Orphan Tama/Pearl kit project (late winter 2021)

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I've undertook a new project involving Tama and Pearl orphans. The bass came in a lot sale bought from Keith Crane of the 1910 Fruitgum Co. I bought the lot mainly for a 9x13 Pearl Fiberglass tom that I converted to a snare. It's a 16x22 Tama Rockstar. Bearings have been touched up and the interior ply (beech I think) has been sanded and coated with Tung oil. The holes for Tom mounts were plugged and sanded flush as I wanted a virgin bass. The 10x12 tom is also a Tama Rockstar and is newer than the bass, but the shell seems to be of the same ply make up. The floor tom is a Pearl Export 14x14 and I was surprised to see a dark mahogany interior with horizontal running grain. Much more substantially made than earlier Exports I have seen before. The snare will be a Pearl 6.5x14 chrome over steel. The thrust of this project is to, a.) Try out the Bum Wrap's line of drum coverings and to, b.) Have a wayward satellite kit that I can leave here, there and anywhere and not be very concerned about it. These shells will be covered in Bum Wrap Co.'s "Licorice" offering. Bass wrap should be here on Wednesday.

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Baby's got legs! Still waiting for the wrap for the 10x12 tom, which will also be virgin and positioned on a snare stand. The bass sounds huge and the 14x14 floor resonates for days and likes a low tuning just off wrinkle. New Remo clear Emperor on top with the original single ply Pearl resonant on the bottom. Dusted off the 6.5x14 Pearl COS. Highly sensitive, with just the right amount of brightness and killer rimshots.

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So far so good! Took me all of 20 minutes to apply both wraps to bass and floor! Very nice stuff... Simple... No mess and affordable.
Very cool. Was this a contact cement job or did you apply the wrap some other way? I've been wanting to try my first rewrap so I'm absorbing info where I can.
 

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Nice clean 2 sided tape job... no glue, no filing to the bearing edge. Despite Bum Wrap's reputation for not being very communicative, I would wrap another kit with their products. All told the wrap project cost about $170 and change sans air vents. Super easy and they have a couple wrap install tutorials on their site. If you want a unique wrap , even if you want a wrap covered with your kid's refrigerator artwork, they will do it!
 
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I tracked down some later model Rockstar mach lugs for not much scratch... thought they looked sleeker than the angular design of the earlier mach lugs and more closely matched the mach lugs on the floor tom. The new mach lugs on the bass will also match the mach lugs on the 12" tom, which will be wrapped next week... I guess new claws are in order now. LOL... it's a sickness!

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10x12 Tama tom ready to join the family... need to track down a couple snare stands to complete the set. Cymbals will be a vintage 22" Zildjian A ride, a 70s, 18" hollow logo A crash and a Wuhan 18" china.
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