just want to show you the progress of my restauration,
First of all I want to thank all the guys who sell me the shells for the restoration (specially Atomicdave).
Well, in 2004 I buy a Ludwig Gold Sparkle drumset. I was young and dumb and the seller cheated on me. (False wood, 60s Spurs with 1978 badge and so on)
I realize this years later, but it was to late.
In 2008 my parents had a water damage in their basement and the shells of my Ludwig was damaged, cause the drum set stands in the basement.
I decided to restore it with Keller Maple shells.
In 2013 I buy my DW and the Ludwig goes back in the cases.
2014 iI think about to sell my Ludwig kit, but on the other side, no one will buy it with Keller shells, so my plan was, buy old shells and restore it.
After thinking and thinking about it, I also told to me: "Man, it's a Ludwig, you ever dreamed of it, you can't sell it, take your vintage Sonor Champion acrylic and sell this".
So on friday I start my restauration.
First of all, I want to restore it to a 1970s Set.
My Badges from my old Set are from 1970 to 1973.
I must say, that I like the old 3-Ply Sets a bit more than the 60s Ludwig drums.
Two weeks ago I got my 12x8 red sparkle Tom and last Wednesday a 16x16 floor tom (Wrap was allready removed).
The bass drum (22x14) I will get in 2 weeks.
My drum set I will rewrap in green sparkle.
Red sparkle lovers better don't read this. (See on the picture)
First of all I had to removed the wrap from my 12x8 tom.
It was the first time i removed a wrap, but with a head gun it works fine for me.
After that, I taken of the glue from both drums.
I hate these work !
use lacquer thinner, it worked well on the 16x16 floot tom, but the 12x8 tom looks not that good.
You can see at the pictures how the toms look right now.
What you think ?
Looks it okay to rewrap or should i better remove all ?
Do you remove all the glue when you rewrap it, or did you just sand it ?
Next week I get the green sparkle wrap for the Toms and I will post more.
Sorry for my bad english, I'm from germany.