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K.O.

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Hey, you do nice work!
The patterning on the wrap is excellent.
Did you get that from Precision?
I like the silver sparkle inlay, too.
I don't think it looks out of place.
Thanks, the contrasting inlays are growing on me. They are the factory originals and I really don't want to replace them. If I were to change them I'd be more inclined to order a new set of hoops to do up...but that's another $100 minimum.

Wrap is Chinese in origin but ordered from stufffordrummers.com which is here in the U.S. About half the price of the Delmar stuff from Precision and also with the all important large chip pattern which I don't think Precision carries. It's not the same as the Delmar product though. More old skool, pure cellulous acetate with no opaque backing or clear outer layer. Similar to what drum manufacturers used back in the 1930s when Pearls were first offered.
 

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I have to agree to go with the matching red pearl inlays. The set is shaping up to be fantastic looking. I think you have to go the extra half mile and do the inlays. That completes a great job.
Just my 2 cents
 

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I have to agree to go with the matching red pearl inlays. The set is shaping up to be fantastic looking. I think you have to go the extra half mile and do the inlays. That completes a great job.
Just my 2 cents
What if he did a 1/3-2/3 split with the red and silver, so it would be a striped inlay?
Maybe run the silver down the middle and border with the red.
...might be a sharp look.
 

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It's hard to really tell on my phone, but their black pearl wrap looks like the old Gretsch BDP.
 

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Progress today...

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Got the bass drum done today. Next comes the 16x16 but I may hold off a few days before tackling another drum. No real reason to hurry.

Still on the fence as to whether the silver sparkle inlays are a nifty contrast or a garish mismatch.
My glory, you were right about that finish, KO!
 

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Any update Kevin?
I've been taking a bit of a break before embarking on the floor tom.

Actually that's not quite accurate as I have been working on some other drums to get them "gig-worthy"...just not the Premiers.

I will be starting on the next step on the Premiers soon though and I'll post any progress/setbacks here.
 

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Damn. That's crazy. I havnt found much yet that citrus strip doesn't work on. That sucks.
What a pain! Good luck, sounds like elbow grease might be what the doctor orders.

Currently working on the floor tom. Again the wrap practically fell of the drum once the hardware and badge were off, but all the glue is left behind.

I tried citrus strip again because of D.B.'s posts. It doesn't seem to do anything after a few hours but will eventually eat into the glue after 15-20 hours. I guess I just wasn't patient enough the first time I tried it. So that will make it easier, although not necessarily any faster, to get the majority of that old hard glue off.
 


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