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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Yesterday, 08:35 AM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

Before vs after
The heads should arrive next week. I will assemble it (finally) and take some pics for you guys. Cheers
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Yesterday, 08:33 AM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

With direct light you can see the beech of the re-rings is darker than the mix. Well, I guess it will be for another 50 years :)
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Yesterday, 08:28 AM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

I filled the gap yesterday. I did a test with water based white glue and wood dust but it didn't turn out good.
I bought a beech wood stick and sanded it out to get some dust with similar color. I...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-19-2020, 01:19 PM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

I removed the clamps. I think it is nicely glued. The gap still has room to finish with wood dust and wood glue mix. I will use sandpaper to remove the excess and get a clean bearing edge and a good...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-17-2020, 05:29 AM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

I read this too late. The glue transparency is noticeable after clamping the shell. I thought immediately I should have use wood dust to give it some color. Is that your idea? What's the purpose of...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-16-2020, 06:38 AM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

Ok. I am currently fixing the ply separation issues. Yeah, I know. I should have done this before polishing the wrap. At that time I didn't have the required tools with me and the COVID thing was...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-05-2020, 12:34 PM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: Wet sanding to remove paint from WMP

Is it safe to use on wood finish painted shells?
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-04-2020, 09:17 AM
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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-04-2020, 09:15 AM
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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-04-2020, 09:14 AM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Mysterious 6" red sparkle concert tom (German?)

Hello. I bought this cool 6" red sparkle concert tom. (Didn't measure it but if it has international size it is a 6"). According to the Ad pictures I thought it can be a Trixon or similar german...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-03-2020, 03:08 PM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

Today I finished the polishing. Medium and fine polishes were applied to remove the haze. I finished with a plastic protector by Mothers.
I am doing this on weekends only, when I get a couple of...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-21-2020, 08:09 PM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: What Brand Is This Snare?

Hey grantro. I think it's a Deri. German made.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-20-2020, 02:20 PM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 13"x4.5" Arbiter Advanced Tuning Snare

Honestly, I didn't try it yet. I'll give it a try someday :)
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-20-2020, 11:45 AM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 13"x4.5" Arbiter Advanced Tuning Snare

Yeah. I think it's relative rare too which is cool.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-20-2020, 11:43 AM
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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-20-2020, 06:44 AM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-20-2020, 06:43 AM
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Views: 291
Posted By JohnBonham
13"x4.5" Arbiter Advanced Tuning Snare

Hello. The past year I bought myself a cool snare I found online. A friend of mine that was close to the seller went get it and give it to me later, on christmas holidays.
The main reason I bought...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-19-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

Heavy cut polish step is finished. Next step will be the medium cut polish and then the fine polish and buffing.
There are some deep scratches that cannot be removed. I can deal with these war scars.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-30-2020, 04:59 PM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

The spurs look original to me. The shell is perfectly drilled.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-24-2020, 05:58 AM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

Yes, it could be. Didn't think of it. Thanks.

Edit: In fact Premier did sell virgin bass drums. They advertise them on '69 and '72 catalogues, for example, right at the beggining. There are pages...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-23-2020, 10:00 AM
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Posted By JohnBonham
Post Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

Cleaning process is finished. It came out nicely with a cloth and warm soapy water, and patience.

I was planning to wet sand the major scuffs and then polish and buff the sheel. Before that, I...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-23-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

Let's start. Cleaning time.
The shell is disassembled. You can see now the tom bracket hole from the outside. The wrap has some cracks arround the hole.
It is very dirty and has tape residues on...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-23-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

More pics.
You can see the bracket elliptical hole from the inside.
The bass drum hoops have some separation like that one. They are in rough shape, since the claws were very tight and damaged the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-23-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By JohnBonham
Re: 24" Premier Bass Drum restoration

More pics. Pay attention to the glue leftover between the edge and the reinforcement hoop. It seems to be factory made. The bearing edge profile is OK.
The other picture shows the ply separation.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 03-23-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By JohnBonham
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