clean and get it nice and detailed. Does anybody know what size wrench or socket is needed to loosen the lug attachments inside the shell? Thanks in advance :)