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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-26-2015, 05:58 PM
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Posted By royal ace
Re: Premier.....just picked up..Need a Premie expert

I can attest; you've got some fine drums.
my new wife & new drums; Rome, 1963
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv310/ronschwerin/Chez%20Schwerin/Rome64atJohnEatons.jpg

NYC, w/ Jim Pepper: 1983...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-05-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,439
Posted By royal ace
Re: Sonor Phonic vs Champion 4 Jazz? Opinions?

As a Phonics player since 1985, I second everything Magnus has said. Mine is c.1978 'Natural Beech'.
It was a consignment sale @ $600. The 13x9 tom is a recent acquisition which I couldn't resist,...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,862
Posted By royal ace
Re: My new Premier 2000 snare

The shell may be steel, it wasn't specified. Given the very good condition of the plating on a 1972 drum in need of 'restoration', I'd lay odds it's steel. The magnet test will determine which....
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By royal ace
Re: why I sold my Sound King

I'm not sure I understand the question.
If it refers to the Sound King, I used plastic straps.
The Premier employs extended wires with hooks that attach to transverse rods inside the throw and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By royal ace
why I sold my Sound King

The Slingerland 6.5 Sound King is indeed a fine drum.
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv310/ronschwerin/DRUMS/Picture1-1.jpg

However, I don't need two 6.5 brass shelled snares and, for me,...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-25-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By royal ace
Re: One Less Sonor HLD 590 Snare Drum In The World

I couldn't resist checking the seller out. It's hard to fathom how he could find takers for his ridiculously inflated prices, and not only for parts. Proof of the axiom; 'there's a sucker born every...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-21-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By royal ace
Re: Calf heads

It isn't just a matter of replicating a particular sound.There is no substitute for the feel of calf… its resilience/bounce is an essential characteristic.

Ron
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-02-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By royal ace
Re: 1958 Gretsch?

Although I hesitate to question 1958 as your date of purchase, the
die-cast, stick saver snare and tom hoops, as well as the floor tom leg brackets and the bass drum claws and rod handles on your...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-12-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,842
Posted By royal ace
Re: Premier Royal Ace?

From the photo it appears the wires are intact and the drum should clean up nicely… congrats.
Let us know when you have it in hand.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-22-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By royal ace
Re: Tell me about this Premier snare, please!

Spart, Those are two super specimens, indeed!

How 'bout a 6.5" COB Royal Ace? This one's a bit rough, but it functions flawlessly, sounds great and I picked it up for a song!...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-09-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By royal ace
Re: Tell me about this Premier snare, please!

2 Royal Aces:
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv310/ronschwerin/DRUMS/PREMIERROYALACE55small.jpg (http://s694.photobucket.com/user/ronschwerin/media/DRUMS/PREMIERROYALACE55small.jpg.html)...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-09-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,826
Posted By royal ace
Re: Larry Bunker Tuning

Sorry, I agree with Poetman, I don't buy the batter higher than reso idea.
For maximum tonal purity and projection, top and bottom tuned to the same pitch with wide open b.d. and soft b.d. beater...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-29-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By royal ace
Re: My new early 60's? Premier kit.........am I right?

Solid black makes it more desirable to me... its the most, in fact.

Imo, if quality and rarity actually dictated price, that set would be worth more than a Gretsch or Ludwig of the same period.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By royal ace
Re: Pre '72 Premier Silver Star

DJ, Spart, You'd appreciate this set.

Not right for me, but gorgeous.. these appear...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-20-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By royal ace
Re: Pre '72 Premier Silver Star

Hey Spart,
Nice to see you.
I thought Lokfast referred to stands, not drums.
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv310/ronschwerin/DRUMS/DSC_0100small.jpg...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By royal ace
Re: 1950's Leedy & Ludwig knob tension kit

They're hoping for someone with more dollars than sense... good luck with that!
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By royal ace
Re: Show your 1920's drummers!! A photo archive

My father's band, 1928. He's the drummer.http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv310/ronschwerin/Chez%20Schwerin/ARTSBandcirca1929.jpg...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By royal ace
Re: My new Mastercraft snare :)

Troutstudio,
This is the 6.5 version. Superb design, superb build, superb response/sound.... the quality from that period is up there with Sonor, IMO. Ron...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By royal ace
Re: Leedy Snaredrum should i go for it?

Even with the lack of images... no pics of throw off, butt or snares...
it's obviously not even remotely "collectable". The shell has been poorly refinished, the plating has been crudely removed...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By royal ace
Re: Finally complete! 1950-'53 Radio King 7X14 Hollywood Ace

HER? Are you referring to to your daughter?

I'm confused by your post, because a drum is an IT, not a "SHE".

Ron
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,876
Posted By royal ace
Re: Classic Premier Drum Kit

David, you are obviously an old Premier hand!
I bought my first set in Rome in '63. The dealer installed the tom mount on the b.d. to my specs. I'm a lefty.
The earlier mount required only 3 small...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-18-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,876
Posted By royal ace
Re: Classic Premier Drum Kit

On the other hand...
PLAYERS & COLLECTORS, Rejoice! Gather ye Premier bargains while ye may!

Ron
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,876
Posted By royal ace
Re: Classic Premier Drum Kit

The later, redesigned lugs, b.d. claws and tom mount would indicate international size.

Ron
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-16-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By royal ace
Re: 1940 slingerland extended snare wire

Here's a solution. I'll sell him my drum for $1200. He can use the wires.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By royal ace
Re: 1940 slingerland extended snare wire

http://www.drumfarm.com/pre1416f.jpg
Never mind "stretched out". They're too short. They work on the 3-point w/bridges but not on the early slotted Clam.

Ron
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