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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-30-2021, 11:00 AM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Is this normal?

Here's the "improved" drum! The side-by-side comparison of the heads show they are now almost the same collar height. The "Tom-Tom" batter is on the left. The final results look pretty good in...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-30-2021, 10:30 AM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Is this normal?

John!

Your observations really got me thinking about this...and I had no choice but to pull the heads and check things out!!

Here's what I found; the shell is, in fact, almost perfectly 5.5" in...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-30-2021, 10:05 AM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Is this normal?

Hi Dan!

I think you are correct in regards to Rogers! I've never noticed any lug misalignment on any of my wood-shell snare drums!

-Mark
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2021, 07:13 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Is this normal?

Here are two more examples of shell depth. The White Marine Pearl drum has a date stamp of Apr 65, while the Light Blue Pearl drum is date stamped Apr 66. The WMP shell is 5.5", while the LBP shell...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2021, 09:06 AM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Is this normal?

Yes, it's a beautiful drum...even with the misaligned lugs! To answer your question, there is really no other reason than just pure mistake! All the shells were drilled on a jig and little attention...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-21-2021, 09:17 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Is this normal?

Here's the drum in question... a beautiful 1964 Deluxe Student in a rare Sparkling Green Pearl wrap! Check out the top/bottom spacing of the lugs!

-Mark
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-21-2021, 09:07 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Is this normal?

Unfortunately, it is more common than you might think! I've got quite a few vintage snare drums exhibiting this issue! Most recently, I just did a complete detailing of a mid-60's Slingerland Deluxe...
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