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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-14-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By thin shell
Re: Gorgeous Kent drum kit (shell pack) on ebay

Seems way over priced. I have only seen a few Kent drums in the wild and I wasn't impressed with the build quality. Marty Black seems to confirm that impression.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-08-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By thin shell
Re: Premier Aqua Sparkle Drums

That is for a L arm cymbal holder.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-08-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By thin shell
Re: Mystery Drums - Identification

They are definitely not US made, but some generic parts from drums imported from Asia parts so this thread should really be in the Vintage Non-USA drums thread.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-06-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ringo's Hi Hat Tambourine in Get Back

The paint is called Hammertone. It used to be very common on all sorts of things. You can still buy it in different colors in rattle cans, but I wouldn't dream of restoring that one. It is perfect...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-06-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ringo's Hi Hat Tambourine in Get Back

So is the plate aluminum or steel?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-24-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By thin shell
Re: Need Bearing Edge Advice

My mid 60's Ludwigs have a 3/16" radius. I bought a Whiteside 3/16" radius bit at Woodcraft. I recut one edge on a shell I bought off of ebay and was amazed how smooth it was even with no sanding. It...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-21-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By thin shell
Re: Mij, mit... Mik

The NewSound drums appear to have early TAMA hardware so they were probably made by TAMA as an OEM.



The Samick's also have what looks like early TAMA tom mounts so they could also been an OEM...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-21-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By thin shell
Re: Scarf or no scarf

Saying the wrap is tucked into the scarf joint is a bit of a misnomer. They started with a flat piece of plywood to which they glued the wrap. The bevel cuts for the scarf were made and then the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-15-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By thin shell
Re: Premier Drums ID

The tom is from the early 50s. That is not the badge you usually see in the 50's so that is why I say early. The bass drum is from the early 60s to the late 60's.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-02-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ludwig Drum Heads

They are still making 14" snare side and batter heads. Remo is supplying everything else.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-29-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By thin shell
Re: Transition badged Super Ludwig imposter?

So if you don't make much of the back side of the grommet, what about the front side? Ever seen a grommet like that from the front? I suspect you won't find a single one.

I have looked at all of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-27-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By thin shell
Re: Transition badged Super Ludwig imposter?

That doesn't address the appearance of the hole for the grommet being too large.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-26-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By thin shell
Re: Transition badged Super Ludwig imposter?

I do find it odd that the grommet hole appears to be slightly larger than the spacer for the grommet. It might just be lighting but it looks very much that way. As far as I know the grommets were...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-26-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By thin shell
Re: Transition badged Super Ludwig imposter?

I went back and added a note to my post to clarify my stance on this particular drum.

The term fake has different meanings. If you take a later brass shell, hammer some beds into it, put on an...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-26-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By thin shell
Re: Transition badged Super Ludwig imposter?

Well, one way or another, that is not the original grommet in my opinion. Once you pull the grommet, you open yourself up for an uphill battle proving it is "all original".

The drum may be the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-26-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By thin shell
Re: Premier Drums

I have never played any of the Resonators but it never sounded like a good idea. All of my Premiers are the non Resonator variety and I like them very much.


When Neil Peart was looking to...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-26-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By thin shell
Re: Premier Drums

Those would have been Resonators which the earliest catalog that lists them that I have seen is '75.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-26-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By thin shell
Re: Removing Dents from COB Snare Drum Shell

Those are clearly from having been dropped on a couple of lugs.



The smaller dents probably don't include any metal stretching. That big dent, may very well have stretched the metal. If it is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-26-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By thin shell
Re: Transition badged Super Ludwig imposter?

In my opinion, that grommet is not original and the crimping is incorrect so I'd say it is definitely very suspect. I don't want to give too many details, because I don't want it easier for someone...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-24-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,606
Posted By thin shell
Re: Ringo's cymbals in new Get Back documentary

Ringo kept and used the same BOP snare for all five drum kits he had through his entire time with the Beatles. When he came to the US for the first time, they had pre-ordered a new BOP downbeat set...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-24-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By thin shell
Re: Removing Dents from COB Snare Drum Shell

The methods listed will work to different degrees and one person may get the dent out while another using the same method may make it worse. There are too many variables to say any one method will...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-10-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By thin shell
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-09-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By thin shell
Re: Questions on Ludwig snare wires

I would add that there were at least three colors. Clear, white and blue. Based on the artwork in the early WFL catalogs that they continued to reuse into the early 60s, I believe they were...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-08-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By thin shell
Re: Questions on Ludwig snare wires

That patent was filed in 1945 and awarded in 1950 so that at least gives the time frame of when that style was invented. I really don't know when they started using them. I have seen them on drums...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-05-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By thin shell
Re: Vintage as Vintage Can Be

It is still very nice, especially given how nice that rare wrap is.



Drilling those and putting those modern screw in grommets is a real shame. The only reason I can think someone would do...
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