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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-12-2018, 01:11 PM
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Posted By pfate
Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

I had a set of North drums back in the 70's. Had a love/hate relationship with them.
Loved how they projected and hated the shape and weight for transportation.

Recently, the first run of the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-07-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By pfate
Re: fibes snare

That is a beautiful looking snare!
Well done sir.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-19-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By pfate
Re: Ludwig Carl Palmer Venus Snare drum UPDATE

The Ludwig website states the drum will be available in August and the emails I've had with Brenda, the snare strainer has been redesigned.

Cheers!

Dave
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-19-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By pfate
Ludwig Carl Palmer Venus Snare drum UPDATE

Just received a prototype of the redesigned Venus snare drum.

Ludwig gave it a new strainer and the snare now drops enough below the bottom head and there is no "buzz" like there was in the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-24-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,754
Posted By pfate
Re: Here we go.... Show us your restored/ re-wraped drums

Fibes rehab from Chrome to White.
The 15 x 15 floor tom is an Eames.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-23-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,702
Posted By pfate
Re: Vintage Ludwig Restoration: Which glue for sticking wrap inlay to BD Hoop

3M 30-NF Neutral water based contact cement is what Precision Drum recommends.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-03-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By pfate
Re: Fibes SFT 690 snare release

The Pearl SO25 wires are a direct fit for the Fibes SFT strainer.

Dave
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-19-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,992
Posted By pfate
Re: Ludwig Carl Palmer Venus snare problem

Could you PM the email contact info.
I'm trying to get a replacement for my Venus snare drum and left phone messages. The website has no email for customer service.

Thanks.

Dave
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-17-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,232
Posted By pfate
Smile Re: If you could have a specific snare name for the holidays (Chanukah or Christmas)

The Ludwig Carl Palmer "Venus'" snare with the design flaws corrected.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,923
Posted By pfate
Re: This is the Display Your Fibes Drums Thread

Tommy,
I can understand the infatuation for the snare drums.
I have 2 and thanks to your assistance I was able to rehab the original strainer on the 5x14 snare. The original strainer is really...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,923
Posted By pfate
Re: This is the Display Your Fibes Drums Thread

Tommy,
That set is stunning!

Dave
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,992
Posted By pfate
Re: Ludwig Carl Palmer Venus snare problem

Do you have the contact information for the person at Ludwig that you emailed?
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,992
Posted By pfate
Ludwig Carl Palmer Venus snare problem

I spent over an hour trying to adjust the Venus snare drum to eliminate the buzz in the OFF position. I gave up deciding to come back to it another time.

I've been reading about the snare buzz...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By pfate
Re: Rogers Big R Mahogany

I just repaired a lifting wrap yesterday.
You'll need:

Use 3M 30NF Contact cement. This is usually considered the best contact cement.
Precision drum, for example, recommends this one.
A flat...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-18-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By pfate
Re: Ludwig Piccolo Maple rebuild

Miniwax "Express Color" Emerald green wood stain.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-18-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By pfate
Re: Ludwig Piccolo Maple rebuild

Sounds great. Crisp and tight!
I've spent close to about the same amount of a Ludwig Venus snare.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-17-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By pfate
Ludwig Piccolo Maple rebuild

Just finished a Piccolo snare rehab.


History
Bought a 3 x 13 Ludwig maple shell with Original badge and muffler. The shell was in great condition.

I wanted to refinish the drum in brass and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-06-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,444
Posted By pfate
Re: Fibes part help

Tommy.
Success!

I got the Pearl S025 snare wires yesterday.
I had to widen the holes a bit on the butt end but they fit perfectly.

Kinda of a goofy strainer assembly but after playing with...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-31-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,444
Posted By pfate
Re: Fibes part help

[QUOTE=J!m;392506]Interesting design.

I'd bet that the unique outer thread was more a function of not having to completely design a new swivel nut- since the outer nut had to be designed as one...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-31-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,444
Posted By pfate
Re: Fibes part help

Tommy,
Yes, I did understand your offer to be new OEM badges and not reproduction decals.Thank you.
Please tell your sources to offer them to someone else with greater need than mine.
The snare...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-31-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,444
Posted By pfate
Smile Re: Fibes part help

Tommy ,
Thanks for the offer but I have the #3 and 4 original badges. I'm not really looking to get original decals . I'd rather spend the money on something else...like machine shop services.
...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,444
Posted By pfate
Re: Fibes part help

Thank you for the offer but the original chrome is in good shape.

If you know of someone who has replicated the gold and black badges without asking a fortune.....

There was someone in the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,444
Posted By pfate
Re: Fibes part help

Thanks Tommy,
I'm not concerned about be able to get the lugs.
Most of this venting is tongue-in-cheek.


I really appreciate your help and everyone else who has replied.

Dave
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-29-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,444
Posted By pfate
Re: Fibes part help

Nicely done!

I can't believe the holdup for this drum!
All for 4 pieces of metal!

What's a boy to do?



Thanks for your help.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-29-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,444
Posted By pfate
Re: Fibes part help

Do you have a photo?
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