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Forum: Vintage Drums 06-18-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,468
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Is Anyone Still Using This Forum?

Like many, I check in frequently, but I too am guilty of lurking and not posting much these days. For me, part of it was screen/keyboard fatigue from finishing out the school year remotely. Since...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-02-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Sonor Teardrop 2

Super cool kit Johnny! Best lugs ever...but should be re-nicknamed “lawn dart lugs” IMHO.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-22-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Lido Supreme...just a Lido with sour cream?

Thanks gantro!
The bass head is one I found quite by accident on Reverb. At the time I didn’t have a 22 kick to put it on, but I’m a physics teacher so it was calling to me. The head is black and...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-21-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Lido Supreme...just a Lido with sour cream?

As a teacher this pandemic has the silver lining of giving me time at home to complete some projects that have been on the side-burner.

Thanks to the nice folks at Drum Factory Direct, and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-03-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Drum collection

I second the sentiment on the Red White and Blue kit...super cool!
There is a local (sometimes) band called Drummer that is made up of mostly drummers from other local bands. Patrick Carney of the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-23-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste

That was Dr. John with the intro to that one right? I’m sad he’s gone. Loved the Meters, especially the Jungle Man song...first time hearing them. What kind of kit was he playing? Loved the white...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-24-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Price shaming

Good points made by all!
This reminds me of a thread I started a while back about a tangentially related topic.
My observation was that some sellers may be “chumming the water” (so to speak) with...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-25-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Ludwig B/O COW kit pricing help needed.

Merry Christmas to all who have chimed the rest of you Ba Humbug! Just kidding. I always appreciate the wisdom of the VDF.
It is interesting that the opinions on the 18in floor tom are...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-24-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Ludwig B/O COW kit pricing help needed.

Thanks for the input Jaghog.
Hoppy, I purposely kept my number to myself so it would not influence other’s opinions. If my number is way off of the estimates I get from VDF members, then I will...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-24-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Mr.Toast
Ludwig B/O COW kit pricing help needed.

Happy Hollidays everyone! Hopefully this post finds you resting up from yesterday’s airing of grievances and feats of strength. I know I am a little sore from being pinned (again) by my 80 year old...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-04-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: 1967 Ludwig Super Sensitive Restoration

I just got back a re-chromed 1965 Supra. It was a longer process than expected, but the wait turned out to be well worth it. I sent it to a local shop (Abel Metals in Cleveland) that had never done a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-26-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,631
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: 1971 Ludwig Set Has Arrived!

One way to deal with the wrap edge lift is to cut very thin strips of two sided tape, the heavy duty 3M kind, and tuck them beneath the lifting edge carefully with tweezers. It will keep the problem...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-25-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Need lug identification help

I don’t think that it’s a Star 924 lug. I have polished two full kits worth of those. Maybe a Trixon?
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-04-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,348
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Early 60's Sonor Teardrop - Wrap ID and Spare Parts

Sweet kit! Those Sonor lawndart lugs are my all time fave.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Mr.Toast
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-15-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,219
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Drum Poll....Kits looks good, bad?????

1st impression...If Justice sold drum kits...all it needs is a Unicorn.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-15-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Star Drums

Forum member and Star aficionado Ralf (from Germany) was kind enough to sell me some of his beautiful reproduction Star badges. As for the tension rods...I ran into a dead end when trying to find a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-03-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,835
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Riddle me THIS....

Here is my $.02 ...

I think that the vintage guitar market is different in several ways...

1. It is easier to pin down the rarity of guitars, the factory stats make it pretty clear how many of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-01-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Ludwig hoop repair SOS

They make metal clips with grip material on them that slip over the hoop where the bass drum pedal attaches to prevent clamp damage to the wooden hoop. Possibly you could use one to bridge the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-01-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Fixing Faded Sparkle Finishes

I have heard of people using markers to rehab faded psych red and citrus mod wraps. I have used the silver metallic Sharpie markers to disguise some dark spots on chrome hardware here and there. It...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,765
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Value of this Slingerland kit

The plastic covered gold couch is a huge “red flag” that you are dealing with someone who struggles with reality.
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-13-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,707
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Let's see your drum room!!

The best name for a drum room ever...The Drumgeon! VDF member J!m has trademarked it though, so you can always call it your beat laboratory like the movie Step Brothers.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-13-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: Cleaning Red Sparkle Wrap

Most of the guys here recommend Novus plastic products...they come in several levels of abrasive. I have also used an automotive product called PlastX by Meguire’s I think.
Taking lugs off...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-12-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,012
Posted By Mr.Toast
Re: New Guy With New MIJ Kit

Hi Mark,
Beautiful display of beautiful snares! If you ever consider parting with the Fantasia Pearl snare please let me know. I'm elbows deep this summer in the resto of a Lido Supreme double bass...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-11-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By Mr.Toast
Fantasia Wrap Resto Problems

This summer I have been restoring a Star (Lido Supreme) Fantasia Pearl kit and have run into some "interesting" wrap issues...

The wrap on the two up toms is "slumped" a little causing some...
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