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Forum: Vintage Drums 12-03-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
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Re: What is this?

Doesn't look like the head's crimp hoop will take much more tension.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-22-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Pearl Spin Tight Tension Rods with Acrolite/Black Beauty

I use them on my two favorite snares. I don't know what the measurement rim to lug is, but if a quarter inch of the tension rod is threaded into the lug insert, it looks like that would work. They...
Forum: DRUM IMAGE GALLERY 11-18-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: #11 1997 Lang/Gladstone Commemorative Snare Drum

I just drooled on myself. This is one of top two drums on my beauty scale; The other being the Cadillac green Max Roach Gretsch...which came up on eBay two years ago at a great price. I should have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-12-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Gretsch Authenticity Question

From what I'm recalling, there are many many Gretsch snares with the Micro and no snap in key holder. The Micro started back in the 50's. Progressive Jazz started in the 50's, the Snap in Key holder...
Forum: General Drum Questions 10-15-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,727
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Burying cymbals in dirt to make them sound better

I did this back around 2004-6. It was a 20 inch Zildjian medium ride with holes for three rivets. Buried without rivets. Just short of two years. Simple rinse and played... it was not improved, the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-15-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Is car wax safe for wrap finishes?

Depends. Good quality car waxes can be great or bad. Good for drum wrap:Those final stages of Novus are great. Bad: If you get the waxy kind that you let dry and then buff...be prepared to buff it...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-12-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Muffler felt. Can you wash it? :)

Yes, it will be fine...but it does shrink a bit in the dryer: Like a sweater would, since it is made of wool. So next time I wash my muffler, in forty years, I will air dry it. This was the first and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-18-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Glue or Reattach Inlay Strips?

The problem with double sided tape is that when the inlay expands, it pushes outward and the double sided tape holds parts close and the wrap expands outwards and it looks like waves along the hoop,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Aaaaaaaand...we're back!

We should be able to like a post.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Leedy Shelly Manne snare drum info please

First time that Ive seen the correct way to run the snares. I did not know that the snares went over the bearing edge. That might make quite a difference in the sound...though I liked mine with...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 07-12-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Repair it with matching wrap or leave it alone?

Leave it alone. It is a rare lifting-wrap repair that ends up looking better than what you already have. I would cut the lifting part right off and then glue/clamp what remains down. If you cut at...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-01-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,697
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Looking for feedback on 9 piece Emerald Green Pearl Gretsch Stop Sign Badge Drum

Ah. Camber. My first cymbals. I loved my Cambers. But they did sound like crap in retrospect.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-18-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: how to approach bearing edge crack on Radioking

Silver solder will work there, but the heat will make the chrome discolored. Not lead/rosin core stuff at all, that will just break away from a chromed surface, if you can get any to stick, or...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-20-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: My 1963 Shelly Manne Drum Set

Alright. You’ve forced me to post a pic of mine. Well...Once was mine. I stupidly sold it. It went to a great guy in New Jersey. The Shelly Manne drum sets were some of the most beautiful I’ve seen:
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-24-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Market Contraction? What Say You All?

uh. I hate to break it to you, but there have been threads about this for more than a year. It is tied to the economic distress...which started over a year-and-a-half ago. You had an either/or...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 10-11-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Looking for Gretsch 50's single flange 16" Ft hoop

I am looking for those too! I'll stay away so we don't get into a bidding war on eBay.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-12-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,791
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Need a chuckle? Check this out!

This dude is probably in his seventies. Obviously, is not hip to the groove. Many years ago, I did not know a darned thing about guitars. I happened to acquire an amp. I listed it as a Fender Legend...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-04-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-31-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 08-07-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,015
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Eugene Geisler/ Slingerland snare drum: replica tension screw parts

I have tried this. My results leave me to certainly appreciate what you're doing. Very nice work!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,589
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Anyone remember the Gretsch Birdland kit that was discovered....

I remember it, but not that detail. It was quite the find, and was jealous. Love my Gretsch set. The only great find I've found is a clear Ludwig Octaplus set, mint, with older Zildjians. Decent...
Forum: For Sale 05-21-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Two very cool Project Kits

The acrylic shells might be great unwrapped. I would check with any wrap on those, it might make them too large to fit inside of the hoops with a head on them. I learned that the hard way. Don't be...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-17-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,438
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Slingerland Push Buttons

I bought them from him, it did take several weeks to receive them. They worked perfectly, which is good, since it's basically a short bolt with the top ground down a bit, and then chromed. As far as...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-08-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: What do I do to prepare a bearing edge for staining?

My advice to all stain jobs. Use a pre-stain. Especially if you are doing end-grain. Otherwise it will suck it in a be dark in some areas, and light in others...Splotchy if you will.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 09-21-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,829
Posted By Rik_Everglade
Re: Soldering snare wires

Cool! I'm not the only one to try this. The only thing I learned is that if you use an electric soldering gun, make sure that it is powerful enough to melt that much lead and keep it melted until it...
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