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Old 11-17-2008, 07:18 PM
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Default My restored Maxwin kit and my other kit. Lots of pictures

Hello all :)

A few weeks ago one of my friends told me he had a drum kit he wanted to sell in a shed. It had belonged to his dad for a good 30 years and hadn't been played for about 20 of those. I went along to his house to have a look at it and it was in an awful sate. EVERYTHING had rust and pitting on it and was covered in about one inch of dust (I am not joking)! Despite this I fell in love with it instantly so I decided to ask him how much he wanted for it, thinking he would say something stupid like a couple of hundred pounds....But to my shock he said 20! So within the hour it was in my house covered in dust rust and 20 years of shed :P

And after about 5 hours every evening for 2 weeks, I have finally cleaned it up to a half decent drum kit. I wish I had taken pictures of it before I started cleaning it because you wouldn't believe what it looked like. It is still a bit pitted and dirty in places but it is much much much better than it used to be. It came with a full set of hardware and bits and bobs including spares, everything apart from the bass drum hoop on one side and the lugs for that side. But everything took a lot of elbow grease to clean up. It sounds INCREDIBLE!! And I mean INCREDIBLE. The little bass drum is soo boomy and powerful and the snare is very crisp. The toms just sing they are lovely . And it came with two concert toms aswell that are now on my big kit that scream!


Maxwin kit
20x14" Bass drum
12x8" Tom
16x16" Floor tom
14x5" Snare
All in a blue leather-style wrap that is very 70s :)
Premier Olympic flat base hihat stand
Premier flat base hihat stand
Premier snare stand
And cymbals that I swap from my big kit....Because I am not yet at the stage where I can play two drum kits at once.

Big Kit
Made up of various bits of starter kits and re wrapped by me in a nice flowery pattern :P... and since I last posted it on here(My kit) I have taken 3 toms and a glockenspiel off it and moved a few things around and added a Theremin
22x14" CB drums bass drum
22x14" Peavey bass drum
8x6" Maxwin concert tom
10x7" Maxwin concert tom
12x9" Peavey tom
13x11" Peavey tom
16x14" Peavey floor tom
16x16" CB drums floor tom
14x6.5" Peavey Steel snare
14x5" CB drums snare with bottom head and snares taken off so it sounds like a timbale
I also have 12x8", 12x10" and 13x9" toms and a 2 octave glockenspiel that i don't use anymore.

Cymbals
Nothing special here
20" Paiste 101 ride
18" Paiste PST3 crash/ride
15" Stagg DH crash
10" Stagg SH splash
6" bell that I made by cutting down a broken Stagg crash
7.5" Bell that I made cutting down a 16" Crash
14" Pulse Percussion hihats

Everything else
6" and 8" Cowbells
12" Gong that I brought for 3.50...no that isn't a typing mistake...It is the bargain of the century
No1derland Theremin that I just have for random noises
Remo Ambassador or Emperor heads on most things. Pinstripe on Maxwin bass drum. Emperor X on Snare drums.
Various hardware by Stagg and Gibraltar
Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct drive pedal.... I only have one at the moment but will hopefully get some more soon
And of course my good friend Animal :)

I have probably forgotten something but there is a lot to list :P
Anyway here is what you've all come here for...THE PICS!! I've put some in of my workhorse of a kit aswell as I have changed it a lot from what it used to be.





















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Old 11-17-2008, 08:36 PM
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Default Re: My restored Maxwin kit and my other kit. Lots of pictures

Weren't Maxwin made by Pearl? Nice work - interesting finish on both kits.

Where in Wales are you?
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: My restored Maxwin kit and my other kit. Lots of pictures

Thanks for the comment:)
I have heard that Maxwin were Pearl's equivalent to the Export in the 70's but have never found anything to back that up.
Dw i'n byw yn Y Rhyl :P
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: My restored Maxwin kit and my other kit. Lots of pictures

more welsh drummers :D
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:54 AM
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Default Re: My restored Maxwin kit and my other kit. Lots of pictures

Hey CB Peavey, Nice maxwin kit, I have the same bass drum in the black wrap ( so 70's ) It sounds great and I found it at the Tip. Pearl did make maxwin drums, it was their budget line. My first kit was a maxwin and it came with a pearl snare. The finish on your CB kit looks a lot like some curtains my Granny used to have . They so look Cool!!
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:30 PM
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The finish on your CB kit looks a lot like some curtains my Granny used to have . They so look Cool!!
If you look carefully at the pictures of my theremin you can actually see the curtains in that room are almost the same pattern as the drum wrap:P

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