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  1. drummerboy1533
    11-12-2014 08:52 PM
    John,remember that Rogers Mardi Gras kit you sold me 3 years ago? I finally got the chance to adorn the BD hoops with matching wraps. The only **** up was trimming the diameter to fit in the channels.ONE hoop was wider than the other (which I cut to match the smaller diameter).As they say in Texas.."oil well." However I discovered that this kit was factory beavertailed with the outdated wrap which makes it quite rare. Thanks for resquing it to your best ability. Stan B
  2. Creighton
    09-13-2014 05:40 PM
    Hey John,
    Huge thank you for the heads up on Graffite remover. Picked up a 1952 Wayne Model 80 gas pump. That stuff got paint off nothing else would. Figure we are even for the tumbler tip :-) You think foot pedals would tumble in your unit?
  3. DolFan54
    08-12-2014 06:49 PM
    Did you ever get that second George Way kit up and running? I'd sure like to see pics if you got them. 3 or 4ply kit? Sizes?

  4. njphil3
    08-01-2014 06:49 PM
    Are you a big Purdie fan?.....I met him a month or so back at the taping of big joe henrys tv show....really nice guy....and he had no problem signing a sgt peppers album someone brought
  5. tillerva
    04-30-2014 06:56 AM
    PS, This messaging system is confusing. I read your message last night, went back to my 'private messages' and it wasn't there and was wondering if I was losing it! Then I clicked your name elsewhere and finally found this. Plus there's a 1000 character limit, hence this Post Script!
  6. tillerva
    04-30-2014 06:55 AM

    Thanks for your kind offer. Just so you know, this is a kit I just picked up that I will likely sell so I'm more than happy to compensate you so you can share in the excessive profits I'm sure to reap! LOL

    Anyway, the total length is 2 3/4"; the rod minus the head is 2 1/4"; and the threaded section only is appr. 1 3/8".

    This is an early 60s Super Classic kit in blue sparkle. There's a decent amount of rust on the kit but I think it'll clean up pretty well. Miraculously this was the only missing part aside from several washers (and a small screw on the mount); some bent T rods but I think I can get them squared away.

    Have you ever tried throwing a Cape Cod cloth in your tumbler with nickel parts? I use the tumbler a lot for chrome parts and I know you need to be careful with nickel as you can actually wear through the nickel finish. Anyway, we'll see how it goes.

    Thanks again,

    Matt Yancey
    3675 Captain Yancey Rd.
    Elkton, VA 22827
  7. tillerva
    04-29-2014 04:47 PM
    Howdy John, the rod he had was not quite right so if you have it I will take it! If you have a photo great,otherwise let me know what I owe you/how to proceed.
  8. vibes
    04-22-2014 07:54 PM
    Hey John, have you ever seen one of these hihat stands. Someone said it was a Gretsch? I got it with a bunch of early 60's late 50's stuff. Has WA 200 under the pedal. The top tube pulls up and off and the rod has a link and folds over. Link on the pedal support rod too. I am either going to put it on eBay or offer it here but don't want to under sell it. I had been using it on my band practice kit but just got another Ludwig 60's stand I can use since this one is not height adjustable.
  9. Black Label
    04-16-2014 02:24 PM
    Black Label
    Hi there Purdie. I gather from the forum that you are quite a guru at repairing vistalites. I am in the process of restoring a 76 blue kit. The kick drum's seam have parted - no cracks and just a clear parting. Any advice on re-joining the seam would be much appreciated. Thanking you in advance from South Africa.
  10. Boscoe
    03-26-2014 08:53 AM
    Dang, also forgot to tell you I posted the pictures of the snare in the "Trade" section under pictures for Purdie Shuffle.
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