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Old 02-01-2015, 07:56 AM
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A little update... my buddy, Creighton is making up two rubber ink-stamps with W&A logos for the bass drum head and for the snare and tom heads! (Jeremy, the current owner of W&A approved and supplied the art.)

When the logos are on the drums, I'll add a couple of shots of the newly stamped heads with the W&A company logos on them. A finishing touch of "Perfection."

John
That's very cool! Good man Creighton is!
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:10 PM
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Glenn - He contacted me and he offered me the stamps along with a convincing argument about how ink would be better than a sticker on that old calf head. Made perfect sense to me. He refused my offer to compensate him for the stamps which tells you a lot about what kind of a cool, generous spirit he is. A public thank you is in order...

THANK YOU Creighton! You have added the perfect finishing touch to a project that I put a lot of 'blood, sweat and tears' into and I am deeply grateful for the quality contribution you are making to it. You're a good man, Charlie Brown! I owe you one.

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Old 02-02-2015, 08:02 AM
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That's very nice of Creighton! I agree he's one of the good guys for sure. Few years ago he made 2 Radio King stamps and sent them to me no charge. Also sent a 1959 date stamp for Dan's 59' Paragon guitars. He told me the best ink to use was Staz-On which comes in a ink pad. I used it on both calf and plastic with excellent results. I got mine off Amazon. Those W&A logos will really look sharp.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:14 PM
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Thanks for the tip, Glenn! Staz-On it is! I'm going to do the bass drum logo in black and the snare and tom stamps in gold. It's going to look killer with the W&A company tags!

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Old 02-08-2015, 06:40 PM
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Holy Cow Man! That is something.... Great work and such a treat for all to see.
wonderful story behind it all.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:34 PM
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Nice find John. Have fun with the restoration. A friend gave me a WFL Bass drum that needs some TLC. It's almost as old as me, lol. Nice to see guys our age still doing this.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:39 PM
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I'm not ready to roll over just yet, Pat! LOL

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Old 04-13-2015, 07:19 AM
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John did you get the ink stamps yet?
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:56 PM
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Yep, got them last week. (Thank you Creighton!) I have to remove the Remo logos from the heads before I add the new W&A stamps on them. Haven't had time to get to it yet. I will shortly...

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Old 06-30-2015, 01:56 PM
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will we ever get the chance to hear this noble beast??

I sure would like to!
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