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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-25-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By J!m
Re: Why so many of us like the Acrolite snare drums

That’s a nice looking one!

The early ones have that “sheen” to them the later ones don’t have...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-25-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By J!m
Re: Experienced & veteran rehab guys-stripped lug troubles

This is exactly what I was going to suggest.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-20-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,111
Posted By J!m
Re: Vintage Ludwig 3-ply, 12x18 Bop!

I have an 18x16 RC floor Tom that a friend wanted to buy to convert to a bass drum.

That’d be a cannon!

(No way I’d sell an original 18” RC floor Tom by the way!)
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-17-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,111
Posted By J!m
Re: Vintage Ludwig 3-ply, 12x18 Bop!

Wow! You post that and no pictures?!?
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-15-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,111
Posted By J!m
Re: Vintage Ludwig 3-ply, 12x18 Bop!

Not to derail the thread here, but future visitors may be interested to know that Yamaha consistently offered an 18” bass drum through the decades on the Recoding Custom line, and, as far as I’m...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-11-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By J!m
Re: Ok What Do You Think of Pearl Hardware?

Many drummers with other brands of drums often play Pearl hardware. They and now Gibraltar, sort of own that “random drum hardware” market. And they both are of good quality.

I had plenty of...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-11-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By J!m
Re: Think you're flexible??

It’s a term used for drums whose depth equals their diameter.

So your 14x14 and 16x16 floor Tom are “square” toms. Most 8” toms are 8x8 too. But then the 10 is not square (but over depth) at 8”...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-11-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By J!m
Re: Think you're flexible??

It’s a term used for drums whose depth equals their diameter.

So your 14x14 and 16x16 floor Tom are “square” toms. Most 8” toms are 8x8 too. But then the 10 is not square (but over depth) at 8”...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-09-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By J!m
Re: I'm back using a Ringo throne-ouch!

I have a roc-n-soc but I’ve been using a low end single braced Yamaha throne I got with my D20 kit.

It ever-so-slightly offsets the three 900 stands I also drag along.

I only get back pain...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-09-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By J!m
Re: Acoustic Wall Tiles

The foam will attenuate the higher frequencies but do nothing to control bass.

Not sure what your ultimate goal is...
Forum: For Sale 09-06-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By J!m
Re: 1950's Zildjian 22" Large Stamp Type I (LS1) Ride Cymbal

Looks like my first cymbal!

I had a Justin Ottaviano beat it a bit for me and now it’s perfect. I’m not looking for another 22 but these large stamps are good ones. These and EAKs are on my...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 09-06-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By J!m
Re: Zildjian ding on edge..

I picked up a 20” a few years ago for near nothing because it had a bunch of cracks. The (young) kid working there was looking at me a bit strangely as I was all over this thing-

Crash, ride,...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-05-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,658
Posted By J!m
Re: 13" snare to rack tom project

Maybe a wrap or thin veneer would refresh that shell
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-05-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By J!m
Re: Improving My MIJ Snare

My uncle-in-law (also a drummer) was playing my bop kit and took the zeroring off the snare and when I asked him about it, he said he likes all the drums to sound similar- so with the snares off, it...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-05-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By J!m
Re: What is your favorite vintage hardware?

I certainly appreciate light weight. However, I’m bucking the trend, while keeping my chiropractor’s kids in college, by using the Yamaha 900 series hardware.

It is the only hardware expected to...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-03-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,629
Posted By J!m
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-02-2019, 08:40 PM
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Views: 2,629
Posted By J!m
Re: WTB: Very specific date stamped snare. . . .

Hey Mike.

Do you know for sure that day in 1958 wasn’t a Saturday or Sunday? You might be looking for a date stamp that doesn’t exist!
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-02-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,035
Posted By J!m
Re: Why so many of us like the Acrolite snare drums

Not only school bus jack stands. It’s quite annoying when the gravitational pull caused by their mass from having them all in the same bag makes them pull small imported autos off the road. Nearly...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-01-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,035
Posted By J!m
Re: Why so many of us like the Acrolite snare drums

I’ve been using an Acrolite on my big band gig. It’s light, sounds good no matter what and it’s light.

I’ve always preferred an eight lug snare to a ten it seems. My number one for years was a...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-29-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,920
Posted By J!m
Re: Sakae 'Rhythm King' snare drum

That is quite a long term loan...

How would you describe them, as compared to 80's variant Recording Customs? And what heads did you use (or prefer, if you tried a few)?
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-29-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,920
Posted By J!m
Re: Sakae 'Rhythm King' snare drum

I was not aware the PHX line was still made in Japan (by Sakae?). I have yet to try them, but the artists who still use them seem to be quite happy with them.

The price is stratospheric but I...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-28-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By J!m
Re: Zildjian ding on edge..

It would be unfortunate if that was damaged too far (cracked) although a good cymbalsmith could probably turn it down to 17-1/2" without it sounding too bad. But that's extra cost...

I got a set...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-27-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By J!m
Re: Zildjian ding on edge..

I think you’ll be ok as long as there are no cracks.

File the burrs down and then blend it with progressively finer papers until you have a very smooth area. The width should be four times the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-26-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,920
Posted By J!m
Re: Sakae 'Rhythm King' snare drum

Sakae was making all the Yamaha drums beginning in 1967. Looking inside my D20 shells, the angled ply seam is blatantly apparent. The brilliance of the design is that the butted ends would force the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-26-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By J!m
Re: Re-wrapping Tip on Seams

The 5-gallon bucket stirrers are even heavier. But, if you glue up a “T” structure before hand, it will be WAY stiffer and stay straight for you.

You can also make up a full length clamp with a...
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