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Old 06-10-2010, 04:30 AM
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I got my hands on a dirty old acrolite shell w/lugs and gave it some love.























I remember my school band hall in middle school had one of these and I was always so amazed at how it always sounded so good for such an old cheap drum. Now I've got one just like it. It's a 78, I believe, according to the serial #.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:48 AM
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Nice job. what is all of that black crud inside of the lugs.?
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:02 AM
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Nice job. what is all of that black crud inside of the lugs.?
Ludwig used to pack a sponge type of material inside the lugs to keep the springs from rattling. After 30 years or so it pretty much turns to rotted mush. So I cleaned them out, got all the gunk and residue off of them and packed in fresh bits of fleece in the sponges place. It should last another 20 years or so now.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:18 AM
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You did well. Very nice drum for sure.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:43 AM
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I love the care you took in getting the pictures to tell the story.

And I love the care you put into the drum.
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:00 PM
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Excelent job dude! its does look like a brand new one now!

I bet it really sounded good, but now, they should sound like "no words to explain lol"

Its good to see that there are people who care about those "old shool" drums/gears/parts and brings back it to life!

Keep up the great job! (y)
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:13 PM
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Excellent job, you took the time to do everything right. I too love the sound of an acrolite, I have a black galaxy as my main snare, and starnge enough as it is, I too use it with my catalina club mod :D
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:15 PM
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Oh forgot to mention too, I use paiste cymbals as well... I like your style haha
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:52 PM
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Awesome. I was going to repair my snare drum, but then i realised it's probably not worth wasting any money on an olympic lolz.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:56 PM
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Awesome. I was going to repair my snare drum, but then i realised it's probably not worth wasting any money on an olympic lolz.
It's worth it if you enjoy the process and the end product you get afterwards.
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:03 AM
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It's worth it if you enjoy the process and the end product you get afterwards.
Maybe. Unforturnately it died after my internet wouldn't comply with me one too many times..
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Very good work. Nice to see such TLC invested in an old drum.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:09 AM
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Nice job. Nice drum.
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nice job!! I love restoring older gear to it's original glory!
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:04 AM
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Here's the she is in action:

http://drummerworld.com/forums/showt...636#post712636
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:09 AM
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that looks sweet, nice job
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:18 PM
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you could serve that on a silver plater anyday of the week xD

awesome!


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Old 06-16-2010, 04:21 PM
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I love your kit. Love it. What an addition as well!
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