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Old 09-19-2008, 12:23 AM
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Default 18x14 1967 Bass Drum

Howdy all,

After a lot of delays Ive finally completed a little restoration project. Made of all 1967 or prior parts (scoured from a few different drums, eg the lugs and claws and rods are from an old pre-premier drum).

Little beauty sounds fantastic, just what I was looking for, an open, jazzy bass perfect for the acoustic music I play with all acoustic guitars. I dont really use the rail mount, but i left it there for its, erm, aesthetic value.



Comments? (The drum, including all parts except heads, cost me around $150 AU, most parts from ebay.)

Can't wait to get out of this apartment and play it!
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:25 AM
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Oh, before I forget, the main shell and wrap are all original, 40 years old without any yellowing!

The brand of the shell is Canora, a cheap japanese brand, of which I cant find much information at all but have been told on a few instances that it is a pre-pearl drum.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:29 AM
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Nice! I restored an old 18" birch shell just like that, but with crappier hardware. I rewrapped it to match my DW kit. Yours looks pretty classy. Congrats!
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:00 AM
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Nice job! what heads are you using on it? It's gotta have a nice little boom.
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:14 AM
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Fyberskin front and back. Fiberskin powerstroke on the batter and normal on the reso.

Has a very nice little boom. :) Just trying to fine tune it now to find the sweet spot, vry very nearly there now.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:41 AM
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Looks like a nice little kick. You're info. on it being a pre-Pearl Pearl is probably correct. Have you painted and/or sealed the interior?
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:37 AM
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Congrats on your vintage jazz kick. Must be good I believe. I like the finish and the rail mount too.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:01 AM
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Nice grab! Gotta love those old 18" jazz kicks.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: 18x14 1967 Bass Drum

Very nice!
Which wood is used for the shell? I`m not into those vintage drums very much but I heard about some "popular" wood combinations.

For example thin beech shells with re-rings or combinations with poplar or gum tree. Did they even built full maple or birch shells back then?

However, glad you finished it finally! :-)

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Old 09-25-2008, 07:06 PM
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I think that baby looks sweet! Love to hear it and what I can see of that fiber shell I think that adds a nice touch to its classical look. Nice job! I too like that rail mount
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