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.