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BlondeStrat

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Apr 23rd, 2010 05:42 PM        

When I say larger I mean larger drums ... not large quantity of drums ;)<br /> <br /> I made a killer deal on wood snare shells on eBay, so I am making two snares ... a 5.5" and a 7".<br /> <br /> I am planning to wrap them in black oyster pearl. Jammin Sam has two styles and I am leaning toward this one. They have no PICs of completed drum kits with this one yet ... it's a new offering.<br /> <br /> Anyone think I'm making the wrong choice.<br /> <br /> I'll make a link to the other one as well for comparison.



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Apr 23rd, 2010 05:43 PM        

Here is the other one.



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Apr 24th, 2010 07:39 AM        

I'm looking to match an old drum I have in Black Diamond pearl.<br /> <br /> I'm looking for the closest match. Of course it will be impossible to get an exact match. I called Jammin Sam and Precision Drum they both are going to send me a sample to help with my purchase.



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Apr 24th, 2010 08:07 AM        

mortar <br /> <br /> One of the drums I purchased on ebay is a very nice diamond pearl ... it's almost a shame to rewrap it, but I will :)<br /> <br /> This isn't one of the best bargins I found but it's a very, very nice rack tom ... arrived just yesterday



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Apr 24th, 2010 08:12 AM        

I hear you Blonde Strat!!<br /> <br /> I've got a Club Date Project going and I needed 8X12 tom to complete the project. Finding one in BDP pearl was not going to be easy. I found a drum that has been refurbished that looks amazing. I sure hate to pull the wrap off it.<br /> <br /> It's not original so I don't feel to bad about it just looks so NICE.



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Apr 24th, 2010 08:13 AM        

The drum I'm building around



BlondeStrat

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Apr 24th, 2010 08:22 AM        

I still need to find a bass drum ... I'm hoping to get a decent 24" X 16".<br /> <br /> Yesterday I purchased a very cherry metal snare for parts to assemble my other two wood snares with.<br /> <br /> The lugs and hoops will go on my 7X14 snare shell and the throw-off, butt plate and strainer will go on the 5.5X14.



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Apr 24th, 2010 08:23 AM        

Oh can't tell to much about your first choice from that scan. Looks nice in that sample though. <br /> <br />



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Apr 24th, 2010 08:34 AM        

The two I am lookiing at appear very much like the two comparable ones there.



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May 4th, 2010 11:45 AM        

Found my 24" X 16" bass shell. It's only a shell, but I'll be able to get the wraps for all the pieces at once now.<br /> <br /> Jammin Sam is sending me samples of some wraps ... might arrive today :)<br />



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May 10th, 2010 07:41 PM        

Boy did I get a tongue lashing over in a drum forum.<br /> <br /> I scored some 80's NOS Bermuda Sand wrap cheap.<br /> <br /> So that's the wrap my project is going to be.<br /> <br /> Well one guy scolds me for removing the wrap off the black diamond pearl bass drum I have. <br /> <br /> I thought hard about it. The drum is an orphan that has 6 spots that have been patched with something that is not made from a wrap material. I'm guessing filled with something then painted over to try and match the wrap. <br /> <br /> Oh well it's my drum I can do what I want with it!!!<br /> <br /> ;~)



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May 11th, 2010 05:34 AM        

Here's the reply I got. This guy and I kind of started out being buds even exchanged a few private messages. I bet he won't send me anymore advice. <br /> <br /> <br /> "Wait a minute! You can't just do that! Those drums thought they were Black Diamond Pearls! If you want champagne Clubdates, go get some somewhere else!.."<br />



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May 11th, 2010 05:28 PM        

Nice ;)<br /> <br /> BTW, my 24 X 16 Bass showed up today ... looks very, very nice. A 24 X 16 bass is pretty big, did you know that? <br /> <br /> I had to re-order my samples ... after a week and a half of waiting they never showed up ... I called again this morning.



mortar

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May 11th, 2010 09:45 PM        

Jammin Sam took a while to get me the samples I asked for.



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May 12th, 2010 05:15 PM        

Found a *snare apparatus* for my 7X14, ten lug snare today.<br /> <br /> Includes the throw off, strainer, butt plate and it's all Slingerland. Just need some nice 2.5" tension rods and this baby is complete and ready for a wrap.<br /> <br /> As a side note: I also found a decent pair of hoops for my 24" bass this morning



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May 12th, 2010 08:33 PM        

I'm refinishing my BD hoops. I discovered that one of them has a 1' section that is splitting down the middle. Going to have to get some water thin CA and see if I can fix it. <br /> <br /> There both pretty dinged up so I've been filling and sanding on them.



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May 13th, 2010 07:49 AM        

That snare setup looks a lot like the Ludwig P-83 I just bought for my Acrolite I put together.



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May 13th, 2010 09:29 PM        

Mine are actually Ludwig hoops ... but I figure hoops are pretty much all just hoops.<br /> <br /> These do appear to need a bit of TLC like yours, but I plan to get drum wrap cover for the inlay on the rings, so I figured I needed these before I get too deep into drum wraps



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May 14th, 2010 04:57 PM        

Got my samples ... It's going to be either the *60s Black Oyster Pearl* or the *Golden Boa*.<br /> <br /> Covers for all the drums I currently have will run $490.00 for the oyster Pearl or $400.00 for the Golden Boa ... and the price will have very little impact on the choice.<br /> <br /> Here is what I have:<br /> <br /> 24X16 Bass<br /> 18X16 Floor Tom<br /> 15X12 Rack Tom<br /> 13X9 Rack Tom<br /> 14X7 Snare<br /> 14X5.5 Snare



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May 19th, 2010 09:28 AM        

Received my bass rings. They appear solid and are painted black. They have the usual and expected small chips and dents.<br /> <br /> If I go with the Golden Boa I don't see the rings being black. I'll be cleaning them up for brown stain and clear coat (or oil).<br /> <br /> It's going to take some time and diligence, but I have a good supply of both ;)<br />



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