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Old 05-07-2017, 03:34 PM
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I found this U.S.Mercury snare wrapped in "fibre gold pearl"
the seller also made me aware of these matching drums being offered elsewhere
same fibre gold pearl wrap, same U.S. Mercury badges, same Sonor cloned lugs
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:20 PM
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a few other pics
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:27 PM
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Ken wood, Those are wicked!!!

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Old 05-08-2017, 03:32 PM
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Congrats Ken!! Nice set!!

I remember jonnistix having a MIJ set in this finish...Maybe he will chime in...

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Old 05-08-2017, 05:29 PM
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Also, take a look at this thread I started:

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=58364

That's the mount! Wow, that's a super rare wrap and a super rare mount! And you also have the factory cymbal mount! What a great Trifecta! That looks like my Olympian kit exactly, right down to the Premier style "hockey stick" wing screws, except mine is blue sparkle. My rack tom also has the receiver mount secured from the inside (like a spur bracket usually is) instead of like the one on the bass drum. That's really cool! I had never seen one until my recent purchase, and then "BAM!", you come along with this picture. Excellent stuff, Brother!

Mark, when you get a chance, can you measure your spur diameter on that kit? Mine were missing on my kit, and I found it odd that 3/8" spurs (standard size) were too big and wouldn't fit in the brackets, and that 5/16" are a little too small. Even when fully tightened, they are still a little loose. I used 5/16" screws to test them out and they fit but wouldn't stay tight enough to not jiggle a little when fully tight. I suppose I could use 5/16" straight rod or 5/16" All-Thread and just wrap some duct or plumber's tape around them where they fit into the mount. I've had to use that trick on rubber tips that are a little too small on stands or spurs.

Also, it looks like there is a chrome, circular knob on the bass drum between the tom mount and the hoop? Is that right?
My apologies for not seeing your response months ago! Currently, my Crown kit is boxed up, as I thought I'd be moving. Pulled the house of the market the day before the scheduled open house! I won't be able to measure those bd spurs until I unpack the kit.

As to that circular knob you mentioned, it's actually an MIJ Sonor clone BD muffler! I even have one on the rack tom, but with a smaller diameter felt. They look, and work, great! I've attached a picture from the 1967 Star catalog showing the muffler. It's called the "New Internal Muffler".

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Old 05-13-2017, 05:27 PM
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Hello shortyedwards
thanks very much I always have admired the color
they have sort of a golden bamboo look to me



Thanks very much grantro
jonniestix sure has had a lot of mij beauties
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:51 PM
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My Star Jr. (FT's a 14x14" DelRay) and Werco kit.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:22 PM
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I won an eBay auction for this funky little six lug Del Ray snare
the wrap I have never seen before or that strainer either

found the matching bongos to these psych lava pearls also on eBay
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:06 AM
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Wow, that's great stuff Kenwood!

Does anyone else just want to spend a day with Kenwood, looking at all of his MIJ drums in various finishes and just shoot the breeze?

That sounds like a day well spent.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:00 PM
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I sure would be glad to have you stop by Alan


The same friend that picked up and then shipped the fibre gold pearl drums for me earlier this week, also sent me a link for this fantasia pearl floor tom, which he knew I would want

Music-go-round 104.00 (shipped)
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