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BlondeStrat
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Apr 16th, 2011 10:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I now have all my stands in tubular leg style

I bought one additional stand just like those two a few days prior, it's not *like new* but darned close, so I have three. I will likely change one of the three to a boom top for some versatility.

I picked up a snare stand with tubular legs last night ... it appears to be in great shape as well. I have a snare stand but not with the tubular legs.

I purchased a (tube leg) stand base to go on my double tom stand ... only have the 12" tom at this time, looking to get a ten inch mate for it on that stand.

My hi-hat stand is tubular leg and my throne (also in super condition) is tubular legs.

I'm all set on ground stands

Snare stand with tubular legs

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 10:29 AM, Apr 16th, 2011)

BlondeStrat
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Apr 22nd, 2011 09:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Everything is now here and it all looks real nice.

I'm stoked with this stuff.

I also bought a tubular leg base to go with my tom stand upper portion. This one was quite dirty and small amounts of evident rust, but some steel wool and WD-40 has it looking just fine now.

Now I really need cymbals ... I'll make due with JC's stuff for now, but I'm getting juiced up to start figuring out how to come up with the cymbals I want ;)

Hammond101
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Apr 23rd, 2011 10:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

BlondeStrat,
Wow, the detail you have gone through to bring these drums back to like is amazing. Well done son! Good job. I really like the wrap you have chosen. I am partial to gold drums, well red sparkle too but that is another story. Your patience in getting all the matching stands is admirable.

It seems you appreciate the best and that is a good thing. It will serve you well in your quest for cymbals. About a year ago, I started playing a friends set at rehersal.(I play drums in a blues band as well as guitar in other projects) I fell in love with his Paiste Signature cymbals. I began to watch eBay and Craigslist for deals but also wanted evrthing in new or nearly new condition. I finished my array about 2 weeks ago. I set up exactly what I wanted and either replaced or added to every Zildjan I had except for a nearly new pair of New Beat Hats, some less than top of the line. What I ended up with was:
12" splash
14" fast crash
16" fast crash
18" full crash
18" thin China
20" dry ride
All Signatures in perfect condition for an even $800. At street price for new, that would cost about $1800. I am totally stoked at the way the kit sounds with them and even the bandmates commented on how much better the kit sounds with the new cymbals. These things are so musical. I am enjoying my drumming much more than usual.

So........keep doing what you have been, patiently watching for good deals once you figure out what you want. Figuring out what you want is the hardest part. I was lucky to have a set to play with most of the sizes I wanted in my kit.

I'd like to do a small club kit like you did, new wrap etc. A 18 or 20" kick 12" rack and a 14" floor. I might even do it in Golden Boa. Damn that's good looking.

I put some pics in my profile. I also have a matching 10" rack tom I don't play much not shown.

BlondeStrat
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Apr 24th, 2011 09:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hammond101
Thanks for the support there ... I appreciate it ;)

I did find this and bought it tonight.

I have no idea what it sounds like, but it fits my kit nicely and the price was pretty good $63.00 delivered to my door.

I'll see what it's like when it arrives. Hard to get hurt too bad for a cymbal that matches my set (brand wise) ... in good condition ... for the price.

Slingerland 20" Ride

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 10:33 PM, Apr 24th, 2011)

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Apr 25th, 2011 05:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm familiar with that seller. He believes that to be an Italian Roto Cast cymbal. I can't tell myself, UFIP cymbals can be real nice and found at bargain prices..

Hammond101
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Apr 26th, 2011 05:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool cymbal. I understand they sound pretty good with that washy vintage ring to them but with a decent ping as well.

I was beating around the bay looking for vintage Slings and was going to pull the trigger on a 20, 12, 13 set of shell with a decent buy it now. Somebody submitted an opening bid so now I have to wait. The rest of the hardware should be easy to find and a floor will turn up someday.

I'm also thinking about a new Sonor Bop kit for small cramped gigs. That or the Gretch Catalina Jazz. I dunno, yet.

BlondeStrat
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Apr 28th, 2011 04:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Since my kit is built from bits and pieces I have some odd-ball issues. Two drums were complete when purchased, but even one of those was not 100%.

As I have been finding drum parts even things like badges have been an issue. I bought a couple of drums for the purpose of using them as *parts* and got a couple of badges that way.

I want to get badges that will make the kit as authentic in every way as I can, so I have been watching eBay for correct badges with the right serial numbers to fit my kit. Finding them in really great condition is a tough deal, but I look anyway.

The two complete drums had badges numbered 270551 & 415054. Numbers in between there will be correct for my 70s era 5 ply Slingerland Kit. However, I still want to squeeze the range down as tight as possible.

Three days ago I found three badges listed on eBay ... excellent condition and in the correct number range all with close numbers.

The numbers on these badges is so close in fact they are consecutive. 273886, 273887, 273888.

They cost me $15.00 each ... I have paid more than that for a couple of the badges I have.

Just had to have these :)

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 04:54 PM, Apr 28th, 2011)

BlondeStrat
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Apr 29th, 2011 02:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hammond101 ...

