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Forum: Vintage Cymbals 09-18-2018, 03:44 AM
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Posted By longjohn
Re: What is this?

Sweden..? Switzerland..?.. Some people just don't think..DOH
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-10-2018, 04:57 PM
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Posted By longjohn
Slingerland Zoomatic Parts

I probably should know better.. but I'll put it out there anyoldhows… I bought the Soundking a few weeks back, The strainer is missing the Knob/Shaft Assy... Also is Missing The Shell Nut... and less...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-24-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By longjohn
Re: Satin Flame wrap cleaning

Yes.. what Mark says... No Novus on Satin Flame "Textured" finishes, It would ruin the drum...


Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-04-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By longjohn
Re: Recognise this Ludwig SNARE, please..?

The "beaded" Ludwigs with aluminium shells were either Acrolites or Supraphonic's. The "vintage supraphonic's" that were chromed are usually very pitted... Do lots of googling & you will soon learn...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-04-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By longjohn
Re: Recognise this Ludwig SNARE, please..?

Your Ludwig Acrolite is typically Satin Silver as per your first post... ot later Black coating. They are plentiful in US and are quite affordable. Back in 2012 My son & I were visiting the US &...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By longjohn
Re: Monitors for Singing Drummers

Very similar setup for me also .. Small Boss monitors in close and bracket mounted off of a cymbal stand.. I have one powered & one non powered.
(these are to assist pitch/levels for the vocal mix...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-13-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By longjohn
Re: Slingerland "super rock" (???)

You have done a great job... The kit looks fantastic.... well done.. Only thing I would do is grab a Slingerland logo sticker for the front head.. that will top it off..
( there is a gent on the...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 07-12-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By longjohn
Re: 1976 Slingerland Super Rock #51N

Alloyboy, I bought my kit brand new in '78... as I recall it had been in the store for around 8 months and I am in OZ so '77 production would appear about correct. A bit of an overlap on the serial...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-12-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By longjohn
Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

I am not comfortable with purple.... are other colour ropes available? and is there sufficient length of rope supplied to enable some nautical knots... Eg... a wetter sound... ? sorry but WTF??

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Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 07-11-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By longjohn
Re: 1976 Slingerland Super Rock #51N

Nice & original... I have the same kit also in a rare wrap.. be interested to compare serial numbers....

Cheers
John
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 07-06-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By longjohn
Re: 1976 Ludwig Stainless Steel Bop kit

Funky little outfit, Great salvage, bet they sound brilliant...

Cheers
John
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-06-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By longjohn
Re: Removing old paint from wooden hoops...

Hoops came up nice..

Maybe try some kitten car wax on a very soft and "eternally clean" damp cloth.. just follow instructions off the bottle... If that's no go,,, then Novus should do some good...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-19-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By longjohn
Re: Some of my other drums / percussion.

Sorry Guys,

I read only last week that they are back on tour...

Sad world isn't it...

Cheers
John
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-15-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By longjohn
Re: stereo help needed- ext spkrs

[QUOTE=Ludwig-dude;434451]Gonna have to be a used one since Radio Shack no longer exists.......finally went belly-up last year for good I'm afraid.[/QUOTE

Great... but I think you may just get the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-14-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By longjohn
Re: stereo help needed- ext spkrs

RCA plugs were originally designed to connect modular turntables to integrated amps.. Via shielded Coaxial Cable.... Shielded audio cable is not recommended for speaker connection.
In my experience...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-11-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By longjohn
Re: stereo help needed- ext spkrs

RCA jacks are not used for speaker outputs .. If you wish to drive more additional speakers you need consider the impedance of the speakers or you may blow up the amp. However ...If you only want to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-01-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By longjohn
Re: Were Slingerland stick-savers undersized?

Only issue I had (& still have) is with an 8" Niles Concert Tom from the early 80's... Remo or Aquarian heads will seat nicely on the shell but the stick saver hoop will not seat over the aluminium...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-30-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By longjohn
Re: Mystery kit picture from the Internet

Yep.. Bass player sure could be european...

Cheers
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-23-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By longjohn
Re: Picked up a Slingerland 80N kit this weekend

Real Nice kit.. Congrats... looks like the 24" BD option ?..

Cheers
John
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-14-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By longjohn
Re: Removing old paint from wooden hoops...

I do respect your advice re safety Slingfan..

I also should be history by now... lived in lead painted homes and then lead painted everything that I ever built as a child... Worked 8 hour shifts...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-13-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By longjohn
Re: Removing old paint from wooden hoops...

Well as a wood working hobbyist... I don't like Fumes from stripper.. I don't like burned timber from heat guns... and I don't like timber grain ruined by gouging from scrapers etc... so I still...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-12-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By longjohn
Re: Removing old paint from wooden hoops...

With lead based paint like that.. I would avoid using spirits or stripper... Use sandpaper instead.. it is not a huge job... just work outdoors and use a mask if necessary.. start with 180 go to 400...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-10-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By longjohn
Re: Vintage Slingerland Snare Drum help needed to restore

This would be a good candidate for some "Mirror Chrome Wrap"... from Jammin' Sam...

Cheers
John
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-25-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By longjohn
Re: Slingerland Tom Mount Hardware

I agree that the Super Set O Matic Is the most cumbersome looking Tom Mount ever created... And it is a real pain to pack up...

Cheers
John
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-16-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By longjohn
Re: Snare Beds

Disagree... Think a little longer about it...

Cheers
John
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