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Old 01-06-2013, 08:10 AM
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And they're done and ready!

Ludwig maple 6-ply from the late 70s. 16x26 bass drum, 9x13 rack tom, 16x16 and 16x18 floor toms. The snare (for now) is a Tama Rockstar 6.5x14. My cymbals are: 17" hats, 18" thin crash, 24" K Light Ride, and 20" K Custom Dark ride (as an explosive crash and second ride if necessary).

All the chrome was polished up, new heads all around. My hardware is Pearl with Tama pedals - although I do need a stand for my rack tome that will allow me to raise it a little higher.

This is a player's kit - but it sounds pretty good. Thanks to Harry Conway for the drums - I hope he likes what I did to them!

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:55 AM
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Suhweeet! Looks great and should be real fun to play.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:17 AM
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Looking good Bo, I'm sure that 26" bass drum sounds massive.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:04 AM
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Gorgeous ! That is my ideal/dream set up. You did a beautiful job!
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:14 AM
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There's a whole lotta love that went into your restoration project Bo :)

It looks absolutely glorious, we just need to hear it now, what about a bit of Good times, Bad times in a video on YT.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:48 AM
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They look sweet, Bo. Excellent job.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:52 AM
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There are Charlie Angels and then there are Harry's Blondes.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:02 PM
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Bo, Lookin gooood! I must say at first that I didn't want to remark on the rims when you first painted them. I will say that they look much nicer than I thought they would. Excellent job and really nice work restoring them. Are you having trouble getting the sound that you want or are you just having trouble getting used to the new sound? I would imagine a little bit of both. Those are a pretty big jump in sizes from what you are used to and it always takes time getting things tuned just the way we want them. Good luck with them and when you can post some sound clips for us. John
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:06 PM
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When I look at that set, I want to play! Nuff said.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:41 PM
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There are Charlie Angels and then there are Harry's Blondes.

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Ha, yes, but will the kit self destruct in the next 5 seconds? I doubt it, Bo ain't exactly a slammer, but you never know, these could release the inner brute! Man or mouse? Only time will tell ;) ;) ;)

Seriously Bo, nice job. As for the bass drum hoops, I think they work well. A bit of dark is quite common with blondes anyhow. Matching collar & cuffs are rare these days ;)
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:00 PM
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So nice. Cant wait to hear you bash a little (you will have to roughen your technique up a little).

Looks like a fun project. Nice work.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:04 PM
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:35 PM
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Great looking kit, excellent job. Love the look of a single tom in a snare basket. In case you find the basket chokes the tom a little you may want to look into a Flex Frame For my taste on my kit the tom was a bit choked by the basket, the Flex Frame opened the sound up. Again, may not be an issue for you but just in case. Congratulations and enjoy!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:44 PM
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Only one word to describe that set...BOOM.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:03 PM
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What a classy kit, if that doesn't give you a massive sound I don't know what will!
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:43 PM
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Pretty cool! I hope you enjoy it!
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:33 PM
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:35 PM
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I agree this kit looks powerful.
Ya wanna have a fat sound? Look no further. ;-)
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:36 PM
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Well, now that I have it set-up for photos, the reality will begin when I start to play it. Where my snare and floor toms usually fall on my other kits, they will be under the height of the bass drum and cause me to push the rack tom farther out to my right. But I'll try it later this afternoon. I think its true: when I sit down behind the kit, I won't be seen ;)
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:39 PM
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Well, now that I have it set-up for photos, the reality will begin when I start to play it. Where my snare and floor toms usually fall on my other kits, they will be under the height of the bass drum and cause me to push the rack tom farther out to my right. But I'll try it later this afternoon. I think its true: when I sit down behind the kit, I won't be seen ;)
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:41 PM
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And with you going the other way regarding drum size people will say they see too much of you ;)
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:59 PM
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Amazing, simply awesome. I don't even want it for myself it's so awesome, I don't deserve it.

Play that thing like it was your last time.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:07 PM
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Great job Bo.Now you can get in touch with you're inner Bonham.:)

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:23 PM
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And with you going the other way regarding drum size people will say they see too much of you ;)
There's no winning that one Bo. Once you crank up the vibe, nobody cares :)
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:05 PM
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those look great. black hoop does fit in after all.
rock those babies!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:17 PM
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You've done a really nice job. Those look great. Can't wait to hear 'em!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:28 PM
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Looks real nice Matt. If I ever need a place to stay could I rent your bass drum?
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:30 PM
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Looks real nice Matt. If I ever need a place to stay could I rent your bass drum?
Hahaha! It is rather large. But I think there's no arguing the point that there's enough bottom end now ;)
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Nice job! I would really like to hear them. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:08 PM
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Nice job! I would really like to hear them. Peace and goodwill.
The video is coming slowly. I do need to get these things really in tune. Right now they're being a little finicky. Once I get them dialed in, I'll get a video up. I've heard so many bad YouTube videos that I want to make a great sounding one so it can be properly judged ;)
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:23 PM
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Well, now that I have it set-up for photos.........

Could you please set them up right handed and shoot pics again for all us dyslexIcs?



I do need to get these things really in tune. Right now they're being a little finicky. Once I get them dialed in, I'll get a video up.

Take your time, make sure you get that part right, its going to be Nick Becker time again.
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Well, now that I have it set-up for photos.........

Could you please set them up right handed and shoot pics again for all us dyslexIcs?



I do need to get these things really in tune. Right now they're being a little finicky. Once I get them dialed in, I'll get a video up.

Take your time, make sure you get that part right, its going to be Nick Becker time again.
Doesn't everybody play left handed? And who's Nick Becker?
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:41 PM
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Bo if you and I were standing behind that kick drum all folks would see would be the tops of our heads

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:56 PM
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Awesome. Though this ain't just a player's kit. I'd be a little kinder. More like a work of art. The be all end all. Those are beauties. Every drummer should own a Ludwig 60's-70s kit. It should be mandatory international law.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:24 PM
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I second that ^^^^.

Lookin' great, Bo.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:57 PM
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You probably understand how I feel having these set up at home, and being stuck here at work until 5PM :(
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Those look really great Bo, and nice job restoring them.
I look forward to hearing the video and eventually - a full gig review!
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You probably understand how I feel having these set up at home, and being stuck here at work until 5PM :(
I would probably have quit my job or at least not complete the assembly knowing that it would ruin my work day..
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:06 AM
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They look fantastic! Great job.

Can I ask what kind of polish you used and if you would recommend it?
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