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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-10-2019, 04:01 PM
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Re: Old style Ludwig internal dampener vs. baseball bat type

Unfortunately the mounting holes are incompatible. In addition, the mounting holes of the knob adjustment dampeners made in the later years of Ludwig production are incompatible with those of the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-11-2019, 08:45 AM
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Views: 817
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Re: "Fusion" drumkit by New Wave

What I find most intriguing is the drum throne; the base tripod of which appears to be a vintage Trixon with spring loaded legs! The padded seat on top of it obviously not Trixon, with a "cilo" logo...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-02-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Sonor Teardrop Spur Mount

Presuming that the mount has not be altered, the correct thread size is 6mm x 1mm.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-03-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
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Re: Orange/Amber Wooding Cristalline BD (Rare!)

The drum is manufactured by MEAZZI in Milan, Italy, the same company known for MEAZZI HOLLYWOOD TRONIC DRUMS, PRESIDENT MODEL, and MOD JOLLY drums. Most likely made in late 1960s or early 1970s. If...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-05-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: G.A.M. vintage copper snare - does anyone know how much these are worth?

A quick Google search located the following info about your drum, from which you could expand your search:

A similar...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-22-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Identify Cymbal Stand

Those are Premier/Olympic.
They manufactured a 'budget' line in the 1970's.
The wingscrews in the tripod base are identical to the Premier 250 bass pedal toe clamp wingscrews.
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-13-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
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Re: Newspaper Bass Muffling ??

I know that this type of muffling was done many years ago. Drummers simply crumpled up old sheets of newspaper into round wads and filled the drum cavity with them until reaching the desired effect,...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-13-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,658
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Orange snare drums

WOW!!! I'd love to own one but I'm almost glad I can't!
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-13-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Tko "pro" percussion

The brand name "TKO" is derived from the boxing term "Technical Knock-Out"! True! That kit is the best looking one I've ever seen! Taiwanese manufactured if memory serves.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-06-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: What kind of drum is this?

Very Possibly is from a kit of LEVIN Drums from Sweden - a popular Swedish brand from many years ago.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-23-2018, 03:46 PM
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Views: 592
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Re: Genuine skin drum head: How to restore?

There are many 'old timers' who will talk about 'oiling' their skins to keep them supple. Various oils have been used, such as neatsfoot oil and ultra refined olive oil. The problem encountered...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-11-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,383
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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-11-2018, 10:01 AM
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Re: Fab snare throw off but what?

Looks like an older vintage TROWA (East Germany) butt plate retro-fitted on to a compatible (maybe TROMSA or another similar brand) throw mechanism.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-26-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Sonor/Trixon

No. However, some of the 6mm x 1mm shell mount tighteners could possibly interchange.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-27-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Everplay weight

I don't know for certain, but my pre-international Premier floor tom came with the original Everplay bottom resonator head on it, and it most definitely is thin like a Diplomat weight. I considered...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-27-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Hey MIJ fans - you need one of these

Count me in! I own an Dixie branded 5 1/2" x 14" ten lug and it's a beautiful sounding drum. Worth paying up to $100 shipping included for sure! Yes Sir
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-22-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: replacement tension rods for "Majestic" brand floor tom

I've seen several variants in the older MIJ kits with metric tension rods:
The most common threading is 5mm. x .8mm. Occasionally 5mm. x .9mm is found. The first thing you might do is acquire a...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-04-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Everplay head

Everplay Extra heads were stocked and available through virtually all Premier retail distributors in the U.S.A.
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-24-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Can You Identify This Rim?

It's a vintage 70's era Premier "low profile" die-cast hoop. Excellent hoop!
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-24-2016, 11:56 AM
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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-24-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Vintage hardware repair

The problem is common on all such snare stands with the same design.
Without actual machine shop equipment and tooling it's a difficult fix.
That being the case, the sagging arms can often be...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-24-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Need help with Microsensitive

They won't be metric.*

Try 6 -32".

If too small a thread size the next one up is 8 -32".

8-32" is used to fasten almost all U.S. vintage lugs to shells including Gretsch, Ludwig,...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-23-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: 60s Premier Shells and Sound?

If well cared for, vintage Premier shell integrity and structure is second to none. That being the case, the birch shells have a distinctly different tonal character than vintage American made...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-10-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Tromsa drumset

You will find a listing of Tromsa catalogues by year with the information about your kit here on this website:

That is a beautiful drumkit...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-27-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: English drums by Rose Morris

Here you will find colour catalogues of Rose Morris drums:
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