A young drummer's dream...Next tribute kit underway

APelletier

DFO Veteran
Joined
Apr 8, 2011
Messages
2,539
Reaction score
546
Location
Connecticut
Then this happened the other day... 16 x 18 Pearl fiberglass floor tom! All that is needed now is a 12" North tom, which will most likely be a tall order. In the meanwhile, This floor will be sanded down with four successive grits, Varathane Triple Thick Satin poly applied. hardware cleaned and 3 INDe BR2XL brackets purchased to update the old Pearl FT leg mounts. Cymbal stands are coming in - 3 Rogers Supreme Swivomatic cymbal stands, 2 Ludwig Hercules straight cymbal stands and a Ludwig Hercules boom stand for the 22" china!

s-l1600-1.jpg
s-l1600-2.jpg
s-l1600.jpg
 
Last edited:

APelletier

DFO Veteran
Joined
Apr 8, 2011
Messages
2,539
Reaction score
546
Location
Connecticut
FedEx brought me 16" X 18" of vintage fiberglass goodness today! This Pearl floor tom took me no time to have it skinned down to the raw fiberglass shell and sanded with four successive grits of sanding blocks, down to fine. Next step is a couple coats of Varathane Triple Thick Satin Poly. Hardware is decent, going to swap the old mounts with INDe suspension mounts. I also saved the badges if anyone is interested.. pm me if you're interested in the mounts or badges.

IMG_20200612_153320138_BURST000_COVER~2.jpg
IMG_20200612_154958555_HDR~2.jpg
 

APelletier

DFO Veteran
Joined
Apr 8, 2011
Messages
2,539
Reaction score
546
Location
Connecticut
Hardware in ok condition, lugs being the best of the lot. One incorrect hoop, all manner of t-rods. Legs have seen better days, but I've seen, and use, much worse. New heads, new t-rods and a trio of INDe B2XL brackets on the way.

IMG_20200613_091002075_HDR.jpg
 
Last edited:

APelletier

DFO Veteran
Joined
Apr 8, 2011
Messages
2,539
Reaction score
546
Location
Connecticut
Nice! Great find. How will you match the color?
I use Explicit Air Brush out of Southington, CT. He did the two I have now and I believe he kept the formula. He perfectly matched Jammin' Sam's Crazy Yellow. His assistant painted Guild or Hamer guitars at the now defunct Ovation Guitar factory in New Hartford, CT
 
Last edited:

APelletier

DFO Veteran
Joined
Apr 8, 2011
Messages
2,539
Reaction score
546
Location
Connecticut
Finally! 3 coats of Varathane Triple thick satin polyurethane. Hardware being installed including INDe XL floor tom leg mount brackets. Coming along nicely! 12" North Tom going out to painters. Custom stand to be built to mount the 12" North and this kit will be complete!

IMG_20200713_174357052_HDR~2.jpg
IMG_20200713_213059971_HDR.jpg
 
Last edited:


Top