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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-18-2013, 07:30 AM
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Posted By gweinst
Re: Can you help me identify these drums?

Hi all,

Still need help identifying these drums.

Cheers
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-05-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 88,412
Posted By gweinst
Re: Australian Collectors Group

Great stuff! Our own Australian "vintage drums" club!

Lets keep in touch.

Cheers
Grant
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-25-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,760
Posted By gweinst
Re: Help with a 1960's Japanese (Pearl-Style) Snare Strainer

First of all, thank you all so much! CN679 you are SPOT ON! I have two 4pc kits with idenitcal wraps but different lugs and hardware config. The Riviera kit has the re-inforcement rings and still...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,760
Posted By gweinst
Re: Help with a 1960's Japanese (Pearl-Style) Snare Strainer

Hi again, The snare came with a 4 pc Riviera set (as pictured). I haven't done anything with the snare so I'm hoping it came in it's original state (not sure if the reinforcement rings are original...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-16-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,760
Posted By gweinst
Re: Help with a 1960's Japanese (Pearl-Style) Snare Strainer

Thanks Jonni! Great advice!

I too love these drums. You can pick 'em up for an absolute bargain and once given some TLC they can shine up like a real treat (and they certainly don't sound bad...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-15-2010, 06:45 PM
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Posted By gweinst
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-15-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,760
Posted By gweinst
Re: Help with a 1960's Japanese (Pearl-Style) Snare Strainer

Thanks for your comments cn679! I will take a look at the snares themselves as I had already tried the adjustment knob backed all the way off!

I will keep playing around to see if I can trouble...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-15-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,760
Posted By gweinst
Help with a 1960's Japanese (Pearl-Style) Snare Strainer

Hi all,

I have just obtained a circa 1960's Japanese snare drum labelled "Riviera" and am having difficulty with tightening the strainer. Refer to the attached photos, there is a lever that throws...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-16-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,557
Posted By gweinst
Re: UFIP CYMBALS - Anyone out there tried them yet?!

great to see other Ufip convertees out there as well.

Here is something interesting, Stewart Copeland used Ufip splashes in the late 70's - early 80's!!! If you look at old video footage of...
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-14-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,557
Posted By gweinst
UFIP CYMBALS - Anyone out there tried them yet?!

I must say...I am converted!!! In fact, selling my Zildjians I've had for 20+ years to replace them with a full set of UFIP's!

For those who are not in the know, Ufip Cymbals are Italian made and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-14-2010, 06:40 AM
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Views: 5,158
Posted By gweinst
Re: Japanese Stencil Drumkit ??

MIJ'ER ??? Please explain....
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-14-2010, 06:34 AM
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Views: 88,412
Posted By gweinst
Re: Australian Collectors Group

Hi all!

Grant here from Melbourne. So at least that is now representation from most states!

Keen to join a collectors group as I have collected tonnes of vintage items over the past years!
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Forum: Vintage Drums 05-14-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,158
Posted By gweinst
Re: Japanese Stencil Drumkit ??

Hi all,

Well further to this post I have come across another almost identical kit to mine in these photos but this one is called a "Riviera" kit. Refer to the attached photos.

Does anyone...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-24-2009, 04:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,158
Posted By gweinst
Re: Japanese Stencil Drumkit ??

Hi! Thanks for your message. I am a studio drummer and have quite a few recordings of this kit - have a listen to this one to give you an indication of the kits sound - unmixed! (with a piccolo snare...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-12-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,158
Posted By gweinst
Japanese Stencil Drumkit ??

Hi all,

Back in 2006 I submitted a post regarding an old Japanese stencil kit and had great feedback on identifying the brand etc however, still not sure what it's name is and to be perfectly...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-15-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By gweinst
Re: Help With Identifying This (Rogers?) Vintage Tom Arm

Hi guys,

Thanks very much for your feedback...very much appreciated! So, it's a Pearl copy of the Rogers Swiv-o-matic arm that does not fit the std Rogers sizes...that's actually good to know,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-14-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By gweinst
Help With Identifying This (Rogers?) Vintage Tom Arm

Hi all,

I recently acquired this vintage tom arm. As you can see by the photos, it has a hexagon-shape rod with a swivel arm (similar to that of the Rogers Swivomatic arm of the circa 1960's)....
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-20-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,114
Posted By gweinst
Re: Can you help me identify these drums?

Hi All,

Well, I managed to find a kit that looks very similar to the one I own on e-bay. Interestingly though, this kit still has the original badge on it labelled "Challenge". Have a look and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2007, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,865
Posted By gweinst
Re: Can you help me identify this Pearl Snare Drum?

Hiya,

Thanks for this. looks like it was from the 80's era according to this catalogue. It definately is 8 ply and the lugs are the same configuration as the ones in the pic.

Thanks for your...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-18-2007, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,865
Posted By gweinst
Can you help me identify this Pearl Snare Drum?

Hi All,

I recently bought a second hand Pearl Export kit which included this 14" x 8" Snare drum. Although I have quite a few old Pearl drum catalogues, I cannot identify the model of this...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-04-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,114
Posted By gweinst
Re: Can you help me identify these drums?

Thanks Dan,

Any pictures of your kit? Would be keen to see the similarities.

BTW, I have been drumming in a blues band for many years, have a listen:
...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-01-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,114
Posted By gweinst
Re: Can you help me identify these drums?

Thanks for this. Any websites you can recommend that have more info on these types of "stencil" drums? I'm very curious.

Cheers
Grant
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-26-2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,114
Posted By gweinst
Re: Can you help me identify these drums?

Thought that may be the case, a shame because tuned up nicely with Remo coated ambassadors these drums kick!

Do you happen to have any pictures of a U.S Mercury kit that is similar in look to...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-26-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,114
Posted By gweinst
Re: Can you help me identify these drums?

Thanks so much for your info - really appreciated. I have never thought of a U.S Mercury kit and the fact that it may be a stencil makes sense since the snare strainer looks like an early Priemier...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-25-2006, 03:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,114
Posted By gweinst
Can you help me identify these drums?

Hi all,

I have a 4 pc drum kit that I would like help identifying. Facts of the drum kit are as follows:

There are no badges on them but on various chrome areas (such as floor tom leg bracket...
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