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Old 06-07-2013, 03:41 PM
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Default Taking off one badge and installing a different badge

No really this is serious.

For about 8 months now, I have been on the hunt for an early 70's WMP 13" Ludwig rack tom with the B/O pointy badges . Well I finally found and won the drum I was looking for. It has the clear maple interior and re-rings, but like Bob's latest Ludwig purchase, it has keystone badges. Now the rest of my kit has the B/O pointy badges. I don't really have to do this, but I thought I'd inquire about the possibility of removing the keystone badge and acquiring and installing a B/O pointy badge. So I have a few questions:

Can I even get a vintage B/O pointy badge for this?
How do I install it?
Any tips for removing the existing keystone badge?
Any reasons, other than resale value and the collector aspect, that I shouldn't do it?

I don't really care about the collect-ability of the kit, it's a players kit. Ideally, I would like it to match, but it's not really that important.

As you all know, there is no more important aspect of a drum than it's badges. Smiley.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:57 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Vintage...item232bc31738

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1980...item2ec868c3be

anything like what you need uncle Lar ?
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:02 PM
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That's it! Geez if I knew it was that easy I would have bothered you guys. Thanks Ant. Note to self, check Ebay before making threads.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:06 PM
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That's it! Geez if I knew it was that easy I would have bothered you guys. Thanks Ant. Note to self, check Ebay before making threads.
hell no!!!
make a thread!!!

I want to be the one to help !!!

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Old 06-07-2013, 04:18 PM
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Just for the record Ant, here's a short list of things YOU directly helped me with.

The melodic aspect of drums. Huge
The attitude of learning from the greats.
Supporting the "non-chain" music stores.
Listening to more jazz on my satellite radio.

All a direct result of the things you wrote here.

So even though we never met, you have influenced me in some pretty major ways.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:07 PM
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Just for the record Ant, here's a short list of things YOU directly helped me with.

The melodic aspect of drums. Huge
The attitude of learning from the greats.
Supporting the "non-chain" music stores.
Listening to more jazz on my satellite radio.

All a direct result of the things you wrote here.

So even though we never met, you have influenced me in some pretty major ways.
wow.......

damn Lar.....not to get to dramatic on you or anything......but reading that post made me emotional .....and thats just real talk

you have influenced me in many ways as well by things you type on these boards.....and even more so inspired me to change the way I conduct business by thoughts you have expressed here .......things I kinda pick up from you on the sly and keep in my back pocket .

thats secretly why I started calling you uncle......because you seemed like that wise experienced uncle that had been around the block who I pick up pointers from

funnily enough that title now sits under your screen name....hahaha

not trying to create a regular "Love In" here........but you are a great dude Lar....and I am glad you are here
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:50 PM
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You guys warm my heart. :)

JacksonAce: It's fortunate that you want to go from keystone to B/O badge. If it were the other way around, there might be a slightly discolored parallelogram around your freshly-applied keystone badge. Make sure you are careful when removing/installing the badges, so as to not scratch them up. You can sell the keystone badge and probably make your money back.

I'm excited for you, WallyAce. Let's see pics when you're done!
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:16 PM
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Any tips for removing the existing keystone badge?
A grommet removal tool helps.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:34 PM
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You guys warm my heart. :)

JacksonAce: It's fortunate that you want to go from keystone to B/O badge. If it were the other way around, there might be a slightly discolored parallelogram around your freshly-applied keystone badge. Make sure you are careful when removing/installing the badges, so as to not scratch them up. You can sell the keystone badge and probably make your money back.

I'm excited for you, WallyAce. Let's see pics when you're done!
Good info Phil. Some big words you used there. We're all proud of your progress here :P

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A grommet removal tool helps.
I can see where that would make the job much easier. If I could only figure out where the "on" button is. :P

What tool do I use to install the new badge with?

And Ant, the feeling is mutual. You are like the younger nephew who keeps me relevant to the times. I wouldn't be a proud uncle if it weren't for you.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:45 PM
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Good info Phil. Some big words you used there. We're all proud of your progress here :P
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I see you've crossed the finish line into the 10,000+ post club. Congrats! How does it feel? And, remember this is for posterity, so be honest...
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:48 PM
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The keystone badge is small and hardly noticeable. I wonder if it is worth the trouble to change the badge. I personally like the Keystone badge better than the B&O pointy.
I understand your desire to match your kit though.
I am currently trying to find a rare 1968 vintage 12" tom to add to my kit so that I can use it as a 5 piece when I desire. I want all of my drums to be stamped 1968. I have the Anal Retentive gene too :)
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:53 PM
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I see you've crossed the finish line into the 10,000+ post club. Congrats! How does it feel? And, remember this is for posterity, so be honest...
Thanks Caddy. At least someone acknowledged it lol. TBH, I can't believe I spent this much time here. All my innermost thoughts, accessible to anyone, for all of time. Actually it's pretty cool. I wish I could read all about what went through my great grandfather's mind like my great grandchildren should be able to do. Drummerworld will last forever, right?
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:19 AM
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Thanks Caddy. At least someone acknowledged it lol. TBH, I can't believe I spent this much time here. All my innermost thoughts, accessible to anyone, for all of time. Actually it's pretty cool. I wish I could read all about what went through my great grandfather's mind like my great grandchildren should be able to do. Drummerworld will last forever, right?
I seem to remember when another certain member reached 10K an entire thread was created to celebrate such an achievement. Is Uncle Larry not worth the same courtesy?
Shame DW shame.....
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