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cworrick

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AARRGGHH!!!

Everything cleaned/polished/tweeked.
Reassembling everything.

Got to one of the (old) Bass Drum Casings and started to screw it on - SNAP! :angry3::banghead:

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Need another one.

Looks like another trip to the 'wanted' section.
 

cworrick

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FINISHED!!!!
(Well, 99%)

Everything is back together! Heads are on! - Except for the reso bass head - had to special order a smooth white P3. NOBODY has one in stock.

I was right about re-cutting the bearing edges. They sound FANTASTIC NOW!
The 13" even sounds fantastic and I've never liked any 13".

The bass drum is almost right. I had to put the old (junk marching drumhead) back on for the photos. The Batter head is great. I just can't wait to get my preferred - MUCH BETTER - head on to get the true sound of the drum.

Pix are taken. I will be posting them in a few.
 

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Did I read that right?
A Pearl Masters bop kit for $599?!

...just noticed the pictures you just posted.
WOW! Beautiful kit!
Congrats on doing a fantastic job! :thumbup:
 

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Did I read that right?
A Pearl Masters bop kit for $599?!

...just noticed the pictures you just posted.
WOW! Beautiful kit!
Congrats on doing a fantastic job! :thumbup:
$1599.
I was focusing on the drums not the price tag.
 

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...of course.

Love the newest set of pics.
Those drums are killer....now all we need is a video of you playing them. =)

Elvis
 

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Outstanding job.
Congratulations. Very nice.
 

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Not bad ; )

Was it worth it?
It sure hurt at times from here! (lol

"would you do it again that's the question
(if the answer is "yes" you have the strength of 10 bunnies..! )!
 

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Great job! Absolutely worth it! I like restoring these old Drums as Well, it' s so rewarding when complete. And you have a lovely garden as well!
 

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...of course.

Love the newest set of pics.
Those drums are killer....now all we need is a video of you playing them. =)

Elvis
I'm waiting on the Good Bass Reso head to come in. The bass drum does NOT sound like it should with the old junk head on front. Really bad tones. Will post when it comes in.
 

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Not bad ; ) THANKS

Was it worth it? YES!
It sure hurt at times from here! (lol

"would you do it again that's the question Yes. I'm still holding out hope to find the 18" Floor Tom. In which case I will have to redo it as well based on the condition of what these drums were in when I found them.
(if the answer is "yes" you have the strength of 10 bunnies..! )!
 
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Cworrik: You did an absolutely FANTASTIC job on those drums. The only other thing I'd do is to patch those extra holes in the rack tom.

Congrats on a beautiful job, you should be proud!
 

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