Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Vintage Drums

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 09-29-2020, 07:23 AM
O-Lugs O-Lugs is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 4,654
Default Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

Ironic...This place has been provided free of charge for over 15 years...thousands of posts over that time. Thousands of questions asked/answered....thousands of pictures posted...videos...etc. And now, after all this time, some ingrate comes along and tries to cast blame on the owner for not caring...wow.

We are all in an extremely small and specialized segment of the musical instrument world and lots of knowledge has been given out to people already. Once questions have been answered and people have been educated, they often don't come back. The "regulars" remain...just in case...but the growing lack of interest in vintage drums isn't the owner's fault. It's just the way things have evolved.


What have you done to help the forum, Drumbob? How much money have you contributed to the site? Nothing? And yet, here you are, using this place to plug your book with every post.
__________________
"God is dead." -Nietzsche

"Nietzsche is dead." -God
  #32  
Old 09-29-2020, 10:38 AM
larryz larryz is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Western PA
Posts: 2,137
Default Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

I'm down to one kit and this stupid virus and response has (hopefully) temporarily put live music on hold. Maybe that's why the slowness.
__________________
The greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. - Joyce Meyer
  #33  
Old 09-29-2020, 11:31 AM
leedybdp leedybdp is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,194
Default Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

If I'm in any way typical of vintage drum nuts, this long period of being housebound except for necessities (for the intelligent people among us) has us looking at our drums and wondering what we can do to improve them or spiff 'em up. This forum has been an oasis of information and ideas for us. Just yesterday I dug this out of my stash of future projects.
It needs to be cleaned. I need to add one lug, internal tone control, hoops, and heads. It also needs a strainer. I need to figure out which type will fit the two mounting holes positioned 2 3/8" apart. I think that 2 1/2" would also work if one or both of the holes is/are slightly enlarged. Any suggestions about a strainer?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Slingy Aluminum Snare #1 (1).JPG
Views:	24
Size:	63.1 KB
ID:	132482   Click image for larger version

Name:	Slingy Aluminum Snare #2.JPG
Views:	14
Size:	79.4 KB
ID:	132483   Click image for larger version

Name:	Slingy aluminum snare #3.JPG
Views:	18
Size:	70.7 KB
ID:	132484  
__________________
No matter how far you push the envelope, it is still stationery.
  #34  
Old 09-29-2020, 12:16 PM
leedybdp leedybdp is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,194
Default Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

Hey lookie here what I found a few minutes after posting about the Slingy aluminum shell. The missing lug was in my parts stash. I can't remember why I removed it and put it in there. I've got a strand of snares, and some usable drum heads. I may even have usable non-Slingy hoops. This "birman" strainer fits in the holes from the original Slingy strainer. I'll look for a suitable internal tone control which may show up here at home. And, when it comes time to reassemble the drum, I may just bite the bullet and use the "birman" strainer. By the way, I know it's a P something or other. Which one is it?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	birman strainer.JPG
Views:	12
Size:	58.3 KB
ID:	132485  
__________________
No matter how far you push the envelope, it is still stationery.
  #35  
Old 09-29-2020, 12:24 PM
thin shell thin shell is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 266
Default Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

If you don't care about it being vintage, I have heard very good things about the Inde strainer. It has adjustable hole spacing so should work fine. They have two styles of butt plates if you want to replace that too.
https://www.indedrum.com/drum-upgrad...ainerbuttplate
  #36  
Old 09-29-2020, 12:54 PM
leedybdp leedybdp is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,194
Default Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

Quote:
Originally Posted by thin shell View Post
If you don't care about it being vintage, I have heard very good things about the Inde strainer. It has adjustable hole spacing so should work fine. They have two styles of butt plates if you want to replace that too.
https://www.indedrum.com/drum-upgrad...ainerbuttplate
Thanks for the tip. I think that if I disregard authenticity, that "birman" strainer would probably do alright.
__________________
No matter how far you push the envelope, it is still stationery.
  #37  
Old 09-29-2020, 01:30 PM
slingerfan slingerfan is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 878
Default Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

That is a #140 Aluminum snare. A "Rapid" strainer would be original. You want one like this with the three hole slider: http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/drcj...s_rapid-5.html Yours is a 70's to early 80's model. If you have the serial number we could figure out the correct tone control.
  #38  
Old 09-29-2020, 02:21 PM
leedybdp leedybdp is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,194
Default Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

Quote:
Originally Posted by slingerfan View Post
That is a #140 Aluminum snare. A "Rapid" strainer would be original. You want one like this with the three hole slider: http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/drcj...s_rapid-5.html Yours is a 70's to early 80's model. If you have the serial number we could figure out the correct tone control.
Thanks for the help the serial number is 135486.
I just ordered a Ludwig tone control that will fit the holes and the knob looks pretty much OK.
__________________
No matter how far you push the envelope, it is still stationery.
  #39  
Old 09-29-2020, 08:50 PM
Olimpass Olimpass is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Windy City Suburb
Posts: 1,096
Default Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotarded View Post
Hi, I'm new here. Can anyone tell me what my Biman snare is worth?? Here's a pic!
OMG, that is too funny!!
“Ladies or Gentlemen” it’s a Biman.
  #40  
Old 09-29-2020, 10:12 PM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,344
Default Re: Hello......Is This Thing Working?

Quote:
Originally Posted by O-Lugs View Post
Ironic...This place has been provided free of charge for over 15 years...thousands of posts over that time. Thousands of questions asked/answered....thousands of pictures posted...videos...etc. And now, after all this time, some ingrate comes along and tries to cast blame on the owner for not caring...wow.

We are all in an extremely small and specialized segment of the musical instrument world and lots of knowledge has been given out to people already. Once questions have been answered and people have been educated, they often don't come back. The "regulars" remain...just in case...but the growing lack of interest in vintage drums isn't the owner's fault. It's just the way things have evolved.


What have you done to help the forum, Drumbob? How much money have you contributed to the site? Nothing? And yet, here you are, using this place to plug your book with every post.
I was thinking the exact same thing, well said!
__________________

Thank you!
Jeff C

"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign