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Old 10-22-2007, 08:24 PM
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Well I started this as a little project to practice doing some finishing and it came out even better than expected.

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Black satin finish... new tube lugs... new stick saver hoops.. and a new P85 strainer. She sounds amazing. Original date was Feb 6 of 67.

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Old 10-22-2007, 08:38 PM
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Beautiful!
Always nice to see old equipment being given new life!
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:43 PM
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Thank ya... I need to wet sand it a bit to get it smoother but figured I'd go ahead and put it together. Killer sounding drum for sure. I'll probably end up selling it but I'll enjoy it in the mean time.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:19 PM
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Whoa thats a nice snare. Great work on refurbishing it.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:56 PM
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wow. Great job brother. Just a question, what type of paint did you use. Like sparay paint, hand paint, etc?
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:58 AM
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The shell was primed.. then covered in "chalkboard" paint that I favor because of it's nice satin, smooth, and very tough finish. Then I gave it a nice helping of satin laquer to protect it from scratches, etc. It's funny... a lot of people just spray bomb a shell and when you do that this is what you end up with after some time:



That's a Supra that I'm working with a company on refinishing. If they can do what I'm trying to do it'll have a rock hard finish that will last forever. Kind of a cool experiment with different coating technologies. They're working on my original Magnesium snare as well.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:45 AM
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Tim is going to be kind enough to send me this drum to try out next week. If I like it I'm going to be doing a trade on it. Good deal. I can't wait to hear it in person :)
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:54 AM
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My pleasure Rob! I'll get her all boxed up Sunday and on the way to you. You'll enjoy it I'm sure!
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:50 PM
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I wish my acrolite sounded amazing. It's got that stupid Aquarian head on it, that's why.
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:52 PM
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Acros are pretty easy to tune... what's the problem you're having with yours? As you can see I've got a CS Aquarian head on this one and that's really my preferred snare head these days. The bottom is an Ambassador....
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:39 PM
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This snare is for sale! $125 + Shipping

Here's an MP3 of it http://www.handidrummed.com/drummers.../rob_ryan1.mp3

PM Me if interested.
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