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Vintage Drum: Buy It or Not?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Inu-Hanyou1776, Jan 25, 2006.

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Should I Try and Buy or Trade for This Drum?

  1. Yes, definitely! It's worth a whole lot and you can get an awesome deal!

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  2. No, the students of the band program deserve to have a vintage, professional level drum to learn on.

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  3. I play my drums nekkid and I don't care!

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  1. Inu-Hanyou1776

    Inu-Hanyou1776 1/2 ton status

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    Take a look at this thread on another forum I joined recently, look over the entire thing, and give me your opinions on whether I should work toward eventually buying or trading for this drum from the Murphy High School Band Program:

    Vintage Snare Drum

    I'm holding this drum in my lap as I type this. I've got it because the band director asked me to work on it and fix it up a little, and that I did, and it now sounds wonderful. So, I have to return it tomorrow.
     
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    A drummer can never have too many snare drums and it looks in excellent shape. I say get it.
     
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    2 problems here...

    "keeping it a secret" is dishonest.

    you dont have a job, so how are you going to "buy" it?
     
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    Save the money to buy a TRUCK!!!!!
     
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    Problem is if it is mahogany, most drums , even in the inexpensive series, are made of that today. Not only that, but the vinyl sparkle cover hurts resonance. I'd just save and buy a $130 Export Select drum that's 100% mahogany and is painted with lacquer...if you really dislike the drum you are using now. Other than that....save the money, keep the drum you got.
     
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    2nd that!!! :wink1:
     
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    Really though Inu, you need to look at priorities. You need to pay for your medical treatment, time to get priorities in order. I could tell you what would happen to somebody who owed me money if I found out they went and bought themselves a new toy.
     
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    At first I thought" Gauder, Christ can't Inu just move on and talk about drums " and then I thought again and I say, good point, and maybe I missed it Inu, But have you THANKED the brotherhood for all the kind, caring and tough wisdom that was layed on you re. your parents? If I missed it, fine, but If you have not mentioned it, kinda pussy if you ask me.
     
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    There are plenty of those around at reasonable prices. I'd pass unless you are getting a really fantastic buy. I have Ludwig drums going back to the 50's.
     
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    Without even truly looking at any of yall's responses, I decided on my own to not push for trading my current snare for it when I took it back the next day. It's still got some issues with the snare strings, and other than tying my shoes, I can't tie good knots so the snares probably won't hold tension for long.

    Nevertheless, I did get the snares tight enough on it that it sounds like a gunshot whenever you hit it good and hard with a stick, and rolls on it sound like machinegun fire.
     
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    Still though, I did read y'alls responses just now, and they reinforced my decision, and I'm not second guessing myself after reading them.
     
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    I was going to say before the second post...thanks for telling me my post was just a waste of my time....:rolleyes:
     
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    :D I was thinking it was a long shot to begin with, but the replies I got on the PDF (Pearl Drummers Forum) just got me to thinking about the possibilities, and I started this thread while I was in that state of mind.
     
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    bad advice... looks like an incapable piece of crap, with an idiot behind the wheel. i want to climb this rock. I KNOW! lets get the tires muddy first! :doah:
     
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    Sounds like he had some F*rd steering components on there, especially the power steering pump. I'd recognize that distinctive Furd power steering whine anywhere.
     
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    He drove it all day like that, conquering almost everything the "big boys" did. He sold a "1-ton" Jeep YJ last year, and said he has more fun in this "Jeep" Give it 'ell and give it 'ell again!
    He had the crowds cheering a lot! Great day, another open house coming up March 11.
     
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    Where was that at? Tellico?
     
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    I say buy the drum, this way you can drum that thing in the shower , and on the roof, and drive everyone insane:haha: and, when they have finally had enough,,,, BANG* it a few more times!!!! :D :haha: j/k


    Seriosly , but what makes YOU happy, and what YOU want, that is all.
     

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