The ride cymbal is only a 22" (Sabian Vanguard to be exact). I think the angle makes it look a bit larger than it actually is. It's also a downbeat sized kit, so maybe that makes the cymbal look bigger?Wow, very nice thank you for posting the photos. What is that ride cymbal, 26"?
It is the original finish. Everything on the drums is completely stock (even including the tom reso heads). There aren't too many jet black pearl WFL/trans badge kits floating around. Apparently it wasn't too popular of a color back in the day.That makes sense. So do the drums have the original finish?
I have no idea, stain and nitrocellolose lacquer?This is the look I was going for with my Slingerlands. What do you think they used to finish this drum, back in the day?
I would like to offer this wonderful snare drum for sale. Some flaking and nicks on the outer shell as seen in the photos. The bearing edges are good and everything is working as it should. Serial number is 637391 and the stamp inside the shell looks like Sept 1968. Asking $350 plus shipping...www.drumforum.org
By the way, I hope someone buys this drum. It's a beauty!
I love the look of that set.I am now thinking a dark color stain and possibly a satin finish. Looking at my Rogers kit that I just painted blue I have come to realize I wont be able to pull off the gloss black good enough. I did a satin finish on these Slingerland drums a few years ago and I do like it. I'm thinking a super dark cherry color would look good but I have a long way to go on this project and I'm sure I will change my mind again. View attachment 469902
Yes sir maple it is. I've just about have all the paint gone now. Can't wait to get the snare from you. Still have not solved the mystery of the no muffler. Maybe Mike Layton will chime in.Do my eyes deceive me or is that maple that was hiding under the paint inside?
As far as I could tell mufflers were always extra cost items. The 1957 catalog lists a couple of snares where it is a no cost option, but none of the catalogs even up to the early 1970's list any of the wood snares having a standard tone control.Ok, I have a snare on the way should have it by the end of the week. Its a 3 ply, eight bowtie lugs, p83 strainer. But the seller and I are wondering why it has no muffler or holes to mount one. Anyone have an idea why?
Ps, its from 1958. Jazzfest or Barret Deems.
I was not aware that were two. I guess it would be the most period correct. That's if I do install one, not 100% decided yet.Which of the two 3/4" knob mufflers are you gonna go with? Ludwig used two in the era and I'm not entirely sure why/when they choose one version over the other.