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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums Today, 06:45 AM
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Re: Re-stain or not?

That drum is what would be called a "survivor". It is in great shape for its age, shows scars from its life, and has all of its original parts.

In the collector car world, in the not so distant...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 74
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Re: Re-stain or not?

I'm more of the feeling that unless I am immortal, I am merely the custodian of anything I own. They are only original once so unless something is really far gone, I try to do as little as is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-07-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By thin shell
Re: Rogers Hi-Hat Compression Springs?

Remove the springs and stretch them. Unless the metal has gone soft, which is doubtful, they should be good for many more hundreds of hours of play.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-02-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,876
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Standard Granitone Questions

There are several makers of trunk paint that comes in a spray can. That is the only way to apply that type of splatter finish. Ludwig, being Ludwig, would use whatever they could get their hands on....
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-27-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By thin shell
Re: Did Camco drums ever not have vent holes?

Are you sure you have Camco and not George Way drums? I think George Way drums always had badges but with no badges how do you know which one you have?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-24-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By thin shell
Re: Cleaning of an old Multi Clamp (Tama MC6)

The MC6 was Die Cast aluminum. It never had a shiny finish. It was basically is as cast finish with some grinding marks from removing some of the casting flash.

The one in this Reverb listing...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-15-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig 70s Rail Consolette bolt size

The tilter bolt is 1 1/4" and the rail bolt is 1 1/2". You are looking for Carriage bolts. The head size is just under 3/4". This is not critical but just for reference.

I do not recommend...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-15-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 802
Posted By thin shell
Re: Are these Tama Imperialstar concert toms?

I also think they are Imperialstars that have had the wrap removed. The wood kind of looks like luan that has had the grain filled and sanded, but it may be some other wood veneer that was installed...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-14-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By thin shell
Re: CitriStrip fail-learn from Dean

I have used rubbing alcohol as well but it was on some plastic radio knobs that had been painted over. When you are hoping to save the underlying finish, you want something that will loosen the paint...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-12-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By thin shell
Re: Slingerland Re-wrap opinions

Well, the best resale value would have been to clean up the original wrap. Since you have already pulled the wrap, it will always be a rewrap so if you want to get the maximum, now lower, resale, you...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-31-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By thin shell
Re: Oyster Blue

They actually use the same process to make oyster pearl wraps. They just don't make an accurate version of the oyster blue pearl. Oyster black pearl has been more accurately reproduced, but not...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-30-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By thin shell
Re: Oyster Blue

I agree that it is probably bum wrap. I would pass. A wrap made with a picture of a small section of pearl will always look like a picture. Since it is usually made from a small scan, it has to be...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-28-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By thin shell
Re: Identifiaction wood type? - Tama Royal Star Japan

Luan on the inside and middle plies. Shina on the outside ply. The stripes are painted on.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-26-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By thin shell
Re: who make/made thoose particular Gretsch drums?

I would say that those "Gretsch" drums in the Cindy Blackman picture are probably not hers. I couldn't find any other pictures of her playing them. It is probably a rental kit made of of who knows...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-26-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By thin shell
Re: Vintage DW5000 Question

That is just a off the shelf flat head phillips screw, star washer and nut. You can buy them from DW but you will probably pay $20 before it's all done. Do Latzanimal suggested and take the pedal to...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-23-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By thin shell
Re: who make/made thoose particular Gretsch drums?

A bigger question would be, why do the toms in the Cindy Blackman picture have re-rings
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-20-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By thin shell
Re: New Dynomatic Tom Arm

The collets only require someone to have access to a metal lathe and someone to do the chrome plating. The plates will require several press tools to be fabricated to make the plates themselves. The...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-19-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By thin shell
Re: New Dynomatic Tom Arm

It's based on a slightly modified Gibraltar tom arm. The ball and socket assembly is the same. They just fabricated adapters to mount hex rod.
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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-18-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By thin shell
Re: Maybe legit... but may not

Textbook scam. Block his number and keep them listed.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-17-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By thin shell
Re: Early 60's Club Date

Drum lugs are measured from the bottom of the head to the end of the threads so keep that in mind when looking for what size you need. Drumfactorydirect.com is a great company so I would recommend...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-07-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig 1123-1 Hi Hat with Speed King Type Linkage?

I think someone modified that link so they could remove the pedal for transport and storage. Also could have been a replacement that someone didn't close back up. The replacement links came with the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-07-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By thin shell
Re: 1964 Ludwig BOP update....

It's not a Ringo Spec Jazz Festival with the 5 1/2" depth, strainer, badge, baseball bat muffler each adjacent panel, and the old style narrow beds or from '63. So it isn't even in the same ball park...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-06-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By thin shell
Re: Router Bit Reccos

60's shells were 3/32" round over on the outside. Ludwig currently uses a 1/4" round over on their Legacy shells, but every vintage shell I have measures out at 3/32". Whiteside is the only company...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-18-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By thin shell
Re: Hoop with round hole

Those would most likely have been for Premier or Beverly branded drums. The Olympic drums usually had fewer lugs than the higher end ones.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-18-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By thin shell
Re: Hoop with round hole

They are Premier from the 70's through 80's. They were used on the lower lines that didn't come with die cast hoops. They were also used on Olympic and Beverly drums which were made by Premier. What...
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