Is vintagedrums.com OK to buy from?

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  1. GretscHead

    GretscHead Well-Known Member

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    I’m in need of bd parts for a slingy restoration and thru a slingy fb page I got a response from the man behind vintagedrums.com

    Should or shouldn’t I buy from him?
    He’s charging 10 bucks per lug or 15 bucks for 1 pair of claws&rods...

    Any help is much appreciated
     
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    Ray Dee Oh King Very well Known Member

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    So who gave you that quote? Ive bought a few things from people on that forum and didnt have any issues, but then again theres many members on there.
     
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    K.O. DFO Master

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    GretscHead Well-Known Member

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    Not the forum, bur this site
    http://vintagedrums.com/
     
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    GretscHead Well-Known Member

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    Rich K. DFO Master

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    When buying parts, especially if you've been solicited from your wanted ad, and the the seller doesn't take regular PayPal (not friends and family), run away. If he asks for check, money order, wire transfer or "gift" payment, don't do it. Most sellers that ask for that are usually reputable, but ALL of the potential scammers do it that way.
    There are plenty of Slingerland parts out there.

    Also, although pretty interchangeable, Slingerland lugs varied over different eras.
     
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    jptrickster DFO Master

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    Vintage drums. Com good guy Jason Ward have done bizz with him for many years
     
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    JazzDrumGuy DFO Master

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    I don't know this guy, but I have vintage real Slingerland bass drum lugs if you need them....probably 16 of them......from a 60's shell......I may have 70's claws, but no T-Rods.
     
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    funkypoodle DFO Veteran

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    A photo of the lug type you are looking for would help. There are many on ebay cheaper than 10 a lug.
     
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    GretscHead Well-Known Member

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    60’s lugs
     
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    GretscHead Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to mention I need the small lugs
    Bass drum is an 18” concert tom
     
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    JazzDrumGuy DFO Master

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    Mine are large bass lugs, sorry......and I can't find my 70's claws!
     
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    K.O. DFO Master

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    Same place as I linked above has the small lugs and the claws as well.

    I can fully understand anyone wanting to use the original vintage parts on a project and, all things being equal, so would I, but sometimes using new parts that are indistinguishable from the originals once on the drum makes more sense cosmetically (shiny new chrome), functionally (not worn out, stripped, or cracked) and budgetarily (not as expensive) particularly on a set that is not destined as a museum piece.

    https://drumsonsale.com/parts/lugs/tom-tom-lug-dc-025.html

    https://drumsonsale.com/parts/bass-drum-claws/steel-bass-drum-claw-pr-057.html
     
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    marko52 Piper At the Gates of Dawn

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    This is the important info, right here. If jpt knows the seller, then he's good to go.........marko
     
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    I know this guy hes totally legit and cool , very passionate about vintage drums no worries there.
     
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    Thanks to everyone chiming in. I also have a good impression of the man and his business, but think his prices are a bit...eh uhm pricey:)
    I’ll definitely go for the repros

    Love this forum!

    Svein
    Norwegian
     
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    Good luck Again.

    I am building a Rogers vintage snare. I have the Vintage shell, but I have decided to buy all new lugs, a new throw off in a new butt plate. Yes, it's not a real build, as I am making a tribute snare, but that's fine. The new hardware should be pretty sturdy even though I'm very impressed with original vintage Rogers parts.
     

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