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Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2022, 03:51 PM
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Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Mike Layton killed in motorcycle accident

This is awful news. My thoughts are with the family.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-07-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Not Vintage but Vintage

Faucet style T-rods! Finish looks nice...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-05-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-28-2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Woody Orphans

Thanks Jeff. Great to hear from you.



I still hold that you just need clear plastic sheeting with a certain rigidity, plus clear adhesive, sparkles and grey primer.

The sheeting I used was...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-28-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Woody Orphans

O-lugs it's weird how you can buy the best but somehow maybe get a lemon. I hate to say the best sounding kick I owned was MIJ with a caved-in spur on one side, 20 bucks.


"musical mindset" I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-21-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Woody Orphans

Very cool. Modern drums just don't do it for me, ever.

I know they're great and everything but meh.
I suppose most of us on this forum are like that.
I said "most". :)
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-10-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Woody Orphans

Those are cool. I could wrap the bass and floor tom but not the Slingerland toms; no clearance for the counter hoop.
But I have to keep reminding myself to not spend any more money on drums heh.
...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-10-2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: In Praise of idrum4fun(Mark)!

Enthusiasm, knowledge, reason and decorum. I like Mark.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-07-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Woody Orphans

Okay let's see...the mounted toms are both Slingerland with the deep re-rings. 7X11 and 8X12.
The 7X11 had a tacked bottom head which put the tension casings closer to the top of the shell.
So I...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-06-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Pins everywhere

I purchased a Coronet 20" bass drum which sounded absolutely stunning with the factory heads. Hit and miss I think.
But the pins are great equalizers...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-06-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-06-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Woody Orphans

Never post here anymore who knows why. Always come back to check in though.
Here's some pictures of my kit which changes all the time.
Orphans which came to me through various channels.
I had a...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-12-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,660
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: HAROLD "Doc" WEST... 1951 tom mounting

In the end...not really. :)



I think I can see what appears to be the butt of a stick or brush *just* peeking out from the back of his hand, which of course suggests he was playing the drums....
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-08-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,660
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: HAROLD "Doc" WEST... 1951 tom mounting

Neither the clarinet nor the saxophone is in play; was the band not playing when the picture was taken? Then Doc could easily have been setting up or tearing down his kit, holding the tom in his...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-27-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Drum/Sewing Kit

"Thimbles" is one of the funniest things I've seen in awhile. Thanks for the laugh (out loud).
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-27-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,784
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Restoring Slingerland duco paint

I think you made the right decision in this case. Nothing beats original, even if it does need "propping up".
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-03-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,257
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Virtual Drum Battle

Yes my vote goes to Gary for playfulness and creative free-form. Unfortunately I had to mail the ballot, and some jerk is messing with your proud and venerable USPS...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-09-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Ludwig Rail Arm Help-Am I doing something wrong?

A picture is worth a thousand words...which is about how many words I typed above :)


Mr. jmcohen introduced a key word - "crease". The crease must be crisp! Pic shows how these pieces are...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-25-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,469
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Ludwig 12,14,20

Well it's a pretty sweet kit if you can work things out, hope you can.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-25-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,035
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Forum: Vintage Drums 07-25-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,035
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Rogers advice needed please! 20" Fullerton*bass drum spur collet catching on plat

For interest's sake - the plate was bent, the carriage bolt was thus "raised" resulting in contact with the collet, BUT there is no damage to the shell from the carriage bolt "pulling through"....
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-20-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,035
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Rogers advice needed please! 20" Fullerton*bass drum spur collet catching on plat

The plate looks flush to the shell at the red arrow, then a gap appears at the green arrow and continues to the end of the plate. That raises the carriage bolt at that end.


Almost 100% certain...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-17-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Ludwig Rail Arm Help-Am I doing something wrong?

I think it needs to be more P-shaped whereas it's currently pear-shaped. The flat lengths should be parallel from the side view, beginning crisply at the point where the clamping (rounded) area ends...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-16-2020, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,880
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Good news, I dont have to sell my drums

Jeff, maybe it's just the shelf that's made in China :) Strange world...


You're right about not freezing tenderloin or other cuts, plus if it's just you there's no need anyway. I guess I was...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-16-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By DownTownFarmer
Re: Nurture or Nature

Great photo Dan.

If I were to become tiresome on the philosophical question, I might say - people are nurtured by other people in every case, and since all people are products of nature, it's...
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