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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-02-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By orangemi
Re: Copper snare

Take off a lug and scrape the inside of one of the holes, I think you'll find that the shell is copper. I've owned two of the 6.5 x 14 version of these drums and liked them both very much.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-02-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By orangemi
Re: gretsch ssb bearing edge

"Slightly rounded" is a good description, especially if the drum is a mid to later SSB. The 30 degree didn't start until the 80's I believe.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-07-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,362
Posted By orangemi
Re: This is the Display Your George Way Drums Thread

I say YES, just don't mention Ronn's name!

Laughing H
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-29-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By orangemi
Forum: Wanted to Buy 01-16-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By orangemi
Re: Sonor 16 Teardrop Floor Tom or Parts

Still looking for these parts?
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-16-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By orangemi
Re: Apollo star finder

COS, and well done based on the two toms I have...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-12-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By orangemi
Re: Apollo star finder

This other Starfinder kit was for sale on another site, don't know what happened to it...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-12-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By orangemi
Re: Apollo star finder

Nice! What kind of heads do you like on it?
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-12-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By orangemi
Apollo star finder

Only the second one of these I've seen and the first in 20/14/12 sizes. I have an orphan 12" tom and it sounds very good!
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-08-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By orangemi
Re: Tuna Can Set

I prefer CHIMP FILET...Chewie:
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-22-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By orangemi
Re: Birch or mahogany?

Should produce two different sounds.

Birch: aggressive and brighter tone; enhanced lows and highs offer a good balance of tone to crispness.

Mahogany: strong low end makes for a very rich, warm...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-22-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By orangemi
Bass Drum Logos

When did drum makers begin putting their logos on the BD reso head? I read that Ludwig may have been the first when they saw Ringo's drums with a LUDWIG sticker on his BD.
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-20-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By orangemi
Re: What is this?

Salvador Dali's floor tom? Coffee Break2
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 11-28-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By orangemi
Re: New/Old Leedy&Ludwig

I like your style...
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-13-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By orangemi
DW/CAMCO/Santa Monica

Looks like DW will be coming out next year with their take on the Camco LA drums. Much research into shell materials; ply lay up; bearing edge profile. Calling it the Santa Monica series after their...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-07-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By orangemi
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-07-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By orangemi
Re: Camco - What is this?

You're in for a pleasant surprise when the Camco experts here chime in...Jump For Joy
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-06-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By orangemi
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-06-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By orangemi
Re: Date of gretsch bass drum

I'm betting on the 72-73 time frame as it had the four bolt tom rail mount. Thanks!
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-06-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By orangemi
Date of gretsch bass drum

Serial Number is 15182, can anyone help?
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-06-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By orangemi
Re: Gretsch RB 14" Floor Tom Lug Size

I believe you'll find both in use...The Band
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-23-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By orangemi
Slingerland 3 Ply No Re-Rings

Anyone have experience with these shells/drums? Maple/Poplar/Mahogany w/o reinforcement rings. Short lived before they went to the 5 ply version.
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-16-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By orangemi
Re: Shell I.D.?? George Way?

Could it be an LA Camco?
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-02-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By orangemi
Re: Thoughts on playing a 13, 16, 20"

Yes, it's the same. He occasionally would do drum set schtick on the Tonight Show along with his stand up.
Forum: For Sale 09-29-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By orangemi
Re: Early 70's Gretsch BOP kit, 18,14,12,14 w/hardware

The SSB kit pictured is not mine, but I agree with you. It's a BEAUTY!
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