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  1. harryconway

    Are mahogany/poplar shells versatile?

    I will ask what mahogany/poplar shell are you referring to? If you're talking about 60's era 3 ply (or 5 ply) w/reinforcement ring shell .... I'd say no. Think Ludwig, Rodgers, Slingerland. Once you get past '76-'78 ..... the straight shell became the norm. And a switch from mahogany to...
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    Welcome to Drummerworld.
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    Room in a room build

    Ambitious project for sure. Looking forward to following your progress.
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    Do you like wildflowers???

    I'm going to the coast !!!
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    Tama "the Classic" Anyone?

    Tama's OG. The 6740 pedal (Hi Beat). Yamaha had the height adjust feature on their FP910. The new Tama Classic is a melding of the two.
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    My kits

    Wow .... double 26's. Nice. I run a Fiberskyn reso. on my 26 (Ludwig 3 ply) too. I really like the DW Design series. The smaller lug ..... probably the only DW kit I'd buy. And those Meinl's are sweet !!! Welcome to Drummerworld.
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    Chain to direct drive conversion, with a possible twist

    ACD makes a DD conversion for the Iron Cobra. Maybe, since you have both, you'll be able to figure out if it will fit the Camco by Tama.
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    Zildjian New Beats

    If you like the Meinl's better, go with the Meinl's. Maybe later .... you'll still never like the New Beats.
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    Need advice on kit purchase

    Not a bad choice. Light years better than my first kit. Post some pictures if you can.
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    Need Help Identifying and Pricing a Ludwig Bop Kit, probably 1972

    Good eyes, Bermuda. Here's a photo of a Walnut Cortex kit. So .... a veneer (essentially re-wrap) on a kit, is gonna de-value it ..... by a lot. Still ..... what a wonderful "players" kit. I'll adjust my value guess to $1500.
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    Vintage Yamaha 8000

    Ah .... you found the beauty beneath the Duco finish. On those mahogany/poplar/mahogany shells .... you can wrap them, but you can't paint them. So Ludwig went with a maple outer ply for the Duco drums. I sanded a 12x8 and a 14x14 (both had chipped and peeling Duco finishes) to get clear...
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    Need Help Identifying and Pricing a Ludwig Bop Kit, probably 1972

    That's a Jazzette. Walnut cortex. Bass drum should be 18x12. Usually the bass drum hoops are inlaid, so those might have been swapped out .... or special ordered without the inlay. Maple/poplar/maple shell. Looks in good shape. Plenty of the 20, 12, 14 combo's out there .... but that 18...
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    Trying to identify an old Mapex

    Here's a bass drum on eBay that would make a good parts donor .....!91105!US!-1
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    Vintage Yamaha 8000

    Fortunately my wife knew the job was dangerous before she married me !!! Not gigging at all any more. Did that for several decades. Currently have a music project with another drummer/percussionist .... and I have a few musicians that come over to the house (once in a while to jam). Have...
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    Vintage Yamaha 8000

    As far as current drum kits .... Vintage Ludwig 3 ply 26, 14, 16, 18 Vintage Gretsch Round Badge 20, 13, 16 Yamaha 9000 series ('78/'79 split lug) 18, 12, 16 Yamaha Manu Katche Jr. 16, 10, 13 Rmv 22, 8, 10, 12, 14 RMV 18, 12, 14 Tama Royalstar 22, 12, 13, 16 plus a number of orphans ..... in...
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    Electronic instrument simulators

    Something you don't see too often.
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    Vintage Yamaha 8000

    Man, that's pretty. From what info. I've gathered ..... 7000 and 9000 series came out in '78. Yamaha experimented with wood combo's with the 7000 series. '78/'79 Camellia/Phil.Mahog. '80 Birch/Phil.Mahog. '81 on Agathis/Phil.Mahog. The 8000 series got the 9000 series split lug when...
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    Appraisal and Price Check on Yamaha Recording Customs, late 1990s

    Yes. I think it's a bit high. There's a 22, 10, 12, 14, 16 on eBay right now, for (US) $1850 + $125 shipping. I think $1500-$1600 (US) would be fair.
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    Two rides?

    Yes, wonderful. The 21" was the first one I got. And the only one under $200. Then I got the hats. And after playing that combo. together I added (had to, I was sold) the 18", the 16", and the 20". in that order.
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    Need help with choosing my first acoustic drumkit

    Still ..... whatever money you save between the two, you can put towards getting better hi-hats or a ride cymbal.