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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-11-2018, 10:42 PM
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Re: This is the Display Your Fibes Drums Thread

20/12/14/14 Austin kit in Topaz Orange Birdseye.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-25-2016, 10:00 PM
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Views: 10,620
Posted By Ionic
Re: Premier Resonator black shadow ?

I have a set of these... 8/10/12/13/14/16/22. A friend has the other Kick. All have split lugs except the 8 and the kick. The 8 was a special order later on,finished in black. No res shell, yet it's...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-22-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,460
Posted By Ionic
Re: This is the Display Your Premier Drums Thread

That Red Silk appears to be the same as Sonor's Wine Marble.

Here's a re-post of the Black Shadow's...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-12-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Ionic
Re: Duplex Drums Search

Here's a pic I saved ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-04-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ionic
Re: Hey Gretsch guys....

I know the plastic black was used as a laminated top on a Duo-Jet guitar in the fifties. The other four top types were sprayed black.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-03-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,229
Posted By Ionic
Re: Sonor plastic snare lugs

They did high end as well. I had no idea at the time that the lugs were plastic. Found a Swinger shell with the lugs still on, so it's back with no cracks.

Gerd said he had never seen one before....
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-04-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Ionic
Re: Gretsch Roundbadge Snare - Identification needed

Thanks for this information. It has shed some light on my 4160, which seems to be a transitional no knurling / Lightning strainer version.

KCDD...#55695...would this be the lowest Lightning 4160...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-02-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,847
Posted By Ionic
Re: "We Will Use Our Expertise to Improve on the Rogers Legacy"

I think the name is owned by Dixon now. They have been making a move into the higher end. Here's hoping they at least attach a high quality drum to the name.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-24-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,913
Posted By Ionic
Re: Yamaha Recording Customs

The Standards are the sleepers. I've gigged mine for close to 30 years now and they were a rental kit before that. Now some of the fittings are starting to go south. The tom mount on the Kick went...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-29-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,773
Posted By Ionic
Re: Sonor Phonic vs Teardrop

I've had two teardrop kits. The current one is a mid 60's Chicago K-190. The previous one was unusual in that they were teardrops with Phonic shells.
I can't remember how that kick sounded...DOH ...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-18-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By Ionic
Re: Premier Experts Wanted! Set ID. Solve the mystery once and for all!

Those lugs look the same as the Beverley ones in the Beverley thread.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-17-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,136
Posted By Ionic
Re: Top Premier sets.

I nominate Black Shadow Resonators for one of those top two positions.

Resonators were among the most expensive drums of their time. Not sure what the premium was for the Black Shadow option.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-23-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,216
Posted By Ionic
Re: Who sold Silvertone drums

Third post from the fourth Nova Scotian...

My first kit was a red sparkle Silvertone. The other similar rebadged kits that I remember from that time were Crown and Coronet.
I also remember...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-23-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ionic
Re: Canwood

I think these were made in the praries by Fred. DOH

I can't remember his last name...maybe Pepper?

Anyway, I had a 13x5 snare in Natural Maple. It was a good drum with a sharp bearing edge. A...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-10-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By Ionic
Mystery Snare

Hello all,
Looking forward to learning and sharing info on this site.

I can't seem to find any info online about a snare. I'm hoping someone here can shed some light on this...
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