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Forum: Vintage Drums Today, 02:22 AM
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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: 341
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: 5
Views: 155
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: 5
Views: 155
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
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-01-2022, 01:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,422
Posted By longjohn
Re: How I celebrated my 68th birthday!

Sorry to hear this Mark,

Hope you recover ASAP... (my Mother suffered from shingles, but seemingly to far a lesser extent than yourself...


( by the way,.. you are doing a great job around...
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-30-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,422
Posted By longjohn
Re: How I celebrated my 68th birthday!

Hope you are recovering fine Mark.. I was hauled in for a shingles shot last week by My GP... legislated here once you are in your 70's...

Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Drums 06-30-2022, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By longjohn
Re: Artsy(?) Premier kit

Sometimes prices go through the roof for these kits...guitar2
Forum: General Drum Questions 06-29-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By longjohn
Re: Vintage Tama Titan throne top seat is stuck!

If the seat turns on the post then it's more than likely a Burred thumbscrew... or thread on the tube. try easing it back & forwards..

Good luck..
Cheers
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-31-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,422
Posted By longjohn
Re: How I celebrated my 68th birthday!

Glad you are on the mend Mark,

Those shingles gave my mother a hard time.. Lots of pain....

Cheers John

( Hey, forget the shingles & stick with the doubles & triplets ),,sorry.
Forum: General Drum Questions 08-27-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By longjohn
Re: RIP Charlie Watts

RIP Charlie..
He created a great & diverse repertoire of songs with the Stones. I have equally enjoyed some of Charlies' work with other musos...

Never saw him performing live but wish that I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-21-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 71,521
Posted By longjohn
Re: This is the Display Your Ludwig Drum Thread

I had these early 70's..

They were '67 keystones silver sparkle... 13,14,16,18, 2x22, & a 5 1/4
Supra...

Nice kit...

Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-16-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 61,271
Posted By longjohn
Re: This is the Display Your Slingerland Drums Thread

Nice warm Jelly Bean mix going on there Mark.

Cheers
John
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-08-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By longjohn
Re: Eugene Geisler/ Slingerland snare drum: replica tension screw parts

Great work Ralf...
Proves that so many things are possible..

Cheers
John
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-25-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,181
Posted By longjohn
Re: Ludwig Concert Tom Bottom Hoop Restoration

Autosol Metal polish & soft cloth does a decent job on aluminium... I use it on shells, lugs & any metal fittings. I recently added a little "pizzaz" to an exposed section of a Remo BD aluminium hoop...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-23-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,181
Posted By longjohn
Re: Ludwig Concert Tom Bottom Hoop Restoration

Post up a pic of what you have,, (Eg: concert toms don't usually sport a bottom hoop)??

Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Cymbals 07-21-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By longjohn
Re: What a great name for a cymbal manufacterer

It is indeed the owners surname... but according to him .. it is pronounced WRECK? ( may be a Stephen Colbert thing )?

I have not played or heard one live but a few seem to be selling...

Cheers...
Forum: General Drum Questions 07-11-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,663
Posted By longjohn
Re: Singing Drummer

Bee Gees gig must have paid well?... Laughing H

Cheers
John
Forum: For Sale 07-09-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,158
Posted By longjohn
Re: Has anyone dealt with Purdie Shuffle?

Take a look at the drum..... It's a dog.. If it were me I'd be paying someone a visit...

Mr controversy is still at it it seems... Take a good look at his history..


Oh and the "Newbie" has...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-04-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,054
Posted By longjohn
Re: Is this normal?

Mark,, sorry about that... I have some OCD too.. I have been playing around with a 70's sound king shell that I repaired dents, then sprayed the inner silver coating, put a replacement throw & butt...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-30-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,054
Posted By longjohn
Re: Is this normal?

Mark ..that green sparkle is a beautiful drum indeed... but to me it appears that maybe?? the badge may be centre'd but it's the lugs are not ?? I am just looking at the tension screw threading,,,...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By longjohn
Re: Any tips on adding a gentle curve to a badge?

If fitting with a grommet.. add a little more curvature than is required to shape... The grommet fitting will then pull it in for tighter fit..

Cheers
John
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-02-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By longjohn
Re: My Newest Slingerland Acquisition!

Are you keeping a register on Slingerland #'s.. ?

Mark, super clean that drum.. best that I have seen,

Cheers

John
Forum: General Drum Questions 04-20-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By longjohn
Re: Help with shipping from India.

That's horrible.... Hope it gets sorted,, should be worth the hassle....

( I have the original from '84 ).. an amazing drum, so very versatile..

Cheers

John
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-29-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By longjohn
Re: finally Dave Weckl on a real drum set! :)

Thanks for posting.. Great clip

John
Forum: General Drum Questions 03-29-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By longjohn
Re: New slingerland??

Yes, Nice, I grabbed one too,

John Ollis had a large number of NOS for sale a couple of years back,

Cheers
John
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