Cleaning and re-assembling the shell and hardware of a 1980's Premier "1026" snare drum. Some TLC, and plenty of chrome polish.
Having changed the neck on my Candy Apple Red Jaguar - I now need to dial in the neck action, and check all of the previous setup perameters
"You put the hardware on - you take it off... On... off... on... off..." ...reverting to my original plan
A set of vintage Premier shells with two kick drums allows for a certain amount of flexibility when it comes to restoring and re-fitting a custom kit, (or two).
A couple of minor "catch-up" tasks to progress my Custom "Extra Width" Jazzmaster build. Mounting the pickups, and toning the Pau Ferro fingerboard
Having recently decided to "have a go" at drumming - I've acquired a second-hand vintage steel snare drum, and will break it down so I can recondition it, and learn how it's put together.
Sometimes, there's a lot to be said for "fettling" old pieces of equipment, and in getting some extra life out of "broken" kit. If I can save £50 on every piece of hardware - perhaps I can eventually afford that Ludwig Supraphonic!
After deciding to swap around the necks on my Jaguar projects again - I need to swap the hardware out on this lacquered AllParts JGRO neck. There are also a few areas of damage I need to clear up...
I want a polished finish for this ash Jaguar body - but I also want a super-thin nitro coat. Here's how I achieve a high gloss in just six, *(or seven) steps.
...just call me "Four-Jags!"...