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Old 08-07-2015, 11:03 PM
Dav Dav is offline
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Default 1959 WFL - Do I need to repair this?

Hi everyone,

I just got a great 1959 wfl that's in excellent condition. The previous owner refinished the drums himself in the 60's and I noticed a potential issue around the cymbal mount on the kick. I think when he reinstalled the cymbal mount, he overtightened and now the wood is separating a little. The dark pics are the exterior and I can't tell if the paint he used is just chipping off or if the drum is cracked or damaged in some other way. I took the heads off and looked inside and there seems to be some splintering and I'm not sure how to repair this or how to prevent further damage? Anyone have ideas? Is this even an issue?

I'm planning to strip the paint and rewrap the kit in black or white pearl to restore it to what it possibly looked like originally. I'm just trying to figure out what I need to work on or what I should plan to work on to make sure I have all the materials before starting this project. I don't think this is a serious issue and its not a deal breaker since otherwise this is an excellent kit, but I don't want to overlook this just in case.

Any input will help! And let me know if you need better pics - again, not sure if this is an issue or if I'm just a little paranoid.
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