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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-30-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By JDragon
Re: Noise from internal muffler

I have had luck running a length of cotton (like you used to get in the aspirin bottle) inside the spring and over the ends of the spring/ You have to take it apart to install but it usually works....
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-17-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By JDragon
Re: Beverley 22" Ride

...you got me remembering the past so as I packed up for this weekend's gigs I searched out the old hard case with the Beverly in it.... played it a bit- brought back memories of the 70's jams I did...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-16-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By JDragon
Re: Old pies

HAha- sorry- didn't mean to be 'irreverent' but- when I taught school it bothered me that they called students/ children - 'kiddo's'..... just as cymbals to me were never 'pies'.... to each their...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-15-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By JDragon
Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good

I bring my '68 Ludwigs to the gig and people say- 'How did you get that 'depth'? The total overall 'sound' is deeper and 'warmer' with a nuance you can't describe....
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-15-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By JDragon
Re: Beverley 22" Ride

I used a 24" Beverly medium ride for a few years in the 80's with a rock band- held it's own but was lacking in 'ping' bell and wash- worked okay for the old school rock of the time... thing's...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-15-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By JDragon
Re: Old pies

Blueberries or mulberries.... can't get them as easily........ (metal disc are not 'PIES')
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-20-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By JDragon
Re: store drums at a storage garage

Most responses have said 'climate controlled' which in my area (Midwest U.S.) DOESN'T exist... storage units have NO heating/A-C and the humidity is horrendous and WILL do damage over time. Make...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-20-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By JDragon
Re: Heads for single sided "concert" bass drum?

My opinion only- but I think the hydraulic will be 'less' responsive as far as rebound....the oil inside dampens quite a bit so other pre-damped heads may be better in YOUR situation- still-...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-20-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By JDragon
Re: Bearing Edge Repair Question

Good Job and the marks inside can be sanded a bit as they are on just the rings/ but also filled with a slight bit of putty if desired! Glad you took it upon yourself to find the answer instead of...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-15-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By JDragon
Re: Bearing Edge Repair Question

Good work- slow and patient/ gradually 'coaxing' back into shape- I'd suggest wetting to make it more pliable but I'd also be careful as to not get it wet anywhere else..... may cause other warpage.
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-15-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By JDragon
Re: Heads for single sided "concert" bass drum?

Back in the 70's on my open basses I ran blue hydraulics for the look and the 'thud'-... today I think I'd go with a Remo PS3 as it has a warm open clear sound without a resonant on... but it's...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-15-2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By JDragon
Re: Bearing Edge Repair Question

100% agree with Ludwig-Dude/ carpenter's glue- many wood clamps and you'll have a like new edge- if it needs anything more be careful sanding at the same contour as the rest of the bearing edge -...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-15-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By JDragon
Humidity/moisture at gig...

Hi guys and thanks for help with previous post regarding volume/ we are OUTDOORS now in the Midwest with flooding and rain storms every other day it seems- my question- we played a gig last night...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-08-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By JDragon
Re: Sticky glue removal suggestions

If you are still having trouble see if you can find De-Sov-it made by Citrus Technologies International.... don't know where to find as my wife brought it home from a plastics place she worked at.......
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-08-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By JDragon
Re: Coating MIJ drum interiors

I have used a couple coats of satin polyurethane on double headed toms and also several coats of white enamel on single headed toms- no difference really on the poly except maybe 'deeper' sounding-...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-20-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By JDragon
Re: No hole in the head for me!

Wayne- when I was a young lad playing 'hard rock' I cut the reso heads (double bass) to where it basically just held the hoop on and had a pillow inside so the mic picked up that 60's THUD... just...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-30-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By JDragon
Re: PureSound problems??

I use them on 15 of my 20+ snares and never had a problem but have plastic straps on most/ this guy has trouble with the 'ribbons' but I've never had issues:
Fearless Gear Review Puresound...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-17-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By JDragon
Re: Snare Beds

So I have heard Bonham used a 42 strand on his Supraphonic/ did vintage Supras have a wide enough snare bed to accommodate? Is it true he actually used 42 strand wires or was this a myth? Did he have...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-14-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By JDragon
Re: Tama Iron Cobra Double Bass Drum Pedals

That is the CURRENT pedal I use for every gig! Bought them maybe ...8 years ago?- brand new. VERY good pedal in my opinion/ quick, quiet and solid- (replacement beaters are pricey...)
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-14-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By JDragon
Re: Kick Damage

I have had luck wetting the area to soften, then wood glue and clamp with wood blocks to hold flat- unfortunately - sand and repaint....
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-14-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By JDragon
Re: Concert toms

I used Slingerland concert toms in my 'former' rock band/ and have used a partial 'cutaway' set when I play outdoors at times (and trigger them) I've always liked a properly tuned concert tom (that...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-12-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By JDragon
Re: DRUMS TOO LOUD!/ what to do?

FOLLOW UP/ thought I'd tie up this thread with results post (and a laugh!)-: We had a practice last night (bass player was not early enough for one-on-one) but I put into practice some things stated....
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-10-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By JDragon
Re: DRUMS TOO LOUD!/ what to do?

nick- not harsh at all- I appreciate that you listened and critiqued/ point taken and will apply what you said! As I stated earlier I've been in hard rock (3-piece) bands in the past playing quite...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-10-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By JDragon
Re: DRUMS TOO LOUD!/ what to do?

BTW--- OddBall- thanks and UNDERSTOOD! I appreciate you replying again- helps me see (and hear!) things more objectively!!
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-10-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By JDragon
Re: DRUMS TOO LOUD!/ what to do?

Thanks again for all responses- I realize it was hard to evaluate a shaky distorted cell video on our 3rd song in a dive bar before people arrived!
In my first post I mentioned my trying short...
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