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Old 05-14-2010, 06:34 AM
gweinst gweinst is offline
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Hi all!

Grant here from Melbourne. So at least that is now representation from most states!

Keen to join a collectors group as I have collected tonnes of vintage items over the past years!

So bloody Oath!! Feel free to include me in when arranging!

Crickey! (Ok, enough of the crap aussie sayings!)

Grant!
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:22 AM
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Just wanted to drop in and say hi guys! Im from melbourne and recently bought my first vintage kit. Just an early 70's pearl but sounds great and for a kit that needs to be packed up and moved a lot it suits me just fine! Ive also got a rogers powertone snare that i got when i was in LA recently.

Ill post pics when im not slacking off at work!
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:49 PM
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So anyone here score that champagne sparkle Gretsch round badge kit last week on e-bay? It was in Sydney, i got outbid
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:19 AM
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Hey fellow Aussies...just dropping in to say hi and see what the 'locals' have been up to recently?
So any fantastic bargains, cool stuff , refurbs??
I'm still searching in Sydney for a re-chromer to help complete a refurb of a late 50's Olympic snare (that won't completely bankrupt me) ...hopefully a new strainer for this will be in the post from the states soon.
Then I have to set to on an old MIJ kit that I want to get up to speed as a practice kit...
the list goes on...
Anybody want to chirp in??
HappyDrumming
Tony
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:04 AM
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Nothing new from me apart from from a new protection racket case for my 20" Rogers, overpriced and not very exciting. Just sitting back waiting for the right kit(s) to show up. I figure everytime I resist buying something it's that little bit extra I can put towards the kit I really want.
Let me know if anyone has anything Gretsch, Slingerland or Camco in red, champagne or green sparkle. Still kicking myself for missing that champagne sparkle Gretch in Sydney!
cheers.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:48 PM
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Hi Guys,
Who amongst you have shipped in kits from the states and who did you use?
Get a good deal on shipping rates?
I'm interested in bringing in a kit but the shipping rates quoted are almost half of the cost of the kit itself.
Any advice?
Cheers Tony
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:54 PM
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am in sa, play a gretsch broadcaster kit from 70's, have just been given a sweet little yamaha kit, have owned, star, hayman(stolen) rogers,
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:02 AM
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Hi Guys,
Who amongst you have shipped in kits from the states and who did you use?
Get a good deal on shipping rates?
I'm interested in bringing in a kit but the shipping rates quoted are almost half of the cost of the kit itself.
Any advice?
Cheers Tony
Tony, over the years I have imported 2 vintage kits from the US. Both times cost a heap, 300-400 I think. It was a while back but I think one was through UPS and the other maybe FedEx. I suggest buying through a store or someone who has experience shipping drums internationally and get them to find the cheapest way. Insurance and tracking numbers is a must. Don't forget if the total value including the shipping is more than $1000 you will have to pay Duty on top, 5% I think. One vintage kit I bought was shipped in 2 boxes and may have got processed seperatly as I got away without paying duty on that kit, sshhhh. All up I haven't had any problems, although it seems very expensive it can still work out a fair bit cheaper than paying Aussie prices for vintage drums. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:24 PM
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do any of you guys here in oz have or know of any vintage yamaha bits around the place, can get stuff out of uk/usa but freight is a killer nnd just blows the budget, i've noticed any 60/70's no name kits or more budget models have similar bits.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:09 PM
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Great stuff! Our own Australian "vintage drums" club!

Lets keep in touch.

Cheers
Grant
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