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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-20-2016, 09:29 AM
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Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Corders Drums

Sounds great!
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-19-2016, 09:40 AM
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Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Corders Drums

BBeyer, very, very nice score! Corders are just such wonderful sounding drums. Here is mine looking very similar to yours: Eric Wiegmann - YouTube
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-19-2015, 10:40 PM
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Views: 518
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Negi snare

What can be confusing is Negi Drums also had a kind of custom shop business and still do where they make reallly fine, high-end drums. This definitely helps the brand image. Here are some of those...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-19-2015, 10:36 PM
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Views: 518
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Negi snare

Hamamatsu is in Shizuoka, Japan and used to be a real center of music manufacture here in Japan.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-19-2015, 10:35 PM
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Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Negi snare

Hi Apostrophe,
That's a nice old 1970s Negi Drums snare made for their market of selling to schools. I have in my drum school here about 4 or 5 13x8" marching snares from Negi with this same...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-06-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Corder/Darwin

Fibes Drums are out there in the world for sure- I have one Corder set made of jasper I believe that sounds outta this world terrific.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-22-2015, 03:22 AM
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Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Corders Drums

A video shoot yesterday on this great 18/12/13 Corder (Jasper shell)
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-15-2015, 09:44 AM
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Views: 814
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Pearl... somethings

I think you're right - my kit that I was calling tigers eye is really gold grain- thanks
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-07-2014, 03:27 AM
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Posted By OsakaBop
Great example WMP 69 Pearl Valencia

Here is a beauty for sale cheap here in Japan this week. Nice condition - I have three of these kits- and they are warm and fuzzy with the proper heads on there. Cheap and fun. Enjoy!
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-04-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Recommendations for "beginner" vintage drums?

Ploughman, your site on Rogers and collection are fantastic!
Regarding this thread- there's no doubt that you're right- if you can get a Rogers kit in your budget then do it. Same goes for...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-03-2014, 02:54 AM
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Views: 814
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Catalog dating error? Pearl drums

Big, true, friendly respect to you but I have to disagree-
Those lugs, the pipes, the bass drum spurs, even the colours offered all date it later than 1970. The phenolic shells were offered as...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2014, 08:10 AM
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Views: 1,879
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Recommendations for "beginner" vintage drums?

and amazing Kent's for just a little more
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kent-USA-Drum-Set-22-12-13-16-w-Bongos-Star-Fantasia-Pearl-/251658181907?pt=Vintgae_Drums_Percussion&hash=item3a97ff1d13
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2014, 08:04 AM
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Views: 1,879
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Recommendations for "beginner" vintage drums?

Here's a great 1967/68 Pearl in WMP for cheap!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Pearl-3pc-drum-Kit-White-Marine-Pearl-60s-/231281439222?pt=Vintgae_Drums_Percussion&hash=item35d972b1f6[/URL]
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-02-2014, 05:46 AM
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Views: 1,879
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Recommendations for "beginner" vintage drums?

This one is a keeper. I changed the strainer for a Yamaha. The hoops are from Drumbuilder.com
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Cool find underneath some MIJ Floor Tom Wrap..............

Here is a photo of newspaper under the wrap of a Gracy floor tom on auction today here in Japan. Welcome
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Recommendations for "beginner" vintage drums?

This Kent I have is a matching date stamped 1966 super-Kent- steam bent single ply maple shells- it's a beast
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-01-2014, 07:30 AM
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Views: 814
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Catalog dating error? Pearl drums

Thanks for your input- I'll dig up some Japanese 1970 catalogs and post up=== I hear you're saying about wood fiberglass in 74 - that's early but totally possible. Pearl GAX Maple Fiberglass drums...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-30-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By OsakaBop
Catalog dating error? Pearl drums

Here on the beloved VDF website there is a Pearl Drums catalog listed as 1970. Everything about this catalog looks much later than 1970 to me. I would place it at mid 70s . I can't see a date in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-30-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Recommendations for "beginner" vintage drums?

I strongly recommend you explore Kent drums for a low cost high quality exploration of vintage drums
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-30-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Early 70's Pearl kit? President Lugs?

Geek level up for sure- and a winner.
Those President diamond/faceted lugs on the floor tom are very good quality stuff- I haven't had any breakage on one of those yet.
That single tom holder with...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Early 70's Pearl kit? President Lugs?

Wanna really geek out for us? Take off the front bass drum head and take a close up shot of the wood grain in there. That will tell us also a bit about the year. I put it a little later than 72/73...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Gracy Drum Catalog 1968!

More shots from the 1968 Gracy Catalog
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By OsakaBop
Gracy Drum Catalog 1968!

Here it is- posted up on a Japanese auction today- ofcourse I'm trying hard to win this baby- my bid is in. Here are the scans from the auction. May all our Gracy drum questions be answered.
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-21-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: heads that don't stretch

RMV - the Brazilian brand has a very low collar on the snare side reso heads. I work with Evans and think you should try them again- I play my snare-side reso heads super tight and have never had a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-20-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By OsakaBop
Re: Maybe we should sell to Japan?

That sounds exactly like what I see here every day...
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