Zim-Gar

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Here is the 12" tom from a 12-14-20" set I picked up a couple days ago. Everything original and in great condition. They just needed a bath and a little polishing. Zim-Gar and some other MIJ companies had some really pretty finishes back in the day. Not bad sounding drums either. With the right heads of course.
 

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my first floor tom was a 14x14 Zim Gar drum.
added to my Royce Kit back in 77 r 78.

That Zim Gar floor sounds great.
 

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buddman1955 said:
The little set is coming back together nicely!
Absolutely beautiful! I really love the MIJ snare drums and kits in the more rare finishes. I've got snare drums in Pearl Fantasia, Peacock and Gold-Eddy satin flame!

-Mark
 

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Your tom holder looks different than the one that came on my mid 60s Zim-Gars.
 

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Did you know that Zim-Gar was the name of the drums but Gar-Zim was the name of the Japanese company that made them?
 

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Those drums look great. I remember ZimGar sets from the 60's...

It's going to be tough to find a donor drum in that finish, if not impossible, unfortunately.

Look at www.precisiondrum.com Their Merlot Sparkle or Merlot Glitter would blend in well. Better than bare hoops....







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Hold on...Zim-Gar was a musical instrument distributor located here in Brooklyn in the 1960s and 70s. Unless, they were a subsidiary of the Gar-Zim manufacturer you mentioned.
 

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Dan above makes a great point.....you'll never find inlays that color unless you have them made digitally, which you could do.
The Merlot ones from precision should look great and will require just a phone call to get them...easy-peasy.
 

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