Old 07-06-2022, 09:25 PM
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Never post here anymore who knows why. Always come back to check in though.
Here's some pictures of my kit which changes all the time.
Orphans which came to me through various channels.
I had a silver sparkle Club Date kit but it was worth too much to keep when I have these orphans.
For some reason these pics which are pretty large uploaded without issue.
That feels lucky.
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Old 07-06-2022, 10:39 PM
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Love it! Looks like a great space to make music as well.

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Old 07-07-2022, 09:45 AM
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Yeah, that looks like a really fun music room! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-07-2022, 10:19 AM
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what's the age (make model) of each of those drums looks like some 1947 lud wfl in there.
Shell composition near same on all? rings 3P etc.
may as well throw dimension in description too
Nice
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Old 07-07-2022, 08:04 PM
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what's the age (make model) of each of those drums looks like some 1947 lud wfl in there.
Shell composition near same on all? rings 3P etc.
may as well throw dimension in description too
Nice

Okay let's see...the mounted toms are both Slingerland with the deep re-rings. 7X11 and 8X12.
The 7X11 had a tacked bottom head which put the tension casings closer to the top of the shell.
So I took it to a woodworker guitar maker friend and had him shorten the shell to put them in the middle.
The 8X12 came with calf heads and was way over-sized for modern heads, so I rotated the outside edges on a belt-sander.
They both sound great.

The bass drum came to me with calf heads also and a diameter of 25 inches.
It sounded fantastic but was in a room that got flooded, rotting out the bottoms of the heads.
So I cut it down to 22" and then 20", and it still sounds fantastic.
I think it's a Leedy and has a date of 1937 inscribed by the owner (high-school friend's great uncle) in magic marker on the middle re-ring.

The nickel snare is Leedy or whatever and is in great shape, you see these all over the place.
It came with the bass drum.

The silver sparkle snare is a Pioneer on which a previous owner moved all the tension casings over by one inch.
Why?
So I cut it down to 13" because I love those Porta Packs....Porto-Packs? It sounds great.

The floor tom is an old Ludwig marcher, keystone, to which I added floor tom legs. It sounds great.

These drums are all messed with to varying degrees, making them un-sellable, which is great because now I have to keep them.

Thanks for your interest. And yes this is the most fabulous apartment I've ever had. It's above a restaurant which I also like.
Old 07-08-2022, 07:44 AM
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Old 07-09-2022, 04:14 PM
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Gotta love bastardized orphan drums. 7x11 Leedy--probably pre-World War Two, 16x12 converted 1950s Leedy marching tenor drum, 16x18 converted Slingerland floor tom. All original 1960s Camco 5x14 Tuxedo snare. I acquired the snare drum a few weeks after wrapping the other drums with a reproduction of the Camco 3-D Moire wrap.
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Old 07-10-2022, 12:41 AM
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Gotta love bastardized orphan drums. 7x11 Leedy--probably pre-World War Two, 16x12 converted 1950s marching tenor drum, 16x18 converted Slingerland floor tom. All original 1960s Canmo 5x14 Tuxedo snare. I acquired the snare drum a few weeks after wrapping the other drums with a reproduction of the Camco 3-D Moire wrap.

Those are cool. I could wrap the bass and floor tom but not the Slingerland toms; no clearance for the counter hoop.
But I have to keep reminding myself to not spend any more money on drums heh.

So instead I painted a couple of them. Different configuration, always changing...
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:00 AM
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I saw a video of a guy playing a double bass drum kit the other day....both bass drums were OLD single tension 28" monsters....The toms were a pair of Slingerland melodic toms...and some floor toms...something (I didn't get a good look at). The kit had character all day long and sounded very cool and unique.
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Old 07-21-2022, 08:01 PM
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I saw a video of a guy playing a double bass drum kit the other day....both bass drums were OLD single tension 28" monsters....The toms were a pair of Slingerland melodic toms...and some floor toms...something (I didn't get a good look at). The kit had character all day long and sounded very cool and unique.

Very cool. Modern drums just don't do it for me, ever.

I know they're great and everything but meh.
I suppose most of us on this forum are like that.
I said "most".
 

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