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Old 11-27-2014, 09:05 AM
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I'm sure that a lot of you if you do not know the proper way to RESTORE your snare, Kit, hardware etc, at least have the smarts to ask before turning on the wire brush on the bench grinder! Ran across a pre-serial Ludwig kit that I forgot about. Thought this morning I would take the bass apart and exhale a bit while I inhaled the smell of our turkey in the oven. I always find that I feel so relaxed in my drum room. My mistake however is not taking a better look at the hardware and only mainly focusing on the shells. Nickel hardware to boot and after very close inspection some person that SAID he polished the hardware nearly ran every piece through the wire brush process and has taken off 95% of the nickel plating. My mistake I know, but wanted to point out for future restores that THIS IS NOT A PROCESS IN YOUR SO CALLED VINTAGE RESTORATION!
Whew, boy do I feel better.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:46 AM
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Same guy l probably polishes his K stamp pies with a cup wheel.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:49 AM
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So true Nevin. I've even had this same discussion with people and they just keep on doing it.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:31 AM
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I guess people do not care to read the vintage drum guide. The irony is most of the methods to restore our vintage drums keep my newer kits looking mint!

I never understand painting the drums black inside. Maybe that makes them more dark for heavy metal.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Old 11-27-2014, 02:57 PM
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We need to set-up a Festivus Pole!

'And now, the annual Thanksgiving airing of the grievances!' LOL

I have to agree with Manny and Nevin, my pet peeves are people who paint the inside of vintage drums and the steel-wool crazed hardware wreckers. Those are two things I'll never get. Why do people do that?

Happy Festivus All! A Festivus for the rest of us!

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Old 11-27-2014, 05:05 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving!

I am sure that painting the interior of shells was due to playing kits single headed in the 70's and wanting them to look cool. Or, it may have been a quick fix for shell interiors that were roughed up when nesting single headed drums for transport without a thought of protection. Either way we can blame the 70's.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:07 AM
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Air a grievance or just riot in the streets.

Pearl Tom Mounts on vintage drums. Those ugly things and their gigantic gaping holes in Bass drums, often times right next to whatever hole the original hardware required. And, many times on One Up classic designs, so that a second mounted tom found in a music store dumpster can be added.

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