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Forum: General Drum Questions 05-04-2013, 10:59 PM
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Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: And the beat goes on....

Hard to blame the guy . . .

Desperado always put me to sleep as well.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-31-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,401
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Vintage Mahogany Shells

Nice drum, Gary!

I hope the whole set cleans up this well!

Where did you find it? (Sorry - you just came through with the story while I was posting this)
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-31-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Cloth To Dampen??

Medium weight felt is (and always has been) the best and most commonly used fabric for dampening for lots of reasons (very porous so it acts kind of "dead" rather than vibrates, compresses well so...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-16-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,176
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Removing Old Wrap

On most of these old drums, there is no need to try and heat this glue. It has lost most of it's bond and, as previously posted, heating might cause more of a problem by "re-activating" the glue.
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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-11-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Bearing edges

Any purpose built snare drum of that era would have had snare beds intentionally sanded out of the bearing edge surface of the resonant side.

This certainly was not a defect - it was done to allow...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-03-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Restoring '61 Slingerlands

Send me the air fare - I will personally deliver some to you!

Seriously, I have no idea how or where or why this stuff gets marketed and sold in any particular geography.

I think it cost me...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-03-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Restoring '61 Slingerlands

Here is a picture of the stuff I tried.

The epoxy material is the "Quick Wood"
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-02-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Restoring '61 Slingerlands

I had never used this stuff before and heard about it from a friend on "drumforum.org" - so I thought I would give it a try. If it didn't work, I figured I could always cut this shell down, as...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-02-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Restoring '61 Slingerlands

Obviously, if these things were dragged along behind a truck or used as a blacksmiths anvil, the damage might require some serious work - re-cutting the edges or even replacing the reinforcing rings....
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-01-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Restoring '61 Slingerlands

I have stripped several late 60's Slingerland toms lately - removed the wrap and brought the interior down to bare wood. I have noticed a few idiosynchrocies of the Slingy drums of that era.

Some...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-21-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,320
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: HELP! Should I oil the inside of my vintage drum shell with linseed oil?

I have refinished a few old Slingerland shells lately and have a couple of thoughts on the Chocolate Milk interior.

The first vintage Slingy I opened up that had the Choc Milk finish made me think...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-18-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By 69OysterBlue
Breather Hole Eyelets

You folks may have beat this topic to death in the past, but I am at the point in a restoration project where I need to re-attach some old Slingerland badges to re-wrapped shells.

The eyelets I...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-03-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,234
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: How to Fill Holes

Chopsticks are almost always made of bamboo (and the grain would be perpendicular to the grain of the shell).

Unless you are trying to perform a quick patch job at a gig you're playing at a...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-01-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: restoring my slingy #66 Buddy Rich cymbal stands

Wow - either you live alone or you have a very tolerant spouse! My wife doesn't even like it when I walk through our formal dining room.

Thanks for posting the pix of your stand. I believe that I...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-24-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,117
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Looking for the Department of the Interior

Slingerland shell interiors, that is . .

I have a couple of 60's vintage Slingerland tom shells that I have acquired in an attempt to get the parts and pieces necessary to build an 8 x 12 tom to...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-23-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: new pics!!!

Nice work! These really turned out great.

I can relate to your efforts . . .

I spent most of the weekend muscling around an old Slingerland 8 x 12 tom that I am trying to integrate into a...
Forum: Drum Set Gallery 02-21-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Did Somebody Say "MORE COWBELL?"

Hello - "Old School" - good to see more shots from the family album.

Oddly enough, one of the trap items I mounted on the kit I bought from you was . . . . drum roll please . . . a couple of...
Forum: Drum Set Gallery 02-20-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,439
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: My 1968 "slingy"

The Blue Slingie's are comfortable in their new Ohio home! Thanks to "Old School" for making a great deal on these and for sharing pix with me of the many drums he has collected. It was great...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-19-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,163
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Vintage badge removal and re-application

I am working on gathering the parts and pieces to add an 8X12 rack tom to a vintage 4 Piece Slingerland kit I bought a few weeks ago. These are great drums and I am trying to "stay true to the era"...
Forum: Drum Set Gallery 02-05-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,566
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: My 1960 Ludwig Downbeat kit

What a beautiful kit!

I own a similar 5 piece set that I have owned since new (1969). Ludwig Oyster Blue Pearl is the best finish ever!

Don't ever sell these - but if you have to - contact me...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-04-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,576
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Slingerland tom mount and shell query.

Thanks for the comment - I think these drums look pretty awesome as well!

I am still struggling with whether or not I should keep them in their original configuration (for the sake of collector...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-04-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,576
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Slingerland tom mount and shell query.

Here is a picture of the kit I purchased (if I did the upload a picture thing correclty).

Hopefully you can get a decent look at the tom mount.

Thanks for any advice you might be able to offer.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-03-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,576
Posted By 69OysterBlue
Re: Slingerland tom mount and shell query.

Ladies and Gents -

This is my first posting on Vintage Drum Forum, so I apologize up front if my question has already been covered in detail long before my arrival here.

My question has to do...
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