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Forum: Vintage Drums 02-22-2012, 10:19 AM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: Madonna's Drum Line? Guess Who?

Hey kellyj,

I actually was in the pit all the years I marched, not really what you would call a snare drummer being that my degree concentration was in classical percussion but I always played...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-10-2012, 01:27 PM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

Update:

Played the drums FINALLY Weds night for that rehearsal. I thought I was going to need to fine tune the 13 but when I set it up and hit it I was blown away with the sound!! Deep, warm and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-10-2012, 10:40 AM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: Madonna's Drum Line? Guess Who?

Hey KellyJ,

I marched with Jersey Surf for a year and then 2 with the Crossmen (when they were consistently in the top 8). I also taught there for a year. We beat the Cavies in 97 which was a...
Forum: For Sale 02-08-2012, 02:25 PM
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Views: 3,054
Posted By skiballs68
Re: Drums-Cymbals-Hardware

Dan is right, it's NOT junk!!!

I just bought the Slingy 78-79 COB SK Snare. It got here Monday and was packed meticulously! Sounds awesome and is in great condition (cleaned and ready, no work...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-08-2012, 01:42 PM
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Views: 3,179
Posted By skiballs68
Re: Never cleaned a drum set before

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=26940

I just finished up my restoration so you can see how it worked for me in the above link. The stuff I am reading is all pretty much the same....
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-08-2012, 01:32 PM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: 60's Slingerland light blue pearl resto thread.....

Looking good so far! Glad I didn't have to buy that many clamps!!! LoLoLoLo

-Mike
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-08-2012, 10:31 AM
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Views: 7,764
Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

My kids are pretty blown away! They didn't help out as much as I planned (had to do most of my work when they were in bed until the wee hours) but they did help a little bit. Even had my 2 year old...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 02-08-2012, 10:11 AM
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Posted By skiballs68
70's Slingerland #2R Modern Solo/WMP

Follow the restoration details in the following post:
http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=26940

I Have the 12" Tom but only need to use this kit as a 4 piece. I'll restore that in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-08-2012, 09:09 AM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: Madonna's Drum Line? Guess Who?

The Cavaliers are actually from Rosemont, Illinois. But yeah, it's actually suburb of Chicago (30 minute drive or so?).

Cavies always have great drumlines. 1995 Planets and 2000 Niagara Falls...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-08-2012, 08:19 AM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

Thanks! Cool Dude

Just need to spend more time tuning the 13" tom. Not where I want it yet. The 16" is good and I usually go with a perfect 4th from those 2 sizes but I am using the original...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-07-2012, 02:20 PM
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Posted By skiballs68
Talking Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

Finally, THE COMPLETED KIT! (minus the 12" tom that I will probably restore this summer when I can do it in my garage, gotta redo the basement now!)

Yes, it is also minus the snare. However, I...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-07-2012, 02:01 PM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

Page 2 of Bass Drum Pictures:

This shows the crack in the wrap up close (doesn't look that great but it is holding, remember I did nothing to color it). Then there is a mid shot and a full shot....
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-07-2012, 01:11 PM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

BASS DRUM:

Here it is all put together in its glory!

This drum was truly the one that required the most work, I was worried that all that sanding and gluing would not turn out well but I am...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-07-2012, 11:34 AM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

BASS HOOPS:

I applied 3 coats of Valspar High Gloss Black spray paint on the bass hoops. I sanded with 220 before hand and taped the chrome inlay. I used the same mothers car wax like I did on...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-07-2012, 11:23 AM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

FINALLY DONE!!! I will post the remaing parts of the project in seperate posts starting with the story of the stripped bass spur.

So the screw hole for the bass spur was stripped. The wing nut...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-03-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,189
Posted By skiballs68
Re: Rogers crack repair

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=27170

I had just asked the same think. This guy suggested a 2 part epoxy, I found the loctite plastic epoxy did not have a "do not use on...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-03-2012, 02:38 PM
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Views: 7,764
Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

UPDATE:

Bass drum has been glued, sanded and polished. Hardware has been remounted. My unfortunate discovery is that the threading on the wing screw hole on the left spur is stripped and needs...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-03-2012, 11:50 AM
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Views: 1,422
Posted By skiballs68
Re: Crack in WMP wrap & T Rod Questions

Update: I glued the crack, it ain't necessarily pretty but it will do for now. Maybe I'll nail polish it later. I just wanted to make sure that the crack doesn't continue.

The DAP Weldwood...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-01-2012, 09:30 PM
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Views: 7,764
Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

LOL! I must have been thinking of my old Tama Rockstar... or maybe it was the Pearl. Are you a fact checker full time?? Burger Kin

I made the correction, don't know why I put that as an optimount....
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-01-2012, 08:45 AM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

Some "during" pictures. Forgot that I had to get a glue syringe (which after looking everywhere I finally found 1 way overpriced in a hobby/craft store) to glue where there was some ply separation....
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-01-2012, 08:24 AM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

Bass before pictures, part 2 set-o-matic[/B] [I](thanks again kevins) tom holder].

-Mike
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-01-2012, 08:19 AM
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Views: 7,764
Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

Here is the 22" bass "before" pictures.

This drum was pretty beat up. Like I said earlier, it seems like the front head was left off for years. Had to glue a bunch of surface level cracks in the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-31-2012, 06:49 PM
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Posted By skiballs68
Re: My First Restoration: Mid-Late 70ís Slingerland WMP

For the toms yes a good cleaning. For the bass not quite. Wait until you see the pictures. Theres a small crack In the finish but awful bearing edges. The outer ply also had some cracks that needed...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-31-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By skiballs68
Re: Crack in WMP wrap & T Rod Questions

I have been following the bottle directions too but with the crack I was curious exactly how auto.pilot approached it.

Now that I think of it, would it be ok to clean it with simple green first? I...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-31-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By skiballs68
Re: Crack in WMP wrap & T Rod Questions

Ok,

So I bought me some Blue Loctite for the lugs and it seems to have worked pretty well (even though I was wiping up a lot of excess). While I was polishing casings I went back to check and the...
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