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"RELIC" Speed King

  • $ 25000


a fully restored "RELIC" Ludwig or WFL Speed King bass drum pedal by VITALIZER DRUMS of Pocomoke City, Maryland.
    
in stock & ready to ship*
    
"RELIC" pedals have their original paint intact, stabilized & preserved with our proprietary method.  the condition and wear of the paint will be different for every pedal and that's what makes them so cool!  all unpainted parts are mirror polished.
 
includes an authentic Chicago Ludwig felt beater.  other beaters available by special request and may be subject to an additional charge. 
  
”RELIC” pedals are 100% era correct original Ludwig or WFL pedals produced from 1950–1985.  you may request a pedal from a specific era.  please specify in order notes.
    
details:
VITALIZER DRUMS is proud to announce that we will be continuing the high-quality Speed King restoration process that Jesse Carraway of DrumMechanix has become known for worldwide.
    
all pedals are meticulously restored with respect given to preserving original, factory condition while also implementing practical modifications to allow for reliable contemporary use.
    
all "RELIC" Speed King pedals have received the restoration, modification & refinishing processes outlined below.
    
restoration:
complete respectful disassembly & inspection.  variation and build date determined.  removal of 100% of old grease, goo, crust, grime & slime.  original ball bearings cleaned in a heated ultrasonic cleaner with proprietary solution.  selected parts reshaped, modified, repaired or replaced (as necessary).  internal parts tumble blasted.  all threads chased and lubricated for easy adjustment.  final inspection of all parts.  lubrication with proprietary synthetic lifetime grease.  reassembly, adjustment, tuning & play testing.  finished pedals are metal stamped with the pedal #, date restored & variation. 
 
modification:
the following proprietary modifications greatly reduce side-to-side movement & metal-to-metal contact.  this eliminates all squeaks & rattles while also mitigating existing wear and damage:
 
+ mod #01; heel-plate rod
+ mod #02; rocker rod & link
+ mod #03; link to footboard
+ mod #04; floorplate to tower
 
refinishing: 
footboard, rocker, link, toe clamp, grease caps, spring adjustment screws, t-screws, flat spring & heel-plate washer polished.  tower and floorplate original paint stabilized & preserved with our proprietary method (“RELIC” only)

your pedal and your satisfaction are guaranteed for life!

all pedals restored by VITALIZER DRUMS as well as all pedals restored in the past by Jesse of DrumMechanix are guaranteed for life.  we offer email & phone support.  if you ever have a problem with your pedal, we will fix it for free.  if you’re ever not satisfied with your pedal, we will buy it back*.

* may require approximately 4 week wait for specific era request or in extenuating circumstances
* restocking fee may apply

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