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Forum: Drums 01-26-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Vintage stuff. Period.

Vintage kits just have that warmth about them that newer kits lack. Nice kit ya have there!
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Big Band drum thread.

I played in a high school and college jazz band but never got a chance to do a Big Band. One of these days I'd love to find one needing a drummer!
Forum: Drums 01-25-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Vintage stuff. Period.

Well since this thread is about vintage, I figured I'd drop some vintage photos. In my opinion, you can get more bang for your buck by buying vintage stuff. I just picked up a DW Collectors set,...
Forum: Drums 01-24-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: My "new to me" DW Collectors

Thank you guys for all of your replies and compliments on my drums!
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: It finally happened...the snareless gig

Been there... except it was cymbals with me. Talk about embarrassing!!
Forum: Drums 01-22-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: My "new to me" DW Collectors

I think it will work out ok, once I play around with it some more. Ideally, I would rather a 9x12 to go with the 16 floor... Or a 14x14 to go with the 8x10 that I have... Although he doesn't play...
Forum: Drums 01-22-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: My "new to me" DW Collectors

Thanks Superman! I replaced the tom heads today with coated Remo Emperors. I think I have found the sweet spot on the 10" tom.. Sounds great! Now I am playing around with the floor tom still to try...
Forum: Drums 01-21-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: My "new to me" DW Collectors

Ok, ok.. last one.. but yall are the ones that mentioned Drum Porn photos.

1941 Ludwig & Ludwig 7x14 "Standard" snare drum. On my favorites!
Forum: Drums 01-21-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: My "new to me" DW Collectors

And just for added grins, here's my 1965 Ludwig Club Date kit!
Forum: Drums 01-21-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: My "new to me" DW Collectors

Here's some photos fellas! Sorry, I've been off the computer for a few days. Thanks for all of your replies.

These are just the photos that I took the day I got them. I post more later once...
Forum: Drums 01-19-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: My "new to me" DW Collectors

Thanks Larry! Yea, what I meant by investment is like you said. I figured it was a good price and that if I decided to sell them I could at least break even if not make a few bucks.. wasn't going...
Forum: Drums 01-19-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By Brewkowski
My "new to me" DW Collectors

Well, I purchased my first DW kit. I found it on Craigslist and got it for what I feel is a really good price, $900.00. The kit is in good to excellent condition with only a few minor scratches and...
Forum: Drums 07-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,498
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Trimmed down kits

I have a cartoon drawing on my fridge at home. I took it out of a Modern Drummer magazine about 15 years or so ago. It was broken into four squares and had drawings in each:

First snare drum: ...
Forum: Drums 07-12-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Vintage Ludwig & Ludwig drums

I have that exact, identical snare drum!!! Mine is dated 4110 (Oct. 41).

This is the first time that I have seen the same year and wrap! Beautiful drum buddy!
Forum: Drums 07-10-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Club date or brooklyn?

+1 on Red Menace's suggestion. At the moment, I only have vintage kits. Sometime in the near future I would like to have a "throw down", more modern kit for gigging. I think for the money, a used...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Drum Dial tuning

I picked one up about two months ago. So far I really like it. Like others have said, it is a nice tool to use, but trust your ear as well. I use it to get the head in the ball park and then use my...
Forum: Drums 03-21-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Chad Smith Snare or Acrolite

I own both the CS snare and a 1967 acro. Must say I love them both! I think that the Acro is far more versatile of a snare though. You did good on the price that you picked that Acro up for. Keep...
Forum: Drummers 04-30-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,112
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Favorite Drummer?

Oh snap!! How could I forget David Grohl?!?! I learned a sh*t ton from Grohl when I started playing drums 20 years ago! ...well, didnt learn personally from him... but listened to a lot of Nirvana.
Forum: Drummers 04-29-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,112
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Favorite Drummer?

Hard to pin point one... but here are a few:

Levon Helm (The Band)
Danny Carey (Tool)
Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood)
Mitch Mitchell (Hendrix)
Chad Smith (Chili Peppers)
Zigaboo...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Pioneers of Funk

Check out Morris Jennings, drummer for Curtis Mayfield on the Superfly album.
Forum: Drums 01-30-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,326
Posted By Brewkowski
Re: Vintage Ludwig marching drum

Check the interior of the shell for any date codes. The old pic you posted of a similar drum has a badge that looks to be from the early 40s. I have a 1941 Ludwig snare that has a badge similar to...
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