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Old 04-18-2021, 03:11 AM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
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Default Ingenuity in Vintage Land

Should we start a thread for Vintage Ingenuity in Action? Or maybe it should be under the heading of Vintage Drums Meets EPA for Recycling? Very cool in any event, except I wouldn't want to have to adjust those mid-section tension rods at a gig.


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Old 04-18-2021, 09:15 AM
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That's a pretty good deal for those drums. I think that the lugs and threaded rods holding the two blue drums together can stay locked in place with locking nuts at each end. Should we assume that there is no snare mechanism for the top shell of the conjoined pair? I probably bruised my own backside from kicking myself when I saw how freaking easy it would have been to make my own cocktail pedal mounting bracket with a piece of metal strap like the two pieces mounting my garage door opener to the ceiling. Is that stuff called a strap? Instead, I searched for a few years to find a mounting bracket online.
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Old 04-19-2021, 01:39 AM
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Yes, a good price. Drum Stripper Inc could probably get double that for the parts alone.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:21 AM
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And sequential serials to boot!!
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Old 04-20-2021, 04:45 AM
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And sequential serials to boot!!
I didn't take time to notice that. Very wild. Those may be the closest two drums I've ever seen. Must have come from the same school or marching band.
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Old 04-20-2021, 10:31 PM
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Wait,.... how the heck....can those tension rods get tightened?
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Old 04-21-2021, 01:54 AM
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They say in the description that one set of threads is reversed. Not all that difficult to do if you are a competent machinist.
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:59 AM
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Those tension rods look customized. It looks like they maybe reversed the upper swivel nut to accept the threading?
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:52 AM
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If one set of the lugs or swivel nuts is reverse-threaded, it makes sense that the tension rods with reverse-direction threads would be tightened in one direction to hold the two shells together. Now, my question is this: how do you turn the tension rod? Do you wrap a soft cloth around a small section of threads and use pliers to turn the rod?
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:57 AM
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Concerning those custom tension rods, my guess is that they are easily hand-tightened to be able to hold the shells together.

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