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Old 08-23-2019, 09:32 AM
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Default DC1000 Drums (Remo?)

What info do you guys have on DC1000 drums? I found one post that said they were a house brand for a music store in TX and REMO made the shells (acousticon) and they used DC lugs on it. Does this sound about right? So if they were made by REMO, that means they were USA made shells right? I have heard good things about the way acousticon shells sound. I ordered this kit for $100 shipped. I kinda like oddball/rare kits that are cheap Any info is appreciated
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:31 AM
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DC stands for Drum City. There were a few stores in the country that were each owned by different people whose names preceded the words Drum City. Kirk Scott's Drum City was in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio was also the home base of the C Bruno musical instrument wholesale distributor. Kirk's mentor was Fred Hoey who headed up C Bruno's percussion division. Fred was the creator and driving force behind the distributor's CB700 and Gibralter brands. C Bruno was bought by Kaman Music (maker and seller of Ovation guitars), and was transformed from a regional company to a nationwide company. As I understand it, Fred helped Kirk and the other Drum City store owners design the DC lugs and their own line of drums. I think that the drums were basically the upper level of CB700 shells with better hardware and heads. I'm not sure about any Remo connection other than the heads.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:54 AM
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DC stands for Drum City. There were a few stores in the country that were each owned by different people whose names preceded the words Drum City. Kirk Scott's Drum City was in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio was also the home base of the C Bruno musical instrument wholesale distributor. Kirk's mentor was Fred Hoey who headed up C Bruno's percussion division. Fred was the creator and driving force behind the distributor's CB700 and Gibralter brands. C Bruno was bought by Kaman Music (maker and seller of Ovation guitars), and was transformed from a regional company to a nationwide company. As I understand it, Fred helped Kirk and the other Drum City store owners design the DC lugs and their own line of drums. I think that the drums were basically the upper level of CB700 shells with better hardware and heads. I'm not sure about any Remo connection other than the heads.
Thanks for the info. I have read that at least some of the DC-1000 drums have the acousticon/quadura tag on them. I have also found pics of some that don't look like acousticon shells, so who knows. The tom mounts, pinstripe on the kick drum head, logo placement on the kick drum, kick drum tension rods and claws look to be the same as the some of the remo's from that same time period.
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:00 PM
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Remo used a lot of generic hardware--probably from Gibralter. So, there are bound to be similarities.
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:03 PM
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Remo used a lot of generic hardware--probably from Gibralter. So, there are bound to be similarities.
True. I will probably get the drums next week. I will report back my findings There is hardly any info on the DC drums online...which is kinda why I wanted to buy them, lol
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:33 PM
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I found this info on another forum:
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The third "Drum City" store was Grant's Drum City in Irving Texas. Joe and Kirk co-owned that store and Grant managed it, and then later on Grant bought it outright.
Joe designed the lugs for the DC drums, which were actually manufactured by KS, who was in Japan. The first DC drums were wood, then later on Remo manufactured the shell for Joe. Those were Acousticon shells, and sound pretty darn good!
This would explain why some are not Acousticon and some are. I'm thinking mine will probably be the earlier/wood version. Place I order it from last week still hasn't shipped them out yet
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:56 PM
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Many of my vintage Modern Drummer magazines have ads for these lugs. Some other ads show complete sets. I did see one ad just recently for a DC mini lug! I'll see if I can find these ads again!

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Old 08-26-2019, 04:54 PM
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Many of my vintage Modern Drummer magazines have ads for these lugs. Some other ads show complete sets. I did see one ad just recently for a DC mini lug! I'll see if I can find these ads again!

-Mark
Cool...I would be interested in seeing that!
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:37 PM
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I think that the third Drum City store was owned by someone in Iowa or Nebraska or Kansas....somewhere in the middle of the country.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:04 PM
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I think that the third Drum City store was owned by someone in Iowa or Nebraska or Kansas....somewhere in the middle of the country.
The kit I bought is being shipped from Omaha, Nebraska....makes sense, since one of the Drum City locations was in Omaha. They will deliver Wednesday
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