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Forum: Vintage Drums 11-19-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By davezedlee
Re: Slingerland Trade

Normally, i would too (and i get what you mean)

But in this particular case, i'd be all over that trade

The brown just seems to "work" in this case
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-05-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Calling all Rogers Experts!

any time a sale ad relies on a 1,000 word essay, it raises flags

for me, anyway

"they're the amazing-est!! but i want them gone!!

ok, then
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-27-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Worthy Project? - Big Beat Set?

i'm not D69, but i have both and find the ultrasonic is best for rust removal using Evaporust or CLR (vinegar works, but takes WAY too long)

following up with a tumbler and a shot of NuFinish car...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-07-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Yamaha SD-055M Snare

$120, if you're lucky

steel snares don't have a high demand here
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-16-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Snare Beds

put 42-strand wires on a narrow-bedded snare and see how many thousands of hours of adjusting you'll do in order to eliminate any buzzing

you won't

ever.


the flat bed is not necessary, but...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-08-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Easy and inexpensive way to keep Supras from de-tuning-or any other drum

probably not a seriously widespread problem, although it could drive one crazy if one had a drum that did it all the time

i know i haven't experienced it... yet
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-08-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By davezedlee
Re: $10 vintage Ludwig snare?

"precision lug-over-badge" construction!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-26-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Hopeless, right?

Just soak it in Dawn and water or vinegar alone overnight

It'll be fine

Use Evaporust if you want it done faster
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-04-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Odd 1993 5.5x14 Tama Swingstar

My guess is that they were a "test" kit for a new factory just getting off the ground, so they were busting out the cheepest junk possible until they could get all their processes in order
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-18-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Powder Coating a Ludwig Acro ?

Powder-coated anything looks hokey

I vote for polish or at least wet sand
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-30-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Home-made M6 T-rods...

buy a kids drum set for $15 and use the parts
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-29-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Overall MIJ Prices. Your thoughts?

its the World Supreme Quality proprietary, "weight-reducing drilling process" that the universe has finally discovered

THATS what's driving the prices up!

oh, did i mention more suckers?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-10-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,561
Posted By davezedlee
Re: My new best friend. Ultra-Sonic Cleaner.

i've never had any plating loss using a vibratory tumbler using walnut shells and even adding some 80-grit silicate carbide lapping grit

what media were you using?

still, i see one of those...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 02-27-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Ever see this before ?

Its to suspend the hoop from a wire while plating

Steel snare shells also "have holes" for the same reason
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-16-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By davezedlee
Re: "Freak" Swingstar with King Beat Style Throw Off

specifically, a Pearl S-017 Parallel Strainer

scroll down a little:

http://tumblingboulders.blogspot.ca/2012_10_01_archive.html
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-16-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By davezedlee
Re: "Freak" Swingstar with King Beat Style Throw Off

Looks like someone FrankenHeimed a Pearl mech onto a Tama Roller setup

Nothing special, but at least its functional
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-14-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Missed Premier deal in Montreal...

This +1... getting really good deals is almost a destiny thing; some sellers will honour first responders at the listed price, while others will jack theirs up and be offended about being "taken...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-27-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,888
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Yellow Tama Superstar

wow, thats amazing.... for some odd reason that yellow Tama kit has always stuck with me, especially from that era

can't remember ever seeing any others
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-25-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,888
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Yellow Tama Superstar

was this the "endorser"?

The Hooters - And We Danced - YouTube
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-20-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Help Identify Rogers Kick Drum

must have been the precision-fit grommet that gave it away...

:p
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-07-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 31,894
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Tama Swingstar - Restoration Project

just use the dishwater and a wad of aluminum foil... realistically, to clean an entire kit takes about three days; there's nothing wrong with taking two years and 600 photos, but you'll find the end...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-07-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 31,894
Posted By davezedlee
Re: Tama Swingstar - Restoration Project

a squirt of Dawn and some hot water in a kitchen sink would do the same thing and be much cheaper/easier
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-30-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By davezedlee
Re: How do you clean/restore your vintage drums

... but you might still need to do long bass drum tension rods by hand, as they sometimes get stuck on the bottom of the bowl, and don't move much
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-30-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By davezedlee
Re: How do you clean/restore your vintage drums

i use a vibratory one, which is gentler than a rotary rock tumbler, which is used to take down corners on stones

this one seemed to handle 16 Tama Swingstar lugs and all the associated screws and...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-30-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By davezedlee
Re: How do you clean/restore your vintage drums

check your local Canadian Tire for one of these:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mastercraft-polishing-tumbler-2995513p.html#.VmtLPtIrLCM

they go on sale for $80 from time to time, but a...
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