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  1. patrickwitherow

    Anyone using a 13" snare drum as the main snare?

    Here's my 13x7 recorded with my cellphone...I've had 13" snares for many years - probably one of my favorite sizes honestly.
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    Why do we buy vintage drums vs modern drums?

    Nice kit! I love Oyster Blue Pearl.
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    Why do we buy vintage drums vs modern drums?

    I agree with the finishes - they had some magic back then...
  4. patrickwitherow

    UV Damage?

    Thank you. I've been in 'shell cleaning' mode lately; so I wanted to help it if I could while I had everything out. It's part of what makes the kit what it is so I'll just let it be :)
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    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...
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    Novus 2

    And here is my 16x16 without hardware...hardware is still soaking in a Dawn bath...
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    Novus 2

    A few pics of my 13x9 complete.
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    Novus 2

    Thank you! Didn't see a huge difference on the 13x9 Blue Sparkle. It does feel really smooth - like it's brand new. It has some UV fading (which I've learned you can't really reverse that) - but the other areas of the wrap were in pretty good condition. I then decided to try it on my 13x9...
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    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...
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    Why do we buy vintage drums vs modern drums?

    Good topic. I have a dw kit and two 60's Ludwig kits. I believe I first got on the 60's Ludwig train when I was looking to get a Supraphonic snare about 7 years ago. I ended up getting a '78 LM400 and a few months later found a very minty '65 Acro at a great price. Both of these snares sound...
  11. patrickwitherow

    Why are floor toms usually in square sizes?

    Here are my 11x14 and 13x16 dw FT's that I got many moons ago. As you can see they are hanging FT's. Is there anything magical about them...not really. They do sound deep and resonate forever. However, I actually find them harder to tune and to get sounding right compared to 14x14's or 16x16's I...
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    Are 18"-22" deep Bass Drums doomed to be completely undesirable?

    Yup. Granted the pillow is small and both heads still have plenty of tone to them when hit. I've tried playing it without the pillow and it's just a bit overkill for me. However, I'm now a believer in bass drums with shallow depths. I used to think they looked weird and were for jazz or bop...
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    Are 18"-22" deep Bass Drums doomed to be completely undesirable?

    I actually did this the other day with all three of my bass drums just recording with my cellphone. I need to re-make it as I was up late with a new puppy, hadn't showered yet and looked like I just crawled out of bed. I'm working remotely these days with two young kids and and new a puppy my...
  14. patrickwitherow

    Older C&C kit, what to do with it?

    I've got a 12x22 New Yorker. Cut it and you'll love it! Here are my 3 bass drums. All 22's but they range from 12, 14 and 18. The 12 is my favorite at the moment.
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    Are 18"-22" deep Bass Drums doomed to be completely undesirable?

    I don't think they will become undesirable. 18x22's have been a very popular size for a while now and provide the sound and 'look' some drummers go for. Years ago, (2001) I eventually bought a kit with an 18x22 bass drum and still love the sound of it. It is heavy to haul around and takes up a...
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    Looking for value help with Ludwig Vintage Set- Tampa Fl

    Mine is in that list somewhere. Purchased back in May for just over $1000. Seller excepted my offer from original listed price.
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    I've always liked the Ludwig keystone badge

    My '65 Acrolite with Keystone badge:
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    1963/1967 Ludwig Keystone Kit Arrived

    Thank you! Oyster Blue has always been my favorite from this era.
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    1963/1967 Ludwig Keystone Kit Arrived

    The 22x12's were part of the 'New Yorker' configuration. They were marketed as being easy to transport to gigs, etc. The 22x12 sounds awesome! Very nice low end that sounds very big.
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    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...
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