Was hoping folks on here that were drum builders and or have had bearing edges done could chime in.
1966/67 20 12 14 Had not played these out in quite a while,it seems like the 20 14 make it just that much easier set up in tight spaces
I need a couple of other things for it,I would love to have the swivo cymbal top holder,I have the rod and some times mount a splash on it but would love to able to mount my ride on it at the right amount of tilt.Also one of the lugs has a crack,the part that the screw goes into.
My big dilemma is the bearing edges,the kit is all original no mods X holes etc,the wrap is evenly faded and has a cream/greenish tint.I found it at a garage sale and got some extras with it that I sold off so the kit was basically free.If I redo the edges I guess I would devalue the kit a bit,but I don't plan on selling,and I still would make money if I did,but I don't have any idea how much I would be devaluing it by doing so,any guesses?
The problem with the edges is on the batter side of the 12 has a dip in the edge that runs about the span of one lug to the next,it is a crescent shaped dip that at it's lowest at the center is at least a quarter inch deep,the drum still sounds good,but I have to tune it a little choked to keep from getting sour overtones,although I don't have to tune it choked with a pinstripe on it.
The BD reso side has the same kind of dip in the edge, longer dip but not as deep and tuning does not seem to be as much of an issue.If the kit was yours what would you all do?