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Forum: Issues With New Theme 11-05-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,397
Posted By longjohn
Re: Sept 9, 2022 - New round of changes

Hi, will easily get used to the new look with no issues other than, the fainter text is a bit hard on my eyes...

Cheers
John
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-21-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,430
Posted By longjohn
Re: Burying cymbals in dirt to make them sound better

Maybe they should dig up a few drummers of the past & see if they have improved their licks as well.

Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-28-2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,548
Posted By longjohn
Re: Mike Layton killed in motorcycle accident

His image is entrenched in my memory by his big vocal voice & that weather beaten wooden fence rail.. the one that he
always displayed his immaculate Ludwig restored snares upon...


Rip Mike....
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-28-2022, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By longjohn
Re: Buddy Holly Remembered

Amazing memories come back with that picture. What a place in music history Buddy Holly commands... Great picture to have indeed.
My first band was formed by a few teenagers hooked on Buddy Holly...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-05-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
Posted By longjohn
Re: Mike Layton - Devastating News.

Found this link on the accident..

https://wach.com/news/local/one-killed-in-motorcycle-crash-near-us-601-in-kershaw-county


also .... Mike's funeral details are published on his band's (Area...
Forum: General Drum Questions 09-04-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
Posted By longjohn
Re: Mike Layton - Devastating News.

Damn horrible news .... He was a great inspiration to so many of us.... Just got his band of mates back together and was making some real sweet music... RIP Mike.... We'll miss you around here.
...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-31-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,320
Posted By longjohn
Re: The worst thing that happened to vintage drums

Could not agree more... & shudder whenever I see that trend slipping thru the postings on this forum....

Cheers
John
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-25-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By longjohn
Re: Best Chrome Polish in the Universe!

I have been using this product for many years...Autosol.... Good for all chrome & metal alloys on the kit.... fairly economic too... Tube lasts me more than a couple of years.. & that's maintaining 3...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-22-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,432
Posted By longjohn
Re: The Band That Wasn't The Beatles

Yes... dominant voice on Lies sounds exactly like Lennon...thought it was first time I heard it..


Cheers
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-20-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,432
Posted By longjohn
Re: The Band That Wasn't The Beatles

Yes very Fab four/Liverpool sound... they were good players & it was a good mix for back then,,, Both tracks are on the A side of the LP that I have ...

Cheers
John
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-19-2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,432
Posted By longjohn
Re: The Band That Wasn't The Beatles

[QUOTE=johnnyringo;473754]I found this video of a band called Klaatu. Anybody remember them? Way back in the mid 70's, there was a rumour going around that they were The Beatles reunited, turns out...
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-16-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,185
Posted By longjohn
Re: How I celebrated my 68th birthday!

Fingers crossed for you Mark....

Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-05-2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By longjohn
Re: Italian orchestra in Australia. Dandy drums?

Here is a link to Troutsounds Page on Dandy/Drouyn drums....

(Paul is the guru on these drums)
Cheers

John

https://troutsounds.com/drums/drouyn/drouyn-catalogues/
Forum: Issues With New Theme 08-04-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,126
Posted By longjohn
Re: Sign in Not Saving

Fine ... My comment was aimed at no one in particular... but there are long time members here that continually experience various issues (posting images etc..etc..)
Cheers
John
Forum: Issues With New Theme 08-04-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,126
Posted By longjohn
Re: Sign in Not Saving

Maybe ... Maybe not... assume nothing .. because I needed to do it twice...

Cheers
John
Forum: Issues With New Theme 08-03-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,126
Posted By longjohn
Re: Sign in Not Saving

You are clicking the "Remember Me" box on the initial sign in??
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-03-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By longjohn
Re: Italian orchestra in Australia. Dandy drums?

Looks like could be a Dandy badge on the snare,,, vintage of the picture would be correct for that brand... "Dandy" were also made by the Drouyn Drum company in Brisbane OZ ...

Cheers
John
Forum: Issues With New Theme 07-21-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,126
Posted By longjohn
Re: Sign in Not Saving

Working perfectly with the new link.... thanks for the great work....

Cheers
John
Forum: Issues With New Theme 07-21-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,126
Posted By longjohn
Re: Sign in Not Saving

I used an Old link... I'll set up the new link..


DONE,,,.... working fine now..

Cheers
John
Forum: Issues With New Theme 07-20-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,126
Posted By longjohn
Re: Sign in Not Saving

Remembers my user name OK.... just requires my password... and has done this for a few days,,,
Maybe I'm Speciall !!! Excited Excited
Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-18-2022, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By longjohn
Re: Glue or Reattach Inlay Strips?

I used Chrome Wrap cut by & supplied from Jammin Sam... they included double sided tape at the overlaps.. But I also smeared some clear contact ( a light bead) along the cut insert... 10 years later...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-06-2022, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By longjohn
Re: What Was The First Year For Slingerland Set-O-Matic Tom Holder?

As far as I know..
The "prototype aluminium model ran from 1968 -69.. Then the final cast & chromed version was introduced, this initially included "Patent Pending" on the BD mount inset logo.....
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-04-2022, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By longjohn
Re: Maxwin shells?

The light gauge 618 hardware was the first around early mid 70's... The 518 came next and was a lighter gauge version of the Pearl Powermate Hex series mounts. The latter worked fine considering the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-01-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By longjohn
Re: Can anyone provide any info on this kit?

Yes that's the ones... I was working for the Pearl distributor back then.. Set up a lot of those kits in our Sydney wholesale showroom, I recall a very nice red wrap as well...

Cheers John
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-01-2022, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By longjohn
Re: Can anyone provide any info on this kit?

Looks exactly like Maxwin (By Pearl) kits that were imported to OZ.... (right down to to the wrap)..

Cheers
John
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