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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-15-2016, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: 1961 Slingerland Drum Set

Awesome post. This will help me narrow my search. thank you!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-15-2016, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: 1961 Slingerland Drum Set

Thank you anyway oddball
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-15-2016, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: 1961 Slingerland Drum Set

Thanks guys! I'm thinking of repainting the one BD rim I have for the reso head. I can purchase a solid maple rim.

I'm missing a lot of part. Floor tom legs, floor rom rim, and rack tom rim. Could...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-15-2016, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: 1961 Slingerland Drum Set

Updated pictures of the rims.

Also, does anyone have any ideas as to where I can find these 20 in bass drum rims? I've been searching, but striking out.

Let me know your thoughts ...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-13-2016, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: 1961 Slingerland Drum Set

Figured it out! I reuploaded all images to their full size. Check them out again if you'd like! Sorry for the confusion
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-13-2016, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: 1961 Slingerland Drum Set

Here's where I'm at. Used wood filler for various cracks and whatnot. Used some wood glue and clamps for any parts that have separated from the drum.

Next step is sanding down and applying some...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-13-2016, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: 1961 Slingerland Drum Set

Just went to the hardware store and picked up some Titebond II, clamps and 600 utra fine sand paper. I'll post some progress pictures soon.

Thats an interesting method with the candle! but will...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-13-2016, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: 1961 Slingerland Drum Set

You think I should leave the splits alone? What about the vibrations? The split in the floor tom is pretty loose, so I'm sure that will effect the sound in some way, shape, or form. Wouldn't a little...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-13-2016, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: 1961 Slingerland Drum Set

Fully plan on it. I was thinking some gorilla glue or wood glue with some clamps?

I also really like the fade. Once the rims are on the drums you wouldn't even know the wraps are faded any way!...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-13-2016, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: Vintage W&A Kit Restoration

Unbelievable. I joined the forum today, and already have learned so much simply by reading this thread. I read each page... it was like a story.

Cheers to you, my friend. I'm sure that kit will...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-13-2016, 12:03 AM
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Posted By Galactic
Re: 1961 Slingerland Drum Set

Forgot about the bass drum!

http://s32.postimg.org/kxxkve375/full_base.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/kxxkve375/)
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-13-2016, 12:01 AM
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Posted By Galactic
1961 Slingerland Drum Set

Hey everyone!

As you can see, this is my first post here on the forums and I'm incredibly excited to see that there are people out there who are as passionate about drum restoration as I am....
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