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    Show us your Custom/Boutique drums!

    NOS Slingerland Niles-era shells purchased from Tom Soder's MusicalCloseouts.com in 1999, shipped to Precision for trimming & edges, assembled by myself with Slingerland hardware, 8x8, 8x10, 8x12, 9x13, 10x14, 16x16, 14x20, 5x14 snare, 2x10 timbale tom:
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    Show us your Custom/Boutique drums!

    Pete Stanbridge 5x15 segmented Brazilian mahogany snare drum fitted with 1940s-era Leedy brass hoops, P-86 throw and calfskin heads:
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    Show us your Custom/Boutique drums!

    Luka solid (hollowed from solid log) 7x10 snare drum:
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    Show us your Custom/Boutique drums!

    Keller birch shells with (mostly) Slingerland hardware, 8x10, 10x12, 16x16, 16x22:
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    Show us your Custom/Boutique drums!

    Infinity mahogany/poplar/oak shells assembled with Ludwig lugs, 9x13, 16x16, 16x18, 14x24:
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    Tell Me About Rhythm King Drums

    I bought one of his segmented snare shells off eBay around 20 years ago (circa 1999-2000). It had some gaps between the segments, some big enough to see daylight through...which was not shown in his auction photos. I couldn't sell it in good conscience so I basically scrapped the shell. I...
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    Looking for a kit for a friend! Check the specs!

    In the close-but-no-cigar category, I've got a set of Keller-shelled birch drums with a mix of Slingerland, Tama and Gibraltar hardware, sizes dead-on what they want except for bass drum depth (18"). Thin shells (toms are 6-ply and bass is 8-ply) with blue dyed finish, could be wrapped. Never...
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    What other drum forums/websites/boards are you on?

    I rarely visit DFO nowadays, occasionally I'll check in and have a look around. Used to be a regular on Andy Foote's DrumRap forum when I was heavily into assembling drums (site has long since closed) and I used to frequent Vintage Drum forum, but haven't been there in years.
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    Noble & Cooley made in USA die-cast hoops for sale

    Looking to sell a couple of 1990's-Era made in USA Noble & Cooley die-cast hoops. Bought them back around 1998 or so and used them briefly, then switched to triple-flanged and these went into storage for the next 20+years. Just dug them out and I think it's time someone made use of them. One...
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    *FOUND* Looking for Ludwig clip mount parts

    And once again, Paul at Buffalo Drum Outlet to the rescue! Found both in one of his amazing parts bins...thanks all for assistance & suggestions.
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    *FOUND* Looking for Ludwig clip mount parts

    I think it was only used on smaller diameter drums/bongos. Larger drums have enough weight to keep them from moving a lot, but the 6" and 8" diameter shells I'm refinishing bounce around & rattle on the stand without that piece. Think I'll visit Paul at Buffalo Drum Outlet & see if he has any...
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    *FOUND* Looking for Ludwig clip mount parts

    Mark, there's a little flat piece of black metal that installs inside of that channel, with a hole drilled on one end which one of the mounting screws goes through.
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    *FOUND* Looking for Ludwig clip mount parts

    Hmm, interesting idea...might just work, but I don't have any mufflers either. Thanks for checking, I appreciate it.
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    WNY drummers - Buffalo Drum Outlet is closing

    Always enjoyed stopping by and chatting with Paul, whether buying or selling/swapping gear or just catching up. Like a kid going into a candy store, I always had to come out with something. Paul was and is the best. Never be another like him, hope he enjoys many years of retirement!
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    *FOUND* Looking for Ludwig clip mount parts

    Not sure what they're called but I need (2) of the black spring steel pieces that screw inside the channel of Ludwig clip mounts, to stabilize drums & keep them from wobbling. Searched the Ludwig parts catalog and found the part number for a complete mount assembly but no breakdown or part...
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