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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-03-2019, 12:43 AM
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Posted By JDragon
Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

EXTREMELY cool stuff poppy! Keep those ideas flowing- I'm all alone in my 'artsy endeavors' (no workers but ME)- and have kinda gotten a bit away from the cars- did an interior this Summer but have...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-02-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By JDragon
Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

There you go= you have a standard/ stick to it. In my area (Iowa) I do auto upholstery and they balk at $40 an hour/ Now I'm no top-notch genius but my Street Rod interiors have won awards at...
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-01-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By JDragon
Re: sun fade

I have a late 60's Ludwig set with a little fade on the bass- I can't tell how long it would take but having painted autos know that an unprotected acrylic enamel finish in ONE Summer's sun will...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-01-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By JDragon
Re: How much should I charge to rewrap these drums?

Figure your approximate hours and decide what it is worth to you an hour- I do Artwork and people say I charge too little- if it is 'fun' for me- (I'm retired)- I charge less- more difficult/tedious-...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-01-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By JDragon
Re: Beat up old 12 x 26 bass drum

I'm no expert in vintage drums/ but the hardware looks similar to my Excelsior marching bass drum from the teens I've used for a trap set up when doing 'old jazz'... (sorry no pics) And that strap...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-17-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By JDragon
Re: Fibes Drums

Thanks for a little history Tommyp- got me interested in researching Fibes and Zickos- which were created not far from where I live! I've always been interested in diverse drum construction/...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-16-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By JDragon
Re: 6-lugged floor toms

Don't know about how Sonor does bearing edges Gilnar, but I have a couple MIJ 6 luggers that I had to redo bearing edges with my router table because of this same problem. I did go with a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By JDragon
Re: Fibes Drums

Don't want to 'derail' or 'hijack' this thread- but I have a set of the Bonham reissue vistalites and LOVE them/ (gig with them a lot)- and would be interested in a comparison of Fibes (which I have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By JDragon
Re: Slingerland tuning help

A-ha!....( I've been trying to catch that fly with drumsticks- !!!) Agree with schmegeggie- tune/retune/tune again/retune- till you can hear those nuances- I HAVE had a tom that will still have what...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-16-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By JDragon
Re: Ludwig Sound

My 1968 Super Classic set in Champagne Sparkle (even with the 'faked' floor tom) is still my favorite 'gig set'....
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-02-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By JDragon
Re: Not Your Usual Speed King Question

If you're 'handy' that piece is an easy DIY part- cut a strip of spring steel to size/ round the edges- pry the rivet out and carefully hammer a new rivet in- Yes- not 'original' but at least a fix...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-02-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By JDragon
Re: Head choice

Vote #2 agreed with Lenny- coated Ambassadors for the warmth. Some guys would use the more 'open' smooth white as resos/ but I'd bet you'll love the coated as both/ and they'll look the part also.
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-18-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By JDragon
Re: Zoom Q2n

Glad to hear it! As you said the vids are crisp and sound is great but the memory they take is huge! I burn mine to DVDr's and play them on the BlueRay to save all the space on my computer- Happy...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-18-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By JDragon
Re: Zoom Q2n

-huh/??? That IS weird- I know you probably charged the bank completely- till all the lights were on- right? If so and it still doesn't work- I'd ask for a replacement camera- something IS wrong-...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-17-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By JDragon
Re: Zoom Q2n

Aha....! Just checked and my battery indicator goes OFF... I also tried it with batteries IN ... it works and , Yes, the indicator light goes off either way.... wonder if it is not 'sensing' your...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-17-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By JDragon
Re: Zoom Q2n

Maybe some electrical 'geniuses' can log in- but I 'think' the mAh thing is 'how long' it lasts... so if yours is 5V and won't even work it makes me wonder....it should work but for less time.......
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-17-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By JDragon
Re: Zoom Q2n

I bought the one by zoom AD-17A/D (from Sweetwater- I think?) -output 5V and the 'bank' was rated 5V 3350mAh I am by no means an electrical expert but the salesman told me to keep within these...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-17-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By JDragon
Re: Zoom Q2n

I bought the AC power adapter and it works well- also the Duracell Quantum seem to last a while for me.... make sure your settings are correct for battery type- (settings screen)- I've used my 'power...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-30-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By JDragon
Re: Noise from internal muffler

I have had luck running a length of cotton (like you used to get in the aspirin bottle) inside the spring and over the ends of the spring/ You have to take it apart to install but it usually works....
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-17-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By JDragon
Re: Beverley 22" Ride

...you got me remembering the past so as I packed up for this weekend's gigs I searched out the old hard case with the Beverly in it.... played it a bit- brought back memories of the 70's jams I did...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-16-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By JDragon
Re: Old pies

HAha- sorry- didn't mean to be 'irreverent' but- when I taught school it bothered me that they called students/ children - 'kiddo's'..... just as cymbals to me were never 'pies'.... to each their...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-15-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,363
Posted By JDragon
Re: Why Do Ludwig Drums Sound So Good

I bring my '68 Ludwigs to the gig and people say- 'How did you get that 'depth'? The total overall 'sound' is deeper and 'warmer' with a nuance you can't describe....
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 08-15-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By JDragon
Re: Beverley 22" Ride

I used a 24" Beverly medium ride for a few years in the 80's with a rock band- held it's own but was lacking in 'ping' bell and wash- worked okay for the old school rock of the time... thing's...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-15-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By JDragon
Re: Old pies

Blueberries or mulberries.... can't get them as easily........ (metal disc are not 'PIES')
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-20-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By JDragon
Re: store drums at a storage garage

Most responses have said 'climate controlled' which in my area (Midwest U.S.) DOESN'T exist... storage units have NO heating/A-C and the humidity is horrendous and WILL do damage over time. Make...
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