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  1. Philly James

    Vintage Slingerland Restoration? Or Fuggetaboutit?

    Update: Sorry about the delay, but my workload increased at my job. I bought the Cape Cod Cloths, Mother’s Mag, and Simichrome as suggested. They all seem to work pretty well. I don’t even have to say which is before and which is after. I think I might try a soft toothbrush and one of...
  2. Philly James

    Vintage Slingerland Restoration? Or Fuggetaboutit?

    Important question: Should I start a part two thread, since this one has reached almost 100 posts, or should I maintain the continuity, and stick with the long thread?
  3. Philly James

    Vintage Slingerland Restoration? Or Fuggetaboutit?

    The rookie restorationist is waiting for products to arrive.:icon_e_biggrin:
  4. Philly James

    Slingerland acquisition

    Beautiful! Love the color!
  5. Philly James

    Vintage Slingerland Restoration? Or Fuggetaboutit?

    Now I’m completely confused!:confused4: I give up! Just kidding...!
  6. Philly James

    Vintage Slingerland Restoration? Or Fuggetaboutit?

    Cape Cod cloths? Available at hardware store?
  7. Philly James

    Vintage Slingerland Restoration? Or Fuggetaboutit?

    Update: I soaked the tom hardware in Dawn for 24 hours. I didn’t see much progress, so I soaked them again for 4 days. This is how they look: Do they need more soaking? The lugs almost seem to be more tarnished, or am I not being patient? Here’s the before soaking pic:
  8. Philly James

    Vintage Slingerland Restoration? Or Fuggetaboutit?

    Thank you, and you are welcome!
  9. Philly James

    Vintage Slingerland Restoration? Or Fuggetaboutit?

    Still trying to determine what the original color was. Look at this tom. I only see three layers: natural wood, white, and that gray. All opinions welcome. Sorry, forgot to post the pics.
  10. Philly James

    ANOTHER Rogers Bop Find? Incredible!

    Very, very cool!
  11. Philly James

    Vintage Slingerland Restoration? Or Fuggetaboutit?

    Update: The floor tom is apart, and I’ll begin soaking the hardware tonight. Before: Does anyone know what these items are? Old school brushes and soft drumsticks. (Not sure about the correct terminology). Should I soak the brushes? One of the tuners is bent. How would you fix it?
  12. Philly James

    Cool R&B Songs?

    Eddie Floyd!! A man after my own heart! Love Stax! Darryl Hall version with Booker T:
  13. Philly James

    Cool R&B Songs?

    Thanks for the great responses so far! I know there is a multitude of great R&B stuff, and drumming is the backbone that made them great! Keep them coming, PLEASE!!
  14. Philly James

    What Are Your Favorite Car Years?

    Wow! I had that exact same model! Color was the same, and it was a 4-door too! I have no pics, but I have a video somewhere. Thanks for the memories, now where in God’s name is that video?!?
  15. Philly James

    Cool R&B Songs?

    Another great drum/percussion song that I consider R&B.
  16. Philly James

    Cool R&B Songs?

    R&B gets lost in the shuffle (pun intended). Seriously, any R&B drummers out there? It’s one of my favorite genres, and the drums play such an important role in it. I’ll offer this one up to kick it off. Please contribute!
  17. Philly James

    What Are You Doing Today as a Drummer?

    I’m a guitar player (yeah, I know), who is trying to restore a family heirloom kit. (See Vintage Forum). Wish me a lotta luck. And, if I can make it there, I can make it anywhere....
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    What Are Your Favorite Car Years?

    So cool! I drove a work truck like that!
  19. Philly James

    What Are Your Favorite Car Years?

    Very, very cool. Love those old ‘Vettes! The new ones, ah, not so much.
  20. Philly James

    What Are Your Favorite Car Years?

    Wow! Love that last pic! ( Number 3). Im a sucker for roadsters too!
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