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Old 10-26-2016, 04:10 AM
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Incredible job on this kit! It looks beautiful
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:53 AM
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You are very welcome JB
You did a really unbelievable job on those drums
everything on them looks like new or if not new then certainly well cared for
especially considering the very rough condition they were in when you started
AWESOME SAVE!!!

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Old 10-26-2016, 10:59 AM
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Thank you all. Your words mean a lot to me. I spent a lot of time to get the kit to this condition and it's great to know you recognize the effort.
All the best,
John
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:51 PM
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Great job. This thread is very helpful to me as Im restoring a couple of vintage 80s swingstar toms
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:00 AM
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WOW! This thread should be considered required reading in the VDF college Drum Restoration major. No prerequisite required. Incredible work and great information. I learned a lot. Thank you JB for documenting your journey for us. This is an inspiration!

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Old 03-17-2017, 03:16 PM
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I agree, I just read the thread from the beginning and I'll be using some of the methods here for my first restoration project. Great stuff, what an incredible transformation on this Tama kit.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:49 PM
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I realised that didn't leave here the final photos, with complete set. Here they are.
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Old 05-04-2017, 07:29 PM
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the top view
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:28 PM
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Great job with the resto!! They look very nice!! Now, enjoy them...

Cheers
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