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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-25-2021, 02:03 PM
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Posted By khmerali
Re: Re-stain or not?

The Auditorium is looking great after a coat of Restor a Finish and Wax - just waiting for new heads. I'll post pictures when its assembled.

:)
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2021, 05:15 PM
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Views: 1,221
Posted By khmerali
Re: Is this normal?

Yes the jig being set up for the more standard 5 1/2" drum would make sense.

Thanks Mark
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By khmerali
Re: Is this normal?

Nice drum - this one is more aligned to the batter head!?! There must be a reason!!!!!

(can you tell this is bothering me!?!)
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By khmerali
Re: Is this normal?

Thanks - but is there a reason for it? Is it just an error or is there a sonic reasoning behind it? If it was an error then surely differnt lugs would be spaced differently. Or did someone in the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-21-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By khmerali
Is this normal?

When I was stripping down my Ludwig Auditorium to treat the shell with mahogany restore a finish I noticed that the bowtie lug wasn't centred (like I assumed it woud be). On the 6 1/2" deep shell,...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-21-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By khmerali
Re: Any tips on adding a gentle curve to a badge?

It isn't a ludwig badge - it's off a Nikkan (MIJ) snare.

Tips?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-20-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By khmerali
Any tips on adding a gentle curve to a badge?

I am re-wrapping an old wrap to a shell and want to re-apply the original badge.

When I removed the badge it flattened out - is there a good method to add a gentle curve on the badge so it can be...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-12-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By khmerali
Re: Re-stain or not?

Ok - thanks for the advice.

I am in Cambodia at present and it can be hard getting various lotions and potions (it has only had a bit of furniture polish). I am heading back to Scotland in a month...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-11-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By khmerali
Re: Re-stain or not?

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=65670

Here is a link to my original post about this drum - there are more pictures on that thread.

Thanks for your tips and advice.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-11-2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By khmerali
Re-stain or not?

I have this 1959 Ludwig Auditorium Transition badge and would like some advice about whether to lightly sand it down and re-stain it?

I understand the originality, don't mess with history argument...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-26-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By khmerali
Re: Nikkan marching school snare

Yes - shallow, maybe only 2mm
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-26-2020, 04:39 AM
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Views: 1,629
Posted By khmerali
Re: Nikkan marching school snare

Thanks for your reply but I must disagree with you!

I picked up the snare in a Japanese second hand store here in Phnom Penh and there were 5 or 6 others the same. I just picked up the one in the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-08-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By khmerali
Re: MAXIM drums anyone?

I had a Maxim bass drum when I was a kid - from what I remember it was red wrap of some sort and the badge was thinner writing than this one.

At the time, it was just a mis-matched kit, gradually...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-07-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By khmerali
Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

WOW - that has turned out great. How does it sound?
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-13-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By khmerali
Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=64400

Yes Mark, you are right. In fact you commented on it when I was working on it last year!

I'm just trying to encourage Mike W to carry on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-13-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,741
Posted By khmerali
Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

Clean it up!

I have a Slingerland COB that was in a slightly better condition - it turned out pretty good.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-24-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By khmerali
Re: Nikkan marching school snare

A few more pictures
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-24-2020, 11:28 AM
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Posted By khmerali
Nikkan marching school snare

I picked up this Nikkan marching school snare today here in Phnom Penh in Japanese second hand store.

It was the best condition of about 4 or 5 drums the same so my guess is that they came from a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-17-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By khmerali
Re: Home made drum bag for Ludwig Auditorium

It was an Edwin patch! (an established Japanese denim/workwear clothing company) - put together from two pairs of jeans.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-16-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By khmerali
Home made drum bag for Ludwig Auditorium

Having picked up this 15" Auditorium in Cambodia - I wanted to get a softcase to protect it.

Finding goods here can be tricky, and I wanted a bit of a challenge so I set about making one.
...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-27-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By khmerali
Just for fun!

I was just browsing some old snares on line and came across this anomaly.

Can anyone spot it?

https://klashdrums.com/premier-5-5x14-steel-snare-drum/

I'm sure it happens all the time!
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-16-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By khmerali
Can vintage snare wires be repaired?

I am wanting to keep this Auditorium as original as possible. Is it possible to fix/straighten these snare wires? Is it worth it? What is the best replacement?

14 1/2"
12 strand
PAT 2517124
...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-16-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By khmerali
Re: Am I right in thinking this is a Ludwig Auditorium?

Yay!

This was just donated to me :)

It's not worth nearly as much as a Jazz Fest, but beggars can't be choosers!

I'll post a separate question about the snare wires - can they be...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-12-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By khmerali
Re: Can someone help identify this Zildjian

No, no, no - I am an expat living in Cambodia. The cymbal only made it to Scotland!
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 02-12-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By khmerali
Can someone help identify this Zildjian

I have had this for probably 25-30 years when I got it as a kid, but I have never done any research on it.

Can anyone help me identify it?

16"
Is it a 60's stamp?
Looks like some light...
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