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mortar
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Oct 30th, 2011 09:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This time it's a 1965 Ludwig Downbeat set.

Sizes are 14x20 14x14 8x12. Nickel hardware that are covered with years of muck and tarnish. Drums were all professionally painted.

Not pretty

(This message was last edited by mortar at 07:45 PM, Oct 30th, 2011)

mortar
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Oct 30th, 2011 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Initially the plan was to strip the paint and try and salvage the gold sparkle wrap. The bass had some extra holes and the floor tom was beat up pretty good I decided to just remove the wrap and re-wrap them. I found a hell of deal on some wrap on E-bay.

Exposed wrap

Lazmo

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Oct 31st, 2011 06:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looking forward to the finished kit...

I'd love a kit in those sizes, as it's not real hard to pick up a 16" floor tom and... 1 up 2 down.

My preferred setup.


mortar
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Oct 31st, 2011 06:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My little music room really is better suite for a set this size and I really dig a 14" floor tom..

I scored 2.5 sheets of burgundy sparkle wrap on e-bay that should look killer..

(This message was last edited by mortar at 05:46 AM, Nov 7th, 2011)

Lazmo

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Oct 31st, 2011 06:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They are great sizes +1

mortar
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Nov 7th, 2011 05:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The nickel hardware is cleaning up nicely

Ludwig rail consolette

mortar
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Nov 11th, 2011 05:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wrap has been delivered..

Burgundy sparkle

mortar
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Nov 13th, 2011 03:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

12" and 14" are wrapped.

I'm re-painting the interiors while I'm at it..


12" tom

(This message was last edited by mortar at 10:49 PM, Nov 13th, 2011)

mortar
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Nov 27th, 2011 07:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A snare to match to kit.. Started out as a 6 lug, Ludwig shell. I filled the holes, drilled it for 8 lugs and wrapped it up in the last piece of wrap I had..

Frankensnare

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Klaus & The Rooster have been there, too
Nov 27th, 2011 08:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice.

mortar
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Nov 28th, 2011 05:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Setup for the first test run..

Down Beat

Hammond101
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Nov 28th, 2011 11:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Wrap has been delivered.. "

Are you glueing or taping?

I'm in the middle of some late 60s Rogers. I think I want to glue the wrap.

mortar
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Nov 28th, 2011 03:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use a contact cement, 3M-30NF

The people that do this a lot recommend this glue over the solvent base contact cement.


This will last you a life time..

mortar
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Dec 2nd, 2011 05:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Setup with all vintage cymbals, stands, hardware, and Ludwig logo reso head..

Down Beat

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Dec 2nd, 2011 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Super looking kit.

I'm for sure going to glue. Just seems the only real way to have it last and lay smoothly as yours does.

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