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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-13-2020, 09:24 AM
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Posted By JDragon
Re: Creating stain fade?

I wanted to stain to bring out the grain/ afraid paint would cover it too much unless thinned dramatically- I was also told sprayed stain doesn't dry well and stays sticky unless rubbed out- thus...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-11-2020, 02:54 PM
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Views: 177
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Re: Creating stain fade?

Like tobacco burst/ it starts dark at top - light middle- dark bottom/ similar to Duco but done in stain...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-11-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By JDragon
Creating stain fade?

I am restoring an old MIJ set that has good wood shells with an unusually nice grain (mahogany) I'd like to stain them - but fade it as in the tobacco burst seen on the Gretsch Renown... I have...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-12-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By JDragon
Re: Snare Wire Buzz!

As O-Lugs states- if you play LIVE- there is no way to avoid sympathetic vibration- sometimes the bass player will hold a note at sound check and my sticks laying on the floor tom will FLY into the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-01-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By JDragon
Re: Pics of my restored CB700 kit w/ wrist watch lugs

Off topic/ but is that an old Wuhan Linear (5 sided) cymbal to the left? I thought I was the only crazy guy still using those funky trash/crashes! I think they are great! (and BTW- great recover...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-01-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By JDragon
Re: Blended Family

Very cool Warren- that's how I've been setting up lately/ although much flatter on the toms- 2 to the left gives me room for the hats and puts the ride right in the 'sweet spot'!
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-12-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By JDragon
Re: E/drums?

For several years (after meeting Frank Beard) I have triggered when we play large spaces or outdoors- even sampling my own kit sounds to trigger: so basically a hybrid kit/ acoustic yet getting the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-29-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By JDragon
It's all in the 'Sticks'...

I played my first indoor show Saturday after the looong Summer outdoor tour and noticed something- my 'go-to' stick has long been the Promark 747 oak nylon tip (especially outside rocking). Not many...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-29-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By JDragon
Re: Probably the dumbest question ever asked here.

I have extensively used the type of clamp illustrated (in many differing brands) to customize my setup with multiple toms, cymbals and E-pads. If you are careful you can gig and not have too much...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-23-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,398
Posted By JDragon
Re: This Is The Least Active Forum Ever

For me- I like to read to increase knowledge, see what others are doing, then kinda keep to myself! Although I've played for over 40 years- sometimes I feel like- 'who am I to tell them what to do?'-...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-04-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,677
Posted By JDragon
Re: New Guy With New MIJ Kit

Hello- I am 63 and still gig regularly with 3 different bands- enjoy yourself as you are never too 'old'! I have many sets and I use a MIJ set I got for $100 at gigs where I am afraid of 'road rash'...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-04-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By JDragon
Re: Happy 4th of July!

Played a gig at the Elks Lodge last night celebrating the 4th and a vet battling cancer was on the floor all night/ sometimes even leaving his cane back at the table.... great to see him dancing and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-04-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By JDragon
Re: Performance Disaster

We all have them! The one I remember most was playing a gig with my '68 Champagne sparkle Ludwigs- kicking into the solo for Soul Sacrifice channeling Michael Shrieve at Woodstock... the L-arm bass...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-28-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By JDragon
Re: Filling holes in oyster Black Pearl wrap

I've never used that specific brand -but being a water based acrylic I wouldn't think anything could go wrong- just be sparing doing fine little applications/ letting dry/ repeat/ until finally...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-11-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By JDragon
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By JDragon
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
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, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
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, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
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, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By JDragon
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-03-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By JDragon
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
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, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
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...
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