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Old 03-19-2013, 02:04 AM
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Default Some 1980s Vintage Ludwig Hardware

Just posting a few pics of some hardware with my recent CraigsList drumset purchase. The set included a Tama Titan throne and a bunch of Ludwig hardware: snare stand, hi hat stand, two straight cymbal stands, and two boom stands. This is ridiculously overbuilt, super heavy duty stuff. It looked like it had been sitting out in a garage for a while, not terribly abused, but a bit dirty and starting to rust. I cleaned up the hi hat stand yesterday, turned out pretty nice and really works well.



I cleaned up the snare stand today after work. There was less rust on this than the hi hat stand, and it cleaned up quickly. I wiped it down with dilute Simple Green, then sprayed it down with LPS 1. A few minutes later, I used a plastic spoon to scrape off the blooming rust. I went over it with a bit of Flitz, then a clean dry cloth. Here are three pictures- before, after, and full shot prior to final buff/wipe. It came out nice.







I got two pedals also. I did not spend any time on them, since they were in good shape and really not worth more than 25 bucks apiece anyway.



I will work on the cymbal stands tomorrow and Wednesday. Thanks for looking!!!
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:51 AM
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Cool stuff, love hardware, old and new
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:57 AM
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Hey, they've come up great mate. Can't believe how well that snare basket cleaned up!!

That old single chain Pearl pedal brings back some memories too. I gigged with one of those for years.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:41 AM
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Those old Modular hihat stands have a great feel. I have the legless version....
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:57 AM
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Nice score!
I agree, the Modular Hi Hat stand feels great. Even after 20+ years, mine still is awesome.
The snare stand won't let you down either.
The Modular stands are "beefy", but compared to other brands, they actually weigh a bit less than a lot of stuff.
Do they have the old style Hercules tilter (rounder), or the one that looks like what Pearl used to have?

I think I had that same Pearl pedal too :-)

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I am a little behind on cleaning them up. My daughter's ball python escaped last night and we spent the evening looking for it. As far as the tilter, here is a picture of one, I am a newby so I am not sure about the answer.



I have three straight stands and one boom stand. Two of the straight stands have the little lock collar broken off on the legs, so I will keep the broken ones and sell the two nice compete ones. The broken ones work fine though...
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