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Old 04-11-2015, 06:28 AM
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I would:-)
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:26 PM
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Projectors were birch, but as far as I know never had black painted interiors. Most o f the Projector brochures are online, none have black interiors
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:06 PM
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Projectors were birch, but as far as I know never had black painted interiors. Most o f the Projector brochures are online, none have black interiors
Yes, I did some research and the APKs had black interiors but by other hand they didn't had re-rings.
I'm confused with this...
Why Premier did paint the interiors? To hide the cheap wood? If this is cheap wood, why does it have re-rings?
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:00 PM
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Not so much that its a cheap wood, rather its not an aesthetically nice finishing wood. Tama for example covered it in Zola Coat before switching to inner and outer veneers of Basswood on Rockstars, they also used birch over it on the Artstar ES line. Yamaha used Fakalta and Birch to cover it on the Stage Customs. The XPK's had an outer ply of birch for lacquer finish.

The APK Royals had re-rings, could have been leftover shells.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:26 PM
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Not so much that its a cheap wood, rather its not an aesthetically nice finishing wood. Tama for example covered it in Zola Coat before switching to inner and outer veneers of Basswood on Rockstars, they also used birch over it on the Artstar ES line. Yamaha used Fakalta and Birch to cover it on the Stage Customs. The XPK's had an outer ply of birch for lacquer finish.

The APK Royals had re-rings, could have been leftover shells.

That APK Royals were made of what type of wood?
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:47 AM
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Same -lauan/meranti.
The kit could even be a Royale APK - had a look quickly at google images for them, was a couple in the same finish
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:54 AM
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The OP kit is a Royale APK from around 1985.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:51 AM
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The OP kit is a Royale APK from around 1985.
Thanks mikeellis. Is it normal that Royale APKs had re-rings? What type of wood is this and how much plies does it have?

I'm searching for a "bullet-proof" old kit that I can trust in sound (wood) and in hardware (hoops, lugs, etc). The vintage fetish makes me search for an old kit with good construction quality, like Premier.

Do You think I can get a good sound with new quality heads?

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Old 04-14-2015, 05:36 PM
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Wood type is answered above
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:33 PM
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Wood type is answered above
I saw your answer dukekamaya, thank you. I just wanted to confirm that and get some extra info if possible.
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