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johnquach 07-09-2013 03:21 AM

Show off your "Classic" Drum Sets! (Pre 2000)
 
Feel free to contribute!

Here is my 1990's Pearl Export refurbished with a custom wrap and almost all new hardware.

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/406/47oa.jpg

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/4783/fgm1.jpg

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/404/y3j2.jpg

lsits 07-09-2013 06:21 AM

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Here's my Gretsch round badge kit.
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ps441eb1af.jpg
It's not a collector's kit, it's a player's kit. It was originally wrapped with White Marine Pearl. It has thick-shelled six-ply shells. I bought it used in 1977. Being young and stupid, I took off the wrap and painted the shells flat black. I also removed the consolette rail and installed a Ludwig mount. Of course, I drilled new holes and used wood filler for the holes I didn't use any more. The configuration is 13, 16, 20. I also got ahold of a Rogers 12" tom that I removed the wrap from and painted black to match the other drums (for when I want a five-piece configuration).

This kit has served me well on many gigs for over 20 years. It still sounds great after all these years. I now use it for practice and sometimes recording. I am now the proud owned of a set of Yamaha Stage Customs that I bought in 2011 that is my gigging kit. In all the time I've owned it I can only think of two or three times where someone has commented on the Ludwig mount or the Rogers tom not matching the rest of the kit. I think only drummers notice that stuff. :)

p.s. The kit came with a Rogers Holiday snare. I still have that one, but the picture shows the Stage Custom birch snare.

Bo Eder 07-09-2013 06:44 AM

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OK - I posted this earlier today, but here's a 2-minute video of me playing my 1978 Ludwig Classics in thermagloss natural maple with the obligatory 6 1/2" x 14" Supraphonic snare. Drums are: 9x13 rack tom, 16x16 and 16x18 floor toms and 16x26 bass drum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4DGO...ature=youtu.be

This kit, sans the 18" floor tom and a couple of cymbals is usually what I take out on a gig. If I need to 'stay small' I also have a 1975 Slingerland kit in black (13/16/22 bass drum) with a COB 6 1/2 x 14 TDR snare drum (that I admit sounds a bit more focused than my Supra).

johnquach 07-09-2013 09:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lsits (Post 1159054)
Here's my Gretsch round badge kit.
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ps441eb1af.jpg
It's not a collector's kit, it's a player's kit. It was originally wrapped with White Marine Pearl. It has thick-shelled six-ply shells. I bought it used in 1977. Being young and stupid, I took off the wrap and painted the shells flat black. I also removed the consolette rail and installed a Ludwig mount. Of course, I drilled new holes and used wood filler for the holes I didn't use any more. The configuration is 13, 16, 20. I also got ahold of a Rogers 12" tom that I removed the wrap from and painted black to match the other drums (for when I want a five-piece configuration).

This kit has served me well on many gigs for over 20 years. It still sounds great after all these years. I now use it for practice and sometimes recording. I am now the proud owned of a set of Yamaha Stage Customs that I bought in 2011 that is my gigging kit. In all the time I've owned it I can only think of two or three times where someone has commented on the Ludwig mount or the Rogers tom not matching the rest of the kit. I think only drummers notice that stuff. :)

p.s. The kit came with a Rogers Holiday snare. I still have that one, but the picture shows the Stage Custom birch snare.

Nice, was this your first set?

And Bo it says the video does not exist.

rmandelbaum 07-10-2013 12:07 AM

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My restored mid 80s TAMA Superstars

http://robertmdrums.com/misc_pics/Su...le_Bass(1).jpg

http://robertmdrums.com/misc_pics/superstar_5p_1.JPG

lsits 07-10-2013 03:00 AM

Re: Show off your "Classic" Drum Sets! (Pre 2000)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johnquach (Post 1159221)
Nice, was this your first set?

And Bo it says the video does not exist.

Yes, it was my first and only set up until two years ago. I got a great deal on it. Besides the drums it came with 16" New Beats, and 20" and 22" A Zildjians, A couple of Ludwig flat-based stands, a Ludwig hi-hat stand, and a Ludwig Speed King pedal. All for $300. Since I didn't have transportation at the time the seller delivered it from San Jose to the Navy base in Mountain View, CA for no charge.

lsits 07-10-2013 03:24 AM

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Originally Posted by rmandelbaum (Post 1159277)

Those Superstars look great. What was involved with the restoration? I'd like to see a "before" picture.

rmandelbaum 07-10-2013 03:30 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lsits (Post 1159331)
Those Superstars look great. What was involved with the restoration? I'd like to see a "before" picture.

