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||Posted - 29/05/2012 : 03:51:36
I was (well, still am) fixing up another Aqua shimmer Prem, but couldn't resist buying this recently for a quick refurb. The kit came with a cheap snare, hardware and cymbals so they were quickly sold on, leaving me to concentrate on cleaning up the Oly.
It was in pretty good nick, but still required a complete strip down to clean up properly. I won't bore you with all the details, if you're interested I've put a wee write-up and more pics on my site:
I've said it before but I was never a fan of mahogany duroplastic (well, it's just brown innit?!) until Dug posted some of his kits, and now having fixed this one up myself, I really love the finish and it's certainly not 'just' brown, there are almost reds and golds in there too depending on the light! A lot less lugs to polish than Premiers aswell, which was nice
Here she is
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||Posted - 30/05/2012 : 19:20:40
||Posted - 30/05/2012 : 11:01:08
Yer a madman, yer grog addled Bunyip ya!!
||Posted - 30/05/2012 : 10:43:40
Oh !! Geeeeze Shock horror, I think I have just stuffed up ??? Sherder is a guitarist on the wrong forum ?? my sorries mate!! I should not have gone off at ya!?
Just FECK off anyhow.
Feckin' guitarists, always shouting us drumma's down and tuning up when I'm trying to tune my snare batter head, feckin' barstewards !!
||Posted - 30/05/2012 : 10:38:42
Originally posted by Sherder
Anybody have mini guitars for sale?
Hello Sherder, Yes I have several of those for sale mate, I've sharpened them up at the neck, SO THEY CAN BE SHOVED FAIR DINKUM UP YA AR@E etc etyc Ya feckin'; drongo TROLL !!
||Posted - 29/05/2012 : 22:30:52
Thanks David, I've updated the auction. I'm at work now but will see about those stamps tomorrow. Cheers!
||Posted - 29/05/2012 : 21:43:20
Anybody have mini guitars for sale?
||Posted - 29/05/2012 : 21:29:35
No problem Bjorn use the info if you want. You can usually see the numbers through the badge grommet.
||Posted - 29/05/2012 : 20:02:18
Thanks for the kind words guys!
Haha Dug, well spotted on eBay, no mahogany duro gets past you eh!!! I'm at 'critical mass' regards drumkits, just one kit away from a divorce, but I like to keep busy and breathe a bit of life into an old kit so couldn't pass this one up when I saw it. I'm not kidding when I say I had to smuggle this into the house!!
This is the first complete Oly I've had and although it is indeed light, it's definitely a quality kit, so simple but full of character. I'm really quite taken with it and if I get a bigger house or new wife I may just look for one to keep!
David, the shells are every bit as nice as any Premiers I've had, in fact better than some!! They did indeed have various stamps inside, I meant to take a note of the numbers before reassembly but forgot. All the badges are serial-numbered but fairly random as expected. That picture, that's the very kit indeed, gorgeous! (Do you mind if I use your dates and that picture in my auction?)
||Posted - 29/05/2012 : 17:44:19
Lovely work Bjorn any date stamps in those nice shells, she'll be 77-79 ish.
I wonder if it was this one?????
||Posted - 29/05/2012 : 12:12:32
I've had about 5 of those kits in various finishes. you really can't go wrong with them if you want a functional, no nonsense gigging kit. the Mahog duro grows on me
||Posted - 29/05/2012 : 12:05:21
Very nice, fairly light too.
||Posted - 29/05/2012 : 10:28:32
Beautiful job!!! I've never really been a fan of the NKT finish but that looks absolutely superb!!!
||Posted - 29/05/2012 : 07:47:13
I've got thre of these in this finish in the Oly series, mate, cracking job, and a beauty to behold. I also noticed that she's up for grabs on Ebay, so if any of you sniffers fancy this, then gerron it!!