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Old 03-17-2018, 01:39 PM
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Default Whoever made this cocktail drum had too many himself???

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Old 03-17-2018, 02:16 PM
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Amen to that, my friend! I too like to drink but, never to that extent! Fugly!
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Whoever made this cocktail drum had too many himself???

Hmmm...Fibes tom leg mounts.
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: Whoever made this cocktail drum had too many himself???

Maybe it sounds great? That gap could be acoustically perfect.
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:17 AM
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You don`t see something like that everyday!!

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Old 03-18-2018, 08:05 AM
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I want it just because of how unique it is. Even if it didn't sound good, to me those are still easily restorable. Wrap looks good and aside the few obvious extra holes, the shells look in good shape.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:38 AM
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Jay,
What would you restore them to? I agree they have some potential, I'm just not sure what the best case scenario would be. Two 15 inch concert toms would be kinda ridiculous. Maybe two 15 inch open front bass drums, for the ultimate tiny venue double bass kit. You could have a mini cage built and a 12 inch gong hanging behind it.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:56 AM
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Personally I would do one of two things. If I could fine a bass drum and 13" tom from the same era for the right price I'd make a playable old era kit with concert toms, or possibly make them double headed. The other option would be to patch the holes on one and make one complete tom and have another shell for another project. But that's just me.
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:49 AM
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I would consider taking a section from a trashed 15" diameter donor shell to fill the gap. Then, I would either wrap the grafted piece of shell in a contrasting wrap or rewrap the entire drum. A 15" cocktail drum with the right heads will produce a fuller thump than a 14" cocktail drum. Here's my vintage Gretsch 14" x 24" cocktail drum that came with a matching 8" x 5" deep bongo tom. The big drum was single headed. I converted it to double headed. I left the anemic sounding original fan of snares on the drum, but don't use them. I also added a 10" x 5" deep little snare drum that I wrapped to match with a salvaged piece of wrap that a fellow forum member removed from a vintage bass drum. What influenced me to buy these drums is that the two original drums came from Brockstein's in Houston. This is the shop from many years ago where Herb Brockstein started the ProMark company. Herb sold his personal Gretsch Copper Mist set--complete with unshaven calf skin bass drum head--to DJ Fontana. The shorter cocktail drum allows for me to play while seated if I prefer to do that.
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