What's your latest purchase?

SomeBadDrummer

Platinum Member
So a few weeks ago I went on and on about this nasty flea market find Ludwig snare. A 1940 Standard 7x14 mahagony shell. Put Evans G1 coated in top. Has an effortlessly loud crack with a killer rimshot. Three applications of Tung Oil. Here it is all put back to its Birthday Suit...
That is a fabulous find and restore. I guess I’ll have to start looking at flea markets because I have never found anything close to a ‘find’ like your Ludwig. Vintage stuff is so cool, glad you rescued it for a second life.
 

Mcdonap

Member
Yesterday I picked up a new Gretsch USA Custom 3 piece. 13, 16, 22x14 in black nitron. I got a phenomenal deal at my local store. I've been thinking about a Gretsch (among many others...) for quite a while. I've never actually owned Gretsch before. At any rate, the deal was so good that I knew if I did decide on a Gretsch at some point down the line I'd kick myself for not picking it up.

Still setting up/tuning/etc., but so far I'm really liking them!

Here's a quick phone pic:
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It also shows my new from a few weeks ago Gibralter Stealth rack.
 

Timmy

Active Member
Yesterday I picked up a new Gretsch USA Custom 3 piece. 13, 16, 22x14 in black nitron. I got a phenomenal deal at my local store. I've been thinking about a Gretsch (among many others...) for quite a while. I've never actually owned Gretsch before. At any rate, the deal was so good that I knew if I did decide on a Gretsch at some point down the line I'd kick myself for not picking it up.

Still setting up/tuning/etc., but so far I'm really liking them!

Here's a quick phone pic:
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It also shows my new from a few weeks ago Gibralter Stealth rack.
I'm in the market for a drum rack. I really like those stealth racks. Unfortunately, I have 4 toms, so, I don't think it would be very useful for me. Probably gonna have to go with a 3 sided rack.
 

Mcdonap

Member
I'm in the market for a drum rack. I really like those stealth racks. Unfortunately, I have 4 toms, so, I don't think it would be very useful for me. Probably gonna have to go with a 3 sided rack.
The rack is pretty neat, but you're right - not sure about using 4 toms. I mean, it could probably work with a couple of double tom holders, but you might not be able/or want to attach anything else to it.

There is a video from Gibralter on the rack and many ways it can be customized:

They make it seem pretty limitless...
 

SomeBadDrummer

Platinum Member
Yesterday I picked up a new Gretsch USA Custom 3 piece. 13, 16, 22x14 in black nitron. I got a phenomenal deal at my local store. I've been thinking about a Gretsch (among many others...) for quite a while. I've never actually owned Gretsch before. At any rate, the deal was so good that I knew if I did decide on a Gretsch at some point down the line I'd kick myself for not picking it up.

Still setting up/tuning/etc., but so far I'm really liking them!

Here's a quick phone pic:
View attachment 109644

It also shows my new from a few weeks ago Gibralter Stealth rack.
Sweet find! This is the kind of stuff that really gets me excited, post after photos please!
 

JohnnyStix

Member
The rack is pretty neat, but you're right - not sure about using 4 toms. I mean, it could probably work with a couple of double tom holders, but you might not be able/or want to attach anything else to it.

There is a video from Gibralter on the rack and many ways it can be customized:

They make it seem pretty limitless...
Why is he wearing a mask? Was there a studio audience? 🤔
 

lefty2

Platinum Member
How do you like the Trick beater? I usually play the standard Danmar felt and red wood beaters, heavier than wood?
I've been wondering about the trick beaters also and I'm use Danmar reds.
 

Frosticles

Silver Member
Looks pretty clean to me! Maybe bust out the chrome polish?! Beautiful Kit.
Has been stood for many years. All the paint has faded & the chrome has tarnished. I am off paint matching today :)
 
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