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Forum: General Drum Questions Yesterday, 09:10 PM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: New Movie In The Works

I was not aware of this, so thanks for the heads up!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-17-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

Yes, something I hadn't thought about and would like to see a picture!

-Mark
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-17-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Potential Scam??

Inspector Tommyp is on the case!!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-16-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

I have a feeling the "white line" is just a reflection from the light between the curtain and wood frame behind the kit. The rail consolette appears to be bolted to the metal batter hoop. I hope the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-15-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: After 29 years, reacquired my Duplex Spirit of St. Louis set!

A great story! Your drums look fantastic in your chosen wrap, too! Congrats on getting them back!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-15-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Budget-line drums from the Big Four?

Hey O-Lugs! An interesting topic to ponder!

Slingerland had the Stage Band, which was very similar to the Ludwig Club Date; using the same shells, but with center mounted lugs to keep the cost a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-15-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Gorgeous Kent drum kit (shell pack) on ebay

It's a nice set of Kent drums. However, everything for sale by this seller is always overpriced. Take a moment to look at his other drum-related items and you'll see what I mean. His feedback doesn't...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-14-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: MIJ Sighting

Hey Dan!

I also noticed the capture screw on the muffler was backwards! Let's hope it stays put during shipping!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-14-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: MIJ Sighting

I would also have to agree with Dan about how these drums can sound. As proof, I present another Pearl-made Whitehall set I had some years ago. Also built in 1968 with thin 3-ply shells with...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-13-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Vintage MIJ Resto

Reading the description, it seems like he made the cymbal rod with threaded end.

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-13-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: MIJ Sighting

It can certainly take some work, and $$$, to make them sound good! The other issue with this kit is the missing tension rods and hoops. The rods are metric and can be difficult to source. And, I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-13-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: MIJ Sighting

I found the exact set in the 1968 Pearl catalog. It's the No. 45 Challenger Outfit. Very cool!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-13-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: MIJ Sighting

What a cool MIJ kit! I noticed they are called "Capitan" and not "Captain". Still, it's a stencil name I've not heard before!

This was built by Pearl and the Rogers-style tone control date the set...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 01-12-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Vintage MIJ Resto

MutantMozart! Great job on the restoration! As someone who loves 60's MIJ drums, I can appreciate the time you put into this. Kudos!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-07-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: All the mod colors

Completely agree with this as well!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-07-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: All the mod colors

Thanks for confirming about your experience!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-07-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: All the mod colors

Hi drumfx! While this is certainly true, please keep in mind that the amount of time and care it takes to properly remove the Black Panther and bring the Citrus Mod back to life can make this a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-06-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: All the mod colors

Between the 3 mods, Citrus Mod is the rarest. However, how do you plan on finding a set in this color? You'll be looking for a long, long, long....time!!

Here's my tribute Jazz Festival wrapped in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-06-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Ringo's Hi Hat Tambourine in Get Back

Hi Chromeo!

Definitely a cool piece of vintage drumming history!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-05-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Slingerland Snare Date and Drum Brand

Hi Ken!

Your snare drum is from the end of Slingerland production at the Niles factory in Chicago. The serial number dates it to around 1985. I believe the last drums were produces around 1986....
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-03-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Something Different!!

Funny PostLoLoLoLo

-Mark
Forum: General Drum Questions 01-02-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Something Different!!

Wow! Definitely different! A lot of skill went into cutting the "flames". Care would need to be taken during transport! Pretty cool kit, though!

-Mark
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-02-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Help identifying Ludwig hi-hat stand

The Ludwig 1123-1 hi hat stand is excellent for lighter hat cymbals. As MB noted, the spring can fatigue, causing the top cymbal to push down on the spring. I've had quite a few of these stands and...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 12-30-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Help identifying 60's (?) Yamaha bass drum pedal

That's a pretty impressive MIJ 60's pedal! Then, again, it was Yamaha, so maybe not too surprised! The Yamaha-built Rogers R-360/380 were much better than the dozens of other drums made in Japan at...
Forum: General Drum Questions 12-27-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By idrum4fun
Re: Here's What I Got For Christmas!

Brian!

Yes, she does UNDERSTAND!

-Mark
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