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Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 01:09 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: This is the Display Your Slingerland Drums Thread

Here are two Slingerland snare drums that are currently waiting restoration...

a 1966 Artist in Black Diamond Pearl and a somewhat rare 1964 Student Deluxe in Sparkling Green Pearl. I'm really...
Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 01:06 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 37,553
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: This is the Display Your Slingerland Drums Thread

Hi MarkD!

A great story and a wonderful set of drums. Barrett was one fine drummer! Thanks for sharing!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Today, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Vintage Premier 2000 Snare Drum 68/69 Great Cond

Hi jojo! Thanks for the information and link. Good to know!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-24-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 37,553
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: This is the Display Your Slingerland Drums Thread

What a beauty! And, yes, I dig 'em!!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-23-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Drum/Sewing Kit

You guys crack me up!! Laughing H Thanks for the laughs!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-23-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Mirage Drums

They came out great! Another saved MIJ kit!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-23-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Majestic Deluxe 3-piece

Josh!

Wow...$30?!! I would have purchased it as well! Love those offset lugs, too! Looking forward to the "after" pictures!

-Mark
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-22-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Non Drum Related Update

That's a great picture JR! Keep your posts coming!

-Mark
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-22-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Non Drum Related Update

Hi JR!

We all greatly appreciate these updates from you. So glad to hear that your wife is in a group home that she enjoys. That's half the battle! You are blessed and fortunate that you are at...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-20-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Help please--paper tags, and what model is my Rogers?

I completely understand the two points of view from both leedybdp and O-Lugs. I would like to expand on the concept of "catalog" kits and changing sizes from those listed in the description.

As an...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-19-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Valerio Independent Percussion

Can't say I've ever heard or that company! Maybe someone else has.

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-19-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Help please--paper tags, and what model is my Rogers?

caddywumpus!

All the above comments are correct, sir! While it's nice to have a catalogued kit, you could change anything you wanted with it. From that point on, it's not so much a catalog kit as...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-18-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Conversation starter - Ringo with WMP

thin shell!

Thanks for that information!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-18-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: What Color is my snare?

jda! That's what I figured!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-17-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Conversation starter - Ringo with WMP

Hi Marty!

I believe I read about this somewhere, just not sure where right now. And, yes, it was most likely a "place-holder" kit until Ringo's OBP kit arrived. The bass drum anchor was a W&A and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-17-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: What Color is my snare?

The finish looks too light to be Walnut. A Google search of 4158W turns up some sites noting that the W is Walnut. Still, every example of Gretsch's Walnut is much darker, so I'm a bit confused with...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-17-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Rogers drum wrap

Hello Schippe...and Welcome to the forum!

A few notable sellers are Precision Drum and Jammin Sam

https://precisiondrum.com/

https://jamminsam.com/

Both sell great quality wraps from...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-17-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,096
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Opinions: Hawthorne Drum Shop

Hi Ludwigboy!

Glad to hear about your experience with Chris and Hawthorne Drums. As many have previously noted, Chris is a standup guy and I've never heard anything negative about the items they...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-15-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Oliver Ditson Co. Boston New York

I believe the largest picture size is approximately 1000x1000 pixels and around 140K. The typical picture from an iPhone is over 4x in pixel size and a huge file size. I get it that many of us don't...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-13-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

Very clean! It appears to be the Two-to-One snare drum, with 12 lugs on top and 6 on the bottom. Is that what you have?

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-12-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Vintage Gretsch wrap issue

Forgot to mention that the Burgundy Sparkle looks great, with little-to-no fading. It seems that Gretsch drums from this time period, more than any other brand, suffered from breaking and cracking of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-12-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Vintage Gretsch wrap issue

This would be my vote! While it may not be cheap, just considering the size of the box plus labor, you know it will be done right. That, plus the fact that it's an excellent kit, in a great color!...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-11-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Gretsch silver sealer evaporate?

This is my view as well. I've seen examples of early 60's shells with like-new sealer, simply due to the fact that the heads were left on and the drums not stored in high-humidity areas.

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-09-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Tama brass/ bronze pico

Tama also made this drum in a bell brass shell, meaning that it was cast and lathed. As such, there was no seam. The standard brass shell drum did, indeed, have a seam. If the pawn shop drum was all...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-09-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Tama brass/ bronze pico

Hi Spread5150!

That drum is the PM323 and shows in the 1988 Snare Drum catalog. PM stands for Power Metal. The shell is brass and the size is 3.5x14. Came with 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops top and...
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