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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-06-2020, 08:41 PM
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Re: What do I do to prepare a bearing edge for staining?

I don't know what Tama used for your tom or what shade you are attempting to match, but I use Orange Shellac from a big box or hardware store that seems to work fine for natural wood drum shell...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-28-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
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Re: Ludwg External Snare Drum Mufflers?

I have never seen any Ludwig brand external snare drum mufflers but have been wrong lots of times and lately. I have seen folks muffle mylar head (as opposed to Kevlar) marching drums with small...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2020, 08:20 PM
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Views: 916
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Re: ASBA Caroline Pedals

Carolinas can be colorful pedals. Sounds like you are having a good time with both the Caroline and Jacque Capelle. What's not to love?
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-06-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
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Re: 16x16 floor tom to snare drum.

Sorry to not read your post clearly. Yes, I have used shorter length snare units to see how a drum sounds until I can get a correct length snare unit. I usually use ribbon instead or string...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-05-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
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Re: 16x16 floor tom to snare drum.

I have good friend who makes rope tensioned drums of this size and larger and they sound great (Heritage Drum Company). If you decide to go with the 42 strand snares you will probably need to make...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-01-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
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Re: Out with the old...

I would propose option four which is to make your set in the desired sizes from parts harvested from used Ludwig drums. You can buy a beat up Ludwig set (or marching drums and orphans) and scavenge...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-25-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
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Re: Refurbish kick drum beater

I don't think you can get the metal cup off (and back on) very easily without a risk of messing up its shape. I have not done it, but I would think it would be better to cut the beater portion off...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-25-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
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Re: Refurbish kick drum beater

I don't usually replace the felt on old bass drum beaters but I do often clean the really old hard felt ones with a Clorox pen used for spot removal. I have also poured straight Clorox in a metal...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-22-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
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Re: ASBA Caroline Pedals

Capelle had several versions of their wonderful pedals. Here are some photos. There were two versions of the "pole" model, round tube and square tube. They also made wonderful high hat stands. I...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-13-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
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Re: Do you see what I see in photo?

If the Tama tom is a 20", how big are those "high hat" cymbals? Maybe I need to put on my old man reading glasses...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-10-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
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Re: Paul McCartney was right...

I will have to send you a tee shirt I have that says "Old Dudes Rock Harder". I always thought that folks who played jazz or other styles made better rock and show drummers. It has something to do...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-08-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
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Re: Marching Drum Heads?

Sorry it took me so long to get some photos of the Blaemire snare drum shell. I got this from helping Tommy Winkler of Nashville move out of his shop. If I understand correctly he custom made it...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-29-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
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Re: Doug Clifford's CCR Camco kit.

I remember reading at the Phoenix MIM display that Doug kept knocking over his Camco cymbal stands so the roadies put some circular stage weights over the tripod legs. That kept the stands stable...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-27-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
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Re: Marching Drum Heads?

Brian, Since you have a 15" diameter drum you made the perfect choice with the WFL snare stand. My high school band marched 12" by 15" parade drums and I remember that they would fit on those...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-27-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
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Re: Marching Drum Heads?

Brian, You are quite welcome. I forgot to ask what diameter is the drum? In the past a lot of marching drums were 15" but the style has gone to higher pitch and 14" it seems to me. Drum companies...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-26-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
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Re: Marching Drum Heads?

The only good drum for any kind of Kevlar head is a modern marching drum and only if you want a modern high pitch sound. I have a Kevlar head on a Premier Scottish pipe band drum and it is...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-15-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
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Re: Rogers BOP kit

No, you have a choice in the size of the metal flesh hoop when you buy 18 inch (and 16 also I believe) for this exact reason. Some bass drums hoops will "slide" off of a drum head with a "normal"...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,839
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Re: Gretsch RB, what heads are you using?

I don't have oversize drums but do have two Gretsch snare drums. I have been using the Aquarian American Vintage medium weight batter heads on all my drum set drums. Instead of a thin American...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-09-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
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Re: Lowrider Snare Stand

I made a low snare stand for a Firchie snare drum from the base of a cheap throne that had very large rubber feet. The feet did not open very wide at all so the result was a short bottom portion. ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-07-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Pedal_Pusher
Re: Identify Bass Pedal

The footboard looks to me like it was taken from a Rogers Swiv-O-Matic. Can't tell much about the rest of the pedal. It is similar to the attached photo but not the exact same footboard.
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-03-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
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Re: help with notation

No problem, glad to help solve the mystery. The Morello books were written when the rudiment list was shorter (26) and you can do a Google search on the National Association of Rudimental Drumming...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-03-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
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Re: Vintage rare 1928 davey tough cymbal big band dorsey woody herman ufip zildjian?

What would a drummer do with cuff links? Maybe as a sizzler substitute...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-03-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
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Re: help with notation

I had the good fortune to see a Joe Morello clinic when I was in high school and have not looked at his books in years but I think I can help with your question. The dots above the notes are...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-02-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
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Re: Carl F Ludwig Rope Tension snare drum?

Good Morning, William F. Ludwig's brother was Theobald (sometimes called Theo, or Ted) and he died from a sales call on a government drum contract in the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918. This is a very...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-30-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Pedal_Pusher
Re: Gretsch/W&A? Hi hat clutch-how to use this??

I have several of these Walberg and Auge high hat clutches on old high hat stands. I don't have one in front of me but I don't think it is missing any parts, the wing nut should tighten the cymbal...
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