DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Your Place > Your Gear

Your Gear Show your Gear - Pictures - Descriptions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-26-2010, 12:39 AM
MotownSVT's Avatar
MotownSVT MotownSVT is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Redford, MI
Posts: 4
Default Some old stuff, some new stuff...

Thought I'd throw a few pics of some new and old stuff up here... my current everyday kit: Tama Starclassic that I bought new back in '98:







Now on to the old stuff. Here's my first drum kit: a 1965 Ludwig kit (lucky enough to stil have the Sep 28, 1965 production date stamp on the inside of the floor tom) that I'm in the process of restoring. Bought these in 1985 from the original owner. Still have the original hats and hi-hat stand and the Speed King that came with it.





Needed another kit to leave at my buddy's jam space in his basement so I picked these up off of Craigslist this morning. 5-piece Sonor Force 3003 kit with some busted-ass hardware for $400.

Before the head swap and removal of the 13" tom:


$60 worth of new heads and some drum maneuvering:



The real score of the deal are these old Sabian Jack DeJohnette hats... I've wanted a set of these for 20 years.


They definitely need to be cleaned up a bit and some new bits and pieces (the 13" tom is missing the washer/nut that keeps the rubber bushing on the tom mount from moving, old gunky tape residue on the floor tom rim, rubber feet missing on the floor tom), but for $400 I can't complain.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-26-2010, 12:58 AM
larryace's Avatar
larryace larryace is offline
"Uncle Larry"
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In beautiful Bucks County, PA
Posts: 12,229
Default Re: Some old stuff, some new stuff...

That was fun, thanks. And welcome to DW, if nobody has properly welcomed you.

Love Motown stuff. What's SVT? The bass amp?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-26-2010, 01:05 AM
bobdadruma's Avatar
bobdadruma bobdadruma is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: second measure of a fill-in
Posts: 9,888
Default Re: Some old stuff, some new stuff...

Welcome, My God! I have never seen such a pile of junk! You actually play those drums!
Just kidding, I loved the pics of those wonderful kits.
__________________
I kind of like old drums:)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-26-2010, 01:20 AM
larryace's Avatar
larryace larryace is offline
"Uncle Larry"
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In beautiful Bucks County, PA
Posts: 12,229
Default Re: Some old stuff, some new stuff...

Oh so you've met Bob. Better watch that guy, he's nuts. He'll coat your body in lime and bury you with his tractor. He's actually very friendly for a hair trigger type personality.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-26-2010, 01:27 AM
bobdadruma's Avatar
bobdadruma bobdadruma is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: second measure of a fill-in
Posts: 9,888
Default Re: Some old stuff, some new stuff...

I don't even want to tell you what Larry said to me privately about your drums.
I wouldn't pay much attention to him.
We all humor him!
He doesn't even like exclamation marks as punctuation!!!!!!!!!!!!
This drives him nuts. I use these whenever I can to annoy him!!!!!!!!!
__________________
I kind of like old drums:)

Last edited by bobdadruma; 07-26-2010 at 04:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-26-2010, 01:33 AM
MotownSVT's Avatar
MotownSVT MotownSVT is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Redford, MI
Posts: 4
Default Re: Some old stuff, some new stuff...

Quote:
Originally Posted by larryace View Post
That was fun, thanks. And welcome to DW, if nobody has properly welcomed you.

Love Motown stuff. What's SVT? The bass amp?
Thanks... I don't post a lot around here. Mostly lurk and read and look at pictures. :D The Ludwigs are going to take some work to get back to where they should be, but it's more of a "when I get time/money/motivation" project.

MotownSVT is a username I use on a couple automotive message forums... figured I might as well keep it since I'd probably forget a new one. Motown is Detroit (my home) and SVT is for Ford SVT (their high-performance vehicle end) where I worked for 8 years plus it was an old car of mine. So it's not the bass amp (but I do want to learn to play bass, so maybe I should've went with that story).
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-26-2010, 02:26 PM
csnow's Avatar
csnow csnow is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 181
Default Re: Some old stuff, some new stuff...

3ply Luddies.....very nice! What year are those Sonors?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-26-2010, 03:27 PM
MotownSVT's Avatar
MotownSVT MotownSVT is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Redford, MI
Posts: 4
Default Re: Some old stuff, some new stuff...

It's a Force 3003 so (and I'm not very up on my Sonor stuff as of yet) I think that's 2003 or 2004... save for one little nick on the floor tom they look like new; I don't think the guy I bought them from ever played them. Still had the factory heads on all the drums with about 30 stickmarks on each, but I swapped them out anyway 'cause they were Remos and Remos and I don't get along. :D

Also, as I dive deeper into fixing up these Ludwigs, any advice you guys can throw my way would be much appreciated. I've only gotten as far as cleaning up some of the metal hardware pieces.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com