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Old 07-18-2019, 09:57 PM
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Anyone know what brand these might be? Thanks.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:28 AM
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That sure is a mish-mash of parts. American ingenuity strikes again with that tom holder!

I see three different lug types, Ludwig copy (or real), Slingerland copy and the generic "Pearl style" rectangular.

Only thing I can say for sure is it is from the mid-60's, with the re-rings and reinforcement at the spur mounts.. Later MIJ kits had very thick shells that were painted gray.

Franken drums in a very common finish.

BTW, all these pictures you post are seemingly from the same persons living room. I bet you two guys account for more than 50% of drum trading in the entire United States!
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:04 AM
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This dude is in the NY area, I'm thinking on buying one of his kits. He showed me this and this Stewart kit. I'm probably going to buy the Stewart with the cymbals that are with no-name kit.
He said it's a Stewart, but the badge says Vibra, never heard of them, were they made by the same company?
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:38 PM
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That's the guy in Patchogue, right? $99 out the door. Good deal. I didn't buy them, because Patchogue is in Suffolk County, way out on Long Island, at least a two hour drive for me. Tolls alone are probably $25 plus all the gas and time.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:41 PM
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I have a white marine pearl partial with the same lugs and hardware as the kit at the top
of the thread (The lugs look like Ludwig classics minus the distinctive lines)
On my bass drum and snare they are both badged "Fuji"
As for the mish mash of lugs that is due mostly to this hardware being
A. pretty fragile at the fastening points
and B. very seldom seen, and accordingly very hard to replace when damaged.
The generic pearl lugs being the replacements makes sense since as we all know they are so plentiful.

On the second red kit it looks like only the floor tom is badged Vibra and is Hoshino K built
it is most likely the rest is Star made and possibly Stewart badged
with the exception of the T rods on the bass
either the lugs or the swivel nuts were changed to use an assortment of various Pearl made T rods
in place of the original Star made faucet handle style T rods

That funky improvised tom mounting deal aside
The first kit above would be the more unique of the two by a good bit

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Old 05-14-2020, 04:22 PM
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This dude is in the NY area, I'm thinking on buying one of his kits. He showed me this and this Stewart kit. I'm probably going to buy the Stewart with the cymbals that are with no-name kit.
He said it's a Stewart, but the badge says Vibra, never heard of them, were they made by the same company?
The Stewart brand name was made by up to four different manufacturers over time, and some of them looked similar. As for this kit, it was made by Star based on the tom mount and the throw. There were at least 5 different manufacturers of the stencil brand drums and it always comes down to original hardware. Note that three of them used Slingerland style tom lugs which makes it more confusing.
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:46 PM
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Anyone know what brand these might be? Thanks.
I have a CB-700 snare just like yours but it's metal. The snare stand looks CB too.
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:49 PM
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Mine looks just like this,...

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Old 05-20-2020, 01:38 PM
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Those lugs remind me of the old USA made Kent drums.
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