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Forum: Vintage Drums 10-13-2015, 08:49 AM
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Posted By calfskin
Re: Four German snares to identify

Korri was a music distributor in Germany. I think they mostly supplied schools and bands but probably some music shops sold their line too. Their percussion stuff was mostly Tromsa made. The lugs on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-12-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,735
Posted By calfskin
Re: Four German snares to identify

# 3 is a Deri. It will have either a European beech or birch shell. Unusual to German drums, Deri/Rimmel used birch a lot for shells. It likely has a rather heavy r-ring.

#4 is a Tromsa. This is...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-20-2015, 10:02 AM
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Views: 1,338
Posted By calfskin
Re: Lefima

Luxor were identical to Tromsa and were made for a German music distributor but eventually were sourced from Japan. They were always badged as Luxor, otherwise they would just be some of the ...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-17-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By calfskin
Re: What Brand Is This?

Probably an Asahi.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-17-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By calfskin
Re: Tromsa Shells Vintage Custom Kit!

Very beautiful kit, Christian. Tromsa, became a victim of some marketing schtick by someone. So did Sonor and Rimmel/Deri because they all investigated plastic lugs about the same time and as far as...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-17-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,058
Posted By calfskin
Re: Cleaning & Repairing calfskin heads

Calfskin heads do dry out over time, become brittle and can tear. As CT Pro has said, they don't last forever. However, being rawhide, they are quite tough and will last a long time with care. They ,...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-10-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,168
Posted By calfskin
Re: Trixon drums on craigslist.

The only Trixons with the teardrop or shipform lugs that had standard inch sized shells were from 1963, when they transitioned to the ribbed square tank lugs. The mounting hardware was altered in...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-04-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By calfskin
Re: Is this a Deri Set?

They look beautiful Christian, and I bet they do sound fantastic. I've always been amazed at how those little 10" Tromsa rack toms can bark.
I have two snare drums with those lugs but both have...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-04-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By calfskin
Re: Is this a Deri Set?

These are older Tromsa made drums. Tromsa used these lugs for some time into the 50's and they seem to overlap in production with the teardrop stamped brass lugs that they used during the 60's.
...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-04-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,938
Posted By calfskin
Re: Unknown vintage set

I don't think these are English drums. Although, the lugs and T-rods have a style reminiscent of older English drums, there are too many differences in the details of the designs of the various...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By calfskin
Re: Matching Rack Tom Sizes??

Sonor used same width- different depths in the teardrop era sometimes, although they did make both 12 and 13" toms. Trixon only ever made 13" toms as true tenor toms , originally of various depths...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-16-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By calfskin
Re: Question about Carlton snare

never had a Carlton but the mechanism is likely similar to most.
Parallel snare drums all suffer from various forms of misalignment possibilities. If you look at drum catalogues, almost every...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-16-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,583
Posted By calfskin
Re: TROWA Drumkits, Meazzi Multisound, DIY stainless steel

Fantastic. It is great to see care put into brands that aren't grafted at the hip to music idols. That orange sparkle wrap is beautiful deep and lustrous and it doesn't seem to matter how old it...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-18-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By calfskin
Re: Sonor and Slingerland kits How far gone is too far?

The condition of the chrome and wrap would dictate the deal for me. You can repaint the hoops and even fill holes but replacing chrome and sourcing a good inexpensive wrap , unless you already have...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 11-17-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By calfskin
Re: Question: CB700, Tosco, Italy, Brass

CB700 , I'm pretty sure was just a marketing firm, like ProCussion and many others. In fact the very same Tosco, bronze cymbals that say CB 700 on them can be found with ProCussion on them and I...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,898
Posted By calfskin
Re: Tacton Set

When the Link family, who owned Sonor left for West Germany in 1950, the factory ,all the tooling and presumably most of the workers stayed behind, so the East German gov't had a nationalized going...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-17-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By calfskin
Re: Super Zyn Hi-Hats

Search them on this forum and you will find a lot about them . There was a flurry of interest about 2 years ago.
Super Zyn cymbals are no thinner or thicker than any other cymbal...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-16-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By calfskin
Re: Greetings from a Trixon noob!

Until 1964 , most Trixon kits left the factory with calf heads. Those that were fitted with mylar heads, had the original Ambassadors on them-----double ply, until ambassadors were changed to single...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-16-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,898
Posted By calfskin
Re: Tacton Set

I have a set of those resin shelled Tactons stacked in a corner , behind a bunch of other stacks of wood shelled drums. The room is generally unheated, or heated very low, in winter. They are...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-09-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By calfskin
Re: Trixon spring loaded hardware

I'll look and see if I have a spare washer. I bought some from Ingo ( trixondrums.de), a few years ago but think I have extras. If not, Ingo may still have them. Check his site.
The washer should...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-08-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By calfskin
Re: Best tool for cutting wrap ?

the warmer the better. old wrap , if it is nitrocellulose can get pretty brittle. acetate wrap can be very brittle. keeping it warm , even using a hair dryer on it a bit, helps the knife cut the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By calfskin
Re: Trixon spring loaded hardware

If the foot shot off , that implies that the inside spring connection let go and the spring recoiled towards the foot. In such a scenario, the washer would also be released but not be broken. Yet,...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,334
Posted By calfskin
Re: What is this snare?

Bravo, Gwader.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,293
Posted By calfskin
Re: Lefima snare drum

You probably mean in 1961, they moved.
The kits from the early 60's( not sure what date) badged Lefima , are virtually identical to kits badged Trowa.
So, it seems that the Lefima kits are...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,957
Posted By calfskin
Re: Ajax drums

The oval badge was used from the 40's to the late 50's. I think there is some info. somewhere on this forum( 3 years ago or so) about the stamped serial #'s. Based on that I figured my oval badged...
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