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I-P

Well-known Member
Nice. Are those "Brilliants"?
Probably not. I just hit them with polish compound and a low heat/friction cut pad on a DA Polisher.
Use an IPA spray to remove compound residue, oils, etc.
Apply a quality carnauba spray wax... Buff... Bam.... Done.

Turned out sweet.

(If it wasn't obvious I'm a automotive detailer enthusiast. Auto products are great choices for drums and cymbals)
 

yammyfan

Senior Member
Apply a quality carnauba spray wax... Buff... Bam.... Done.
You probably wouldn't do it if it did but does the wax change the sound of a cymbal at all?

I clean my cymbals more often than I'd like because they oxidize so quickly... because I clean them so often. I've tried Pledge furniture polish and it's okay but maybe carnauba wax would be better. I'm loath to change the sound of my cymbals however, so the solution has to be acoustically transparent.
 

I-P

Well-known Member
You probably wouldn't do it if it did but does the wax change the sound of a cymbal at all?

I clean my cymbals more often than I'd like because they oxidize so quickly... because I clean them so often. I've tried Pledge furniture polish and it's okay but maybe carnauba wax would be better. I'm loath to change the sound of my cymbals however, so the solution has to be acoustically transparent.
No. No noticeable difference at all. I've been using Carnauba Wax as a sealant for cymbals for years. The Auto spray waxes have been heaven sent. Made the seal job much easier.

Automotive spray wax is very thin, but seals bronze nicely, without 24 hours later patina. Automotive products really are great for drums and cymbals.

Edit... Also, Carnauba wax in spray form really is what you're looking for to avoid what you outlined above. I know EXACTLY what you mean, so go to an auto store and find a high quality Spray Wax product that contain a good amount of actual wax.

I use this as I'm in Australia and I support local... https://www.bowdensown.com.au/lazy-wax

BUT (for the U.S, sorry yammyfan I'm going out on a limb and assuming you're US. Correct me if I'm incorrect. and I'm sorry if I am. forgive me.)... this product has a good proven track record with their other lines, so look into this... https://www.303products.com.au/product-range/automotive/303-spray-wax

Even though the 303 says it contains cleaners as well as protective carnauba wax, try to find a spray wax that is mostly carnauba wax, as this is what we're most looking for in a spray wax. (do your product research is what I'm saying)

Please do let me know if this assists with the dreaded oxidize issue you mentioned.

All the best my fellow drummer. :)
 
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I-P

Well-known Member
@yammyfan

Here is a 16 inch Paiste Sound Formula Crash that I clean/protected (as mentioned above) the same time I did those 70's Zildjian Hi-Hats. (the Hi-Hats are in a case that is difficult for me to get to right now).

a week or so later... still lookin good.

I guess I can add this to the thread as this is a new to me as well. (y)😁

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Quai34

Junior Member
I know, you're right, it was one of my questions but they say there is a special suspended and isolated capsule mountedmsuspension inside that avoid this effect. Also, in this position, it will be Tom Floor and fat snare, tuned in a#2 so, I don't use a lot of rimshot.
That said, because the clamp took several weeks to come in, I had a horse shoe bass drum mic stand for the one under it and one on top with a normal mic as well. But it's again one more stand in the area of the guitarist so, if I could avoid it, that would be a plus.
I was supposed to test that tonight with my friend coming in but I Had a little procedure at the hospital that was a bit painful and couldn't see myself listening and checking recording.
So, I will let you all know if, for a snare, the V-beat plus clamps work, it's supposed to be able to be used like that as well....
As of now, I put the horse shoe mic under snare number 3, it was attached to the snare stand previously and it was hard to unlock the snare due to the mechanism being just in on top of the clamp. I will see, thanks for the question.
To reply to cbphoto @cbphoto, I tried it with the clamp on the rims with a pretty heavy hitter yesterday and nothing, no bad sound, so, what I did is that I used the shoe horse stand for the other snare, on the far left, that had a clamp attached directly to the main pole of the snare stands but a way I couldn't remove the snare anymore, the clamp blocking the mechanism to release the arms. So now, no issue anymore, I use two long metallic gooseneck to attach the top mic on the horse shoe mic stand, the last one supporting the bottom mic. So, less room taken and one stand for 2 Mics, works perfectly.
 

Quai34

Junior Member
I know, you're right, it was one of my questions but they say there is a special suspended and isolated capsule mountedmsuspension inside that avoid this effect. Also, in this position, it will be Tom Floor and fat snare, tuned in a#2 so, I don't use a lot of rimshot.
That said, because the clamp took several weeks to come in, I had a horse shoe bass drum mic stand for the one under it and one on top with a normal mic as well. But it's again one more stand in the area of the guitarist so, if I could avoid it, that would be a plus.
I was supposed to test that tonight with my friend coming in but I Had a little procedure at the hospital that was a bit painful and couldn't see myself listening and checking recording.
So, I will let you all know if, for a snare, the V-beat plus clamps work, it's supposed to be able to be used like that as well....
As of now, I put the horse shoe mic under snare number 3, it was attached to the snare stand previously and it was hard to unlock the snare due to the mechanism being just in on top of the clamp. I will see, thanks for the question.
To reply to cbphoto @cbphoto, I tried it with the clamp on the rims with a pretty heavy hitter yesterday and nothing, no bad sound, so, what I did is that I used the shoe horse stand for the other snare, on the far left, that had a clamp attached diry to the main pole of the snare stands bin a way I couldn't remove the snare anymore, the clamp blocking the machinism to release the arms. So now, no issue anymore, I use two long metallic stiff to attaché the top mic on the horse shoe mic stand, the last one supporting the bottom mic. So, less room taken and one stand for 2 Mics, works perfectly.
 

Trigger

Senior Member
I technically bought a 6pc SQ in american walnut but it fell through because I couldn't make the international shipping work :'(

Wah
 
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Quai34

Junior Member
Yes, finally, Musician friends found a way for me to order it, it's on its way, i know a guy here, who take pictures for a living, who will be really happy to see me getting the same rack" Proline Utility Snare Rack. I could put 8 snares on it, normal size, maybe 3 only if one of them is a 7" or 8" deep but the 8" that I currently have is on the kit so, with my 12 Snares, 4 on the kit and 8 on the rack, rack already fully filled in!!!
When it will arrive, I will take some pictures with the Snares.
 
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