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Old 05-02-2019, 06:00 PM
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Default Re: Recut Bearing Edges on Valuable Vintage drums?

Maybe consider selecting heads that are a better fit for the existing bearing edges.
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: Recut Bearing Edges on Valuable Vintage drums?

Recutting the edges can reduce the value by up to 1/3. Choose wisely.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:52 PM
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Default Re: Recut Bearing Edges on Valuable Vintage drums?

I have no issues re-cutting the edges on a vintage kit, if need be. I first and foremost care about SOUND. If the drum sounds good to your ears, then leave them. However, lots of vintage kits sound less then ideal due to untrue shells and subpar edges. I know this from before and after experiences. If you're just a hobbyist who likes to collect and polish them up, post pictures, but doesn't play much, then do what you want. I'm coming from a players perspective.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: Recut Bearing Edges on Valuable Vintage drums?

I'd never recut the edges of a nice, vintage drum or drum kit. Absolutely not. There are much better alternatives....like just buying a new set of drums with perfect edges. I would never buy a vintage kit that had been permanently altered. It's a moot point to me, anyway, as I have plenty of drums and kits to play....or not.
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: Recut Bearing Edges on Valuable Vintage drums?

You just coat the edge in butchers wax and the heads seat perfect
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:15 AM
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Default Re: Recut Bearing Edges on Valuable Vintage drums?

I found a '65 club date for a dollar at an estate sale, the edges looked like someone had chewed on them for 50 years. Horrific shape. I brought them to Precision Drum up in NY and they re-cut the edges. They're incredible now and tune so easily. Sure, a collector might not want to buy them, but screw that. If I ever get around to selling them, I would want my drums to go to someone who will play them anyway.

And the lower price due to the edges being re-cut just means people my age (20s) who might not have been able to afford a vintage kit otherwise can now afford one, bringing that great sound and aesthetic forward.

Just my $.02.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:06 AM
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Default Re: Recut Bearing Edges on Valuable Vintage drums?

Interesting this idea of “devaluing” a vintage drum. So a drum that is less useful for its intended purpose (making an exceptional musical sound) is worth more than one which has had improvements in its sound producing capabilities? We’re not talking drilling or recovering here. It sounds to me like we’re allowing the wrong criteria to determine value. I know the market is “king” but maybe a shift in priorities will mean less autonomy for the cash class and more attention to sound, which remember is what music is!
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