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    OCDP steel microvent snare

    There is one listed for sale on Craigslist Minneapolis. It is also on Facebook marketplace.
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    Help finding a Rogers / Premier hi hat pull rod

    Gibraltar makes a hi-hat pull rod that has 1/4"-20 threads which is the same thread as a 70's Rogers pull rod. Gibraltar model SS-HHRS. It should work.
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    Hi hat stand

    The Pearl screw is probably the same thread as the one Yamaha uses. It is a metric 6 x 1.0 thread. The only issue is that the end of the thread is crimped at the factory so that is can't unscrew and fall out. At least it's not supposed to be able to fall out. So you may not be able to remove the...
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    How to touch up scarred drums?

    I touched up a Yamaha Recording Custom Cherrywood kit using tinted fingernail polish. I bought several bottles of polish that I thought were close to the correct color and just experimented until I found an almost perfect color match. From a couple of feet away the gouges disappeared. It's easy...
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    Yamaha YD-5000D Power Stage 2 Series (1985)

    I have a hard copy of the 85 catalog with the wrap listed in it as well as a picture of a Stage kit in that finish.
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    Yamaha YD-5000D Power Stage 2 Series (1985)

    The wrap was called Black Chrome. The finish shows up in the 85 catalog available on the Stage series but is gone by the 86 catalog. Shells are listed as mahogany with an inner ply of beech. Drums were available in that finish in all of the Stage series sizes in the catalog. The GC and GF are...
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    1973 Pearl Hairline Silver kit

    Update: the Pearl catalog on Drumarchive shown as: 12 page catalogue from 1975(?) (USA/Europe market) does show Hairline Silver on page 3 in the color finishes along with Hairline Gold and Hairline Blue.
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    1973 Pearl Hairline Silver kit

    I did find a 1975 Pearl catalog here: It does show what I think is Hairline Silver in the color swatches (No. 34) as well as a kit in that color on page 10 of the catalog. Unfortunately, the catalog is in Japanese so I can't be certain. Possibly...
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    Vintage Yamaha collectors , check this one out

    Those are nice sounding kits, but that one has a lot of mods and extra holes to be asking that much for it. Just my opinion.
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    Snare wires suggestions for Yamaha snare

    I have that same Yamaha SD-075 snare. It still has the original 20 strand wires from Yamaha on it. They are tied on with string. If that was good enough for Yamaha, it's good enough for me. The snare sounds fantastic.
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    Recording custom?

    In the 80's all of Yamaha drums used the same badge (pictured on your drum) and the model would indicate what the drum was (SD for snare drum, BD for bass drum, etc) followed by the model number/size (096, 22, etc). In the 90's the drums started getting different badges for each of the different...
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    Recording custom?

    If you go strictly by the revised Yamaha dating guide, then that snare should be from March of 1999. However, if you factor in the pictures of the actual snare drum it changes things. The photographic evidence like the style of lugs and throw and most importantly, the badge, it indicates that...
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    Interesting Parts

    I believe that the first picture is a pair of cymbal stand clamp wing nuts (and bolt) from a MIJ stand. I'm thinking the 70's or early 80's super lightweight entry level metric stuff from Percussion Plus or some similar brand. Third picture is a Gretsch lug. Fourth picture looks like the leg...
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    Can you help me find a wing screw for my stand?

    The problem is that they are NOT, I repeat NOT 8mm wing nuts. I refurbished some LP congas a few years ago and discovered that LP uses SAE thread wing nuts. I'm pretty sure they are 5/16"-18 thread but it's been too long to be absolutely certain. As others have said, take it to an Ace Hardware...
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    question on Ludwig Standard

    I owned a Ludwig Standard kit in Blue Strata with classic lugs (which also had white interior paint) and I've seen 2 other kits with classic lugs. I'm betting they all came from the factory that way. Ludwig would do whatever it took to get product out the door. No Standard lugs in stock, just...