What's your latest purchase?

JohnnyStix

Member
A 5.5 x 14 Tama Starclassic. Just picked up off of CL. Haven't played yet, needs a wee bit of tlc first, but in nice shape. Pretty sure it's maple, will have to look into it. Also pretty sure the butt shouldn't look like that. Throwoff seems on the flimsy side, but I'll live. Came with puresounds at least. 😊
 

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JohnnyStix

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I stand corrected, I am on board with your assessment.

Thanks for your input Al.
And I agree please post pics or create a thread if you plan to restore, somehow.
Pan to shot of me lighting up a flamethrower, in a last ditch effort to remove the chrome from this 2000. Looks like I'm gonna clean it up as best I can, some new heads and wires, and get on with my life. I know, I know, you all told me... 😊
 
I found a 10x8 Masters Studio BRX Vintage Sunburst rack tom to match my recently acquired kit.
 

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timmdrum

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Well, this isn't a purchase, but it's my latest acquisition: first Acrolite I've had my mitts on since high school in the late 80s, in a student kit gifted to me yesterday. Needs a little TLC but sounds pretty good today. Needs new snare wires, some soapy water & aluminum foil to remove rust & chrome pitting on the rims, and the muffler felt needs to be re-glued.
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Should I sell it to a metal player, based on the serial number? :LOL:
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Do I need any particular glue to repair this, or will typical super glue suffice?
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No matter how I wedge this section of the stand in its place, this corner of the... center plate (?) sticks up above the platform in the case where the drum rests. Is this normal? Am I doing it wrong?
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Height adjustment wing nut is missing.
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pinstripe

Active Member
Cheap throwoff ($11 Amazon) as a temporary fix for a Black Panther snare. Crude but works.

Also got some 5/8" polyester grosgrain ribbon for attaching the snares ($2 for 18 ft. at Walmart). Easy to use and works fine but I wonder if it's as rugged as the cord.

Gibraltar replacement hoop for a 12" tom. The 2.3mm gauge is noticeably heavier than the original, which I guess must be 1.6mm. The tom is from a '90s Export set.
 

JoeVermont

Junior Member
Well, this isn't a purchase, but it's my latest acquisition: first Acrolite I've had my mitts on since high school in the late 80s, in a student kit gifted to me yesterday. Needs a little TLC but sounds pretty good today. Needs new snare wires, some soapy water & aluminum foil to remove rust & chrome pitting on the rims, and the muffler felt needs to be re-glued.
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Should I sell it to a metal player, based on the serial number? :LOL:
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Do I need any particular glue to repair this, or will typical super glue suffice?
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No matter how I wedge this section of the stand in its place, this corner of the... center plate (?) sticks up above the platform in the case where the drum rests. Is this normal? Am I doing it wrong?
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Height adjustment wing nut is missing.
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Congrats on getting that snare! I had a snare drum failure (story for another day) and my b/u snare was not appropriate for the impending gig. Popped onto to Craig's List and found a 1970 vintage Acrolite. The second I used it remember exactly what I love about them.... they have the exact right amount of dryness to the sound. It is now my main snare! I replaced the original wires and threw a coated ambassador on the top.
 

someguy01

Platinum Member
Do I need any particular glue to repair this, or will typical super glue suffice?
Fabric adhesive would work best. The super glue may react poorly with the felt over time.
Nice acro btw!
 

drumnut87

Silver Member
got myself another lewitt bass drum mic while it was on sale, always good to have a backup/spare/mic for your 2nd bass drum :)
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timmdrum

Silver Member
Fabric adhesive would work best. The super glue may react poorly with the felt over time.
Nice acro btw!
Thanks! I'll keep that mind if I have to reattach it, but as I posted here, I simply peeled it off its remaining...uh, stuck-ness and re-positioned it.
 

timmdrum

Silver Member
Nearly forgot, due to tinkering with the new Acro toy- I ordered 7 pair of new/old stock ProMark 808 oak nylon, now discontinued... Currently looking for the same in hickory, and also 707 oak and hickory, nylon tip.

For transporting my 2nd tier rehearsal kit cymbals more easily, I also picked up a Steve Weiss-branded (per the little red tag attached) "Liberty One" (says that nowhere on the bag) cymbal bag, which may be the best $20 cymbal bag on the market- decent padding, shoulder strap, hi-hat pocket. Not to jinx myself, but I haven't carried any cymbals yet, so I hope the strap or handles don't snap loose immediately. :LOL:PXL_20220131_234428382.jpg

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Nige2104

Member
I just bought a 2nd hand, Mapex black panther solid steel 3mm snare, with top and bottom 5mm control rings.
All in it's original case, with all the accessories, i.e drum key, cloth bag etc.
In really good condition for its age (2007) as only 300 were made worldwide, and about 60 were available here in the UK.
 

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