Re: My 60's Silver Sparkle Ludwigs!
Believe me Caddy, I know! I'd love to find a Downbeat though. Has anyone played the reissued Club Date drums? That Olive Sparkle is gorgeous! I'd dump my Catalina off in a heartbeat for one of those if the sound was right. The price certainly is.
Oh yeah uniin, the RIMS mount on the rack tom is imperative for stability AND tone. I only use the rail/tom arm to hold my cowbell. Playing vintage gear makes you appreciate how far hardware has come!