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Forum: General Drum Questions 09-02-2019, 03:20 PM
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Posted By bfulton
Re: What is this??

Money back is easy. Walk around the block in the other direction!
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-02-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By bfulton
Re: Quiet practice pad?

Thank you for the ideas!
One pad I have is the Sabian “Quiet Tone.” One things it isn’t is quiet.
But it has advantages. The ‘head’ can be removed - so I’ve been able to put paper towels,...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-02-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By bfulton
Re: Beater Kit

“You can make a bad drum set sound good, bur bad cymbals are bad forever.”

I think I heard from a guy selling cymbals!
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-02-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By bfulton
Quiet practice pad?

I was involved in an accident a couple of weeks ago. Sitting at the kit is not an option right now, so Iím spending more time with the pad.
My mate is very tolerant about drums. She enjoys hearing...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-02-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By bfulton
Re: Best stand for 6.5" snares?

Light weight is a selling point for me. With my 6 1/2 snare, I’m using the Yamaha Crosstown snare stand. It feels sturdy to me, but I don’t hit hard. A fair price, too.
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-31-2019, 05:12 PM
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Views: 158
Posted By bfulton
FOUND practice pad - Wanted!

Found one - thanks!
I recently had the chance to spend quality time with a friendís Reflexx pad.
Yep. I could use one.

Anyone have one for sale?

Thanks!
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-31-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By bfulton
Re: Your thoughts on Cympads?

I don’t use a felt pad on top of the cymbal. The plastic sleeve on the stand is high enough so that there is no metal to metal contact at any time during playing.
I’ve tried pads of varying size...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-31-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By bfulton
Re: Charlie Watts - Paiste and Supra?

And dig the announcer’s ‘Received Pronunciation’

“Posh”
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-31-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By bfulton
Re: Zildjian ding on edge..

Iím always on the lookout for cymbals with dings or other light damage. A small ding would very likely have no affect on the sound.
Iíve bought a number of these orphans and have been disappointed...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-31-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By bfulton
Re: Paiste People ??

Great find and an interesting history!
What does it sound like? A heavy ‘clang’?
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-20-2019, 11:48 AM
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Views: 165
Posted By bfulton
L arm for bass drum cymbal mount

I already have the mount on the drum, but not the two piece L arm.
Old, new, beat up or not - as long as it works!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-18-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By bfulton
Re: Slingerland snare project -- tips??

Thanks - this was a fun project. No rebuild of any kind needed. And thanks again to the forum for tips and advice.
I have the original snares but updated them for use.
The líil guy sounds great!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-16-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By bfulton
Re: Slingerland snare project -- tips??

Thanks to the helpful advice, the restoration went smoothly. It sounds great, too!
Check it out!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-17-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By bfulton
Re: Rogers Swivo matic bass drum pedal

I found those on an early Swivo I restored. A gent told me that the first generation had a hole in the base, where the pillar starts.
The three holes remain a mystery!
Here’s a link to that thread:...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By bfulton
Re: Gretsch good deal? Or ...

Thank you - stuff about the lugs, etc - what else.
Yup, for 6 bills, I think I’ll sit this one out.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-14-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By bfulton
Gretsch good deal? Or ...

This caught my eye today, but itís tough to decide what it is, or could be.
Iím not concerned about cosmetics, or some flaws.
And if it is what it claims to be, it could be a good deal.
??...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-16-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 91,993
Posted By bfulton
Re: How Do You Restore A Speed King

Curing the squeak take it to a whole different level. Iíve found a solution in using hard nylon bearings. But itís labor intensive. Itís also worth it.
If youíd like to solve the damned infernal...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-16-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 91,993
Posted By bfulton
Re: How Do You Restore A Speed King

Oh, and I don’t worry about being really careful where I direct the heat. The pot metal expands faster the the steel bearing caps and around the hoop clamp.
The chrome cross piece also expands...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-16-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 91,993
Posted By bfulton
Re: How Do You Restore A Speed King

After restoring a couple dozen Speed Kings, I found my #1 tool for disassembly and cleaning is a heat gun. I use it to warm the bearing housings to make it easy to pop off the covers. I use it on...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-16-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By bfulton
Re: Powder coated hardware stripping

The site is: https://polyphonicdrums.com/
The pedals look nice. Now that I look again, the footboards could be polished. A bead blasted piece can look like chrome after a pro polish job.

The...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-16-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By bfulton
Re: Powder coated hardware stripping

There is a website selling what looks like chrome powder coating on Speed King parts. It looks great in the photos, a real professional job.
I’ve seen the kits for sale from car restoration places. ...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-16-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By bfulton
Re: Slingerland Zoomatic Repair

The JB Weld is super strong.
On some of the press-fit parts with the splined shaft, sometimes a whack with a rubber mallet is enough to hold it, too.

The Zoomatic looks great! Nice to find one...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-16-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By bfulton
Re: just discovered "evapo-rust"

I’ve used Quick Glo polish to clean up the surface rust on chrome. It works great, but has a downside- it can leave light surface scratches on some pieces. It depends on how good the plating is. ...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-16-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By bfulton
Re: Pitting/Flaking Ludwig Supra

If you want to try the plastic wrap, the plastic wrap that is used to ‘insulate’ windows on the inside would be a good source for shrink wrap.
I haven’t used it for years. But after taping the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-04-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By bfulton
Re: Slingerland snare project -- tips??

Ah. That didn’t occur to me. I was focusing only on a wood ply.
Now that you say it ....
thanks!
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