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Forum: Vintage Drums 01-23-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig snare wires

My 1969 Acrolite with Keystone badge came to me with snare wires that have plastic ends. I bought the snare drum used so I can't say that's how it was originally shipped from Ludwig.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-07-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By barryabko
Re: Removing Adhesive from Bass Drum Head

Nail polish remover containers acetone which will have an effect on the smooth Mylar plastic. It will be permanently cloudy once the acetone is applied and wiped off.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-17-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,092
Posted By barryabko
Re: Does Changing Era-correct Hardware Constitute a " Modification"?

I wouldn't call it a true "modification" which IMO would mean a change from the original manufacturer's design. In this situation, I would call it more of a "restoration". In any case, it should be...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-14-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By barryabko
Re: Sonor Performer ID Question

If the badge has a yellow "swoosh" your snare was from the earlier beech Performer series. If it does not, it is from the later poplar Performer series.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig snare input please

I have the 6.5" version of that snare in the natural maple exterior with a Keystone (Chicago) badge and the longer lugs. I'm not sure of the year.

As I recall, the 6.5" was called "Rock" and the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-06-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig snare input please

I believe that is either a "Concert" or "Rock Concert" model.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-24-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By barryabko
Re: Offset Shield-Shaped Lugs on mystery snare

Yes. It looks to be an Asian copy of a Sonor style "teardrop" lug.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-20-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By barryabko
Re: Anyone know what kit this is?

I thought I remember at least one MIJ Sonor clone that used slotted tension rods but also had Sonor teardrop style lugs. The kit pictured here doesn't have any other Sonor-like hardware though. It...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-19-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By barryabko
Re: Anyone know what kit this is?

The second pic shows a slotted tension Rod which is not typical of MIJ kits. Do all the toms have those?
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-13-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By barryabko
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-02-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By barryabko
Re: Clean bass drum beaters?

Since most beaters are made from felt, doing a search about how to clean felt piano strikers or felt hats might yield some insight.
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-02-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By barryabko
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-27-2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By barryabko
Re: Cymbal stand 'clip,' and Mystery Stand--??

I had some Zil-Snaps and I also remember them being more bullet shaped.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 05-13-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By barryabko
Re: Dixon snare drum

Interestingly, that's the same throw off and butt end as an early version Pearl Free Floater.
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-30-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By barryabko
Re: Black Drum Rack

IMO, the clamps and memory locks would eventually create marks and/or scratches in a black finish. Chrome is very resistant to marring.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-18-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 912
Posted By barryabko
Re: This is the displasy your wing nuts Thread

This thread is just nuts!!

Sorry - I just had to do it!
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-03-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ringo's "Ed Sullivan" Snare- Great article on Reverb

I can assure you that all of the photos in the article are genuine and that any descriptions are 100% accurate. Gary is one of the most dedicated people I know and takes any Ringo related information...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By barryabko
Re: Identification of bass drum pedal

In the second photo you'll notice a small round adjuster (it looks a little rusty) at the bottom of the upright post. I'd guess there is some type of spring in the pedestal that supports the upright...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-05-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By barryabko
Re: weird MIJ snare ?

Are the tabs on snare wires marked on either side? That might provide a clue if they're original.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-26-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By barryabko
Re: Ludwig 6.5x14" Bronze Snare lm306

It is a very good sounding snare, IMO.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-04-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By barryabko
Re: Are these really Imperialstar Shells?

Hi John,

I first saw one if these TAMA Imperialstar Cordia drums at a friend's house. He bought them new back in the day for his daughter and it was pretty thrashed by the time I saw it. Even so,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-04-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By barryabko
Re: Are these really Imperialstar Shells?

I believe the shell plies are Luan.
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-04-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By barryabko
Re: Are these really Imperialstar Shells?

There was a line of Imperialstars that had exterior and interior finishes like the one in your pics. The badge grommet looks original. They called the wood finish Cordia.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-10-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,727
Posted By barryabko
Re: R.O.C. drums any info?

I seem to recall that Emrald had models that were Asian copies of Sonor Signature / Phonic drums.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-07-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By barryabko
Re: Cymbal Stand ID???

I was going to say that the large wing nuts look similar to the ones on my Sonor Performer stands. Hohner was the Sonor distributor so possibly there is some connection.
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