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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-15-2019, 07:06 AM
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Posted By koene
Re: restoring a late 50's sonor 'the new beat' teadrop

It's been a while since I posted here, but some 3 years ago I finished my teardrop set. It's been in storage with my parents during the construction of my house (and living in a too small place for...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 10-15-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,618
Posted By koene
Re: 26" Paiste Formula 602 Medium Ride

Hi everyone,

For those interested, a paiste 602 26" was used on the lullabies to paralyze album from queens of the stone age (by drummer joey castillo). In fact, that was the same cymbal as the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-29-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,242
Posted By koene
Re: 1958 Slingerland Gene Krupa Deluxe

People who want clean cymbals, don't buy old cymbals.
People that want vintage cymbals from the 50s, they want that patina.

IF the buyer wants clean cymbals, he can clean them, but if he wants...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-26-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,984
Posted By koene
Re: Who Here Uses a 26" or Larger Ride?

Mitch, I really like the sound of that ride, thanks for sharing!

Here is another video, where you can see mick fleetwood 'using' his 26". It is the big cymbal tot his left (!) of his hihat....
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-07-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,984
Posted By koene
Re: Who Here Uses a 26" or Larger Ride?

Here's the link where I read about Joey Castillo's 26". He borrowed it from Mick Fleetwood! Thought it was a cool story to share...
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Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-07-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,984
Posted By koene
Re: Who Here Uses a 26" or Larger Ride?

Playing... or owning? Because I do own a 26" paiste forumula 602 ride, but don't play it that much. It's just a little... too much.

It has a very pleasant sound, but actually seems to be intended...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-19-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By koene
Re: Pearl wood fiberglass snare

Well, don't know if they made any, but a few years ago I bought a wood-fiberglass kit second hand. It came with a pearl snare (I suppose it was sold with that one back in the day), but that snare was...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-12-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,283
Posted By koene
Re: WMP restoration

I can't recall the exact product, but I went to a hairdresser's store and asked for peroxide cream 12% 40 vol. (like this:...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 04-12-2016, 08:37 AM
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Views: 416
Posted By koene
Re: Paiste 'Bonham" Giant Beats /"black label 2002's/80s-90s RUDES.

I have an original 24" Giant Beat from '67 that I am looking to sell... second owner and it has never been cleaned. I will send you a pm!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-11-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,283
Posted By koene
Re: WMP restoration

Hi Gerard,

Before trying the thinner and sanding method... You could try the peroxide+sun method. I did this to my '57 WMP sonor teardrop. It worked really well, although it did not whiten them...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-22-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,117
Posted By koene
Re: restoring a late 50's sonor 'the new beat' teadrop

Again a small update: 13" and 16" toms are finished (wrap with novus and inside with bee wax), but the 20" bass drum is giving me headache. I firstly glued all the cracks and then did the peroxide...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-20-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,551
Posted By koene
Re: Mysterious cymbal - need help

The left one indeed doesn't look like a giant beat. The bell is too small for that... Although I might be mistaking!
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 10-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By koene
Re: 602 ride or zildjian Rock ride?

You could look for a 24" formula 602. They should be loud enough: I have a 26" model (although you might not want to wait for such one to come up second hand) and it is really loud, although still...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-07-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,117
Posted By koene
Re: restoring a late 50's sonor 'the new beat' teadrop

Ok, it's been a 'little' while since I posted an update... I had some things going on in life, with the teardrop having the least priority, but... I restarted the restoration some weeks ago:-)
I...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-07-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By koene
Re: mapex cast bronze snare

That's a little less than 630 USD. There is very little info I can find on these drums, except for the aforementioned site. I know it's a pre-black panter snare, so pre 2003 approx. Any ideas on...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-06-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By koene
mapex cast bronze snare

Hi everyone,

it's not really vintage (only 15 something years old), but nonetheless rather rare: I have been offered a mapex solid bronze snare fro 580 euros. it's 6,5 inch deep, 3 mm cast bronze...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-07-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By koene
Re: My new Mastercraft snare :)

Hi Alex,

That is a great drum you have there! I have exactly the same one, without muffler. Very versatile snare, it is my main snare for my (blues-) and (hard-) rock bands. The snare on your pics...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-03-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By koene
Re: Snare collection so far

I don't have any issues with the snares, however, due to the roller action, it's important to use 15" snarewires, and not regular ones. I use pearl free floating wires on mine, and it works perfect!...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-03-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By koene
Re: Snare collection so far

Very nice! the mastercraft steel is truly a beast, it has been my main snare for the last few years. Which one do you prefer, the sonor or the tama steel? Also, is there any difference sound-wise...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By koene
Re: Newsound Brass snare?

thanks for the answer Brian! I just contacted the seller and he will check te costs to send it my direction, but I think I will take the shot... I actually just found a sound file on the internet of...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By koene
Newsound Brass snare?

Hi everyone!

Just saw this one on a craigslist: a 'newsound' deluxe brass snare drum. All I can find about new sound is that is was a cheapo Taiwanese drum company, who made copies of Tama and...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-28-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,117
Posted By koene
Re: restoring a late 50's sonor 'the new beat' teadrop

Magnus and Henk: Wow, thanks for this information! this thread is also really instructive for myself... the bearing edges on my FT are also not in 100% shape, but will be much easier to restore than...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-27-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,117
Posted By koene
Re: restoring a late 50's sonor 'the new beat' teadrop

I also started cleaning the chrome on some lugs.

On the first picture, you can see the difference between an 'original' lug (left) and some other lugs which have been left in vinegar for two...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,117
Posted By koene
Re: restoring a late 50's sonor 'the new beat' teadrop

Thanks for the nice words and encouragements everyone! It's nice to see some people here are interested in this restoration.

@ Magnus & Retrosonic: this kit has international sizes indeed, must be...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-26-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,117
Posted By koene
Re: restoring a late 50's sonor 'the new beat' teadrop

As you can see on these pictures, the wmp wrap on the bassdrum has some serious damage on 2 spots. The outer layer of the wrap has come loose, revealing the white layer underneath. I would like to...
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