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Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 05:35 PM
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Re: What's this antique pedal?

Granto, Yes, one of these days I will be shamed into starting a thread about old pedals. For all the Ludwig pedal fans I can really recommend Steve Zemanek's (SAZ) new book on Ludwig pedals from...
Forum: Vintage Drums Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
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Re: What's this antique pedal?

The generic name for these types of pedals is an overhang or "Omaha" pedal. The Omaha reference is from the Olney 1887 U.S. patent 357093. The rod from above stops at the beater ball and there is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-17-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
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Re: Cocktail Drum Outfits

Its not pre-1970 (1993 I think) but Tommy Winkler of Nashville made four very unusual ported cocktail drums with three heads. The third head was a snare head installed on a shaped bottom that just...
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-17-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
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Re: Charlie Watts---Trixon drums??

Where did they get alligators to cover drums in Germany? Maybe it was Danube crocodiles.... (sorry I couldn't help it)
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-25-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
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Re: Home made Bop set with tunable floor "snoms"

The Yamaha floor tom tuning mechanism is almost identical to some timpani mechanisms with a "spider" on the inside. I think the first example of this was Ludwig for Ray Bauduc (1930's?). It is on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-25-2021, 05:56 PM
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Views: 201
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Home made Bop set with tunable floor "snoms"

I couldn't figure out how to add photos to a discussion with Robyn ("Wiggle Woman") so I will post them here. My first set was a used Slingerland Radio King that my folks got me from a pawn shop. I...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-21-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
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Re: Big Shout Out to Robyn64 and Peddle Pusher

All I did was write and mail a check, but Robyn is THE BOMB (I think that is what the younger set says). As she says, "Stay Wiggly". Hang in there Mark. Joe
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-19-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
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Re: Treeworks chimes... which one?

I have the double row Tree Works chimes and also the model with the repeating pitches (forgot the name) and I think you would be very satisfied with any of their products and especially the double...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-14-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
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Re: 'Good' head for gong/pancake drum?

I put medium weight Remo Renaissance heads on several marching bass drums that ranged from 16" up to 36" for use in percussion ensembles. We also had two 38" single headed bass drums with six inch...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-09-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,369
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Re: Need A Kit

Dudes, When you get a drum set figured out, I would be glad to reimburse for shipping. I can do a check or PayPal. Next time I am in San Antonio we can go to Mi Tierra or that wonderful deli from...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 12-02-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
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Re: Wanted old bass drum late 1800s, early 1900

How about a "new" bass drum that just looks old? We recycle old marching bass drums into rope tensioned bass drums and add the internal light bulbs and have fun with them. Just a thought. This may...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-06-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
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Re: What do I do to prepare a bearing edge for staining?

I don't know what Tama used for your tom or what shade you are attempting to match, but I use Orange Shellac from a big box or hardware store that seems to work fine for natural wood drum shell...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-28-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
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Re: Ludwg External Snare Drum Mufflers?

I have never seen any Ludwig brand external snare drum mufflers but have been wrong lots of times and lately. I have seen folks muffle mylar head (as opposed to Kevlar) marching drums with small...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
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Re: ASBA Caroline Pedals

Carolinas can be colorful pedals. Sounds like you are having a good time with both the Caroline and Jacque Capelle. What's not to love?
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-06-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
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Re: 16x16 floor tom to snare drum.

Sorry to not read your post clearly. Yes, I have used shorter length snare units to see how a drum sounds until I can get a correct length snare unit. I usually use ribbon instead or string...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-05-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
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Re: 16x16 floor tom to snare drum.

I have good friend who makes rope tensioned drums of this size and larger and they sound great (Heritage Drum Company). If you decide to go with the 42 strand snares you will probably need to make...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-01-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
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Re: Out with the old...

I would propose option four which is to make your set in the desired sizes from parts harvested from used Ludwig drums. You can buy a beat up Ludwig set (or marching drums and orphans) and scavenge...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-25-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By Pedal_Pusher
Re: Refurbish kick drum beater

I don't think you can get the metal cup off (and back on) very easily without a risk of messing up its shape. I have not done it, but I would think it would be better to cut the beater portion off...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-25-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By Pedal_Pusher
Re: Refurbish kick drum beater

I don't usually replace the felt on old bass drum beaters but I do often clean the really old hard felt ones with a Clorox pen used for spot removal. I have also poured straight Clorox in a metal...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-22-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
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Re: ASBA Caroline Pedals

Capelle had several versions of their wonderful pedals. Here are some photos. There were two versions of the "pole" model, round tube and square tube. They also made wonderful high hat stands. I...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-13-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
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Re: Do you see what I see in photo?

If the Tama tom is a 20", how big are those "high hat" cymbals? Maybe I need to put on my old man reading glasses...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-10-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pedal_Pusher
Re: Paul McCartney was right...

I will have to send you a tee shirt I have that says "Old Dudes Rock Harder". I always thought that folks who played jazz or other styles made better rock and show drummers. It has something to do...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-08-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By Pedal_Pusher
Re: Marching Drum Heads?

Sorry it took me so long to get some photos of the Blaemire snare drum shell. I got this from helping Tommy Winkler of Nashville move out of his shop. If I understand correctly he custom made it...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-29-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By Pedal_Pusher
Re: Doug Clifford's CCR Camco kit.

I remember reading at the Phoenix MIM display that Doug kept knocking over his Camco cymbal stands so the roadies put some circular stage weights over the tripod legs. That kept the stands stable...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-27-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By Pedal_Pusher
Re: Marching Drum Heads?

Brian, Since you have a 15" diameter drum you made the perfect choice with the WFL snare stand. My high school band marched 12" by 15" parade drums and I remember that they would fit on those...
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