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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-22-2012, 05:49 PM
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Posted By roger.kelly
Re: 1970 Pearl Phenolic Concert Tom Kit.

That's an awesome kit - love it! Completely overlooked and under-reated these days. Nice work.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-30-2012, 05:15 PM
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Posted By roger.kelly
Early Gretsch Rockets/Re-Rings 500GBP

What do we think of this interesting little fellow? (It isn't mine by the way)

Date/Value/Rarity/Desirability?
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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-26-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Please ID these drums - Krupa

So nobody on this forum knows for sure then.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-23-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,635
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Tips for tuning MIJ drums properly?

It takes a lot of knowledge and experience, but cheap Asian drums CAN be made to sound and look a lot better. Make sure all to do these little modifications outdoors and wear the correct safety gear....
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-22-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Please ID these drums - Krupa

My first thought was Gretsch Rockets too but I couldn't make the leap.

Anyone know for sure?

ALSO

These are Ludwig Imperial lugs on Krupa's set here aren't they...?
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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-22-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By roger.kelly
Please ID these drums - Krupa

Hello

Please forgive me if I'm overlooking something obvious here but does anyone recognise which brand of drums Krupa is using here? The top tom tom has offset lugs.
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Forum: Wanted to Buy 01-19-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By roger.kelly
Wanted Pre-war RK shells

I know, I know, but need to help someone out in UK...

For project so no megabuck mint examples needed.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-18-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,395
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: John Grey Autocrats

Not quite right - 'not very good quality' would be a mistake, it was still a high quality product, not student level. It is just that the earlier, thinner shells were off the scale.

Your snare...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-17-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,395
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: John Grey Autocrats

Indeed, the whole life-cycle of Autocrats was a transition cycle! Specs were changing constantly and never stayed the same for more than 2-3 years!

Thing is the Autocrat bass drums weren't...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-17-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,395
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: John Grey Autocrats

That is a very late Autocrat, just before the re-branding to RM. Consequently it has later RM fittings and NOT typical Autocrat ones. The rectangular mounting plates and the cymbal arm and spurs you...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-17-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Can Anyone Identify These Drums?

Actually, the tuna-can style 14" x 8" 'third' tom shown here was part of premier's downfall. The size was universally despised, especially since sometimes it was supplied alongside a 13" x 9" in the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-20-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Olympic Snare

it is made of an alloy (whatever they could melt) not alu, brass or steel

it is from 1960's and is model 1005

http://ukdrums.weebly.com/olympic-1937-79.html
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-15-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Staggered Lugs

you are very welcome

see almost every vintage uk drum here: http://ukdrums.weebly.com
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-15-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Staggered Lugs

dallas were the first to use staggered lugs. the reasons are quite convoluted

although shallow toms can demand demand offset lugs, the simplest solution would have been to use snare lugs, not...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-15-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,287
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Vintage AJAX piccolo snare

hello

B&H serial numbers don't contain specific date information but they do run chronologically so can be used to help dating.

all the Hawkes & Sons Ajax i have seen (with the winged roundal...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-16-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,873
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Need advice on shell repair...

This poor little fella is just too far gone Rolf, he'll have to be humanely euthanised. Hmmm cha, ahaaaa cha, ahmmm cha, ahaaaa. Sun a rise, early in da mornin'...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-06-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,848
Posted By roger.kelly
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-05-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,848
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Need help with vintage Premier Drums

Ok boss, thanks. But can I ask if you know how the bass lugs fitted on the toms? I would have thought that they would be too tall, you know - meaning the bolts not being parallel with the shell. Did...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-05-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,848
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Need help with vintage Premier Drums

I am feeling woozy here, is it a trick question?

To me these are painfully obviously premier projectors aren't they?

When b&h beverley were done, premier just used the same lugs and rebadged...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-04-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: help needed...very old premier snare

Early 30's due to bead and de luxe name, I think.
http://rogerkelly.weebly.com/premier-1925-79.html
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-04-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Ajax Snare Drum

I can send you a genuine screw if you give me the address.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-12-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,271
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: stratford besson snare

Hello boss.
This is how I see the evolution of the shell lay-ups...
1920's 'Steam' bent single ply.
1930's 'Steam' bent 3 ply
By steam bent I mean that one sheet of multi-ply wood was bent in one...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-10-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 77,880
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Japanese Drums - Organization of names and badges

Dear webmaster

Given the relative weight of Japanese content now, is it worth having a new second category for them, rather than just continuing with just 'Non-USA'?

I am not noticing much...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-10-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,271
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: stratford besson snare

Different shell to Ajax. Edgware and Stratford usually have (modern) 3 ply laminated shells with 3 ply laminated rings. Most Ajax have (ancient) steam bent 3 ply shell with scarf joint and solid...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,347
Posted By roger.kelly
Re: Help Identifying Beverley Kit?

Hello.

I would like to mention a small correction - forgive me if I misread.

Although today we know die cast hoops are higher quality, they were regarded as old fashioned in the 60's and all...
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