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Post  Mark [Admin] on Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:34 am

Come on guys, lets see those fine examples of vintage drum kits especially you Mty I wanna see that nice rogers...
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Post  mty on Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:04 am

ha ha - very good mate - here's the Rogers 62 WMP Cleveland with line 7 COB Dynasonic Snare. The 2nd 16" Floor tom is a Dayton era addon. I love this kit!



also my Premier Olympic which I restored. It's my gig workhorse:


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Post  Mark [Admin] on Tue May 20, 2008 2:19 am

Mein gott! that rogers holiday is some vintage eye candy! I bet it sounds amazing I know my rogers drums soundawesome but are slightly smaller sizes than yours. Thanks M
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Post  Mark [Admin] on Tue May 20, 2008 2:23 am

Ok, heres my Ludwig 64 Downbeat in Black oyster pearl. I have no snare for it yet so am on the hunt for a 60's supraphonic or downbeat or jazzfest. These are the identical sizes to the first two kits ringo brought and can been seen on the beatles film 'A hard days night'





I'm hoping to get a 64/65 jazzfest and re-wrap it to match.
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Post  mty on Tue May 20, 2008 3:17 am

lovely Mark! i'd love a kit with a 14" floor tom - i saw these ones in the flesh at your place that time - it just needs that matching snare and some hardware aye? m

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Post  Mark [Admin] on Thu May 22, 2008 1:36 am

Hi Mty, I think the ones you saw last you were here were the Rogers Citadel set in black onyx (they look similar) which is 20,14,12 and a 14x5" COB dynasonic. I only got this recently.
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Post  mty on Thu May 22, 2008 1:41 am

doh - yes yes - it was the rogers set i saw! these luddies are awesome. What size floor tom?

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Post  Mark [Admin] on Thu May 22, 2008 2:12 am

14x14", it's the downbeat confiq and would have come with the 14x4" downbeat snare. Ringo used a black oyster pearl jazzfest which was the wood shell 14x5.5" 8 lug drum. I'd be happy with a 14x5" supraphonic from the 60's.
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Post  Mark [Admin] on Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:55 am

My 79 Tama Superstars in sunburst finish. This is a very early model super star with mufflers on the tom and the first generation tom mount (not omni sphere). Has the full hardware pack and imperial star 'king beat' snare drum. needs some restoration as has had a hard life but, still ultra cool.

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Post  mty on Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:31 am

hey mate they are very styley looking aren't they? You need a dready wig and a spliff to play those babies aye? Is that a 14x6 snare?

Whilst we're on the Tamas, here's my 77 / 78 Fibrestar 22, 18, 16, 12 & 14 Imperialstar snare (with parallel strainer) which I recovered in gloss white from their original silver platina. I'm looking for more toms if anyone knows anyone who has a 10, 13 or 14?




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Those Fibrestars?

Post  Charlie on Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:34 am

Mike, looks like a superb re-wrapping job...beautiful.
Tell me, are Fibrestars made of fibreglass as the name suggests or are they made of reconstituted wood-pulp (for want of a better description) like lots of drums around that time?
I have a friend with some Pearl Export (Pro's) that are from that period, I think and they are made of some wood composite ....

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Post  mty on Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:57 am

hi charlie - the tama fibrestars were indeed made of 100% black fibreglass. They're quite heavy shells and are probably the loudest drums i own. Severl companies at the time were experimenting with non-wood matierials like Fibes, Ludwig and Pearl etc and these were Tama's only main effort. According to the brochure here Tama only made them for a year or two so they are fairly rare. Cheers
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Post  Charlie on Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:10 am

Thanks for that Michael, very, very nice looking kit...love to hear a sound clip if you've got one floating around.
Both you and Tama agree on the heavy and loud.
I've played a Fibes kit, those were heavy shells too...but old and shagged and because they belonged to someone else I couldn't even take the liberty of tuning them properly so I don't know how they were really supposed to sound.

