Just picked up a fixer upper in pretty good shape:
Plan A: Refurbish the orange drums
Plan B: Take out the snare and save it for a mini drumkit for future wedding gigs – low volume and easy transport. Yeah!
Stats: Vintage no-name kit 20×14, 12×8, 16×16, and a 14×5 student snare
All the drums are in a nice orange sparkle, except for the snare which is blue sparkle. Condition is great considering the age of the drums – bearing edge still sharp, no ply separation, little colour fade, even comes with some vintage hardware too! Neat.
To Do List:
Orange drums – clean, buff, polish, restore bottom heads, fix the hi-hat pedal. New DRUMHEADS – maybe. It’s gonna get pricy.
Blue “snare” – It’s missing everything a normal snare should have, I plan to convert this drum into a shallow 14″ tom and eventually add on (or saw off) other pieces and built it into a super portable Â mini-drumset. We’ll see.