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by the way:

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDQyKK5AX0s"]Steve Maxwell Vintage Drums - (Earl Palmer's Custom Made 3x13" Blaemire Snare Drum - 10/07/13) - YouTube[/ame]

Vintage and custom drum projects:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php...2305272732%3A6
Posted on 8 years ago
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green glass drum;355347

Hey Backbeatkeeper

Alan made shells in a few colors:

Amber, Pink, Green, Rose/Pink and now Candy Cane.

Didn't know this.....good info

Its better to have people think you're an idiot, than to open your mouth and prove them wrong, unless you doubt yourself then speak away....
Posted on 8 years ago
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I recall seeing one of these shells before. My personal opinion is it's not a Blaemire shell. I think it may be an early Fibes shell. Wish I could ask Jerry. :-(

"Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail". John Wooden

Blaemire / Jenkins-Martin drums.

http://www.jenkinsmartindrums.com/
Posted on 8 years ago
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mendozart;355372

I recall seeing one of these shells before. My personal opinion is it's not a Blaemire shell. I think it may be an early Fibes shell. Wish I could ask Jerry. :-(

Greg - Jinx was the one that told me about the early Blaemires. The pink color didn't throw me off. The reason why I think it's one of Allen's early ones is the construction and finish. I don't recall ever seeing a Fibes drum that looked like this one. The missing label is the kicker and the only reason to entertain doubt, otherwise, it looks just like one of Allen's shells.

What a painful reminder that Jinxy is gone... he could settle this mystery in a minute. R.I.P. buddy.

John

Too many great drums to list here!

http://www.walbergandauge.com/VintageVenue.htm
Posted on 8 years ago
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Purdie Shuffle;355390

Greg - Jinx was the one that told me about the early Blaemires. The pink color didn't throw me off. The reason why I think it's one of Allen's early ones is the construction and finish. I don't recall ever seeing a Fibes drum that looked like this one. The missing label is the kicker and the only reason to entertain doubt, otherwise, it looks just like one of Allen's shells.

What a painful reminder that Jinxy is gone... he could settle this mystery in a minute. R.I.P. buddy.

John

I remember seeing a shell like this, with the random red threading. The first Fibes shells were spun fiberglass. I'm doing some searching as I post this.

"Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail". John Wooden

Blaemire / Jenkins-Martin drums.

http://www.jenkinsmartindrums.com/
Posted on 8 years ago
#25
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Thanks Greg,

I am interested in what it might be.

BLAEMIRE DRUMS
Thanks to Mr. Jerry Jenkins
Posted on 8 years ago
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Scott/Greg - I don't know a whole lot about Fibes drums. Did Fibes ever make a kit with raw spun FB shells like this one? If they did, I've never seen one.

John

Too many great drums to list here!

http://www.walbergandauge.com/VintageVenue.htm
Posted on 8 years ago
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Hey John,

Interesting shell.

The Fibes FG shells I have seen look like they were blown by gun into a mold.

Kind of rough on the inside. Like a boat.

Shredded cloth and glass mixed.

Some had a flanged, rolled over edge.

That was tricky mold work.

Did not know about the spun FG.

I always remembered Fibes for the Billy Cobham acrylic kit.

Here is another Blaemire color in pic.

Amber with early X roving. I think circa 1969.

BLAEMIRE DRUMS
Thanks to Mr. Jerry Jenkins
Posted on 8 years ago
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Scott - My drums are from 1971. I wonder if Allen was still using the same technique (X roving) when he made my tubs?! How can I tell the difference just by looking/by sight?

Jinx would have cleared this debate up in a hot second... there's a huge hole/gap in our collective data base now only because Jinxy is gone. He was our go-to guy regarding -anything- fiberglass. All that knowledge went with him.

John

Too many great drums to list here!

http://www.walbergandauge.com/VintageVenue.htm
Posted on 8 years ago
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Jinx would have cleared this debate up in a hot second... there's a huge hole/gap in our collective data base now only because Jinxy is gone. He was our go-to guy regarding -anything- fiberglass. All that knowledge went with him.

John[/QUOTE]

Absolutely, I miss him for so many reasons.

John, I have never seen a pic of the insides of your shells.

Please show us a pic.

Are they painted black?

Be brave and take some lacquer thinner to the paint in a spot and lets see some green........or pink?.........or amber....or candy cane?

Green shells typically did not have X roving.

They were later and Allen had decided on no more X.

On Green Shells, some mesh cloth can be seen where the joint/meeting line was on the steel mandrel/sheets he used.

The rest was string type roving. Winding.........and winding.

Oh and dipping/coating too.

Ambers typically did have the X.

BLAEMIRE DRUMS
Thanks to Mr. Jerry Jenkins
Posted on 8 years ago
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