Show Us Your Vintage Drum Gear!

mikeellis

New member
ThePloughman":2rqo3sqv said:
Rogers 1977 Silver Metallic, Fullerton Big R 24/13/16/18 with 1980ish 8x14 Dynasonic XP10 Maple


You have THE Rogers kit I should own.

Please re-write your will with me as the main beneficiary in this respect. Many, many, many thanks in advance...... :twisted:
 
man, for some reason i can't get this thing to let me display my pics, im probably just not doing it right, BUT, here are some links to four pics of my 69 Ludwigs. I recently aquired another 4-piece kit the exact same in year (1969) and color (champagne sparkle) so its now an 8 piece kit, i just haven't had the time to get new pics on here. Tell me what ya think! Thanks!

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... eID=459818
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... eID=460721
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... eID=460910
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... eID=460954
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... eID=461073
 

Steve@NDC

New member
Hi there,
Here are some vintage drums I've worked on in the past and/or still own...

Here's an old Leedy kick in the midst of restoration. Still needs a few lugs.

This is a WWII era Slingerland kick that I restored for a customer.


This is a 70's stopsign badge Gretsch kit that I restored. It had been re-wrapped in black, and all kinds of extra holes drilled. I converted the 14" tom shell into a 5x15 snare drum.


A tom and bass drum from a WWII era Slingerland Radio King kit. Check out the snare below. The Holy Grail.

Another shot of the restored Gretsch kit.

Some more shots of some restored drums, as well as a few of my own custom-built snares which have "vintage" looks.


...my 1930s Leedy Reliance. 5.5x14 spun brass shell. Warmth of wood, crack of brass.

...yes. A 1920-ish engraved Ludwig Black Beauty. Not mine. Appraised for $4,000.



1960s Chrome over brass Rogers DynaSonic. Sold.

An old 60s Rogers Holiday floor tom. Project drum. Sold.




A few of my NDC creations...



 

SHOGUNWARRIOR32

New member
my first kit (if you call it that)..back in 1983..my Remo PTS (pre-tuned system) ... not sure if they even sell these anymore..couldn't even tune them..just clips..i saw a louie bellson video recently and he was using these..video was from the early 80's i think.
see it here..
http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/loui ... gsolo.html
Is she a beaut???
(no..that's not puke in the bass drum..something on the picture)
 

king_friday

New member




this is my 68 ludwig kit. black oyster finish, 22 inch bass, 13 and 16 inch toms. i also have a twelve inch but i don't use it. ive been playing these drums since i started almost 10 years ago. they still sound amazing.
 
Here is my first kit, took me 3 years to get it all together. Vintage Vistalite Ludwigs, pretty rare 8", 10" and 14" concert toms w/12", 13", 16" tom toms with 2 22"x14" bass drums.. Snare drum is not in picture, but is a 6.5" x 14" Vintage Vistalite drum

I don't play these antymore for the simple fact that I've just built a new kit. So I cleaned them up and covered them, I'm looking forward to selling if anyone is interrested.
Ryan
 
Here's my contribution to this thread! This was my first kit, i got it at at my uncles pawnshop in 1994. The 16" floor tom is not original, i custom ordered it in '95 when i first started working. I paid more for that drum than i did for the entire kit. It is in impeccable condition, i just need a dedicated set of cymbals for it. My problem is too many kits, not enough cymbals for them all.<a href="http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e167/timmydog8172/?action=view&current=100_1861.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e167/timmydog8172/100_1861.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
 
ThePloughman":3ggfohr3 said:
Nice drums. How many Kits total?
I have the vintage Ludwigs, a Rogers "Big R" from the mid to late '70s, a beat up Pacific that i keep in the band room for band rehearsals for the fact that there is no security up there, and my "babies", a DW collectors in Candy apple to tobacco fade over curly maple. I also have an electronic Roland V-drums that i'm looking to sell!
 
SHOGUNWARRIOR32":p4pqfjcb said:
my first kit (if you call it that)..back in 1983..my Remo PTS (pre-tuned system) ... not sure if they even sell these anymore..couldn't even tune them..just clips..i saw a louie bellson video recently and he was using these..video was from the early 80's i think.
see it here..
http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/loui ... gsolo.html
Is she a beaut???
(no..that's not puke in the bass drum..something on the picture)
I've never seen or heard of these ,how do the clips work?
 

rlrrll

New member
MichaelJ said:
rlrrll said:




I'm sure there are from the same era. Possible the same year. Yours even has the matching snare. Cool.

When the Beatles became popular, this kit sold like hotcakes. It was the Pearl Export of the 1960's.

Tom in Long Beach ca
Not really the right wrap for Ringo Style. You have a Black Diamond Peral. I believe Ringo used Black Oyster...
MichaelJ

You are correct there.

I recently saw a book called "Beatles Gear" which is a very detailed book about all of the Fab Four's equipment. All of Ringo's kits from that era are featured (he still owns them all!!) and the early kits were indeed Black Oyster. He had 2 kits with a 20" Bass drum, and later moved to a 22" (by 1966).

A cool book if you can find it.
 

Cheezboy84

New member
Here's a Drumkit I recently found in Phoenix,AZ. for $450.00 plus sales tax at a local guitar shop.
I am in the process of restoring it to it's former glory.I am sure it is made between 1969-1971,but that's all I know about the set so far..check the pics for more....
 

Attachments

Top