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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Slingerland-to buy or not to buy

Good call it's possible and even likely the blue backdrop is playing a part. Still it does look like a daylight shot which can be a bit blue. More of a general thing when looking at drum pics - check...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-10-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 317
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Think you're flexible??

I'd have to say I'm pretty rigid on no power-toms. OTOH every drummer has at least one - the floor tom! :)


Mitch
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-10-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Slingerland-to buy or not to buy

We know that Remo drum heads are a creamy, off-white colour. The heads in the pic up top have a blue-ish cast, therefore we know that the drums are more yellow or creamy than they appear in the pic....
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-22-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: P-100 Beater Angle Mod

Thanks Mark! I held off on this for quite a while thinking I'd be tapping out bearings and/or who knows what disassembly hell, but was extremely pleased to find that with the removal of the rocker...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-22-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By DownTownFarmer
P-100 Beater Angle Mod

I love the old P-100s, love how I can get them for 20 bucks, and the bouncy action. The real cheap ones tho often have no beater-angle adjustment, just the rocker fixed in place with flat-spots on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-22-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Favourite era for Ludwig shells

Very nice drum set there my friend.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-22-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,613
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Ludwig Club Date ? 100.00?

Cool thread, beautiful kit, great guy. :)
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-07-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Remo Sparkletone heads?

This thread has answered the riddle of the green sparkle residue on the front bearing edge of my silver sparkle Club Date bass drum! Was really scratching my head over that...

Mitch
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-02-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,268
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Superficial Drum Pet Peeves

The slightly-off-center hole in the reso head is weighting it to one side I think. :)

Pet peeve is modern, massive 100lb cymbal stands, especially when you look at what Bonham happily used for...
Forum: For Sale 04-22-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: MIJ cymbal arm (Pearl type)

The arm is yours then, sir, should funkypoodle decide to return, as I'm sure he will... :)

Mitch
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-15-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,925
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: How can I salvage this kit?

Lots of different approaches. One is, fix the structural issues with the bass drum and play the kit as is. Maybe remove the cobwebs from the floor tom. :)

I think they look awesome.

Mitch
Forum: For Sale 04-15-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: MIJ cymbal arm (Pearl type)

Been more than a week....about to send PM.

Mitch
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-11-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: How many mics???

I know eh? Nate Smith....!

I plan to try out this setup in the next few days, on a 4-piece, with the overhead mic placement a little more allowing of player movement [toms].

Mitch
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-11-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Buddy Rich / Matched grip - No, But Yes.

Totally. It was just kinda funny watching the clip and glancing at the title of the next clip. :)

I really only ever play at jazz myself, but even then trad grip just feels right.

Mitch
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-10-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Buddy Rich / Matched grip - No, But Yes.

I was watching this clip of Buddy doing an entire solo using match grip. The next clip in the queue on the right side of the YT page [in my case anyway] was titled, "Buddy Rich on why he doesn't use...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-10-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: How many mics???

Looks like two might do it. :)

Mitch

Nate Smith, Joe Dart, Cory Wong e Mark Lettieri. - YouTube
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-09-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,836
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: DRUMS TOO LOUD!/ what to do?

Since you mentioned "snare drums" - to tone mine down, I put a 3" wide (about 6" long) strip of paper between the snares and bottom head, out toward the edge. The more you move the strip to the...
Forum: For Sale 03-26-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: MIJ cymbal arm (Pearl type)

I'm interested, but don't *need* this - if nobody else bites I'll take it. Maybe give it a week? I'm in Ontario too, so shipping would be less stressful. :)

Mitch
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-18-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: eBay item #263547826346

That's a valid concern. You might want to initiate a full and completely total disassembly of any kits in your possession. For the blowtorch, I find the cheaper ones will do the trick - no need to...
Forum: For Sale 03-18-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,873
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Going Out Of Business Sale!!!

Really sorry to read this news John. You're in my thoughts.

Mitch
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-18-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Black / Gold Duco Finish

I think I'd paint the whole thing white first, then gold/silver, then the black.

Turntable is a nice idea but I've had some not-incredibly-terrible results running around the shell hollering "this...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: 1965 Ludwig Super Classic Kit 22/13/16

Thanks! The wrap on these doesn't have much visible aging for some reason.

I agree with everything you say about wraps and aging, 100%. However when I see this lighter SS like you have it's always...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-13-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: 1965 Ludwig Super Classic Kit 22/13/16

I swear Ludwig used two different silver sparkle wraps, the kind I have on my Club Dates and what's on your kit here. Maybe someone can pop in and clarify but I don't see how the wrap on my kit could...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-27-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,443
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: a little help deciding on a Ludwig ... please

Super interested in his reasoning, if it's all right to share...

Myself I just think SS is the best, purely subjective.

Mitch
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-23-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Ludwig silver spakle a ginger ale thing??

Thanks! I was glad it worked...tint is in the product, brushed on straight from the can, first pic is before shot.

The patient craftsman will apply one coat, assemble the drum a day later, and...
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