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Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 07-12-2017, 04:42 PM
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Posted By PressRoll
Mid 60's Ludwig in Champagne Sparkle

Orphans kit that I restored.

9" x 13" Rack Tom
16" x 16" Floor Tom
14" x 20" Bass Drum
5" x 14" Supraphonic
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-26-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Help us win...please

Done! Hope you guys win.
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-21-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Cool Father's Day Score!

Conrats on a great score!

I would be interested in the timbales if you are parting with them.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-01-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By PressRoll
Re: B/O super sensitive project

This is one of the tension rods from my 70's Supra. Notice the head profile and overall size.

Hope that helps!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-01-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By PressRoll
Re: B/O super sensitive project

I'm very interested to know the thickness of those heads.

It looks to me like those are the correct tension rods for that era of drum. You can double check the measurement if you want. I think...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-31-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By PressRoll
Re: B/O super sensitive project

The Evans Orchestral 200 is a 2 mil thickness head. I have found that the diplomat weighted snare side head tends to dry and focus the sound. Really good for articulation bad for overall body and...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-31-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By PressRoll
Re: B/O super sensitive project

I've used all of these heads on Super-Sensitives with good results:

Batter - Remo Coated Diplomat, Remo Coated Ambassador, Evans Orchestral, Evans Coated G1, Ludwig Medium Coated.

Resonant -...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 05-24-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By PressRoll
WANTED: Ludwig Champagne Sparkle Tom

Looking for a mid 60's Ludwig champagne sparkle rack tom. Either a 12" or 13" with white Resacote interiors.

Let me know what you have!
Forum: General Drum Questions 05-18-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By PressRoll
Re: What is wrong with today's youth ?

I am a millennial.
I am ashamed of the overall millennial generation perception.
I agree that something needs to change.
I am thankful I had good parents that taught me not to be a victim and take...
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-17-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,558
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Remo Classic Fit

Not yet. They will be releasing bass heads soon.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-11-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Transition badge snare strainer

It almost looks like someone re-drilled it for a Zoomatic.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-30-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,712
Posted By PressRoll
Re: George Way 1918 snare drum

Found this while searching online. I have no way to know how true or valid any of the information is. Anyway, here you go:


The History of the George Way Drum Company

There has been no...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-27-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By PressRoll
Re: So this happened today...(Slingy content)

Great score and good job cleaning it up! One of my favorite snare drums.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-18-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Could this is be the "Rarest drum set of all time??"

Doesn't Curotto have this set now?

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=58812
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-16-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Removing Old Glue from Calfskin

Thanks John!

Here's what the head looks like now. I was able to get it to where I am happy with it.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-14-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Removing Old Glue from Calfskin

Read about hide glue and found out it is water soluble. Soaked the center of the head and it softened it up enough I could peel it off with tweezers. Making progress!
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Eames Rope Drum

Here are the batter edges and shell construction.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-14-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Removing Old Glue from Calfskin

Thank John! I'm not too worried about the staining. At this point I just want to get a consistent, smooth surface to play on. I will try the hair dryer tonight.

Is there anything I should...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Eames Rope Drum

It is in good shape. Just needs a light cleaning.

It does have calf heads right now. The batter head has glue residue that I need to figure out how to clean off and I want to re-seat the heads. ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Eames Rope Drum

Finally picked up my drum. Got it home and looked it over. It definitely needs a little TLC to get it back to sounding good. Here are some pics of it.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-14-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By PressRoll
Removing Old Glue from Calfskin

I am in the process of cleaning up and rehabbing my Eames rope drum. I am assuming this was original from when this was built in 92 that Ralph installed a "reinforcement dot" in the center of this...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-01-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By PressRoll
Ludwig Marcher Given New Life!

I've had this old marcher for a while now. It had been painted white with red hoops by the local hometown band of the 50s and 60s. I stripped it down and stained the shell. I also painted the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-23-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,396
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Blaemire kit project

That looks great! Good job bringing those drums back to life. Let us know how they sound when you are done.
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-21-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By PressRoll
Re: new Flat Base Hardware. Who has experience?

I use the Gibraltar flat based series hardware. I have three of the straight cymbal stands, two snare stands and the hi hat stand. All are very solid and great quality. The cymbal stand holds my...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-16-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,768
Posted By PressRoll
Re: Is a Supraphonic LM400 from the 70's with extra air holes a crime, I mean worth i

So, you got all that plus the Supra for under $100?!? That is definitely a good deal.

Enjoy the snare! Once you have it all fixed up it will sound great!
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