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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-05-2022, 08:43 AM
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Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

Gave it a try with the G2 head. Snare side fits pretty well. Reassembled and it sounds reasonable. Not as ringy as my very early krupa sound king. But now the snares are the right length (since...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-27-2022, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Premslinglud
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

I did some squeezing of the shell using two sets of bar clamps with 2x4s on each side. by turning the shell between the parallel 2x4, you can find the high spots. Got it to so a standard G2 head...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2022, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Premslinglud
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

Good bit of options. Good to know it can potentially be stable. Originally there was an ancient diplomat head on there that was hard to remove. Sounded papery. Also the but end of the strainer...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2022, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Premslinglud
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

Good option. I was trying an Evans G2 coated. I am up for squeezing the shell a bit. I leveled out the part where the crack is. One side was higher than the other.
I will try the classic first...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2022, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Premslinglud
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

Thanks for the replies! Could you recommend which silver solder? I think there are a few melting temps. Also, what flux?
Another bit-the shell is slightly out of round on the affected side. I...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-07-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Premslinglud
how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

Just got this late 50s (?) Radioking snare. Upon removal of batter head, I noticed that the top of the seam at the bearing edge has separated. Separation is only at the top. The shell could be...
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