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Waffling on drums
Old 2 weeks ago
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Waffling on drums

Alright fellas, straighten me out here.

I have:

Yamaha stage customs (90s). Birch. 10/12/16/22. They are loud, durable, reliable, but very modern sounding. I don't play out as much as I used to -- and so many places have really decent house kits -- that I could let them go.

I have a keystone era late 60s set of Ludwig customs (no tom mounts on toms/bass drum), maple/mahogany, 12/14/16/20, but the wrap is bad and the bearing edges need re-cutting as they were banged up and someone used filler on them, so tuning is a bit of choir on both toms, but when they're dialed in, they sound wonderful.

'73 Premier African mahogany, 12/13/16/22. They need bottom hoops all around, also could use some repairs and a re-wrap/re-finish. I haven't even played these; won them for cheap at an auction.

I'm looking at a mint set of 1970 Rogers Holiday maple shells (13/18/22), for about $500 USD. Swivel-o-matic tom stand is in perfect order; beautiful.

I'm also looking at a Keith Moon Premier African mahogany shell pack for ~$250 USD, that needs some hardware, but I think I have it (bass drum claws) in the other Premier kit. These are 20/16/12/14, but I worry about the 12/14 being a sympathetic ringing nightmare with the snare. Still, seems like too good of a deal to pass up.

4 kits is perma-couch... 5? Grounds for divorce. Help!
Old 2 weeks ago
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...no tom mounts...but the wrap is bad and the bearing edges need re-cutting...also could use some repairs and a re-wrap/re-finish....needs some hardware,
lot of fixer-uppers in there.

Are you looking forward to the fixing and upping, or are you looking forward to playing them? If the latter, get the one that needs the least work to get into playing shape. Which seems like the Rogers.
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lot of fixer-uppers in there.

Are you looking forward to the fixing and upping, or are you looking forward to playing them? If the latter, get the one that needs the least work to get into playing shape. Which seems like the Rogers.
It sold during wafflegate
Old 2 weeks ago
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It sold during wafflegate
plenty of fish in the sea
Old 2 weeks ago
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Waffle no more. Snagged the Premier '69s, which are in really good shape.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Those old Premiers are cool. A guy in college got a set super cheap, and they were WAY cooler than the price he paid. And they were purple.
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