Thanks for the help on the cymbal ...

in time for the FDP Vegas Jam.

You should make the trip up, we need drummers :)

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 02:40 PM, Apr 29th, 2011)

Hammond101
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Apr 29th, 2011 04:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd love to come up with a stick bag, cymbal bag and gig bag with my favorite Strat but promised the GF I'd go to a winery with her this WE. Next time, remind me. I'd love to play your Sling kit.

I'll be hosting a jam Saturday July 2nd in Wildomar, CA. You are of course invited. Brats, Blues and Beer.

I'm glad your item is satisfactory and arrived on time.

I hear you on difficulty finding drum parts, some are easy to find but really expensive. Others that you would think should be common place never seem to come up for sale.

I saw those badges and would have been bidding against you if I bought the Sling shells I was watching.......then the Rogers kit came up. You got a great deal on the badges. There seems to much more Sling stuff out there. It's interesting because the brand was not very previlent in Ohio as a kid. I guess because of Rogers being in Cleveland and Dayton before the CBS buy out. CBS killed Rogers quality just as they did Fenders.

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Apr 29th, 2011 06:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hammond here's a very nice kit in LA I think the seller maybe willing to ship..

Slingerland vintage goodness

Hammond101
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Apr 30th, 2011 12:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool kit and certainly within driving distance but I'm vintage drummed out financially for a while. I decided I needed a Swivomatic kick pedal to match everything else. (I have cymbal stands and a hat stand on the way) Now sniping and watching auctions. This will stop the bleeding......hopefully. Oh yeah, still need that swivomatic snare stand, shucks!

BlondeStrat
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May 7th, 2011 05:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll give credit to Dadical for this PIC, I hi-jacked it from the Jam forum.

It's maybe the best PIC I have of the kit at it's first official Gig :)

That's my Son JC on the throne ;)

The *larger than usual* Drum kit

BlondeStrat
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May 13th, 2011 06:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I decided I need to have cases for all this hardware.

So I broke out the table saw and I'm off to the races with a woodwork project.

The box standing upright will hold three cymbal floor stands and one rack tom floor stand. This one is a solid box right now. I need to cut it open, install the dividers, then hinges, latches and a handle and finish it (most likely just with paint).

The one you can see hardware in ... is a *temporary assembly* so I can figure out how to make the compartments for the items. It will go together permanently once I have the interior figured out and the mill work done for the interior. It will hold the hi-hat stand, snare stand, throne and the tree for the two bass mounted toms.

I ordered a set of Nomad cases for the drums. They should be here Tuesday.

The fun never ends ;)

Drum hardware cases in progress

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 08:16 AM, Jul 11th, 2011)

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May 13th, 2011 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awesome pics!

By the way, the rubber feet on the hi-hat stand don’t match. You’re working on that too, right? (;oD

BlondeStrat
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May 13th, 2011 09:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

garp ... Yes ... actually I am "working on that" ;)

No one was suppose to notice that :)

I can't find black locally in 5/8" ... so I picked up white at Home Depot as Do'fers ;)

BlondeStrat
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May 15th, 2011 05:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here is one of them *structurally* all finished.

I'll see if I can do some sort of simple padding on the interior. The exterior will just be painted a color of my choice depending on what's available when I'm ready to paint.

One Stand Case

BlondeStrat
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Jun 23rd, 2011 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This one is 100% complete. Exterior is simple flat black paint ... interior is carpet lined.

This one has been finished for a while. I have been meaning to get a PIC and post it, but the house project has had me over a barrel.

The other case is structurally complete, just need to get it painted and lined. I'd like to get that done before I move into the next phase of the home remodel project. also need to build one more case for the bass drum pedal, floor tom legs and misc extras.

Cymbal & Tom stand case ... ignore the dust, there's been a lot going on around here lately ;)

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 04:14 PM, Jun 23rd, 2011)

Hammond101
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Jun 24th, 2011 11:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow, nice work! Amazing.

Any chance you will come down to the SoCal Jam BlondeStrat? You could play my vintage Rogers kit!

BlondeStrat
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Jul 10th, 2011 02:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I finally got started on the last of three cases for my Drum Kit hardware and Misc supplies.

This case is still in pretty raw form, but will hold my bass drum pedal and floor tom legs. It has an extra rectangular compartment for misc stuff.

There is a quite a bit of area around the bass pedal that I might think of a way to make useful ... but for now I'm burnt out on this one. It's going into a holding pattern for now ... I need to send my mind someplace else for a while.

Maybe I'll glue carpet inside of the other unfinished case. ;)

Bass Drum Pedal Case

BlondeStrat
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Jul 11th, 2011 08:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I found my 10" rack tom. It's perfect for my kit!

And it's adjustable :)

Most ten inch toms are single head and not deep enough to make into double headed toms very well.

I'll be able to make this one be 8X10 (two heads) to match its 8X12 rack tom mate.

Plus being a virgin shell it won't have any extra or odd holes, it will be exactly what I make it be :)

Granted it's another project, but that's fine. this kit has been on helk of a project anyway, so wrapping it up like this will be just fine!

10" Rack Tom

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