That's a nice looking drum. I would have never guessed it is brass though. I looks like Walnut. Congrats on you purchase. It's a beauty.
Well actually it's cast bronze shell )That's a nice looking drum. I would have never guessed it is brass though. I looks like Walnut. Congrats on you purchase. It's a beauty.
Now that is a special drum! Congrats on a rare find! Tampa Bell Brass is hands down the best "bell brass" drum I've ever played. I wonder if this unique finish alters it sonically from the standard bell brass?Hello guys! It's me again!
This time with something really, really special )
"The Holy Grail" among snares! Snare is 15 years old, superb condition!
Tama Bell Brass 14x6,5 , 3mm cast bronze shell,
Lars Ulrich signature (Scorched earth finish), very rare,
150 pieces worldwide, this one is #100. It weights 13 kilos!? Also worth a fortune!
I don't think so, sound comes from inside of the shell, not from outsideNow that is a special drum! Congrats on a rare find! Tampa Bell Brass is hands down the best "bell brass" drum I've ever played. I wonder if this unique finish alters it sonically from the standard bell brass?
Now THAT'S a real kit!Wow, neat stuff in this thread!
Here's my swingstar/imperialstar set, probably taken the first time I set it up in 1986 - the toms definitely didn't stay in this position for long!
I sold half of it around 1992, still have the rest. Wish I'd kept the 18" floor tom. I replaced the chrome/steel snare with a piano white Artwood (same as aspen white, as near as I can tell) that is currently not working very well.
That looks awesome! It looks basically brand new. Nice work.Here's my recently restored 1991 Artstar 2. Stripped all the lacquer off and finished it with tung oil, turned out rather splendid!
By the way, if anyone has a pair of Starclassic bass drum spurs they want to sell me, please let me know. It has Pearl ones fitted at the moment, which is just wrong!
Check out Wac’d drums.com. There is nothing touching the shells at all. I have the parts for one snare drum and posted a video some years ago as to how the system work. Just tightening one lug tightens the entire head in balance. Gary Wac’d is a forum member here. Johnny Rabb has one of his sets. In the picture above those long lugs, the center part is removable and not attached to the shell.Can an argument be made that as more hardware (weight) is attached to a drum, the more the resonance and tone is changed/reduced?
What makes me think this is how the lugs (right word?) are so long on the drums in the above pic. While looking cool AF, I'm wondering about all that metal touching the wood.
On that same note, would a lug assembly that went from batter head rim to resonant head rim be the best sort of connection? You know, not even touching the drum - only the rim?
Waking, baking, drumming, thinking...