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Old 02-01-2018, 12:59 PM
bfulton bfulton is offline
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Arrow Rebuild/Restore Speed King, Gretsch, Sonor pedals. Meticulous!

A few years ago I began restoring Speed Kings just for fun. The I began to restore for others. I did a lot of them. Pretty soon I had too many, started to get slow...and eventually (with a different job, etc) just folded.
But I've retired and have the time. And I'd love to get started again.
For a Speed King, Gretsch, Slingerland, Ghost, whatever pedal or hi hat rebuilds or restorations, I'd like to take it on. I used to have a pretty good reputation for meticulous work -- and that's because I really enjoy the craft. (Pedals were "Fultonized") (
Speed Kings are a specialty -- and all of them need it! The minimum job is to completely clean the towers, springs, bearings-- all mechanicals --, and then replace the squeaking pedal hinge with nylon/composite material. Honestly? Better than new.
If needed they can be modified, too. I once modified a Gretsch to fit the larger bass hoops on the house kit at a famous Tokyo jazz club!
Cost? A basic mechanical cleaning and hinge upgrade is about forty bucks. For the full monte- original Hammerite re-paint, polish, TLC to the max? About eighty. To replace parts, a very fair cost. Customize?
Why not?!

Please send a PM thru VDF, or call 269-200-3019 to talk about it. You will not be disappointed. If so, I'll make it right. Guaranteed.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:39 PM
Purdie Shuffle Purdie Shuffle is offline
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Default Re: Rebuild/Restore Speed King, Gretsch, Sonor pedals. Meticulous!

Highly recommended seller and service. This guy is Wizard with drum pedals. A-1 If you have a pedal you love but doesn't work right... send it to Ben. The pedal will work -better- than when it was new after he gets done with it. If he can't fix it, he's an honest seller and will treat you fair and square.

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Old 02-01-2018, 11:02 PM
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Default Re: Rebuild/Restore Speed King, Gretsch, Sonor pedals. Meticulous!

I bought one of his Speed Kings. All of the good adjectives apply.

Al
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