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Old 01-20-2015, 05:38 AM
geckobeats geckobeats is offline
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Default Abriter Autotune's

Ok, so sadly my Step-father passed away on new years day.

I will miss him. He put drum sticks in my hands way back when I was 2 years old.

Anyway I will be brining home his set of old Autotune's in the coming day's. They are all single headed 22" 12" 13" 16" in Black wrap. They are the wood shelled with Reinforcement hoops variety.

I'm not sure what to do with them. But in the meantime does anyone on here have an interest in these. love or hate them etc? They're different thats for sure.

Actually on a side note, I also have his English Rogers 7 line Dyna with it's original Besson music warranty card!
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:51 AM
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Default Re: Abriter Autotune's

we had a member here on the forum whom had a set but he doesn't post anymore you can do a search on the drums on the forum for that thread, Why not keep them since they are your dads drums?
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:18 AM
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Yeah I had a search earlier but apart from a selling thread and a thread that concluded a set were used on an Austin Powers film there's not much I can find. One nugget I found was they date 1974-75, and are fitted with Rogers hardware and thats about it. They are indeed clearly super rare.

I MIGHT part with them simply because of room. We'll see.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:27 AM
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Default Re: Abriter Autotune's

Here this off the forum, http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/autotune/
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:29 AM
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Also Graeme edge of the Moody Blues used them.
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:26 AM
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oh wow thank you!
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Abriter Autotune's

Sorry to hear about your father. Personally I would keep the drums. You can always find room somewhere for them
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:28 PM
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Default Re: Abriter Autotune's

My regrets.

I would hold on to them. Some background stuff:

http://www.mikedolbear.com/story.asp...Source=Archive
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:20 PM
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Sorry for your loss.. Sounds like a great guy.. They're really unique drums, and the sentimental value is enough to keep them in your collection.. I would keep them just for that reason..
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: Abriter Autotune's

Thanks guys. Yeah I'll see what they're like with new heads on. Maybe they'll open up a bit. Right now they have than dank bonk sound with the original heads. Being single headed that will always be the case, but I'll be able to nest them somewhere in a corner.
I'm not really a collector i only keep drums I like to play, and I like having a few kits to keep me inspired and to bring different kits to sessions etc. Maybe the day will come when they'll fit something.
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