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Post  mty on Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:53 am

hey charlie - i haven't got a decent recording of this entire kit but i did use the king beat snare in the studio and that was magic - a very solid deep rock sound. Re the Fibes- have to seen the reissues in the Rock Shop? They're very nice indeed - quite a big open sound. The only thing with acrylic drums is I worry about splitting and cracking. Hey BTW - have you guys seen the amber Vistalite on Trademe? Yum yum!....
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=160435917

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Post  Charlie on Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:10 pm

mty wrote:hey charlie - i haven't got a decent recording of this entire kit but i did use the king beat snare in the studio and that was magic - a very solid deep rock sound. Re the Fibes- have to seen the reissues in the Rock Shop? They're very nice indeed - quite a big open sound. The only thing with acrylic drums is I worry about splitting and cracking. Hey BTW - have you guys seen the amber Vistalite on Trademe? Yum yum!....
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=160435917

I've not seen the Fibes Re-Issues, being in Queenstown I don't make it to the Rock Shop very often, though one of the guys in the Drum Dept does know the first 8 digits of my credit card off by heart....don't tell my wife I buy stuff that often!
Yep, had a dribble over those Vistalites myself...was very attracted to some blue ones that have shown up a couple of times now too... tongue

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Post  nakidrummerkid on Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:50 am

Charlie wrote:Mike, looks like a superb re-wrapping job...beautiful.
Tell me, are Fibrestars made of fibreglass as the name suggests or are they made of reconstituted wood-pulp (for want of a better description) like lots of drums around that time?
I have a friend with some Pearl Export (Pro's) that are from that period, I think and they are made of some wood composite ....

were did you get the wrap to do this.cheers
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Post  mty on Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:21 am

hi there - i got this wrap from drumwrap.co.uk - the guys there are good and the price was as well - they were a little slow to ship but i think they were getting their courier companies sorted out at the time - hopefully they are better now. Also i have gotten wrap from jamminsam.com and they were good too although shipping can be a bit pricey. cheers

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Post  Timi on Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:24 am

mty wrote:also my Premier Olympic which I restored. It's my gig workhorse:


That looks fantastic!

Just wondering how hard it is to re-wrap a kit, what do you think? and did you use tape or glue? What kind of shipping price have you paid for wrap for a full kit?

Also, what would you use for filling in any holes once use for various mounts?

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Post  mty on Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:44 pm

Hi Timi - it was my first time refinishing a kit - the wrap itself is not too bad to apply yourself. The wrap I used on this kit was from jamminsam.com and it uses a tape method to secure it. I haven't had any trouble except for the seam on the 13" tom seems to keep lifting due to the downward force the drum skin exerts on it but it's not a biggie. Check out the prices on their site as it differs depending on what you need but i seem to recall it cost me around $250 US for the aquamarine sparkle wrap but it is one of the more expensive ones. For things like filling holes and re-doing bearing edges etc I'm not so confident so I got Bruce King to do these things for me as you need some expertise here. Also our own Admin Mark is an expert as well. cheers

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Post  Timi on Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:22 am

Was that around US$250 including shipping?

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Post  mty on Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:54 am

i think so but it was a few years ago now

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Post  Mark [Admin] on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:49 pm

Would'nt say i'm an expert but I do know that it is better to leave vintage drums edges if you can get away with it. Sometimes there is no avoiding the fact that a drum has terrible edges due to no bottom heads or mis-use but I think sometimes it's about learning to tune the drum. I just fixed up a sonor phonic drum for my mate and it had recieved a number of edge whacks do to un-co playing. The main thing is to try and mimick the edge profile of the factory edge.
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64 Ludwig Black Oyster Downbeats

Post  Mark [Admin] on Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:35 am







These are my pride and joy, 64 Ludwig Black Oyster Pearl Downbeats. Sizes are 20x14", 14x14", 12x8" and 14x5" chrome supraphonic.
Made famous by Ringo his first ludwig kit was a downbeat in this color and size.
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Post  mty on Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:54 pm

wow! amazing! they are in such good nick aren't they? how on earth did you find this?!

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Post  Mark [Admin] on Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:57 pm

I brought the kit off a guy on the north shore who had purchased it second hand in 1969 off the original owner - sat in his music room till I brought it about a year ago.
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