Those look like new! Enjoy!A great day seeing all the old and new faces at the Dutch Vintage Drum Meeting.
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Took home this stunning MIJ 5000 kit from March 1982 in Deep Green wrap, and Flying Dragon pedal for a quite the steal too.
Great as a temp set untill the AMH comes in next year.
They look vry well maintained for drums that are 40 years.Those look like new! Enjoy!
I guess that is why we call our drums a "labor of love"A couple of months ago I ordered a complete set of six Fiberskyn batter heads for my Ludwig Legacy Maples from Pro Drum Shop. Theyfinally arrived this week and I picked them up the other day:
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Now comes the fun part — I get to take this all apart, pull and replace all the batter heads*, re-tune everything and put it all back together again:
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(There's a reason it's been six years since the last time...)
*Except the snare, which wears a calfskin batter that'll probably last longer than I will in this mortal coil.
This Indé bronze is a killer, I would like a bronze snare and this one might be on top of the list.While I've been able to resist the Inde bronze snare (I'm not sure how much longer I can, though,) I was unable to pass up a deal on the highly acclaimed Stage Custom. I'm just so tired of sharing my nice drums with others, I had to have a kit I don't mind backlining, and I really wanted a 20, 10, 12, 14 rig for smaller venues. And this thing sounds great. Horrible buying experience at GC, but they gave me $80 off to make it worth my while. This will be the kit I leave at the rehearsal space and drag to gigs where 3 drummers want to use my kit. For the price, I really won't mind
I've checked it several times but not sure I like the width, is it really a killer snare for jazz?
Hey John, I’d love to see your whole collection. Do you have a post showing them?Gretsch kit #8. I believe it’s technically kit #16 in the overall count.
This is a 1970 Broadkaster SSB kit in Mirror Chrome. It came with 13 & 14 mounted toms and a 16x18 floor tom. 14x22 bass drum. The snare is a rare 10 lug wood snare. My understanding is this finish was only available for one year.
The really awesome folks at Gretsch were kind enough to make me a 16x16 floor tom and wrap it in matching Mirror Chrome, along with the correct era badge. The 18” floor tom on its own was a bear to tune so if I gig with these drums the 18” stays home. But it’s fun to play these as one up, two down like I did in the 70s.
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That looks awesome. So, if you don’t mind me asking, how much does Chris charge for that work?Got a Zelkova in a trade, and the guy I traded with didn’t pack it right.
I got it repaired by Chris Heuer, and it sounds like a Zelkova again! You can hardly notice that it was cracked at all.
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