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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-08-2016, 01:03 AM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Sorry to hear about medical issues John. Sending good vibes your way...

Mitch
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-29-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

John it was my pleasure to help out in a small way. You really hit this one outta the park, congratulations! Pics are top notch too, great job!

Can't wait for the wailin' audio visual clip!
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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-28-2015, 12:42 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

I forgot to mention - free-hand graphics on the BD reso? Absolutely sick my man! Very cool...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-27-2015, 12:32 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Kit looks amazing even if these aren't the "good" pics! Hey did you digitally paint the edges on these pics? They look funky and really cool, painterly even...

Top notch all the way sir! Way to...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-22-2015, 05:12 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

First thing - the older tacked head on the smaller tom matches its slightly warmer wrap! They're like, the same, but different! Never re-tack that head!

At some point I'd want to try the old...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-22-2015, 03:37 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Holy heck hahaha! Sounds like the good life john! :)
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-22-2015, 12:46 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

I think that's a great idea! And yeah you can use the gear for pics of kits to come too...

You likely don't need this advice(!), but I recently discovered that kits/drums look more natural with a...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-21-2015, 12:15 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Some of the old MIJ hardware was surprisingly robust. Love that you had the piece lying around for years just waiting for this moment!

...and there's little else that's as rewarding as...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-20-2015, 11:11 AM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Another idea - just in case!

If the "U" on top of the MIJ mount bends outward at all from the weight of the toms, you could run a single bolt through there, with 3 nuts, holding the spades on the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-20-2015, 12:44 AM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

You know what's great? You can do that later, if and when you feel like it. If I had to bet I'd say yep, you're gonna re-tack that head. :)

Kit's going to be fantastic.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-16-2015, 12:25 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Holy invisible welds! Nice!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-12-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

A sculptor who works in metal - what a great idea! Would be interested in/set up to work with many different kinds of metal, and making small joins look good.

Sent the part last Monday, it should...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-11-2015, 04:04 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Cool clip! Great playing! Pretty darn decent sound actually and you do get an idea of the sound of the toms.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-08-2015, 02:26 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

The faucet trods on the toms is just over the top super vintage mojo! Love it.

I think we'll all have post-partem depression when you finally finish this restoration John! :)

Mitch
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-03-2015, 06:53 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Aren't they amazing? Anthony is who I dealt with too - he literally went through the parts bins while on the phone with me. I thought that was pretty special. "Cousin price" - check.

After my...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-31-2014, 02:06 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Get well soon John! I think you mentioned you don't even drink so it's a drag you have to suffer from gout. A big drag...!

Mitch
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-23-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

It sure did! Man that is awesome. The wide base area is perfect.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-22-2014, 01:04 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Just a guess [obviously!], but it looks like the wider one [#2] is for the lugs like you say, and then if they didn't put ring #3 in there, it would seem like too much un-reinforced shell area...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-21-2014, 11:51 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

I just posted a long, involved solution to your stuck stand issue...in the wrong thread. The one about the pedal you gave to ggd.

Glad to see the PB Blaster worked! Haha!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-20-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Now that's a funny picture! :)

Phenomenal resto thread and I love that you're getting into fabrication. Making stuff is cool.

Mitch
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-11-2014, 07:28 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Truly outstanding work!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-07-2014, 12:42 PM
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Views: 147,161
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Absolutely *stunning* what you're doing with those rods and claws. I wouldn't have thought it was even possible...

Mitch
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-04-2014, 01:17 AM
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Views: 147,161
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

That's ever so slightly too bad, just cuz we all know that experience can be pretty amazing. Aromatherapy when you think about it...haha

Very cool calf head wrangling sir! You must continue to...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-01-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Oh man I've been doing that for what feels like years. I'm in more than one band so it can't be band name/logo. Count-down frame from film leader? Man in the moon? Too many choices. And so the head...
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