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#1 giantpanda4

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 07:51 AM

Check out this drum:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...7111226439&rd=1

I saw this somewhere before. Looks like it is missing the key. Are the rotors correct?

Reserve says $395. Could be a good buy. wink.gif
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Posted 01 November 2004 - 09:23 AM

Looks as if it's been carried quite a bit loaded (look at the wear inside the drum)...
May be a deal depending on the price. Guess that a replacement key would be a bill or more?? dry.gif

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 09:24 AM

Jard to tell from the photo, but an original Crosby would have a nickle rotor shaft, but at least it is hollow so we can safely assume it is not a WH shaft?
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Posted 01 November 2004 - 10:37 PM

.....not just the rotor shaft, but the entire rotor ought to be nickled. Is a bridgeport or seymore rotor with a Crosby drum body and a Crosby cover...but no key.
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 06:47 AM

A Crosby would not have a nickel rotor or rotor shaft, just blue.
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 06:51 AM

Mike,

The Crosby drums according to Cox and Hill had nickel colored rotors, not blue. Some may have been replaced with blue rotors, because according to Cox the Crosby nickel rotors weren't terribly reliable.
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 06:58 AM

Well my apologies. Unfortunately I am not able to reference any books. I am surprised they have nickel rotors.
I was going from memory on Doug Richardson's book Guess I better watch my memory! I am going to check this when I get home and see exactly what Doug says in his drum book.
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 05:49 PM

I took a quick look in Cox and Hill and could not find any reference to a nickel colored rotor on Crosby, maybe I missed it but I could not find it.

HOWEVER

In Cox's book it was noted on page 32 "painted black and the rotors are quite crude. They look like they were hammered out of a Crisco can."

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in Doug's book

Driver finish: Some sort of silver colored plating
Special Observation: Driver, Case, and Hub are finished in a dull silvery plating..... General workmanship is shabby compared to other models.
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