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Forum: Vintage Drums 08-06-2018, 02:27 PM
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Posted By pgm554
Re: Fibes Bass Drum Spur Ends

Ebay dude

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fibes-Bass-Drum-Spurs-and-mounts-70s-/192618835936?oid=192595237055
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-31-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By pgm554
Re: Tips for vintage gear in San Francisco?

Up in San Raphael(about a 1/2 hour drive) ,you've got Drummers Tradition and Banana's at Large.
If you want to drive to Sacramento(about 90 minutes) ,you've got Guitar Center and Skips.
There's a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By pgm554
Re: Help!! Dating My Tama imperiastar

Pretty much lowers the value by a lot.
Looking at what you have ,I would say $300 to $350 for everything.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By pgm554
Re: Help!! Dating My Tama imperiastar

Probably between 74 -79.
I don't remember the Imps being natural finish.
So it may have had the wrap stripped.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-30-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By pgm554
Re: Help!! Dating My Tama imperiastar

Tama Kingbeat with parallel throw.
Early to mid 80's.
$150 to $250.
The ones with the regular extended throw fetch more because they aren't as tweaky.

That one is in not so good shape,so think...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-24-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By pgm554
Re: Old Man Rant: How hard is it to spell cymbal?

Just wait til AI starts analyzing what you write and applying SJW/PC censoring to your composition.

Things like irony and irreverence will soon be banished from written public discourse.

i...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-21-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By pgm554
Re: Tell me about this drum

Scottish pipe band snare with double snare wires for top and bottom heads.
Might be worth, depending upon condition,$2 to 3 hundred.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-20-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,231
Posted By pgm554
Re: New Rogers Dynasonics

Just saw MAP on the new DW wood Tru Sonics and it's like $759 from GC.
Should be an interesting competition.
...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-16-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 518
Posted By pgm554
Re: Old Man Rant: How hard is it to spell cymbal?

I got into a flame war with a poster that basically wrote a 1800 character paragraph in the WaPo a few months back.
It was for all intents and purpose, a black page.

When I pointed out the need...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-16-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By pgm554
Re: Ludwig Super Sensitive versus Rogers Dynasonic

Dialing in a dyna can be a tricky thing as it has it's own quirks and tweaks.

It took me a while ,but it does sound OK

Dynasonic Big R part 3 - YouTube

Personally I think the Fibes SFT 690...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-16-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 518
Posted By pgm554
Re: Old Man Rant: How hard is it to spell cymbal?

HBO had a documentary a few years ago about graduating high school and the principal told one of the students all you need do to graduate is to come to school .

That's it ,no homework ,no tests....
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-15-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 518
Posted By pgm554
Re: Old Man Rant: How hard is it to spell cymbal?

We're not supposed to get political on these threads,but this has been a an issue for a very long time.

My music related vignette is as follows:

6th grade report card day ,one of the students...
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-15-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 518
Posted By pgm554
Re: Old Man Rant: How hard is it to spell cymbal?

A two edged sword.

I did a search on Google for phibes and up popped an ad for somebody who had no idea what the drum was.

I made a low ball offer and had a Fibes snare drum in pretty good...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By pgm554
Re: Fibes snare drums question

As far as i know Fibes never painted any of their acrylic drums.
If you have one that is ,it's not factory original.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-27-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By pgm554
Re: Slingerland Spirit

When Tre Cool could finally afford good drums ,he went DW and is an avid Ludwig vintage junkie.

One of the guys at Starving Musician in Santa Clara knows him and said he loves Ludwig.

When...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-26-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By pgm554
Re: Slingerland Spirit

From the 80's.
A cheapie stencil kit made overseas.
I think these were only known for Green Day's drummer playing them.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-12-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By pgm554
Re: Old Man Rant: Something I hope never happens to drums.

They already do.
Look at the Ludwig Copperphonics and the Pearl Patina breass.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-03-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By pgm554
Re: Levon Helm Snare Drum question

That's a Yamaha SD 493 snare.
Nice snare ,too bad they don't make them anymore.

http://www.vittoriopetrina.altervista.org/yamaha_sd_493/yamaha_sd_493_piccolo_brass_snare_drum.htm
Forum: For Sale 05-22-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By pgm554
Re: Keller Jazz Fest Style Snare Shell

Looks like an oops to me.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-22-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By pgm554
Re: Fibes Drums

Sounds like reasonable price.

Beware as the Fibes tom mounts were just atrocious in terms of end user experience.

I had to duct tape the mounts in order to get desired height adjustments and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-11-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By pgm554
Re: Woody Herman drummer - REMO Drums

Looks like he has in the past:
https://www.discogs.com/artist/353291-Louis-Bellson

Remo acousticon wasn't all that great of a drum material.
Basically cardboard and glue.
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By pgm554
New DW wood True Sonic snares

Seems like the new Rogers wood Dyna's now have some competition.

Collector’s Series® True-Sonic™ snares with Stanley Randolph - YouTube
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-01-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By pgm554
Re: Rogers dyna question

I see he's listed it for $300.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-01-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By pgm554
Rogers dyna question

Somebody selling a Rogers Dyna on CL,but it has a Big R and the script logo.
I thought it was either one or the other.
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-28-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By pgm554
Re: drumforum.org issue

Oh by the way, you are on a blacklist.
Whoever your tech guys are ,ask them what's up.

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