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Old 02-01-2018, 12:02 PM
bfulton bfulton is offline
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Wink Speed King restoration -- any pedals, really

I know there's plenty of info about how to restore Speed Kings. I've rebuilt and restored many, many of them. I have the tools, the paint, the experience. Hell, why do it yourself? It is painstaking and it does take time.
A few years ago I began restoring Speed Kings just for fun. The I began to restore for others. I did a lot of them. Pretty soon I had too many, started to get slow...and eventually (with a different job, etc) just folded.
But I've retired and have the time. And I'd love to get started again.
For a Speed King, Gretsch, Slingerland, Ghost, whatever pedal or hi hat rebuilds or restorations, I'd like to take it on. I used to have a pretty good reputation for meticulous work -- and that's because I really enjoy the craft. (Pedals were "Fultonized") (
Speed Kings are a specialty -- and all of them need it! The minimum job is to completely clean the towers, springs, bearings-- all mechanicals --, and then replace the squeaking pedal hinge with nylon/composite material. Honestly? Better than new.
If needed they can be modified, too. I once modified a Gretsch to fit the larger bass hoops on the house kit at a famous Tokyo jazz club!
Cost? A basic mechanical cleaning and hinge upgrade is about forty bucks. For the full monte- original Hammerite re-paint, polish, TLC to the max? About eighty. To replace parts, a very fair cost. Customize?
Why not?!

Please send a PM thru VDF, or call 269-200-3019 to talk about it. You will not be disappointed. If so, I'll make it right. Guaranteed.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:26 PM
Brewkowski Brewkowski is online now
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Default Re: Speed King restoration -- any pedals, really

Glad to see you are doing well! I may be calling you in a couple of months. A few years ago I cleaned and re-greased my SK but it could use some of your meticulous attention. It has a lot of play in the heel joint.

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