This is a new one to me. I love gear as much as the next guy, but this is where I have to say a blind test is required.Cymbals sound better when mounted to a lightweight stand as do drums mounted to lighter weight hardware.
If you’re thinking like that, why don’t you sell the gear now so they don’t have the hassle? Seriously, my mom passed recently. She has so much valuable antique furniture and art that I feel I’m practically giving away due to my lack of knowledge, room, and patience to get the right price.A lot of good reasons here but at my age I also consider the stuff my kids are gonna be 'stuck' with after I depart the planet. I'd rather they have an absolutely complete and accurate catalog kit to sell off than just a shell pack.
Seriously, I'm enjoying the gear at the moment. I gig them and play them at home. You wanna put me in an assisted living facility too? I have my 2 best resale kits listed out in detail so they'll know exactly what they're dealing with.This is a new one to me. I love gear as much as the next guy, but this is where I have to say a blind test is required.
If you’re thinking like that, why don’t you sell the gear now so they don’t have the hassle? Seriously, my mom passed recently. She has so much valuable antique furniture and art that I feel I’m practically giving away due to my lack of knowledge, room, and patience to get the right price.
Easy, dude. You’re taking this quite far to the point of making accusations to me and possibly others that I’m/we’re going to rip your family off. What the...Seriously, I'm enjoying the gear at the moment. I gig them and play them at home. You wanna put me in an assisted living facility too? I have my 2 best resale kits listed out in detail so they'll know exactly what they're dealing with.
If you're giving your mom's cherished stuff away for lack of patience or motivation to get a proper art and antique consultant don't throw that on me dude.
PS: My son has my DFO password. Don't even try to cheat him.
I'm saying quite the opposite. My son will have access to the DFO community for guidance and a marketplace to sell my vintage gear. No accusations, just a little smart*** jab.Easy, dude. You’re taking this quite far to the point of making accusations to me and possibly others that I’m/we’re going to rip your family off. What the...
Do what you’d like. I’m saying this only because you brought it up. I’m just sharing my situation.
I know what the stuff is worth as she gave me a book that had everything she had in it. But because she spent $350 for a very nice painting of Holstein cows by an unknown artist it, it does not mean I am getting anything remotely to it. What it is worth to her doesn’t mean it’s worth that to anyone else. I’d be surprised if I could get $50 for it.
I have her 1940’s Art Deco dining room table that I’ve seen listed between $4-$6K. I have no place for it. It’s sitting in my basement because that’s something I cannot give it away for the $800 someone offered me.
What it comes down to is I had at one point two houses worth of things in one house. I felt I could have started an antique shop. It would have been a great help if she would have started to sell some things as simple as her furs, things she didn’t need but have some real value. In the end, Upper-Middle Class First World Problems. Woah as me.
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I have a 5x14 snare in that finish. Radio King with 3 point. Coolest wrap imo.Here is an example of a catalog correct 1958 Slingerland set in Capri pearl. My dad bought these brand new and only used them for a few weeks. The club he had played in for many years burnt down and he retired. The drums sat in a closet for years until my mother gave/sold them to my brother, a guitar player. I don't think she remembered who the drummer was. After many years of sitting in his closet he sold them to me. As I am circling the drain, three weeks ago, I gave them to my son, also a drummer. They are where they should be now. View attachment 461014
Wow, just think how much better they could have been.Also, for how far pedals have come - is anyones right foot smoother and faster than Bonhams? Is your left foot as masterful and expressive as Tonys? For stands, I heard that Buddy didn’t even have cymbal stands that tilted for most of his career. The limitations inform the art I guess is all I’m trying to say.
Oh I’ve seen stands that were that massive back then with a splash on the stand. To each his own.I can see both sides of it. I guess it depends on the gig I am doing. The vintage stuff looks cool and it pretty light. Most of my modern hardware is basically modeled after a vintage stand with some nice upgrades. I like when I can position a cymbal with a tilter rather than using teeth. Teeth put things in a fixed place, which isn't bad sometimes but sometimes I just like a better range of option. I am actually starting to get into vintage hardware a little more though. I have a fair amount of Ludwig stuff but it would be cool to get to a point where every set had it's own set of hardware. I'm talking vintage Ludwig sets and one 60's RB Gretsch so that is maybe 6 sets and I already have a good amount.
I never really paid much attention to the vintage hardware unless I got an absolutely complete set as I like to keep things original. I think it would be cool now to make sure all of my sets had period correct hardware. maybe as I am getting older I am looking at a lot of my collection as an investment and when the sad day come that I will be letting stuff go, I want to have it pretty complete.
I did have some of that ridiculous double braced hardware in the 80's though. I was young and everyone had it. I think I had a Zildjian 16" crash on a Rogers boom stand with the double braced legs and big boom weight at the end of the boom arm. It must have weighed 50 pounds! It looked so stupid with that small cymbal on there. Live and learn....