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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-08-2020, 07:43 PM
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Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Best way to clean up Ludwig Resocoat (aka white painted interiors)?

If the finish is just dirty, soap and water. Make sure you donít wipe away the date stamp(s).
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-07-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: idrum4fun

I moved last year, and to call it a daunting task after 21 years in the same house, is an understatement! I was fortunate in that one of the companies at my new job is a storage unit business. I was...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-05-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Wet sanding to remove paint from WMP

No, it only works well on covered shells.
About 5 years ago, a friend had an early 50ís Gretsch Name Band kit with a matching 6.5Ē snare! Although the FT was a late 50ís Slingerland in Red Sparkle,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-05-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,814
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Bop/Jazz Kits

I was asked to fill in for a band practice recently due to the drummer being out sick. Knowing it was a small space, I took my Jazzette. They sounded great and didnít take a lot of space.
This past...
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-05-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,076
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Unpopular Drum Opinions-Post em Here!

Vintage Gretsch chrome - the worst!
Sonor Horst Linkís - I donít get it!
Colored heads? - Címon!
Gigantic 15 pc drum sets with 20 cymbals? - do you have 8 arms and 6 legs?
There, Iím done!🎶
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-28-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By schmegeggie
Where are all the 602 crashes?

I have a beautiful set of pre serial Paiste 602 hi hats, and a nice medium ride. I have been hunting a 16 or 17 crash forever! Where are they all?
Forum: For Sale 02-24-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Ludwig 1968 Burgundy Sparkle Drum Kit

Based on the lugs on the Tom, looks 13-16-22
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-13-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Why Play Vintage?

My modern DW Collectorís Exotics are great drums. They sound and look good, they always bring compliments on both when I play them out, and theyíre built very well!
My vintage kits have a sound all...
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-04-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,155
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: I'm moving!!

I moved last year, closer to work. Was traveling an hour each way and the 100 hours/week in the summer was grueling with that drive on top of that!
I rented a climate controlled storage unit for a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-02-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Down beats

So are you blaming the dealers who export kits by the hundreds? I know those guys! I run into them at the shows and they tell me Iím asking too much for my stuff. Come Monday, theyíre packing up 5...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-01-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Down beats

Theyíre out there, just at the $2000+ price point! I got lucky finding the Burgundy Sparkle set I stumbled upon. They sound fantastic! Perhaps that is why they arenít coming up as often?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-13-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,639
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Removing paint without damaging wrap?

Wet sanding works well but is very time consuming. Working about a 6Ēx6Ē area at a time, 400 grit until you see wrap, then 600 until the paint is mostly gone. 1000 and up to 2000, then finish off...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 12-27-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Project Jazz Fest shell

Found a great Ď58 WFL shell.
Thanks for the PMís!
Forum: Wanted to Buy 12-25-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By schmegeggie
Project Jazz Fest shell

Looking for a project Jazz Fest shell, needing wrap or paint. Edges good preferably. No extra holes maybe?
PM me. Thx
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-21-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Dented Rogers Shell

Yes, as long as there are no tears in the metal, it is repairable. I have done several on a jig I have made. PM me for details if you are interested, I can repair it for you if youíd like.
I set it...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-20-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By schmegeggie
Leedy Shelly Manne snare wires

I recently picked up a nice Shelly Manne wood shell snare drum in Blue Satin Flame Pearl. Fantastic drum in need of a cleaning, BTW - the foaming bubbles and toothbrush method works great! The one...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-17-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: What's wrong with this CL ad?

I could make a list!
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,532
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: I Have Never "Gotten" Gretsch Drums

I have restored and brought back to life many snare drums and drum kits dating back to the Ď20ís(the drums that is, not me!). Several stand out. One of which was an early 50ís Gretsch kit. It came to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-10-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,271
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: My Christmas Present

I think youíll be pleased with these. Despite the mods, I would be interested to hear what you have to say about the sound after you get them where you want them.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-06-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Camco

If heís asking $1500, you can get clarification on them and use the answers as a bargain chip. As far as a kit like that, with those sizes, even with the issues, itís still a good deal in the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-08-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,036
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Ok, here's another "funny" Jazzette (not)

I have a 5 digit Jazzette 4xxxx, and it doesnít have those spurs.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-29-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,682
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: How much for this Torodor MIJ Kit?

I recently bought and restored a mostly Torodor kit. They were also blue sparkle with snare. They came with a very nice Ludwig 1121 HH stand which I kept and restored. The drums were cleaned and...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 10-29-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: EAK or IAK?

Thatís a much better understanding than I had, thanks!👍
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 10-28-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: EAK or IAK?

That worked! Thanks
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 10-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By schmegeggie
EAK or IAK?

I recently got a pair of Zildjian 13” K/Z hi hats in a drum deal. Since I already had a set, I was familiar with them and the sound. This pair however is older. They have a much larger K on the top...
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