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Old 06-20-2014, 10:21 AM
funkypoodle funkypoodle is offline
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Default Re: New to me Stewart kit. Tune up suggestions?

The rubber feet for your kick are still made by Gibraltar as replacements. I don't know the part # but should be readily available in any fine music store.
1964 Ludwig Champagne Super Classic
1970 Ludwig Blue Oyster Super Classic
1977 Rogers Big R Londoner 5 ebony
1972/1978 Rogers Powertone/Big R mix ebony
60's Ludwig Supersensitive
Pearl B4514 COB snare ( the SC snare)
Pearl Firecracker
PJL WMP maple snare
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:43 AM
Cardamonfrost Cardamonfrost is offline
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Default Re: New to me Stewart kit. Tune up suggestions?

Thanks for the help FunkyPoodle.

For those that are interested, here are a few more pics; one of the handle I am looking for and a few general interest pictures (the stamp from the dealer in toronto and the cymbal logo and stamp).

If anyone would like any more pics just let me know.

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Old 06-20-2014, 11:00 AM
Cardamonfrost Cardamonfrost is offline
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Default Re: New to me Stewart kit. Tune up suggestions?

Here are a few more. I notice there are a few styles of cymbal clamps on the MIJ bass drums, so here is a pic of mine. As well as the Stewart branded cymbal.


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Old 06-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Starship Krupa Starship Krupa is offline
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Default Re: New to me Stewart kit. Tune up suggestions?

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Wow! Thanks guys. First, gotta say - Starship Krupa is an awesome name.

Feed-n-wax is something I use on other wood stuff and have a bottle of it in the garage, so that's great.

Had some friends stop by last night and we 'played' it for a few hours. I think I am going to like this.
Thanks for the compliment on the handle. Wordplay is something I am blessed/cursed with.

For instance: cardamon=doorman at a reggae club


Feed-n-Wax, right, not "Wax-n-Feed." It's my go-to for treating bearing edges, etc. Every vintage drum person should have a bottle.

Cool that you're already taking to it. After playing other instruments for 35 years, a couple of years ago I rescued a bunch of drum parts that were about to be dumpstered, thinking I could fix them up and donate them to a school or something, and since then, drums are pretty much my main focus, I have a vintage Slingerland kit, etc.

As a guitar player acquaintance of mine said after he bought a drum kit for his home studio "I should have bought a drum kit six guitars ago!"

Don't know what you have in mind for learning how to play, but I can give you the titles of the books that I've found helpful.

DrummerWorld is a good forum for general drum stuff, very active.

I'm glad to see that your hi-hats are Azco. Probably nice and thin, too. I'm pickiest about hats. Modern sets are too clanky for me. The Stewart cymbals are probably going to get replaced if you get more serious. Zildjian A or Sabian AA go well with vintage drums. The bass-mounted ride cymbal is most *****in'.
Early '70's Slingerland New Rock #50 in blue agate (20-16-13-12)
Late '50's WFL Swingster/Barrett Deems in black/gold Duco
'70's Slingerland Gene Krupa Sound King COB
'76 Ludwig Supraphonic
early '70's Ludwig Acrolite
'80's Ludwig Rocker II 6 1/2" snare
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Ralf Ralf is offline
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Default Re: New to me Stewart kit. Tune up suggestions?

Hello and

If you wonna get into deep about Stewart drums and Star drums:
you're welcome to visit my website (see below).

The cymbal arm you have is a very rare and almost complete one. In this forum here are some discussions about that very special part (if you search for 'Star' and 'cymbal mount/ arm', you'll find it).

Cheers, Ralf
Vintage STAR (= Pre-Tama) website:

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