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  • WFL and Ludwig White Marine Pearl Kit

    Here is a gorgeous vintage kit I picked up with the intent to possibly flip since I am now sitting on way too many kits.
    A prior owner painted the interiors of the drums.

    Snare - WFL
    Bass - 22" Ludwig
    Ride - 13" Ludwig
    Floor - 16" Ludwig

    I got it with all WFL hardware - flat based Hi-Hat stand, Speed King bass drum pedal, snare stand, and flat based cymbal stand.

    I also got a pair of 14" hi-hats which are very jazzy; an 18" cymbal and a 20" cymbal with rivets that is very nice. If I sell everything else, I am keeping this cymbal set up.

    It is partially cleaned up, but I still need to do some work on the bass lugs,spurs and consollette especially to get it in better shape. But, hey it looks pretty good for being around 50 years old. It sounds fantastic with the old heads!!!

    There are a lot of shadows in the pictures. The flash whitens it out a little more than it appears in person.
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    Last edited by ConvertedLudwigPLayer; 03-07-2014, 01:33 PM.
    60's Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 20-12-16; Club Date - OBP 20-12-14, 14; OBP - 20,12,14
    Gretsch USA Walnut 18x16 bass x 2, 22-12-13-14-16; Renown 8-10-12-14-14-16-22; RN2 - 24, 13, 16
    Gretsch 60's RB kit in Red Glass Glitter – 20-12-14-14
    FOR SALE: Pearl WMP Fiberglass 14-16-16 toms

  • #2
    nice drums!! i like the color!

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    • #3
      Great score CLP

      They do look to be in great condition for their age!
      You shouldn't have to much problem moving them on...
      My revamped Pearl DX kit (now with 8" tom)
      My refurbished 72 NC Deluxe Pearl Kit
      My early 80's G314LXDC Pearl Snare
      Catalogue Corner Thread
      Restoring and refinishing (vintage) drums
      My Snare build

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      • #4
        Thanks guys. I have cleaned up the spurs and L cymbal arm since I took these pictures and they look soooo much better without the rust

        I hope to get to work on the lugs in the next couple of weeks and will post pictures when I finish it up.

        They have really old heads, but man does it sound fantastic.

        The throw off on the WFL snare is a little tight and binds up a little, so I will need to clean it up and hope it moves more freely after cleaning it up. Maybe a little dab of lithium grease will help????
        60's Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 20-12-16; Club Date - OBP 20-12-14, 14; OBP - 20,12,14
        Gretsch USA Walnut 18x16 bass x 2, 22-12-13-14-16; Renown 8-10-12-14-14-16-22; RN2 - 24, 13, 16
        Gretsch 60's RB kit in Red Glass Glitter – 20-12-14-14
        FOR SALE: Pearl WMP Fiberglass 14-16-16 toms

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        • #5
          **** dude, that's a nice find. I love hardware from this era, aside from kick pedals. I'm looking for a couple more light-weight, solid straight cymbal stands from Ludwig/Rogers/Slingerland, etc.
          Ludwig WMP Concert Toms: 6/8/10/12/13/14/15/16/18/20/24, 15" custom snare. Zildjian.

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          • #6
            beautiful drums, bet they sound great. So cool to have the original hardware too!

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            • #7
              Classic score!

              Pearl Masters MCX Bronze Glass
              8x7 | 10x8 | 12x9 | 14x14 | 16x16 | 20x14G | 22x18

              Originally posted by Mike Foreman
              Practice makes perfect. But ultimately, I am living proof that you don't need to play well to enjoy gear. You might be surprised how much enjoyment you can get while still sucking.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ConvertedLudwigPLayer View Post
                The throw off on the WFL snare is a little tight and binds up a little, so I will need to clean it up and hope it moves more freely after cleaning it up. Maybe a little dab of lithium grease will help????
                I'd start with a couple of drops of machine oil or WD40 or Inox on any spots that move or are hinged. You need to get something in there to help clean and lubricate first. With the throw off removed from the drum, so you can give it a good workover or spot a hidden problem. Then after it's freed up some, you could use lithium grease...
                My revamped Pearl DX kit (now with 8" tom)
                My refurbished 72 NC Deluxe Pearl Kit
                My early 80's G314LXDC Pearl Snare
                Catalogue Corner Thread
                Restoring and refinishing (vintage) drums
                My Snare build

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                • #9
                  Great advice 3PK. Thanks!!!
                  60's Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 20-12-16; Club Date - OBP 20-12-14, 14; OBP - 20,12,14
                  Gretsch USA Walnut 18x16 bass x 2, 22-12-13-14-16; Renown 8-10-12-14-14-16-22; RN2 - 24, 13, 16
                  Gretsch 60's RB kit in Red Glass Glitter – 20-12-14-14
                  FOR SALE: Pearl WMP Fiberglass 14-16-16 toms

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                  • #10
                    Classic kit! Man I love vintage Luddys!
                    Check out my first album with Perkele!
                    My beloved Sonor S Classix
                    My vintage Hayman kit in the sun

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                    • #11
                      Quick update. I have cleaned up the hardware on the bass and snare. They look so much better now. I hope to get to the 2 toms and stands this weekend.
                      Last edited by ConvertedLudwigPLayer; 04-08-2014, 06:46 AM.
                      60's Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 20-12-16; Club Date - OBP 20-12-14, 14; OBP - 20,12,14
                      Gretsch USA Walnut 18x16 bass x 2, 22-12-13-14-16; Renown 8-10-12-14-14-16-22; RN2 - 24, 13, 16
                      Gretsch 60's RB kit in Red Glass Glitter – 20-12-14-14
                      FOR SALE: Pearl WMP Fiberglass 14-16-16 toms

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