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Forum: General Drum Questions 04-11-2019, 06:25 PM
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Re: In your opinion why did Bonham start playing vistalites?

Haha!- - probably the same reason I bought a set ( amber vistas in the same config.)- They LOOK cool- they rumble the room... and miked they are thunderous.... not for the music of today unless you...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-11-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
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Re: Acrylic shell - drilling?

--just me I guess/ but on acrylic I wouldn't use screws or especially rivets as they spread force into the plastic.... an invitation for cracks.... I like concert toms with the rings so if I decided...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-10-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By JDragon
Re: Ludwig Question

It may be blasphemy to the purists- but I gig my drums- and on the Ludwig fold-outs I welded another inch and a half of rod on the end.... ground smooth and sprayed silver with the rubber tips back...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-23-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By JDragon
Re: Acrylic shell - drilling?

You got it/ just something to take away that sharp edge/ barely 6 spins/or one slow pull of the trigger - factory doesn't do that but I've heard it 'helps'- ! Sounds like you've got it planned for a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-22-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By JDragon
Re: Acrylic shell - drilling?

Spur point/ brad point are the 'suggested' and will keep you really accurate- just remember to go slow.../ use a variable speed drill so you can control the speed- not just 'zoom through'! Good Luck...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-18-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By JDragon
Re: Acrylic shell - drilling?

As stated, support and care are #1- be careful not to scratch ( I masking tape both sides where I am drilling) and never drill through to 'air'-/ that is- have a backing board and SLOWLY go through...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-11-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By JDragon
Re: RIP Hal Blaine

A great Loss- the Legend- drummer of ALL the hits we recognize today as classics on record... THE innovator of the pulse of Rock....
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-11-2019, 07:15 PM
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Forum: General Drum Questions 02-03-2019, 04:26 PM
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Views: 440
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Re: Concert toms

Curious if you are still gigging with concert toms drummer123 and idrum4fun as I use a concert tom set up when we play outdoor gigs- when miked (or triggered) they sound GREAT!) Usually I have an...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-03-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By JDragon
Re: Original Tone Controls -- Simply Style over Substance?

As stated by some already- I hardly use them but when in a 'quiet' setting they really help with volume (deadening and losing resonance BUT...) making the drum thud instead of sing.... rarely used......
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-03-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By JDragon
Re: Club date bearing edge repair

Personally I'd do those in my shop, but if - as you say- you have little experience with this- take to a pro- if you don't feel confident you can do it you will regret it -IF it turns out...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-03-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By JDragon
Re: Filling holes in oyster Black Pearl wrap

Hi Rob/ i have covered and repaired many kits with wrap- the BEST remedy in my personal experience is cutting a piece of donor wrap to the absolute precise size and gluing in/ then carefully dabbing...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-02-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By JDragon
Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

EXTREMELY cool stuff poppy! Keep those ideas flowing- I'm all alone in my 'artsy endeavors' (no workers but ME)- and have kinda gotten a bit away from the cars- did an interior this Summer but have...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-02-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By JDragon
Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

There you go= you have a standard/ stick to it. In my area (Iowa) I do auto upholstery and they balk at $40 an hour/ Now I'm no top-notch genius but my Street Rod interiors have won awards at...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-01-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By JDragon
Re: sun fade

I have a late 60's Ludwig set with a little fade on the bass- I can't tell how long it would take but having painted autos know that an unprotected acrylic enamel finish in ONE Summer's sun will...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-01-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By JDragon
Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

Figure your approximate hours and decide what it is worth to you an hour- I do Artwork and people say I charge too little- if it is 'fun' for me- (I'm retired)- I charge less- more difficult/tedious-...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-01-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By JDragon
Re: Beat up old 12 x 26 bass drum

I'm no expert in vintage drums/ but the hardware looks similar to my Excelsior marching bass drum from the teens I've used for a trap set up when doing 'old jazz'... (sorry no pics) And that strap...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-17-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By JDragon
Re: Fibes Drums

Thanks for a little history Tommyp- got me interested in researching Fibes and Zickos- which were created not far from where I live! I've always been interested in diverse drum construction/...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-16-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By JDragon
Re: 6-lugged floor toms

Don't know about how Sonor does bearing edges Gilnar, but I have a couple MIJ 6 luggers that I had to redo bearing edges with my router table because of this same problem. I did go with a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By JDragon
Re: Fibes Drums

Don't want to 'derail' or 'hijack' this thread- but I have a set of the Bonham reissue vistalites and LOVE them/ (gig with them a lot)- and would be interested in a comparison of Fibes (which I have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By JDragon
Re: Slingerland tuning help

A-ha!....( I've been trying to catch that fly with drumsticks- !!!) Agree with schmegeggie- tune/retune/tune again/retune- till you can hear those nuances- I HAVE had a tom that will still have what...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By JDragon
Re: Ludwig Sound

My 1968 Super Classic set in Champagne Sparkle (even with the 'faked' floor tom) is still my favorite 'gig set'....
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-02-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By JDragon
Re: Not Your Usual Speed King Question

If you're 'handy' that piece is an easy DIY part- cut a strip of spring steel to size/ round the edges- pry the rivet out and carefully hammer a new rivet in- Yes- not 'original' but at least a fix...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-02-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By JDragon
Re: Head choice

Vote #2 agreed with Lenny- coated Ambassadors for the warmth. Some guys would use the more 'open' smooth white as resos/ but I'd bet you'll love the coated as both/ and they'll look the part also.
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-18-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By JDragon
Re: Zoom Q2n

Glad to hear it! As you said the vids are crisp and sound is great but the memory they take is huge! I burn mine to DVDr's and play them on the BlueRay to save all the space on my computer- Happy...
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