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Old 03-18-2014, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: Powder Blue 70s Fibes Kit

I just LOVE "different" and this kit certainly is! Thanks for sharing the pics. BTW ... Just wondering if you installed the kickport? Did you notice a significant difference in the sound quality after doing so?

Again ... GREAT looking kit!
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: Powder Blue 70s Fibes Kit

My favorite color. Nice!
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:21 PM
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Thanks, didn't notice a big difference really. But makes micing easier. Probably more noticeable in front of the kit.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:35 PM
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I love the look of this kit and i`ve never seen this wrap color before-nice choice and they just look amazing!!

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Old 03-19-2014, 07:22 AM
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Default Re: Powder Blue 70s Fibes Kit

Great looking kit! Where the heck did you find powder blue wrap?

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: Powder Blue 70s Fibes Kit

Thanks guys. The "wrap" is actually self adhesive vinyl designed for the car enthusiast market. It conforms around curves etc. Anyway my budget got blown on the kit and shipping so I took a punt on this stuff. Plus they had the colour I wanted

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-...-706876899.htm
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:32 AM
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Default Re: Powder Blue 70s Fibes Kit

Quick Update: I have been battling with tuning and tone on the 13" Tom ever since I got the kit. After re-cutting the bearing edges (twice) and still getting no "tone" I decided to check one last thing...

After giving up for a while I decided to measure the depth of the drum at various points and discovered that the batter head was 5mm deeper on one side than the other! the skins weren't parallel to one another and of course tuning was nearly impossible and the drum always sounded choked.

Now, after squaring up the drum and recutting the edge the drum sings like it should have all along. Sooooooo...

1. NEVER assume a Fibes (or any vintage drum) is/was actually dimensionally correct in the first place.

2. If you have a drum that isn't sounding/tuning right, measure the depth and ensure it is even all the way round - as well as checking out of round and bearing edges etc.

This is all probably not news to the pros but I have been annoyed by this for years and am feeling a bit dumb for not checking it.

Live and learn I suppose.
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