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Old 06-02-2011, 09:52 AM
JoeT JoeT is offline
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Default Continental Drums????

Does anyone know anyting about Contnental drums? I just picked up an old Ludwig kit and the seller through in the Continental kit free. Pretty cool looking japanese kit with matching snare.

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Old 06-02-2011, 01:20 PM
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Does anyone know anyting about Contnental drums? I just picked up an old Ludwig kit and the seller through in the Continental kit free. Pretty cool looking japanese kit with matching snare.

Thanks!!!
Pix please! I can tell you when I see the lugs and the strainer on the snare. Also the tom mount will tell some as well.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:14 PM
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Pix please! I can tell you when I see the lugs and the strainer on the snare. Also the tom mount will tell some as well.
I will take some pics when i am off work and post them later tonight.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: Continental Drums????

The Continentals I know are Pearl stencil MIJ/MIT w/hex rod mounts.Six lug bass/snare -bare bones jobs.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:11 AM
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Default Re: Continental Drums????

I picked these up last night the drums are not so great. Pretty poor but they were free. oh well.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:32 AM
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I would still like to see what they are. Are they damaged? Or are they just old MIJ? The reason I ask is there may be a solution so you don't have to store them, unless you want to tear them down and do a little work to get them up to gigging specs. If they ave a cool wrap, they are really worth the effort, if for nothing more than stage presence.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:33 AM
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I picked these up last night the drums are not so great. Pretty poor but they were free. oh well.
Who cares! They're round, and you can hit 'em with a stick. Even better... they're FREE!

Yeah post those pix. Free drums always have a 'halo' that shows up around them when photographed. Please be sure to adjust your lighting...
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Gobs of snares... if you don't already have some, get some Acrolites.

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Old 08-20-2012, 11:00 AM
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Wow, I just found this after looking through old posts here. my first kit was a Continental, sold to me in the summer 1988 as a "Pearl Continental" by some (at the time) teenager. I sold them the same way a few years later so I could buy a Royal Pewter Imperialstar that sat in the store since the 80s. I have a goofy pic of me playing them back in the 80s when I was maybe 11. The finish looked like they had been spray painted but man, did that bass drum sound nice. I still think of it when I tune my current bass drum up.
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