A before and after on one of these.
Looks like tobaccy to me. Many a hillbilly drummer Will roll their own on a snare. I've gotten drums with results of the like.wonder why the chrome would rust up like that;
but ya know/
Or is that just Silt.... Yea thats what he said so it is...
prob maybe a disintegrated Screw or 4..6
That drum looks to be in pretty good shape for an old Supraphonic! An iconic drum. Most that age have pitting and flaking on the shell from the galvanic reaction between the aluminum shell and chrome plating. When cleaning, I would be very careful removing the screws, especially rusted screws. Apply some penetrating oil (eg 3 in 1 oil), first. Good find, IMO!thanks, I just want it to play. I guess it’s just dirty? There is also all that red powder on the inside. I thought maybe it is rust?
The transition badge indicates this is a brass shelled drum. Should have brass hoops as well.That drum looks to be in pretty good shape for an old Supraphonic! An iconic drum. Most that age have pitting and flaking on the shell from the galvanic reaction between the aluminum shell and chrome plating.
Take every single piece off the drum (except badge!!!)….and get to town polishing…..I see no reason as to why the t rods would be hard to remove…
wow that gives me a lot of hope that my snare can be brought back into much better condition.
How hard is it to restore them? Something that is relatively easy? Or should I take it to my local specialist? He gave me a ballpark estimate of $150 including heads.
Yes, K.O. schooled me.apparently; that name not in use when that drum was made