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  1. Lee Van Kief

    What Kind of Setup Do You Have for IEMs?

    I'm on Shure SE425s hardwired to a Xenyx mixer, direct feed from the house board for mix combined with a feed from my Roland SPD SX. Not ideal, but currently I'm the only band member that uses IEMs. I've been trying to figure out a good way to get the rest of the band in on it. Playing with the...
  2. Lee Van Kief

    Poll: best rewrap color for Jazzette

    Greeeeen sparkle!
  3. Lee Van Kief

    They don’t make Noxon anymore

    Call me vain, but I just like that's it's pink. The 250g tub is a better buy over the little 50g tube. 200g more for about twice the price.
  4. Lee Van Kief

    They don’t make Noxon anymore

    Better than Simichrome?
  5. Lee Van Kief

    Ajax 1930-35 Brass Snare Drum 6.5" x 14"

    Leave it! It looks like nickel from the pics. Imo aged nickel is lovely, and it can be hard to polish out.
  6. Lee Van Kief

    Raw canvas to take Round Badges in another direction?

    Agreed, the green really would need some fading to look right.
  7. Lee Van Kief

    Raw canvas to take Round Badges in another direction?

    Ugh, I know. I think this one was from that big Gretsch estate sale a while back. It would be excellent if someone had some matching shells out there. There's no edges cut, even.
  8. Lee Van Kief

    Raw canvas to take Round Badges in another direction?

    I've had a beautiful 20/12/14/16 Rogers Holiday in Champagne Sparkle in the past. It was gorgeous, but I was afraid to play it out and I can hardly fit two kits in my studio space. I'm ready for a little more of a statement; champagne is so classy and understated. It's hard to choose between...
  9. Lee Van Kief

    Raw canvas to take Round Badges in another direction?

    Lacquer coats are finished and curing! Waiting at least few more days before I wet sand and polish. The end is near! I've got a few projects cooking in between recording and tour: - Rhodes Stage 88 to re-tolex and replace hammer tips - P Bass fretless conversion - This kit and the Jazzette
  10. Lee Van Kief

    Raw canvas to take Round Badges in another direction?

    Naw, the crack is vertical from top to bottom and almost through to the wrap. Still makes a good noise with some muffling, but it bothers my soul and tuning is arduous.
  11. Lee Van Kief

    Raw canvas to take Round Badges in another direction?

    You make a good point. Wouldn't be bad at all.
  12. Lee Van Kief

    Raw canvas to take Round Badges in another direction?

    I just received a raw Gretsch Jasper shell that I was planning on using to replace the cracked 13 in my main gigging kit. I thought I had the crack repaired after making a mold and using heat/moisture/pressure/glue to set it in round, but it came back after some playing and a head change. Now...
  13. Lee Van Kief

    FSOT Camco Oaklawn Parade Queen 10x14 Snare

    New price 325 shipped
  14. Lee Van Kief

    SOLD 6x13 Keller Shell Snare/Light Project

    I built this long ago and I'm trying to clear space. Double ended Adonis lugs, triple flange hoops, Keller 9 or 10 ply with sharp edges. Sounds killer, but it doesn't match anything I own. Holes are drilled for trick throw (not included,) and light is strung through the vent. Hardware has some...
  15. Lee Van Kief

    Ludwig Thermogloss Jazzette Project

    Looks like Aged Clear from StewMac is going to give the best results, but I only bought one each of a few different tints for testing, so I've got another on the way to get sufficient coverage.
  16. Lee Van Kief

    very odd new SCAM website... TESENI... brass Ludwig snares for $89!!

    These sites will pop up for any high dollar item you search for. Generally some sort of nonsense domain name a ludicrously cheap prices.
  17. Lee Van Kief

    A unique Camco item.

    Make your own! I did that and it turned out great. Use something like this. Just did a quick google search but You should be able to find felt sheets in the correct color. https://www.zoro.com/zoro-select-felt-sheet-f3-316-in-thick-12-x-12-in-2fhf9/i/G2342453/
  18. Lee Van Kief

    aquarian vintage heads

    I've never run across a Rogers that was hard to fit a head on. IIRC the shells were made undersized on purpose.
  19. Lee Van Kief

    How to make your own Ludwig style vintage badge grommets.

    Hey KO, I've been working on a grommet for myself this morning after finding your vid on YouTube and wanted to say that I think you're on to something regarding using the 1/2" insert. My 7/16" insert has a guide post that is way smaller in diameter than the inner diameter of the brass rod, so it...
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