Hello again jodgey! Any updates on Fibes drums and the factory? I still haven't been able to find any new details about it myself.Last time I talked to Tommy (early December '13), he has a new factory/warehouse, and is working on getting the building up to code and through all inspections, which the city seems to be making very difficult. When they start back up, I think they'll only be doing repairs and wood kits, then fiberglass - which they've put a lot of research into it from the sounds of it, and then maybe acrylic. But it will probably be a year or so at least before they even think about doing non-wood kits. Next time I see him I'll bother him for you, he might have some new lugs stashed somewhere.
Anyways, stay patient and lugs are bound to appear on eBay or a vintage drum forum. Until then, you may just have to order some random tube lugs or something with the correct spacing until you can get the real McCoy's, and sell them off when you're done or something.
Sorry to burst your bubble ,but Tommy has been reopening Fibes for many, many years now(9 or 10 years already),so don't hold yer breath.Hi
I've recently found a Fibes snare in my cellar and it's the worse for wear. I am looking for spare parts for it so that I can get it back to working order. I've rang the factory in Austin but there was an automated answer machine saying the factory was closed for relocation.
To cut a long story short, does any one know where I can buy spare parts please? I live in England.
bumpFIBES WANTED :
FIBES CLEAR ACRYLIC CRYSTALITE:
-sizes 6" & 8" & 10" head toms.
-12 x 15" head tom or snare drum.
-either 16 or 18 or 20 x 20" head floor tom or bass drum.
-20" head bass drum.
-4 1/2 or 5 1/2 x 12" head snare drum.
-any or full 7 set of Fibales.
-26 inch bass drum shells (or finished) need two, but will take one.
-any or full 7 set of Fibales, any finish or unfinished shells.
FIBES cymbal stands, tom floor stands, snare stands, lug key tool, compact cowbell holder, solid cym-sets, t-shirts, golf-polo shirts, ballcaps, heads with logo (if near mint), possibly wood bass drum hoops.
FIBES Any odd piece or prototypes.
Corder T-tom floor stands.
Corder or Darwin stands - snare, cymbal, T-tom floor stands if same appearance as FIBES.
Paypal. Please send me private message here on site if selling any of these. Worldwide OK. Thank you.