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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2022, 10:24 AM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

Very sound advice! I get it that we want our vintage drums to be a "perfect" as possible. But, if the risks outweigh the advantages, it may be best to leave well enough alone!

For myself, I've...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2022, 09:19 AM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

I completely forgot to ask what heads you're using. First, using a ruler or tape measure, how much out-of-round is the shell? If not too much, you might want to try using Remo Classic Fit heads. They...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-22-2022, 09:15 AM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

Hi Erich!

Yes, I'd try to get the shell in-round first. I've had a few out-of-round COB shells in the past...all Slingerland! What I do is to completely remove all the hardware and then set the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-18-2022, 11:32 AM
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Posted By idrum4fun
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

+1 with this! What I'd like to add is that you should remove the chrome around the effected area before using the silver solder. Try to get it down to seeing the brass. It looks like the area in...
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