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Forum: Drums 04-12-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Good deal?

I think the Ludwigs are better suited for your needs. John
Forum: Drums 04-11-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Looking for 24" Kicks

Check out the Gretsch Renown rock kit. 24 x 16, 13 x 9 and 16 x 16. Great drums.
Forum: Drums 04-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By john gerrard
Re: New Chad Smith Signature Snare

Here's what I can't understand. On metal snares everybody worries about seams. The general feeling is that a metal snare with a seam is not as good as a seamless one. Now here is a high dollar snare...
Forum: Drums 03-19-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

Larry, those are new hoops.I painted them. John
Forum: Drums 03-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

Larry thanks for posting that link. I had read it a long time ago and was thinking about it when I got these. I may look into it. John
Forum: Drums 03-19-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

Here are some updated pictures. I filled and plugged the holes in the kick where the the rail was mounted. New hoops and trim rings on the bass drum. And a Atlas mount on the 13 inch tom.
Forum: Drums 03-18-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,408
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Your Holy Grail

I found mine about 2 months ago. My 64 WMP 3 ply Ludwigs. 22 , 13 , 16. I've sold everything else. These will do me till I quit playing.
Forum: Drums 03-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 705
Posted By john gerrard
Re: My Camco Refurb with pix!

Just add another WOW from me too. Great job.
Forum: Drums 03-08-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Switched my gigging kit from Pearl to PDP

Larry, When I had my PDP kit I also wanted a 16 floor tom. I just found a used 16 x 14 and recovered it (red sparkle) to match.

I've read too many post about the 32 TPI tuning rods just being a...
Forum: Drums 02-28-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Vintage drum owners

Well Bo, I was lucky and went very easy. So I guess there is another lesson to be learned. If you do need to reshape proceed with caution.

I guess the newer die cast claws won't have this problem....
Forum: Drums 02-28-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By john gerrard
Vintage drum owners

Forgive me if this seems like I should have already known this. But I'm restoring an older Ludwig kit. They were in pretty sad shape when I got them. Considering the condition of the drums, the first...
Forum: Drums 02-10-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Finishes

How many drummers had to have WMP kits because of Buddy Rich, how many drummers went out and bought Ludwig kits just like Ringo's ? Sure it's ok to get what you want. If not drum companies would have...
Forum: Drums 02-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Check out my Remo Acousticons....

Very nice drum set. Take your time and clean those babies up. I just restored an old Ludwig kit. I found that a product called NeverDull worked very nice on the chrome rims and lugs. If the lugs and...
Forum: Drums 01-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By john gerrard
Re: A few photos of my newly acquired 1969 Ludwig Gold Strata Standards

Beautiful set. Great sizes too. Good luck getting that bass drum sound that you are looking for.
Forum: Drums 01-21-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Old or new?

I just bought and restored a 1964 Ludwig kit. I was lucky that it mostly just needed a very good cleaning and lots of polishing. Replacement parts were at a minimal. I have two other new kits. The...
Forum: Drums 01-18-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

Thanks guys. It was a lot of work but a labor of love. I'm so glad I got them before they were ruined for life. Now someday someone else will be able to enjoy too. John
Forum: Drums 01-17-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

Tamadrm, The floor tom is painted white on the interior, the other two are not painted the serial numbers are : floor 10196, 13 tom 13369, bass 13235. The date stamps are non ledgeable on the drums...
Forum: Drums 01-17-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

Kudzu, Those are beautiful. Don't it make you feel good to find something and bring them back to life. John
Forum: Drums 01-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

BGH, you are right about the kick, I just got in a big hurry and typed 20 instead of 22. John
Forum: Drums 01-16-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

It's just the resizing of the picture. The kit is 14x22, 13x9, 16x16.
Forum: Drums 01-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By john gerrard
Rescued part two.

Well after all that b.s. I got the pictures posted but somehow I managed to close the thread sorry.

Obviously the first few pictures were the ones when I picked them up. They were really worse...
Forum: Drums 01-16-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued her's the pictures

Here's the pictures.
Forum: Drums 01-16-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

Wow, posting a picture is harder than restoring the drums. ha ha . So I opened the picture, then I went to paint the only thing I saw was a magnafying glass with a slider to increase or decrease the...
Forum: Drums 01-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

You guessed it-------- How do I resize? Thanks again. John
Forum: Drums 01-16-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By john gerrard
Re: Rescued !!!

Hyde, I hate to sound dumber than I am but where is "manage attachments" and "additional options"? I'm really anxious to be able to post on here. Thank you. John
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