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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-13-2020, 02:54 PM
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Re: Removing paint without damaging wrap?

Wet sanding works well but is very time consuming. Working about a 6”x6” area at a time, 400 grit until you see wrap, then 600 until the paint is mostly gone. 1000 and up to 2000, then finish off...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 12-27-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Project Jazz Fest shell

Found a great ‘58 WFL shell.
Thanks for the PM’s!
Forum: Wanted to Buy 12-25-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By schmegeggie
Project Jazz Fest shell

Looking for a project Jazz Fest shell, needing wrap or paint. Edges good preferably. No extra holes maybe?
PM me. Thx
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-21-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Dented Rogers Shell

Yes, as long as there are no tears in the metal, it is repairable. I have done several on a jig I have made. PM me for details if you are interested, I can repair it for you if you’d like.
I set it...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-20-2019, 07:53 AM
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Views: 174
Posted By schmegeggie
Leedy Shelly Manne snare wires

I recently picked up a nice Shelly Manne wood shell snare drum in Blue Satin Flame Pearl. Fantastic drum in need of a cleaning, BTW - the foaming bubbles and toothbrush method works great! The one...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-17-2019, 11:42 AM
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Views: 206
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: What's wrong with this CL ad?

I could make a list!
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,807
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: I Have Never "Gotten" Gretsch Drums

I have restored and brought back to life many snare drums and drum kits dating back to the ‘20’s(the drums that is, not me!). Several stand out. One of which was an early 50’s Gretsch kit. It came to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-10-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,614
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: My Christmas Present

I think you’ll be pleased with these. Despite the mods, I would be interested to hear what you have to say about the sound after you get them where you want them.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-06-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Camco

If he’s asking $1500, you can get clarification on them and use the answers as a bargain chip. As far as a kit like that, with those sizes, even with the issues, it’s still a good deal in the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-08-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,474
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Ok, here's another "funny" Jazzette (not)

I have a 5 digit Jazzette 4xxxx, and it doesn’t have those spurs.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-29-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,150
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: How much for this Torodor MIJ Kit?

I recently bought and restored a mostly Torodor kit. They were also blue sparkle with snare. They came with a very nice Ludwig 1121 HH stand which I kept and restored. The drums were cleaned and...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 10-29-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: EAK or IAK?

That’s a much better understanding than I had, thanks!👍
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 10-28-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: EAK or IAK?

That worked! Thanks
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 10-28-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By schmegeggie
EAK or IAK?

I recently got a pair of Zildjian 13” K/Z hi hats in a drum deal. Since I already had a set, I was familiar with them and the sound. This pair however is older. They have a much larger K on the top...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-22-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Nickel over brass-polishing recipe?

Nickel does not come out as shiny as chrome, no matter what you use. It smooths out the surface, which enhances the shine, but it still shows the worn away spots that were there before. Don’t be...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-09-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Tension rods, cleaning, rust, soaking

With water! Think about mixing a sink to do dishes. Use about 4x the amount of Dawn for parts. I go heavy.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-09-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Tension rods, cleaning, rust, soaking

For badly rusted rods I use Dawn soak for a day or two. When removing, use a toothbrush to clean out the threads. Then let dry and polish. I only chase the threads of they’re damaged as this will...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-09-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Cleaning Wrap Finishes

I start with soap and water to remove surface dirt first, as this may cause scratches later. Depending on the severity of the surface scratches, Novus is a decent plastic polish, as is Meguiers...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-22-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,821
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Vintage Ludwig 3-ply, 12x18 Bop!

OK, after and before. Like you couldn’t tell the difference? LOL
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-21-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,821
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Vintage Ludwig 3-ply, 12x18 Bop!

I found a Jazzette last year that was rough! Spray painted black inside and out. The BD is 18x14 with no extra holes, and the rail mount is offset(not on top). Badges date them to 64, all 5 digit. I...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-22-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 41,009
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: This is the Display Your MIJ Drums Thread

This was a recent score I picked up to restore and sell to a friend who was seeking a set without dropping a lot of coin. Scored a Ludwig 1121 Flat Base HH stand to keep, and cleaned these up. Heit...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-16-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,124
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Opinions: Hawthorne Drum Shop

I’ve met and talked to Chris at some recents drums shows. I’ve also spoken to multiple dealers and sellers/buyers locally and through the internet. While I do some buying and selling, it’s only a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-28-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Ludwig Downbeat 1965

I read it as he has been a friend almost 40 years.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-27-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Ludwig Downbeat 1965

As he mentioned, the snare is a 4x14. That’s a $400+ dollar piece by itself! The kit is $1000 easy simply because it is a matching KB kit. A few parts will deduct a couple hundred easy. Just trying...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-26-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By schmegeggie
Re: Ludwig Downbeat 1965

Looks like a nice players kit. As far as value? I’ll chime in. Common color, will need a few parts, has some nice “patina”. Desirable configuration and has the matching snare. $1500 minimum, but to...
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