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Old 02-25-2011, 08:17 AM
poppy79424 poppy79424 is offline
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Default Re: Glossary of terms!


Originally Posted by Red Sparkle Frankenstein View Post
The important thing is that you enjoy making them look their best
1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:04 AM
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Default Re: Glossary of terms!

So if I am taking the shell of a Gretsch COB, the die-cast hoops, the 8 lugs, but I am ditching the use of a micro and butt in favor of a Trick GS007, does it make me a drum renovator. I am restoring it sort of but I am making it better for me as a players drum. I am going out of my way and being patient by trying to have someone fabricate a retroplate for me so I don't have to drill the shell. That is something I would have skipped in the past and did so. I don't want to put any more extra holes in any more vintage stuff so I have seen the light. I am secretly hoping this drum will be awesome when finished because I probably could have bought a nice, new Gretsch for what I have paid for all the parts separately.
Gretsch Nitron Glass New Classic 2010 8/10/12/14/16/22
Yamaha Cherry Wood Recording Custom 1987/2005 8/10/12/13/14/16/22
Ludwig Black Diamond Pearl 1966 5x14 S.S./13/16/22
Gretsch wood finish 1959 5x14/13/16/22
Slingerland Radio King Capri Pearl 5x14 Radio King
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: Glossary of terms!

Originally Posted by JohnG View Post
you list OBP Oyster Black Pearl

shouldn't that be BOP Black Oyster Pearl aka Mr Starkey, who i just saw last week tearing down the house at Radio City..............
The original name was Oyster Black Pearl, commonly mistakenly referred to as Black Oyster Pearl, and eventually that became the accepted name. I think drum companies started calling it that as well by the '70s.

You can usually tell the age of a drummer and how closely they paid attention to catalogs, by who uses the term in its original, correct form.

It's like the term font. We all know what is meant when we use or hear it, but what we actually should be saying is typeface. A font is a collection of the characters of a specific typeface, not the typeface style itself.

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Old 02-11-2012, 09:46 PM
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Going back on this thread...I've always heard a wing nut was exactly that: a nut (that would screw onto a threaded rod or bolt) with "wings" on it, like what goes on top of your cymbal post, most likely.

And a wing bolt is a threaded bolt with the wings, likely used on bass and tom mounts and legs.

Now, someone tell me why we call the "female" nut that screws onto a bolt a "nut"!!!
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:09 PM
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, beats me....,
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:56 AM
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I would call yr wing bolt a thumb screw.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:24 AM
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Thanks, very helpful info.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:43 PM
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Def. given to me.

Re-ring is short for reinforcing ring. They are installed inside the shell, typically on the top and bottom, and help to keep the shell "in round". Slingerland used maple reinforcing rings on their 3-ply shells. They were NOT used on the thicker 5-ply shells.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:43 AM
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How about MIJ - Made in Japan

Heck, when I first saw that, I thought it was a brand!
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:44 PM
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How about "FUBAR"?
Often found in the school system.
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