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16/14/14. First quartet gig since March. Two hours of jazz in the Hollywood hills at an architects house.
Congrats. but....how much more cartage for the 12" tom? Ha. Its fun to play live gigs right?

I had 11 gigs this summer. It was just fun! Nothing right now. Hopefully something will come up....but I am bring my 12x8 no matter what.
 

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And I want to give a shout out to Steve Maxwell. He is just a pleasure to work with and an absolute mensch.
Absolutely, and his prices are great. Sometimes I'll find things at his online store that even with his shipping added are cheaper than buying on Amazon prime with free shipping!
 

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I googled and this is a 14x10 powertone Dayton

Take wrap off?
 

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5 ply of whats woods? Maple and poplar?
 
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"..not in front of the kids. What school are you swiping it from."
maple and birch.... "you'll never find another"..
 

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"..not in front of the kids. What school are you swiping it from."
maple and birch.... "you'll never find another"..
Ha. It was on way to trash bin. I said NO. ill take it
 

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Good old and informative thread here


Response #5

The Rogers Book next states that the Dayton drums went to five ply maple/poplar/maple/poplar/maple with five ply rerings until about 1973. at which time the company went back to three ply construction. Next, in 1976, Rogers resumed five ply construction until the introduction of the XP8 eight-ply New England rock maple shells with no re rings.

 

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I googled and this is a 14x10 powertone Dayton

Take wrap off?
OK, time for Mr. Killian to sit in that little chair in the concrete room with the swinging light overhead......You say its a Dayton era drum, but the tag says Cleveland.
Explain....and remember...you're under oath. :icon_e_ugeek:

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Love this topic, lol!

Y'all have seen my mini ha-ha kit in pics I've posted in other threads.
Here it is again, my Tama Rockstar Deluxe kit which is mostly just a
16" kick (converted from a floor-tom)
14" floor-tom (converted from a rack-tom)
and a generic Cannon 14"x5" snare.

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During the time that I had this minimal 3-pc setup I recorded in a live room
rehearsal video, using just my Samsung smartphone which has a
good mic for recording a live room sound. No additional EQ'ing or
sound editing was added to this video...


...if you're listening to this video through your computer
with headphones on, you could hear the punch in that lil kick drum
from the camera's view across the room.

This video was a live show last summer at a small venue in Albany.
Just the kick drum was mic'ed, since the stage had it's own ambience...


...Since then, I've recently added a 12" Ludwig Accent*** 12" rack-tom10"
and a Remo 10" roto-tom which I'll use as a side-piece later on.
I'll post new pics later this weekend.

***I needed a 12" rack-tom ASAP for an upcoming private Halloween gig,
and my budget was tight, so I scored the Ludwig tom from a seller on Reverb.
I'll worry about preserving the consistency of my Tama brand-name kit
later on down the road; for now I need to be practical with the Ludwig tom
to get the job done and get me through the show.
 
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Nothing wrong with a tom to bass conversion! What do you think 16x16 basses are? My Yamaha Hip Gig Manu Katche and my Sonor Safari - obviously just FT's with factory bass hardware and hoops.

My 16x18 Gretsch SSB BDP is waiting to be done although I want to cut it down (@ Precision). Precision did a square badge 16x18 into a 15x18 - it's awesome! I converted a Slingy 70's 16x18 by just adding hoops, claws and using the leg mounts and Danmar repro Ludwig legs.

All 3 of my kits posted above (10x14 brown SSB, 14x16 tangerine, & 10x14 Slingy) were also FT conversions. They were done right and look and feel like any other bass....if you MUST have a factory bass, that's just more converted basses for the rest of us!
 


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