Ludwig Micro-Bop Bass Drum

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Love this - and those tymp toms are pretty useless anyway! Nice job.

I really appreciate the sanded down white interior by the rerings, it really does look more original that way.
 

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I built a kit using 14X16 Ludwig timp tom and sold it. Now I am building a 12X15 Ludwig marcher into a BD. Single tension beat up old repainted shell with peeling paint. Gonna leave it "as is" for the rat rod look.
 

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That looks super vintage and cool! I never find these kind of drums on this side of the pond. Mucho jealous!
And I got this for free from an old guitar player friend. Still needs one tension rod and claw. Got some great clamp on spurs with matching patina too.
 

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Very nice job.

While both inlays look good, I've got to admit I like the gold better.
 

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I love the drum and the gold inlay matching the snare! Silver looks good, too. What a sweet little kit! And I dig the label!

For the right venues I love my 16 Gretsch bass. But I did a gig last Friday with a beater 10x14 Slingy 70's tom that I've turned (ok, butchered!) into a micro bass by adding a snare stand, legs, riser and cymbal stand. I had hats and a vintage Gretsch snare off DFO and a flat ride and had an acoustic rock out! And it sounded great behind 3 acoustic and a clean electric! Although I felt like I was riding a tricycle! And it sucks that I forgot my carpet thinking we were playing IN the museum, not outside it! But the loading was super easy! Gotta love small basses!

(PS: the ride is supposed to look that way - Old School patina 18" flat ride - it's a little too much IMO)

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Being a Ludwig dude, I'd call that a Gold Coast. Not sure if Gretsch did anything like that.
I think Rogers had something similar. Was it a Parklane?....I can't remember anymore.
Anyway, nice mod to those drums. I like it. =)

Elvis
 

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Oh wow, that's great!

I converted a vintage Pearl 15" tom into a micro bop bass for acoustic gigs (pictured) but I'd love an original field or tenor drum with the wood hoops.

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This is a cool rig, too!
Man, you guys have got some ingenuity goin' on!
So what sizes am I looking at here?
I get the 15" bass, but the others are 10/13 with an Acrolite?
Nice looking rig, too. Looks like it came that way from Pearl. =)

Elvis
 


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