http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43481

Bo Eder 07-10-2013 03:40 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bo Eder (Post 1159064)
OK - I posted this earlier today, but here's a 2-minute video of me playing my 1978 Ludwig Classics in thermagloss natural maple with the obligatory 6 1/2" x 14" Supraphonic snare. Drums are: 9x13 rack tom, 16x16 and 16x18 floor toms and 16x26 bass drum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4DGO...ature=youtu.be

This kit, sans the 18" floor tom and a couple of cymbals is usually what I take out on a gig. If I need to 'stay small' I also have a 1975 Slingerland kit in black (13/16/22 bass drum) with a COB 6 1/2 x 14 TDR snare drum (that I admit sounds a bit more focused than my Supra).

Sorry. Here it is again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4DGO...eXec9F0U_UNB5Q

Enjoy!

digibird 07-10-2013 07:09 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by johnquach (Post 1159003)
Feel free to contribute!

Here is my 1990's Pearl Export refurbished with a custom wrap and almost all new hardware.

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/406/47oa.jpg

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/4783/fgm1.jpg

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/404/y3j2.jpg

Hey, great job on your Exports! I like the color you chose. I have a 1991 Export kit that might be a fun restoration project. Did you do the work yourself or have it done for you? Mine has always been my beater kit, never seen cases, and looks surprisingly good except the bass drum wrap is bubbling in spots. It's "Yellow Flash", looking like Bruford :-) 8-10-12-13-16-22 and I love the metal export snare that came with that kit - it is excellent!

johnquach 07-10-2013 06:13 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by digibird (Post 1159374)
Hey, great job on your Exports! I like the color you chose. I have a 1991 Export kit that might be a fun restoration project. Did you do the work yourself or have it done for you? Mine has always been my beater kit, never seen cases, and looks surprisingly good except the bass drum wrap is bubbling in spots. It's "Yellow Flash", looking like Bruford :-) 8-10-12-13-16-22 and I love the metal export snare that came with that kit - it is excellent!

Thanks, I didn't do the work though. I won it on Ebay for $330. Do you have any pictures of your export?

digibird 07-11-2013 06:41 AM

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Man, you scored big for only $330! That's great. I have no pics of my Exports - they are hibernating in my bedroom closet while their friends Ludwig & DW are out to play. I should set them up sometime - still a fine kit. Enjoy - that's a lot of fun for $330!

drummerern 07-11-2013 06:49 PM

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i'll play...

1964 Ludwig super classic in white marine pearl,

and some "classic" snare drums.

DrummerBrother 07-12-2013 09:42 AM

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Nice snare collection drunmerern! Can you tell what kind of snares you got there?

// Drummerbrother

Olimpass 07-12-2013 10:27 AM

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Ludwig Vistalites
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...ps47b220ab.jpg

Ludwig Downbeat and Pearl Export
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...s/DSC05918.jpg

drummerern 07-12-2013 04:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DrummerBrother (Post 1160061)
Nice snare collection drunmerern! Can you tell what kind of snares you got there?

// Drummerbrother

of course!

1964 Ludwig super classic, 5.5"x14"
70's acrolite, 5"x14"
1963 Ludwig 10"x14"
1968 Ludwig super sensitive 6.5"x14" (someone had painted it black at some point and I could kill them for it, one of these days i'll get around to refinishing it)
the last one is a newer custom snare that I built. definitely not a classic.

rmandelbaum 07-12-2013 06:14 PM

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Forgot about the snares, one of the DW os post 2000, the rest are all pre

http://robertmdrums.com/images/Gear/images/snares.jpg

johnquach 08-26-2013 07:19 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rmandelbaum (Post 1160189)
Forgot about the snares, one of the DW os post 2000, the rest are all pre

http://robertmdrums.com/images/Gear/images/snares.jpg

wow that is a nice collection! do u mind telling us the specs?

i know more ppl have classic/vintage sets, please share!

Zickos 08-26-2013 04:05 PM

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Zickos circa 1973.

Attachment 58192

cg2112 02-08-2014 02:19 PM

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My mid-70's Apollo kit:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/1...b6b84513b9.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/1...4c1388392b.jpg

DrumStyx 02-08-2014 05:54 PM

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My made in England 1998 Premier Cabria in Metallic Turquoise, Ludwig Acrolite snare, Mix of Zildjian A, A custom and Sabian HH cymbals.

