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    Wtb: Slingerland streamline Radio king lugs

    Hi I'm looking for two Nickel plated slingerland doubble-ended streamline lugs for a 1937-1942 Radio King snare. Must be the version with threded inserts held by a spring. A little pitting and patina is ok. Preferably with original mounting hardware. Myst be orginal slingerland, not modern...
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    Glue mess inside Slingerland RK

    Hi all. I recently got hold of an old pre-war 14x7'' Radio King snare. On the inside there is a lot of glue spill. Also on the snare beds there are glue. Is this normal for late 30's Radio King? Or is this a hack Job done by some one trying to fix re-ring seperation? I know back in the day a...
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    Slingerland cloud badge grommet

    Hi bunch. I'm finding it hard to find grommets fitting older 20's-30's slingerland cloud badges. Any one have a good source for these? Ive found some one selling grommets fitting Nashville and conway cloud badges, but i don't know if they will also fit the older Chicago cloud badges. Thanks.
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    Premier 1985 factory tour video

    Found this rather neat video on the interwebs. Iv'e never seen any live footage from the old premier factory before so i thought it was very interessting to watch, maybe it will be of interest for some of you as well even if it Isn't from an American drum factory. 1985 Isn't that long ago, but...
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    Rescuing and pimping out my Leedy Broadway.

    Hi all. I recently aquired an old Leedy Broadway snare that looked like it could need some help. I really don't have much experience with leedy. Can any one help me dating it based on the pictures? 3ply maple/poplar/maple i guess. The shell is stamped with. 020 pearl which i guess...
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    Strange vintage f602 stamp

    Hi I Just came over a guy Who has this f602 ride with a stamp that i have never seen before. Anyone here who can shed som light on this one? Thanks
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    Lug identification help

    Hi Dfo I recently went to a yard sale and bought a huge box of misc. Drum parts. A huge box....lots of great stuff. But there are some lugs that I can't figure out... Who made them,how old are they etc? Any help would be most appreciated! All of the parts are vintage(pre 1980) so I presume the...
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    Need help dating this old Gretsch(broadcaster?) Snare.

    Hi all you great people of dfo! A friend of mine sent me one of his snares for me to resto/touch up a bit. It's a Gretsch 8lug 14x5.5" with diecast hoops. Fairly thick shell without re-rings. I think it's a broadcaster model. Am I right? I think it had a wrap that somone took off and aplied a...
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    Newly restored late 50's Prems

    Hi all. I know this forum is most for american made and also some mij drums, so i'm a bit hesitant to post this, but still... contributing to the forum has to be ok, don it? Just wanted to share some pictures of my new love, that I recently finished restoring. The only thing lacking for it to...
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    Shellac over Laquer?

    Hi builders. Need some advice regarding experiences on putting shellac on top of laquer. I have this really nice quilted maple snare shell that I have tried to get a real glossy finish on. I'm not very happy with the result im getting. I don't feel that the coates are building the way they...
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    Experience with extended snare systems.

    Hi all. I am in the process of finishing a snare with an extended snare system that I put together. I've never played a snare with extended wires, built it out of curiosity I guess. I have played a lot of parallel action drums that are quite close in sound one would think? Is there any thing I...
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    Antiques store find. What is it?

    Hi folks. A friend of mine stubled across this kit in an antiques store. Never seen that wrap, nor heard if the brand before.mr google did not come up with anything usefull, and the badge overview for old japanese on vitagedrumguide did not have this brand listed. I think it looks a bit to old...
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    Some of my Snare builds

    There are so many great builders on this forum. Seeing pictures of your work is of great inspiration to a small time builder like me. Thank you for that. For the fun of it I thought I should post some pictures of some of my recent builds. Sorry for the poor pictures, I'm no good at taking pix
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    For the led zep and bonzo fans

    Found this one on the bay. I'm shure it has been posted before, but could not find it? Please delete this post if there already is a thread regarding this drum. http://www.ebay.com/itm/111475229589 That a lot of money for a supra...is it worth it?
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    Symphonic snare strainers

    Hi I have been looking into building a snare with a symphonic snare system. I love the options in different wire combos and wire tension this gives. I have done some research trying to get an overwiev on which strainers that are available for purchase to the common man... So far i have found...
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    Help me with my stage presence/looks

    Hi all I have noticed my self, and also gotten some comments that I look away from the crowd, or look angry and pi**ed off while I play. I have a tendency to look down to my left when I play, and I tend to get very focused on what I do on stage, and I think my body language is a part of that...
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    Re-edging Remo acousticon drums?

    Hi all. Does any of you have any experiance with cutting new bearing edges on remo drums made with acousticon? If i have understood it correct, acousticon is wood fibres mixed with an epoxy resin wich should make it a very hard material. can i use the normal router bit i use on regular wood...
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    Help me find more of this wrap

    Hi gang. Some time ago i bought some quite unuseual wrap. There are two different colors/patterns. One of them is like a normal wmp pattern but with a crazy color mix. I have seen this wrap before on a dunnett drum, and also on a geo way or leedy reissue drum. People tend to call it clown puke...
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