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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-23-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Acrylic shell - drilling?

Cool. Thanks for the advice. Drilling a drum is not my favorite thing to do in the first place much less an acrylic one so this all helps!
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-22-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Acrylic shell - drilling?

Great, that will be my course of action. As for the chamfer bit, will a countersink bit accomplish pretty much the same thing (if used carefully)? I see why it's a good idea to bevel the edges.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-22-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Acrylic shell - drilling?

Thanks for the help guys.
Would a brad point bit be the way to go?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-22-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Ludwig tom bracket and floor tom bracket spacing/positioning?

Oh sorry - I wasn't clear; I am keeping them as concert toms, but instead of using the standard clip mounts, I will mount them like a traditional rack and floor tom. So my question is regarding the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-21-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Ludwig tom bracket and floor tom bracket spacing/positioning?

Hi all,

I am going to be converting a pair of 1970s 12" and 16" Ludwig concert toms into a rack and floor tom, respectively. This entails installing P1216D mounts to both for the L-arm and legs,...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 03-19-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
WTB: Concert Tom bottom trim (12" & 16")

Are you converting a 1970s Slingerland or Ludwig concert tom into a two-headed drum? Please don't throw away that aluminum ring from the bottom side! After all, it's been keeping that unused bearing...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-19-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Vistalite pricing hierarchy?

Hi all,
As mentioned in another thread I am thinking of piecing together a 70s 3-pc concert tom Vistalite set. As I peruse the various use gear sites out there I am curious as to what the hierarchy...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-18-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Acrylic shell - drilling?

Hi all,

I'm toying around with piecing together a one-up, one-down Vistalite kit with concert toms and a standard kick. But as I intend for this to be a working kit, the concert tom clip mounts...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-15-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Concert tom "flashing"?

Wow, those look great. Nice work.

To the OP, sorry that I didn't realize the FT needed the trim as well. Unfortunately the eBay auction I linked doesn't have that size.

Also re: the 22" kick...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-14-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Concert tom "flashing"?

They aren't Slingerland, but right now on eBay somebody has a set of Ludwig 12-13-14 concert tom bottom trim for sale:...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-13-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 957
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Concert tom "flashing"?

Nice kit. I have one which is a regular 58N Pop Kit with 20" kick and 16x14 floor tom. Somewhere along the line an 18" floor tom was added, a bunch of the hardware was modernized, and the kick drum...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-23-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,488
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Superficial Drum Pet Peeves

I've actually known several drummers who set it up this way...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-15-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,324
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

I think this brings us to the absolute worst idea, which was Ludwig's decades-long refusal to use drum key operated screws on their strains/butt plates...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-09-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,324
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Drum Companies and Their Worst Ideas

The Tama "Air Ride" snare stand/mount system.

Because if there's one thing that drummers demand, it's maximum resonance and sustain from their snare...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-09-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Tips for shipping vistalites?

When I ordered a set of acrylics the drums had all rims and mounting hardware removed and we nested inside of each other with bubble wrap and cardboard to protect from scratching. The box was...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-09-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,415
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: This is the Display Your Slingerland Drums Thread

I bought these this past spring. Slingerland 58N "Pop Outfit" with 20" kick, 16" floor, 12" and 13" rack toms. The previous owner added the second floor tom, an 18" Sound King that he converted to a...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-25-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Rogers Big R hi hat and pedal footboards

Hi all,
Are the footboards for the Big R (Supreme) kick pedal and hi hat identical? I see one on eBay that's listed as a Big R hi hat pedal footboard but as far as I can tell it looks like it's from...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-25-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Swivomatic pedal rehab questions

So the pedal arrived earlier this week. I took it apart and was surprised to find proper roller bearings instead of the bushings one would expect from this generation of Swivo. Granted, it looks like...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-20-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Swivomatic pedal rehab questions

Impressive, both the wear on the neglected one and the new one you fashioned. I'm afraid I haven't the tools or skills to tackle that though!
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-19-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Swivomatic pedal rehab questions

Another question about the bearings.
Are the Koyo brand bearings pretty much identical to Torrington? I see something about them having the same parent company.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-19-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Swivomatic pedal rehab questions

Thanks for your answer. Ideally I would be using a Blackjack which is more practical than the DW but that would require swapping the cam out for one from a Big R which I'm sure is feasible. ...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-18-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Swivomatic pedal rehab questions

Good day all,

I finally found for sale online the pedal I have been searching for - the "transition" Swivomatic that has the Swivo footboard but the Supreme-style lever hoop clamp. It's going to...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-15-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Were Slingerland stick-savers undersized?

Slingerland hoops have a bit of a "wall" around the "ear" of each lug hole (if that makes sense) -- not sure if older MIJ knockoffs also did but modern sticksaver repros definitely do not. Judging...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-15-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Swivomatic bass drum pedal: overtighten stroke arm

I've been hunting for a Swivo myself (lever clamp version) and am dismayed to see more listings for cannibalized parts than actual full pedals... although, it is certainly helpful in this case. Maybe...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-11-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Acrolite Acolyte
Re: Woody Herman drummer - REMO Drums

Seems though if they belonged to Louie Bellson the seller would have just said that... this is more like describing Buddy Rich as Tommy Dorsey's drummer! But who knows, this does make the most...
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