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Old 01-27-2019, 12:20 PM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is offline
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I recently acquired a very nice Rogers Luxor snare drum shell, wrapped in original Champagne Sparkle. I have the same drum, but with a faded Silver Sparkle wrap, in my collection. I'm transferring all the parts to the new shell. This was also a good time to finally clean and polish all the parts.

The Bantam strainer showed absolutely no signs of internal wear! It has been fully cleaned and re-greased for excellent operation. I also removed the springs and lug inserts from the lugs. All parts were soaked in Dawn overnight and looked pretty clean the next day.

I decided to use a small soft wire metal brush in my hand drill to remove the years of rust and corrosion from the lug attaching hardware. They look great!

I have the original Rogers snare-side head. It does have a very small tear, but doesn't cause any issues. Since this drum will be for display only, I've decided to install my Rogers NOS coated Ambassador head.

I'll complete the drum later today and post more pictures!

-Mark
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:05 PM
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Very nice, Mark!! Your gear is always top notch!!

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Old 01-27-2019, 07:36 PM
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Very nice, Mark!! Your gear is always top notch!!

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Thanks...greatly appreciated!

-Mark
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:44 AM
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Very nice work on the drum. Can you share what kind of grease you use?
Thanks
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:04 PM
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Very nice work on the drum. Can you share what kind of grease you use?
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Hi Jim!

Here's a picture of the greases I normally will use. For the Bantam strainer, I went with the "waterproof" grease. It's a bluish-green grease. I applied a thin coating, with a Q-tip, to all the places subjected to metal-to-metal contact. Worked really well.

-Mark
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:07 PM
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Here are some pictures of the finished drum. Because I wanted to test the sound, I installed the vintage Remo head that came with the original Silver Sparkle Luxor shell. The drum sounds woody and meaty with those six lugs! I'll install the NOS Rogers coated Ambassador before the drum takes its place on the shelf in the Drum Room!

-Mark
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:49 PM
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Thanks, I have some white lithium grease on hand. I plan to use it on the lugs.
Your drum looks great.
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:07 PM
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Thanks, I have some white lithium grease on hand. I plan to use it on the lugs.
Your drum looks great.
Are you talking about putting grease on the tension rods?

-Mark
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:51 PM
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Yes, thatís my plan for my 1970 Supraphonic.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:08 PM
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Yes, thatís my plan for my 1970 Supraphonic.
Ok, just wanted to be sure what you wanted to do. For myself, I very rarely lubricate the tension rods anymore. What I normally do is to chase the threads of the lug inserts with a 12-24 tap to remove any built up crud and clean the tension rod threads with 0000 steel wool. However, I do find that a drop of Tri-Flow (it's a good lubricant with teflon) works great. I'm just not a big fan of any grease on the tension rods. I know that everyone has there own opinion and method and mine is just what I use.

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