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Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-29-2017, 11:33 AM
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Posted By DrumOgre
Wanted: Black 90s Pearl Export bass drum

Hi all,

Looking to purchase a 16x22" Pearl Export bass drum in black wrap like the one pictured - long lugs. I believe they are early 90s? Trying to build a double-bass kit for a friend who is...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-25-2017, 05:57 PM
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Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Recently acquired a Slingerland set - need help identifying :-)

Great looking kit and it will sound fantastic too. $500 is a fair price for sure.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-13-2017, 03:26 PM
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Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Stewart Drums

Funny story.

At one time in the 90s I owned a 70s Gretsch kit which I used for live gigs, and I picked up a 2nd hand (or 4th or 5th or 6th hand) Stewart MIJ kit in blue sparkle to keep in the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-13-2017, 02:59 PM
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Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Rewrapping Ludwig 3pc set

Looks great Ralf.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-20-2017, 05:07 PM
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Views: 1,240
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Rewrapping with Aluminum Flashing - cheap!

Thanks Mark,

I honestly was reluctant to do it because I'm usually pretty bad at measuring and cutting things, and lack the patience to do things carefully - but this was easy. And it was cheap,...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-20-2017, 03:55 PM
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Views: 1,240
Posted By DrumOgre
Rewrapping with Aluminum Flashing - cheap!

Hey everybody, some of this information is repeated from another thread, but I thought I would post a dedicated one in case anyone's searching for it later.

I purchased a set of old Pearl...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-20-2017, 03:14 PM
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Views: 928
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Pearl Fiberglass advice

Well, for those interested - I tried a couple of test holes with tinted fiberglass resin and it works great to fill the holes, but is still very noticeable and doesn't blend in with the original...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-18-2017, 12:35 PM
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Views: 928
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Pearl Fiberglass advice

Thanks for all the good info!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-17-2017, 03:07 PM
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Views: 928
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Pearl Fiberglass advice

A quick google search answered that question. I guess my only other question is once I've filled the holes, is it safe to sand with just a basic disposable mask?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-17-2017, 02:55 PM
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Views: 928
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Pearl Fiberglass advice

I was hoping you would be one of the ones to pipe in :)

Is that something easy to find at a local hardware store?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-17-2017, 11:21 AM
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Views: 928
Posted By DrumOgre
Pearl Fiberglass advice

Hi everybody,

My latest project is a Pearl fiberglass kit, which I got for a great price. Sizes are 22" and 24" kick drums, 16" and 18" floor toms, and a 10x14" rack tom. Snare is a heavy COS...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 04-03-2017, 01:39 PM
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Views: 1,236
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Meinl Raker 13" Hi-hats

I had a 20" medium ride and a 16" medium crash back in the 90s - they were decent cymbals, loud and bright like most B8 cymbals are. I think they were trying to replicate some of Paiste's cymbals...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-28-2017, 03:08 PM
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Views: 4,427
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Ludwig Rocker paint and decal disaster!

Thanks Vater. Still seems pretty steep - my local hardware store has bags of 7/16" size - 500 pieces - for $5. That's one penny each. But to my knowledge, Ludwigs have a 3/8" breather hole :/ - the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-28-2017, 02:43 PM
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Views: 4,427
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Ludwig Rocker paint and decal disaster!

Thanks again for the suggestions. I think I'll try a satin poly (or matte if I can find one). It is a Minwax stain I used.

Another question - brass eyelets/grommets. I need to buy a few, but the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-28-2017, 02:10 PM
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Posted By DrumOgre
Re: One of a Kind Custom Vistalite score on Ebay - Coliseum Conversion Candidate?

14x10 was actually a common size. I have had lots of Ludwig 14x10 toms. The 14x8 on the other hand is a rare beast.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-27-2017, 07:49 PM
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Views: 4,427
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Ludwig Rocker paint and decal disaster!

I just don't know how to brush on varnish without making it look streaky or blobby. Can you recommend a product?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-27-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,427
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Ludwig Rocker paint and decal disaster!

Question for JC: What about Tung Oil? Would that protect and also help deepen the colour a little bit?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-27-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,427
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Ludwig Rocker paint and decal disaster!

Guys, I'm planning on giving the drums a thin coat of varathane when they're all done. I just couldn't wait to see them with hardware on them.

Once the entire kit is done and I've made a decision...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-26-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,427
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Ludwig Rocker paint and decal disaster!

I don't know if anyone's still watching, but here is the latest. I started staining with oil based ebony colored stain, and stopped after 2 coats - I love this! I kind of wanted an antique look and...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-24-2017, 08:07 PM
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Views: 795
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Identifying Parts for a Vintage Pearl/Olympic Kit

Whenever I see one of these "rescued from the garbage" kits all redone, they always ooze coolness. I think it's the badass factor of something being so neglected for so long but then brought back to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-24-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: External Bass Drum Muffler vs Felt Strip

Of course, I'm speaking about drums that are to be regularly played. If I'm displaying a vintage kit more than I play it, era-appropriate heads are cool. But if I'm taking it on gigs and rehearsals...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-24-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: External Bass Drum Muffler vs Felt Strip

I've had at least a dozen of these heads and I've never seen one fail. I recommend EMADs for any kick drum. They make tuning so easy and they sound great. And they do have a coated model for a...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-24-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,427
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: Ludwig Rocker paint and decal disaster!

Guys... seriously. Look at this maple. I'm using an Ebony stain on these bad boys. I guess these shells aren't typical of Rockers but they look great.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-24-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: External Bass Drum Muffler vs Felt Strip

It may not be the popular opinion 'round these parts, but all of the major head companies make GREAT self-dampening heads. I use an Evans EMAD on my kick drums with any kind of reso head, and they...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-24-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By DrumOgre
Re: SONOR ID and value

These are good sounding drums, had a set back in the 90s. The plastic lugs are a little weird. If they're in really good shape and just need cleaning, I would go $500 on them if you're not planning...
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