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Forum: General Drum Questions Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 338
Posted By longjohn
Re: Some of my other drums / percussion.

Sorry Guys,

I read only last week that they are back on tour...

Sad world isn't it...

Cheers
John
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-15-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By longjohn
Re: stereo help needed- ext spkrs

[QUOTE=Ludwig-dude;434451]Gonna have to be a used one since Radio Shack no longer exists.......finally went belly-up last year for good I'm afraid.[/QUOTE

Great... but I think you may just get the...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-14-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By longjohn
Re: stereo help needed- ext spkrs

RCA plugs were originally designed to connect modular turntables to integrated amps.. Via shielded Coaxial Cable.... Shielded audio cable is not recommended for speaker connection.
In my experience...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-11-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By longjohn
Re: stereo help needed- ext spkrs

RCA jacks are not used for speaker outputs .. If you wish to drive more additional speakers you need consider the impedance of the speakers or you may blow up the amp. However ...If you only want to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-01-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By longjohn
Re: Were Slingerland stick-savers undersized?

Only issue I had (& still have) is with an 8" Niles Concert Tom from the early 80's... Remo or Aquarian heads will seat nicely on the shell but the stick saver hoop will not seat over the aluminium...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-30-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By longjohn
Re: Mystery kit picture from the Internet

Yep.. Bass player sure could be european...

Cheers
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-23-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By longjohn
Re: Picked up a Slingerland 80N kit this weekend

Real Nice kit.. Congrats... looks like the 24" BD option ?..

Cheers
John
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-14-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By longjohn
Re: Removing old paint from wooden hoops...

I do respect your advice re safety Slingfan..

I also should be history by now... lived in lead painted homes and then lead painted everything that I ever built as a child... Worked 8 hour shifts...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-13-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By longjohn
Re: Removing old paint from wooden hoops...

Well as a wood working hobbyist... I don't like Fumes from stripper.. I don't like burned timber from heat guns... and I don't like timber grain ruined by gouging from scrapers etc... so I still...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-12-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By longjohn
Re: Removing old paint from wooden hoops...

With lead based paint like that.. I would avoid using spirits or stripper... Use sandpaper instead.. it is not a huge job... just work outdoors and use a mask if necessary.. start with 180 go to 400...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-10-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 427
Posted By longjohn
Re: Vintage Slingerland Snare Drum help needed to restore

This would be a good candidate for some "Mirror Chrome Wrap"... from Jammin' Sam...

Cheers
John
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-25-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By longjohn
Re: Slingerland Tom Mount Hardware

I agree that the Super Set O Matic Is the most cumbersome looking Tom Mount ever created... And it is a real pain to pack up...

Cheers
John
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-16-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By longjohn
Re: Snare Beds

Disagree... Think a little longer about it...

Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-11-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By longjohn
Re: Easy and inexpensive way to keep Supras from de-tuning-or any other drum

""One thing I have noticed, since I am not a hard hitter at all, is that I only have problems with de-tuning on 10 lug snares. I never seem to have an issue on 6 or 8 lug snares. I think it's because...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-07-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,712
Posted By longjohn
Re: Help to identify vintage Pearl 5 kit set

I think you are correct...teverson-sr

I had set "badged Exports" purchased new in "85... they looked exactly like these except for the badge... were even the same colour wrap..

Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-06-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By longjohn
Re: Easy and inexpensive way to keep Supras from de-tuning-or any other drum

It will work fine but that hex nut needs to be only little more than finger tight.

I used a hex nut on my Dyna-sonic for around 10 years.
Only on the one lug though (where my left hand stick...
Forum: Vintage Drums 04-03-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By longjohn
Re: Aria drumkit

Gazumped ... I was just about to post the same link...
Page two is on the button...

(nice looking shells & great price)

Cheers
John
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-30-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By longjohn
Re: Buddy Holly Story

Yeah.... That'll Be The Day..

Cheers
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-30-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 689
Posted By longjohn
Re: Tribute Drum

Great looking drum,, Classy tribute to your parents, Very tastefully done... Good on you...

Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-28-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By longjohn
Re: Slingerland Blue Sparkle

My 70's rock kit is Silver sparkle with a wide band of Blue sparkle around the centre of each drum.
The blue sparkle looks identical under normal lighting...
But under a black light, just one tom...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-25-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By longjohn
Re: Crud vs. corrosion on Ludwig Stainless Steel sheels

Really great result Rotarded...
Congratulations..

Cheers
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-22-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By longjohn
Re: Slingerland kit

They look to be 1990's Imports..
Not all that desirable by most..

http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/slingerland_drumsets_1992.htm

Cheers
John
Forum: For Sale 03-22-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,065
Posted By longjohn
Re: Going Out Of Business Sale!!!

Hang in there Purdie... Hope you move on the kits with a minimum of fuss.. Sorry to hear of your illness.. means some major adjustments to you lifestyle.

( Note.. one of my brother in laws built...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-20-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By longjohn
Re: Dynasonic 7 line 6.5 purchase. There's a catch

So you cannot leave it blank... I'd have the local engraver work a nice script "Andrew" on to it....

Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-20-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By longjohn
Re: Dynasonic 7 line 6.5 purchase. There's a catch

That's a shame Andrew.. tends to diminish the potential value.. I can't think of a justifiable reason for removal (other than the obvious).. I'm surprised that you missed this on the purchase...
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