“ Drums that you brought back to life “ thread

DrumR69

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I thought it would be cool to see some old drums that were left for dead and were brought back to life once again.
Of course they are players and not collectibles but worth showing.
There’s just something special about saving drums that I enjoy. Not always pleasant while doing it but in the end total satisfaction prevails.
Not for everyone but for those who have show your before and afters.
I will start with a couple of Gretsch orphans.
Before shot of 6.5 late 70’s SSB#2 4155
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After :
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I've done quite a few restores on vintage kits over the years.
I like this one in particular because of the sound of the final product.

This was a very rough Rogers kit. I found it at a buddy's store. It was stored under the porch of some very sketchy house for goodness knows how long. There were pirate stickers on it, wasp nests inside the lugs, and lots and lots of damage.
I had to get Precision involved with the edges on the 13 and 16 and matching the wrap on the 16. They had a very old supply hidden away in the back and really hooked me up. I was so pleased with the work they did.
I located the matching snare ... and of course a COB snare.
The kit played phenomenally once I got it restored.


How I Found The Kit


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Bearing Edges on 13 and 16 toms were shot.
Wrap Was Cracked and Separated On the 16.
I managed to repair the edges on the 12 and the bass.




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Edges And Wrap Work Completed


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Hardware Cleanup

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Finished Kit


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Very nice saves above. This kit was a $165 pawnshop rescue. Of course, it was missing the reso side hoops, front bass claws, etc. It was originally Premier’s Polychromatic Red but the wrap was cracked and peeling. The bass shell was also out of round. I opted to do a budget restore on it so I sanded the mahogany and finished it in wipe-on polyurethane. Bought “seconds” maple bass hoops from Drum Factory Direct. Later I located a matching 18” FT.
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I've done quite a few restores on vintage kits over the years.
I like this one in particular because of the sound of the final product.

This was a very rough Rogers kit. I found it at a buddy's store. It was stored under the porch of some very sketchy house for goodness knows how long. There were pirate stickers on it, wasp nests inside the lugs, and lots and lots of damage.
I had to get Precision involved with the edges on the 13 and 16 and matching the wrap on the 16. They had a very old supply hidden away in the back and really hooked me up. I was so pleased with the work they did.
I located the matching snare ... and of course a COB snare.
The kit played phenomenally once I got it restored.


How I Found The Kit


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Bearing Edges on 13 and 16 toms were shot.
Wrap Was Cracked and Separated On the 16.
I managed to repair the edges on the 12 and the bass.




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Edges And Wrap Work Completed


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Hardware Cleanup

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Finished Kit


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One of my favorite wraps from Rogers
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Rogers XP8 set
Someone covered in glitter contact paper. Then someone else tried to remove it, destroying the original clear coat. Had to scrape down to the original wood wrap without going thru it. New clear coat top to finish.

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About 20 yrs ago my first re wrap job on a bunch of Ludwig View attachment 504711 orphans Red Glass.
Wow first re-wrap with glass.
Brave man , I hear glass is a tougher wrap to do. Real nice job
I am currently thinking about re-wrap on a B&B Rogers kit in Silver Sparkle.
My first wrap job bubbled and I didn’t do well with it.
 

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Here are a couple of late 20’s Chinese drums someone thought it was a good idea to paint them gold.
The larger one seems to be in a Leedy catalog so I tried to copy that as much as possible.
The smaller drum use to be the standard red so I just emulated that time period. They painted the bottom head with the same gold paint but I saved as much as I could without damaging the head.
Before: Large TomTom
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After:
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Before: small Chinese tom
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Side shot and bottom head painted
After: Small Chinese
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bottom head
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top head in fairly decent shape
And both below after shot
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