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Old 11-09-2010, 06:11 PM
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I like the use of bare pot metal for the BD mount/BD rods etc.......classy! NOT!
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:39 PM
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The tom mount plate looks like a pole base from a walkway. More like a utilitarian usage and multi-function part. Those are actually pretty cool looking drums to be honest.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:48 PM
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What a great story. Thanks for sharing
Agreed. Great example of the power of "the Internets"

Liberty Devitto had some amazing stories from the Billy Joel
tours in the former USSR.

What really knocked him out was the potential danger a drummer fan could be in if they were lucky enough to receive sticks, heads, or on the last leg of the tour, his cymbals and hardware.

The party's enforcement community did not approve...

Wow.

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Old 11-09-2010, 11:26 PM
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I LOVE THIS SITE!All questions will eventually be answered!A bass drum with triple flange hoops.A hi hat with a bootleg spur-lok footboard.Handrail tom mount reciever-amazing,comrade!
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:53 AM
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George great story.Here in Serbia(former Yugoslavia),was different in that time.We were something in between east and west.With our pasports you could travel where ever you want,and pasports were expensive(if you know what I mena,hihihi).But was not stories to buy American or European drums here.You could import it from some store i Germany for example,and there were couple of exporters from London and from Hamburg.You needed some certification that you are musician from some musician association and you could import it,but import taxes were not low,and cost of the transport.So many musicians went to Germany to play some folk music from here to a people from here who worked in Austria,France,Germany,and they bring with them from here some old beat up Amati,throw them away when they are abroad,buy a good western drum,and when they come back did not pay custom taxes.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:59 AM
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Cool stuff Dule,

can you post a pic or two of some Russian hi hats/foot pedals with Cyrillic writing on them?

that would be sweet!

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Old 11-10-2010, 11:43 AM
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Cool stuff Dule,
can you post a pic or two of some Russian hi hats/foot pedals with Cyrillic writing on them?
that would be sweet!
thanks
Khm-mm...

Case that no any brand stamps on hardware or other parts of this kind of soviet/russuan kit - paper labels only, except for cymbals - they are marked.
But it will be in my next long story...I hope, soon...

Lucky drumming to all !!
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:24 PM
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F 42 Thanks for posting and the story,always fun to learn about drums from far away locales.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:04 AM
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So, guys, I continue my story about the factory drums EPOIMI.

As I said earlier, there is no labels on drums - stickers only.
But all the cast heads clamping screws of stands spurs had a brand image of mermaid and the price in rubles.
You can see pics of the penultimate version of these drums, with two tom-holder plates on BD and fun stickers. It is clearly seen that during all the producing time BD-lugs and tenson rods is a Premier's copy 1958-1966.
Early versions of the kits were completed with a set of brass cymbals which had a strange sound like a old kitchen utensils. Later cymbal's metal was changed to bronze-nickel alloy, similar to used in East Germany, but did not sound so good.

All the pics from Ukranian drummers site.

To be continued...
George.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:07 AM
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Cool stuff there George!

It must have sucked to have to play such crap cymbals though........

Weren't Paiste/Zils available though for big Rubles?
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