Restoration on "Unknown"Cuban or P.R. or ? Drum is complete!

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Restoration on "Unknown"Cuban or P.R. or ? Drum is complete!

Postby Mr.Rumba » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:20 pm

Tony did a fine fine job as you can see....I am so happy with this!
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Before restoration
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After restoration by Tony Stearn
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Re: Restoration on "Unknown"Cuban or P.R. or ? Drum is compl

Postby Omelenko1 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:51 pm

Looks like a Timbas Ismael from PR.
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Re: Restoration on "Unknown"Cuban or P.R. or ? Drum is compl

Postby pcastag » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:05 pm

Nice, this is the one that sold on ebay correct? How heavy is it? Is the wood oak? Bet it sounds nice.
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Re: Restoration on "Unknown"Cuban or P.R. or ? Drum is compl

Postby Mr.Rumba » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:20 pm

pcastag wrote:Nice, this is the one that sold on ebay correct? How heavy is it? Is the wood oak? Bet it sounds nice.


This was from ebay. We have to put it on a scale, I have not done so yet. There is a lot of discussion on the wood but it has not been confirmed one way or the other. The skin is still drying. We'll play it tomorrow. I am leaning towards thinking it is Ismael but no way to know for sure. Thanks for the positive vibes!
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Postby KING CONGA » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:04 pm

Wow! very nice. Drum has a lot of character, just the way I like them.
Congratulations Mr.Rumba
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Re: Restoration on "Unknown"Cuban or P.R. or ? Drum is compl

Postby Thebreeze » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:16 pm

Did you replace the bands?? the before pic looks like the bands were thicker, or maybe just the way I am looking at it. If they are different I would have wanted to keep the original bands. I see the hardware got cleaned up, and a new head, but what there any thing of significance that needed restoring?
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Re: Restoration on "Unknown"Cuban or P.R. or ? Drum is compl

Postby Mr.Rumba » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:27 pm

Here is the first sound demo. The skin is still not completely dry so no crankage yet and playing it "mildly".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPGos6W1HqQ&feature=youtu.be
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Postby Mr.Rumba » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:32 pm

Thebreeze wrote:Did you replace the bands?? the before pic looks like the bands were thicker, or maybe just the way I am looking at it. If they are different I would have wanted to keep the original bands. I see the hardware got cleaned up, and a new head, but what there any thing of significance that needed restoring?


I asked Tony who restored this drum to go into more detail on exactly what he did and why. There were some serious cracks, very heavy duty. If you are interested I will post his reply as he did all the work and is much more knowledgable then me on restorations of congas, and the "why and how". :)
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Postby vinnieL » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:27 am

Love the drum it's beautiful
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Re: Restoration on "Unknown"Cuban or P.R. or ? Drum is compl

Postby 11am » Mon May 27, 2013 8:13 pm

I'm happy to see that drum found a good home. I was tempted to bid on it, but had to restrain myself! Looks great too!
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