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Ask the Drum Guy: What’s this thing called?

Ask the Drum Guy: What’s this thing called?

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Hey Batador! I recently bought a 70’s Acrolite that was in pretty good shape. Needed new heads and wires and such, but overall not bad. I decided to use your drum restoration advice to clean the hardware, but I noticed I’m missing one of the metal lug spacers that is…

Ask the Drum Guy: Hope for my bent steel snare?

Ask the Drum Guy: Hope for my bent steel snare?

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Our new friend Steve wrote with the following question: Hey Guys, Just wondering what your advice would be in fixing up a steel snare that is out of round. To be more specific, it’s an older Pearl snare – on the low end for sure, but it has sentimental value…

Ask The Drummer: How do I fix my tempo issues?

Ask The Drummer: How do I fix my tempo issues?

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Our friend Garth writes in: Dear Ask the Drummer- I have become a terrible drummer somehow. Maybe “terrible” is a bit harsh but along the way (and I’ve been drumming off-and-on for at least 20 years now) I’ve regressed into some bad habits – mostly that my tempo is unsteady.…

Ask the Drum Guy: Putting together a Frankenkit in….. Italy!

Ask the Drum Guy: Putting together a Frankenkit in….. Italy!

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Our good friend Andy lives in Italy and is trying to put together a great sounding drum kit without breaking the bank. ┬áVintage USA made kits go for crazy money in Italia, so we’re trying to help him pull something together without breaking the bank. 1) What’s the general deal…

Ask the Drummer: What the hell is this snare?

Ask the Drummer: What the hell is this snare?

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Hello, Ask the Drummer- I’m trying to clarify some information on a snare drum before I post it for sale. I’m hoping you’ll have some guidance here. First, pictures: It’s the one on the bottom: 1) There is a stamp inside the shell saying “399”, and I’ve read that this…

Ask The Drummer – Restoring Some Old Ludwigs!

Ask The Drummer – Restoring Some Old Ludwigs!

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Tommy wrote: Bandmate picked up a sweet deal on a ’68-’70 Silver Sparkle Ludwig Classic kit in odd sizes. Olive/Blue badges, 3-ply w/ lacquered interiors. Rail tom mount. 13, 14, 16, 20 and keystone Supraphonic all for $250! Even included speed king, hi-hat, and 2 cymbal stands — and lots…

Ask the Drummer – Tequila Sunrise Vistalites!

Ask the Drummer – Tequila Sunrise Vistalites!

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FredRock writes: Hello, Drummer! I’m looking at this Tequila Sunrise Vistalite kit on ebay. Is it worth the money? Will they sound different from regular Vistalites? Is there any danger of the seams coming undone?   Hello, FredRock! The kit in question has a BIN price of $2,495.00 USD plus…