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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-19-2019, 01:20 PM
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Posted By barryabko
Re: Marketplace ad, lol

A little bit of Novus will take care of that.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-08-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By barryabko
Re: Vintage Pearl Free Floating Brass Snare Drum..Help.

Yes, it is a first generation. Unfortunately, it has after-market snare wires that look like Puresound. I strongly suggest obtaining the correct extended snare wires as that is one of the main design...
Forum: For Sale 05-09-2019, 10:30 AM
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Views: 467
Posted By barryabko
SOLD: Sonor Performer 6.5" x 14" ferro-manganese snare - EXCELLENT!

SOLD: Sonor Performer 6.5" x 14" ferro-manganese snare in excellent condition. I've barely played it and never gigged with it.

$265 plus actual shipping. I am in the Los Angeles area. Please send...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-12-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By barryabko
Re: RIP Hal Blaine

I first met Hal over twenty five years ago at NAMM. I turned the corner and was amazed to see Hal's famous "Monster Drum Kit" that was used on countless iconic songs in the 60's and 70's! I stared at...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-23-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig snare wires

My 1969 Acrolite with Keystone badge came to me with snare wires that have plastic ends. I bought the snare drum used so I can't say that's how it was originally shipped from Ludwig.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-07-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By barryabko
Re: Removing Adhesive from Bass Drum Head

Nail polish remover containers acetone which will have an effect on the smooth Mylar plastic. It will be permanently cloudy once the acetone is applied and wiped off.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-17-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,271
Posted By barryabko
Re: Does Changing Era-correct Hardware Constitute a " Modification"?

I wouldn't call it a true "modification" which IMO would mean a change from the original manufacturer's design. In this situation, I would call it more of a "restoration". In any case, it should be...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-14-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By barryabko
Re: Sonor Performer ID Question

If the badge has a yellow "swoosh" your snare was from the earlier beech Performer series. If it does not, it is from the later poplar Performer series.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig snare input please

I have the 6.5" version of that snare in the natural maple exterior with a Keystone (Chicago) badge and the longer lugs. I'm not sure of the year.

As I recall, the 6.5" was called "Rock" and the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-06-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig snare input please

I believe that is either a "Concert" or "Rock Concert" model.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-24-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By barryabko
Re: Offset Shield-Shaped Lugs on mystery snare

Yes. It looks to be an Asian copy of a Sonor style "teardrop" lug.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-20-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By barryabko
Re: Anyone know what kit this is?

I thought I remember at least one MIJ Sonor clone that used slotted tension rods but also had Sonor teardrop style lugs. The kit pictured here doesn't have any other Sonor-like hardware though. It...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-19-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By barryabko
Re: Anyone know what kit this is?

The second pic shows a slotted tension Rod which is not typical of MIJ kits. Do all the toms have those?
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-13-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By barryabko
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-02-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By barryabko
Re: Clean bass drum beaters?

Since most beaters are made from felt, doing a search about how to clean felt piano strikers or felt hats might yield some insight.
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-02-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By barryabko
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-27-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By barryabko
Re: Cymbal stand 'clip,' and Mystery Stand--??

I had some Zil-Snaps and I also remember them being more bullet shaped.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-13-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By barryabko
Re: Dixon snare drum

Interestingly, that's the same throw off and butt end as an early version Pearl Free Floater.
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-30-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By barryabko
Re: Black Drum Rack

IMO, the clamps and memory locks would eventually create marks and/or scratches in a black finish. Chrome is very resistant to marring.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-18-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,489
Posted By barryabko
Re: This is the displasy your wing nuts Thread

This thread is just nuts!!

Sorry - I just had to do it!
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-03-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ringo's "Ed Sullivan" Snare- Great article on Reverb

I can assure you that all of the photos in the article are genuine and that any descriptions are 100% accurate. Gary is one of the most dedicated people I know and takes any Ringo related information...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By barryabko
Re: Identification of bass drum pedal

In the second photo you'll notice a small round adjuster (it looks a little rusty) at the bottom of the upright post. I'd guess there is some type of spring in the pedestal that supports the upright...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-05-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By barryabko
Re: weird MIJ snare ?

Are the tabs on snare wires marked on either side? That might provide a clue if they're original.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-26-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

It is a very good sounding snare, IMO.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-04-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By barryabko
Re: Are these really Imperialstar Shells?

Hi John,

I first saw one if these TAMA Imperialstar Cordia drums at a friend's house. He bought them new back in the day for his daughter and it was pretty thrashed by the time I saw it. Even so,...
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