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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-21-2021, 06:30 PM
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Re: New Dynomatic Tom Arm

That thing is hideous!
Would never put something that looks like that on a vintage Rogers kit.
Like almost all "modern" hardware it's just more stamped out junk from Asian factories branded and...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 02-13-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Square-head Tension Rods for Vintage Sonor

There was a Japanese brand many years ago (a subdivision of Pearl, I believe) which made drums with compatible tension rods which I had to cut down to the necessary lengths to fit Sonor drums. Today...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-01-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Premier 6021 Vs. 2000

As to the question of "more valuable", the Model 2000, if in excellent condition, is probably more valuable to the collector as Premier's top of the line snare drum. The parallel snare adjustments...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 01-01-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: RB Gretsch Snare Lightning Throw

It would be helpful if you would upload a good photo of the throw off side and butt side of your snare drum, as the model styles varied somewhat by years of manufacture. Also good to know if you're...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-15-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Can you help ID a mystery loop clamp style bracket?

Definitely not MIJ. Appears to be US vintage Walberg & Auge manufactured shell mount L-arm holder (or other accessory holder) which was utilized years ago by Ludwig, Slingerland, and other high end...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-15-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Rogers Clutch Question

If memory serves there should be no problem. Both wing screws shared 1/4-20" threads.
However, there is always the possibility of damaged parts or stripped threads which could make things not work...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-15-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Sonor D444-Steel or Brass shell

Looks like a steel shell. Having owned a steel model, I would certainly not dismiss it just because it's not brass. The steel model is quite a powerful drum and holds its own (or outdoes) most of...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-10-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Old style Ludwig internal dampener vs. baseball bat type

Unfortunately the mounting holes are incompatible. In addition, the mounting holes of the knob adjustment dampeners made in the later years of Ludwig production are incompatible with those of the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-11-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,836
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: "Fusion" drumkit by New Wave

What I find most intriguing is the drum throne; the base tripod of which appears to be a vintage Trixon with spring loaded legs! The padded seat on top of it obviously not Trixon, with a "cilo" logo...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-02-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,089
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Sonor Teardrop Spur Mount

Presuming that the mount has not be altered, the correct thread size is 6mm x 1mm.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 04-03-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,454
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Orange/Amber Wooding Cristalline BD (Rare!)

The drum is manufactured by MEAZZI in Milan, Italy, the same company known for MEAZZI HOLLYWOOD TRONIC DRUMS, PRESIDENT MODEL, and MOD JOLLY drums. Most likely made in late 1960s or early 1970s. If...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-05-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,468
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: G.A.M. vintage copper snare - does anyone know how much these are worth?

A quick Google search located the following info about your drum, from which you could expand your search:

https://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?248985-G-A-M-snare-drum

A similar...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-22-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,641
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Identify Cymbal Stand

Those are Premier/Olympic.
They manufactured a 'budget' line in the 1970's.
The wingscrews in the tripod base are identical to the Premier 250 bass pedal toe clamp wingscrews.
Forum: General Drum Questions 11-13-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,913
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Newspaper Bass Muffling ??

I know that this type of muffling was done many years ago. Drummers simply crumpled up old sheets of newspaper into round wads and filled the drum cavity with them until reaching the desired effect,...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-13-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,781
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Orange snare drums

WOW!!! I'd love to own one but I'm almost glad I can't!
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-13-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,662
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Tko "pro" percussion

The brand name "TKO" is derived from the boxing term "Technical Knock-Out"! True! That kit is the best looking one I've ever seen! Taiwanese manufactured if memory serves.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-06-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,282
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: What kind of drum is this?

Very Possibly is from a kit of LEVIN Drums from Sweden - a popular Swedish brand from many years ago.
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-23-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,460
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Genuine skin drum head: How to restore?

There are many 'old timers' who will talk about 'oiling' their skins to keep them supple. Various oils have been used, such as neatsfoot oil and ultra refined olive oil. The problem encountered...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-11-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,454
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-11-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,422
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Fab snare throw off but what?

Looks like an older vintage TROWA (East Germany) butt plate retro-fitted on to a compatible (maybe TROMSA or another similar brand) throw mechanism.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-26-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,374
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Sonor/Trixon

No. However, some of the 6mm x 1mm shell mount tighteners could possibly interchange.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-27-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,132
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Everplay weight

I don't know for certain, but my pre-international Premier floor tom came with the original Everplay bottom resonator head on it, and it most definitely is thin like a Diplomat weight. I considered...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-27-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,798
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Hey MIJ fans - you need one of these

Count me in! I own an Dixie branded 5 1/2" x 14" ten lug and it's a beautiful sounding drum. Worth paying up to $100 shipping included for sure! Yes Sir
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 11-22-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,540
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: replacement tension rods for "Majestic" brand floor tom

I've seen several variants in the older MIJ kits with metric tension rods:
The most common threading is 5mm. x .8mm. Occasionally 5mm. x .9mm is found. The first thing you might do is acquire a...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-04-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,620
Posted By BUCKIE_B
Re: Everplay head

Everplay Extra heads were stocked and available through virtually all Premier retail distributors in the U.S.A.
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