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Old 02-28-2010, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: Have You Tried A Restoration Technique That DOESN’T WORK?

I know your not being ugly John. Like i have said before, I admire you and your work. It is fun to make a POS into a work of art huh? I've been cleaning out the garage all day today. Got room for my drum restoration shelves and I already had slevves lining one wall that were full of stuff that I hardly use. I moved everything on them shelves to my barn and my storage shed, and gave a car load to my son and car load to my brother, and a friend is on her way over to get another load im giving away.

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I know...I feel the same way. I see a drum that has it's tongue draggin' and it's limping toward the firepalce, begging to be put out of it's misery, and I pick it up and breath life back into it. I was only pokin' fun, not being a jerk-off sbout the shop. I had a good business going in Arizona several years ago. I let it run itself, and managed to get the attention of a national studio, they bought out my contracts, and soon I began having health issues that lead to open heart surgery many years later. Wish I had kept the studio services company, at least today we would have a nice income, rather than what I'm doing today, working for Corporate America, the evil ones. I guess I am just not cut from the cloth that allows me to be a corporate drone. I cannot stand it, and will be unemployed by the end of March. At least they don't normally try to avoid unemployment benefits. The place I work is a meat grinder, running a bout 10-12% turnover every month. The way it is designed is for 95% failure by year 2.
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Have You Tried A Restoration Technique That DOESN’T WORK?

Forgot to mention, My kids are all grown and gone and sucessful,
and, I'm not married. I have a fabulous G/F. I had these 2 vintage kits in my closets I aquired by fate. She suggested I display one in the livin room. I started a search for vintage sonor teardrop and ended up here. My brother gave to me. I also have a 68 sky blue pearl that belonged to Cliff, he claimed they were actually ringo starrs actual drums. I play em many a time in his liivin room. He died and I bought em from his son for $600. I will be restoring them someday when tears stop flowing everytime i think about restoring them.

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Ya know, it's gettin' ta where ma eye twitches ever time you post a new pitcher....where the f&$@ do you find these poor, abused drums!!??? And if there cheap, why ain't ya sharin' with us? Another thing...how the hell do get any money made when always restoring drums....and runnin' outta room, cuz we know you gotta disease, cuz yer hoardin'!
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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