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Old 01-12-2022, 09:47 PM
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Just finished this restoration. This one was a LOT of work. Started with naked mid 60's era MIJ shells, 3 ply with re-rings. Star, Pearl, Hoshino, who knows. Had to cut the bass drum down to 13 inch depth due to shell damage, then re-leveled and recut all bearing edges to a good vintage round over and had to fill in quite a few holes. I could not find a disappearing cymbal holder so I made one from scratch with a steel rod that I had to make the threads with a tap and die. Then re-wrapped with a good thick premium wrap in diamond white pearl. I think it turned out ok.
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Old 01-12-2022, 09:57 PM
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I think those turned out more than ok! They look great and I admire your ingenuity. With the right heads and tuning, those mid-60's MIJ's can sound really good. Nice work!
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Old 01-12-2022, 11:37 PM
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MutantMozart! Great job on the restoration! As someone who loves 60's MIJ drums, I can appreciate the time you put into this. Kudos!

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Old 01-13-2022, 08:38 AM
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Always rewarding once finished.
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Old 01-13-2022, 11:17 AM
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Nice. Does look like a lot of work, but surely looks worth it too.
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Old 01-13-2022, 04:03 PM
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Great work!! Looks fabulous!!

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Old 01-13-2022, 07:59 PM
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Mr. Mozart. Great Job. Did you fabricate the cymbal arm mount holder that bolts to the bass drum?
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Old 01-13-2022, 09:40 PM
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Mr. Mozart. Great Job. Did you fabricate the cymbal arm mount holder that bolts to the bass drum?
Reading the description, it seems like he made the cymbal rod with threaded end.

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Old 01-14-2022, 07:39 PM
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Mr. Mozart. Great Job. Did you fabricate the cymbal arm mount holder that bolts to the bass drum?
Yeah more or less I guess. I mean I didn't smelt it from iron ore but I did use a grinder and a tap and die to thread it.
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