AirborneSFC 02-09-2014 04:19 AM

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Early 60's Gretsch round badge "Name band outift" that is being restored as we speak.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L...210_141033.jpg

1967 Ludwig Club Date

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7...122_010057.jpg

1968 Rogers Buddy Rich Celebrity Model

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e...228_014134.jpg

A few snares

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c...207_232926.jpg

Top left - 1960's Gretsch 4160
Bottom Left - 1965 Ludwig Pioneer (had a Jazzfest also but sold it to Dale)
Top right - 1967 Ludwig Acrolite
Bottom Right - 1967 Ludwig Supraphonic

BillRayDrums 02-09-2014 05:38 AM

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1961 Joe Morello Ludwig 13" 16" 22"

My kid is playing them. The baby inset pic was me in 1970

http://i.imgur.com/O8pSIyA.jpg

dbshorter 02-09-2014 06:06 AM

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1958 Ludwig (wfl badge) Super Classics, with a '78 Acrolite snare.

bobdadruma 02-09-2014 06:49 AM

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Late 60's Ludwig 12 13 14 16 20
65 Slingerland 12 14 18
Early 50, Gretsch 13 16 22

JohnPloughman 02-09-2014 07:26 AM

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Some Rogers for you.

1964 Wine Red Ripple

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/IMG_5605.jpg

1966 Sparkling Blue Pearl

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/u...l/IMG_5598.jpg

Early 1967 Steel Gray Ripple

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/u...l/IMG_4929.jpg

Konne 02-09-2014 08:07 PM

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65s - Ludwig Super Classic - 24 13 16 18
67s - Ludwig Super Classic - 20 13 16
69s - Yamaha C-220 - 20 13 16
70s - Fibes Crystalite - 22 13 16

JohnPloughman 02-09-2014 08:39 PM

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More Rogers

1977 Silver Metallic, I bought these in 1979. Still play them.

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/u...c/IMG_5637.jpg


1983 Rogers XP8 Ebony Jazz kit. All factory sizes.

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/u...llDay20083.jpg



Its too bad I do not play very much anymore.

AirborneSFC 02-10-2014 01:53 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnPloughman (Post 1228926)

How do you like the 20" bass drum vs. the 22" with Rogers? I have a 22" myself but was looking at getting a 20" also.

JohnPloughman 02-10-2014 02:04 AM

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Everyone has posted some amazing drums. It is a lovely thing to see those old drums being played with vintage and modern hardware.


I love the 20" BD. They sound bigger than they are. I have two project sets with 22" bass drums, and have owned a set with a 22. Very good sound out of them.

Boneybeaverbrother 02-11-2014 08:48 PM

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Here ya go....
Slingerland, red glass glitter.
Slingerland, green satin flame.
Ludwig Club Date, blue oyster pearl.
Rogers, koa.
Rogers, blue glass glitter.

poika 02-14-2014 10:31 PM

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Some very nice kits here!

These are mine, Ludwig Vistalites from late 70s / early 80s probably?
The Acrolite is from the 80s.

These Vistas were beat up and in very bad shape, I had to do some serious work on them in order to bring them back to life. But I think I did a pretty good job and they do sound really good now!

bobdadruma 02-14-2014 11:32 PM

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I don't know about you all but I am likin this thread a lot so far.
I can't stop looking at all of these great vintage kits that our members have.

Rotarded 02-15-2014 12:17 AM

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'64 Downbeat, Black Diamond Pearl

http://imageshack.com/a/img19/5984/lpoj.jpg

GRUNTERSDAD 02-15-2014 12:25 AM

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I own no vintage but remember in 1966 when I was in high school and one of the other percussionists brought his blue sparkle Rogers set to school for a music program and how all of us just drooled. Great stuff gentlemen.

SnareAce 02-25-2014 04:03 AM

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Wow beautiful sets in here! I posted this thread (forgot the password to my old account), glad to see people are still contributing.

jmagzzi 03-27-2014 07:35 PM

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This is my 1989 Tama Granstar Nile Blue Kit.... I still play it... This picture is from 2013...

jbonzo1 03-27-2014 08:56 PM

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Some beautiful vintage drums here.
Here's my 1960 Jazz Festival, 1967 Super Classic and 1978 Supra.

Olrocker 04-07-2014 05:49 PM

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1967 BDP Super Classic (double tom holder added 1980; wish I hadn't!) Spurs added 1994. 1995 6.5x14 Black Beauty (I have the original 1967 5x14 Supra.) Yamaha & Premier medium-duty cymbal stands; the original flat-base stands are long gone.

paradiddle pete 04-28-2014 07:45 AM

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'69 Rogers WMP 22" 13" 16", '55 Slingerland snare 14" by 7" and a Jaques Capelle hi hat stand anyone remember those?


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