Thank you! I think so too. I know a lot of people think of them as cheap looking, but I find them to be beautiful! They're fairly heavy and well made with nice chrome. This is actually the first snare I've ever had or played witha parallel strainer, and I'm LOVING it! The sensitivity is amazing, and with everything being adjustable it's extremely versatile! There are so many really nice, useable sounds it can do that it's been hard to settle on one! Another thing I really like is that when I flip the wires off they move WAY away from the head so I get zero rattling while playing with the snare off. Then when I flip them back on they're at the exact same tension as they were initially. Overall it's just a delightful drum all around!The Jupiter's looking gorgeous!
That's awesome!!! I wouldn't mind finding myself a nice 5×14 like that to add to my collection. Be it parallel, Gladstone, or maybe even one of each lol! Is that a 5" or a 5.5? Either way I really dig it.
Oh man ,don't i know it . I have like 10 vintage bikes I'd love to get rid of .Thank you! It does feel nice to be genuinely excited about what I have. In the past with some of my other hobbies (like vintage bicycles) it's always seemed to be more about the hunt. Once I finally found what I was after, it would just get set aside, and then it was on to the next thing I thought I just had to have... Kind of a chronic case of "the grass is always greener". I quickly ran out of room to store things doing that lol.
I guess I just got really lucky in finding a kit that literally checked off all the boxes for me on my first try! Of course that's not to say I won't continue looking for cool drums to buy though!
I've been slowly stashing away funds to eventually replace the heads on everything, but for now I'm still using the heads that were on it when I got it. For the bass drum that would be a clear Remo PS3 on the batter side, and a smooth white Remo PS3 on the reso side with a 6" port, and one of those little black plastic port protector things. It sounds great as is tuned both high and low, and I often switch back and forth between the two. I'd really love to hear what it would sound like with an intact reso head though!
Hmm, where ya located?? Lol really though, there is a pretty good market out there for vintage bicycles. Snap some good pics, and post them up for sale! You might end up with some free space, and some cash you could use to fill that new found free space with more drum gear!Oh man ,don't i know it . I have like 10 vintage bikes I'd love to get rid of .
I sent him a spare just in case.I wouldn't worry about the tack holes in the badge. If it really bothers you, put a piece of masking tape on the back, then fill with a little 2-part epoxy. Once the epoxy dries, remove the tape and get a little bottle of semi-gloss model paint. Touch it up with the paint then install it.
Thats awesome.Another little update on the kit... I like my old Pearl hi-hat pedal so much that I've been wanting to pick up an old Pearl double bass pedal with matching footboards for a while now. Problem is, the matching double pedal is an entry level P-792TW from around 1988-1990 with very few features and adjustments...
After some internet research, I decided on a plan though. I'm going to hot rod some old P-792TW pedals with upgraded parts from more modern, higher end Pearl pedals! The first step was finding the right platform to start with... Luckily I managed to find a complete Pearl P-792TW double pedal in really nice condition on eBay for a decent price. They're surprisingly not all that common! Here are a few pics from the eBay ad.
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So basically I'm planning to upgrade the stock, non-adjustable spring cams to higher end versions which offer better springs, ball bearings, and fully adjustable beater angles. I may have to upgrade the axles too in order to fit those modern spring cams. I'd also like to replace all of the bearings, and see what I can do about taking some of the slop out of the heel plate hinges too. I'll probably be on the lookout for a nicer driveshaft as well, along with some nicer beaters. I've always wanted to try hot rodding an old double pedal into something special, and I think I've found the perfect candidate!
Love it.Well I didn't remember to take any of my own "before" pictures of the P-792TW double pedal before taking them all apart, and I also failed to get any progress shots while cleaning them up, but here's an "after" pic lol! Now I'm going to have to clean up the hi-hat pedal too so it doesn't stick out so bad!
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They're still pretty much stock at the moment since I haven't been able to get the newer double pedal for donor parts in yet. I just took them completely apart to clean and lube everything, and to try to tighten up any play in the shaft joints, hinges, bearings, etc... I must say, it was quite successful!!! The overhaul made a BIG difference in the performance of these pedals. Everything feels really solid and buttery smooth now. I was actually able to get them pretty well dialed in too despite the lack of adjustability! I definitely think with a few upgraded parts, I'll have myself exactly what I was looking for with this... I guess quarantine could be worse!
Man, I sure do love these drums though!
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