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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-07-2019, 02:35 PM
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Posted By bfulton
Re: Speed King restoration -- any pedals, really

Sounds like a plan. I have plenty of parts. Even though it moves nicly, it’ move a lot better!
Just let me know, okay?
Bill
Forum: For Sale 12-17-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By bfulton
Re: Tama "The Classic" HP-50 pedal - New - $75 shipped

Thanks, but I’m not able to return it ... it came from ebay, so it’s on me.
Actually, I liked the feel of it. It has plenty of options for setup and it turned out to be comfortable, quick and...
Forum: For Sale 12-17-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By bfulton
Tama "The Classic" HP-50 pedal - New - $75 shipped

I bought one of these to try it out, basically. In the end I decided to keep my trusty 356R Swivomatic.
So this pedal has less than four hours total playing time. It never left my practice room. ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By bfulton
Re: Advice on Slingerland COB

PM sent

'm pretty familiar with the Zoomatic. This one is in good condition. The guy told me that the snare has been there 'for quite a while,' and that an offer would be considered...
It would...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By bfulton
Advice on Slingerland COB

At my friendly local GC. It has a Zoomatic, and a snare extension that I don't recognize, so I don't know the model. Eight lug.
It isn't pretty, but it's all there. It has a goat skin batter head,...
Forum: For Sale 08-23-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By bfulton
DEAL MADE -WFL Speed King and Hi Hat -Correct and refurbished

I just listed WFL gear on ebay. I'm hoping that someone from this forum who collects WFL drums and gear will scoop this up. I may be wrong, but in my experience it's rare to find a WFL Speed King...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-21-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By bfulton
Re: Slingerland snare drum ID

I think it might be three ply, too. But it's hard to tell. I'll try to post a clearer picture.
Thanks!
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-20-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By bfulton
Re: Slingerland snare drum ID

I could post another picture, but I think your answer is correct.
It sounds pretty good to my unsophisticated ear. A basic utility snare, nothing fancy, nothing awful. It tunes well, but in a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-19-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By bfulton
Slingerland snare drum ID

This snare has been assembled from various project drums. I bought the shell separately ... well, you guys know how this goes.
Any ID help?
Badge # is: 576929
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-18-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By bfulton
Re: Gretsch Pratt bass muffler - installation??

To wrap this up, I installed a new Pratt muffler on the 18 Yamaha. It took some creativity in order to keep the bottom attachment of the felt strip fully away from the head -- I really like to have...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 08-14-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,570
Posted By bfulton
Re: 1961/62 Slingerland Modern Jazz in Capri Pearl

FLASHBACK! My first kit. I must have been 13 or so. What I recall most was the PITA tom mount. I just couldn't get it. When I was 18, I traded it for a motorcycle.
I must have been on drugs. ...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-12-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By bfulton
Re: Upper hi hat tube

Brilliant! PM sent.

Ah, what the heck -- have two cokes!
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-12-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By bfulton
Re: Upper hi hat tube

Hi Mark -- If I could find the Rogers - and afford it -- I'd go for it.
But I plan to sell this when it's done, and it looks they aren't fetching much $$.
So, yes, just a tube would do the trick!
Forum: Wanted to Buy 08-12-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By bfulton
Upper hi hat tube

I'm restoring a Rogers swan leg hi hat. I have everything except for the upper tube.
I have the clutch, pull rod, and cymbal seat. The only ones I have lying around are for the Ludwig 1123, and...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-09-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By bfulton
Re: Gretsch Pratt bass muffler - installation??

I checked out the DFO thread -- yes it's very helpful! All kinds of measurements.
But after I posted asking if anyone might still have the diagram, a drummer responded that he'd installed one on his...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-06-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By bfulton
Re: Recognise this Ludwig SNARE, please..?

:2Cents: I'm a too-impulsive buyer, and it +1. There are many, many Acros available. And, if you're not worried about cosmetics, they can be found at a good price.
Forum: Trade 08-02-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By bfulton
Re: LUDWIG P85 strainer wanted

Did you find this? I have one, and could use the Slingerland strainer.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-01-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By bfulton
Re: Clean bass drum beaters?

Of all the wacky things, I tossed them into the washing matching. That was more successful than anything else I've tried.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-01-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By bfulton
Re: Evans Calftone heads

Alan & Mark -- I opted for the UV1 heads. It really did tune easily, and seemed to have a wide range of resonance.
On an 80's Slingerland COW shell, it's crisp and warm.
Score!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-01-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By bfulton
Re: Gretsch Pratt bass muffler - installation??

Well, my continued, not necessarily realistic, resistance to drilling weighs in favor of something like this. It looks to me like he insisted on maintaining control of the whole process: design,...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-31-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By bfulton
Re: Gretsch Pratt bass muffler - installation??

Anyone have experience with the Gary Chaffee designed external muffler?
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-31-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By bfulton
Re: Evans Calftone heads

Thanks -- the brush response is my real interest. The bas head seems pretty smooth.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-31-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By bfulton
Evans Calftone heads

Any experience with these? How are they for brushes on snare batter heads? Or other similar choices?
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-31-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By bfulton
Re: Rogers Swivomatic pedal expert help?

The general information is helpful. It may explain the whole thing, really. The stamped numbers may represent a line or station in the process, too.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By bfulton
Re: Anyone know what kit this is?

Heck, if you dont Want to use it, give it too omeone who needs a kit for practice. "Bad drums can sound good. Bad cymbals arebad forever"
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