|The Basement >> Back Issues >> Issue 13, Summer, 2003|
OK kids, I got a new drummie.
It's a 32" chain conversion by Mark Guthrie of Precision
Classic Timpani in Portage, Michigan. I'm told he used to make chain
drums for Clevelander. Anyway, he did a great job on my drum. I had
a 32" bowl made by Steve Schiffer at D. Picking which he shipped
to Mark for the conversion. I had some old hardware from a chain drum
my friend Rich O'Donnell made in the 70's. It was on an aluminum
Jenco bowl which is now doing planter duty in the garden. Anyway,
Mark polished up the brackets and reused them along with the sprockets.
He made a beautiful counterhoop which matches the bracket hardware.
Anyway, I picked it up from Roadway Express in my truck and the photos
below tell the story.
Lots and lots of shredded paper. Will it compost? I think not.
Unwrapped and in The Basement on a rolling stand that I had made.
|I'm ready for my close-up. Note the lugs can be tuned individually and the head can be changed without removing the chain. Ahhh.|