WELCOME TO BOOM DRUMZ!!!!!
WELCOME TO BOOM DRUMZ!!!!!
Boom Vintage Drums & Restoration. Any decade collectible and players drumz alike, however,
WW2 era drums are the specialty.
Drum restoration performed with artistic quality to a high level of customer satisfaction. Collection Liquidation and valuation
WW II and other era vintage drums that are beautifully customized to not only look amazing, but to be completely playable as well. We utilize 90% original vintage parts and shells to create a beautiful and unique instrument.
Joe has been the drummer of this exciting band for over a decade. They have performed as an opening act for notable headliners such as the premier national touring reggae band " THIRD WORLD on the boardwalk concert stage in Atlantic City. They have been playing their tropical and classic rock sounds in almost every casino beach bar and pe
Joe has been the drummer of this exciting band for over a decade. They have performed as an opening act for notable headliners such as the premier national touring reggae band " THIRD WORLD on the boardwalk concert stage in Atlantic City. They have been playing their tropical and classic rock sounds in almost every casino beach bar and performance venue on both the ocean and bay side of the city as well as Philadelphia NY and NJ. They were the premier house trio for years for the Philadelphia Flyers Hockey team in the Upscale Cadillac Grille.
Joey boom has also supplied an enormous amount of percussive sounds to numerous live and recorded performances over the years. He has a vast array of colors and sounds both with acoustic,exotic and electronic instruments to set an ambient mood or fire up a latin/ Jazz/ or pop accompaniment to ANY live or recording performance.. If you need it want it, he’s got it
Like most, Joe started in elementary school and realized the passion early on. He was in every ensemble possible including award winning Marching/Jazz & Concert Bands at West Milford HS,Class of 78. He began his percussion scoring and writing tenure as a 16 yr old student for his alma mater as well as several other area High School drum lines at the same time. He then continued his insatiable appetite at the perfect percussion breeding grounds of William Paterson University, 78-83 There, he was a part of the nationally recognized NJ Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Ray DesRoches. He had NUMEROUS 20th century [New Music] performance opportunities in NJ, New York City and San Fransisco with the Ensemble. From solo marimba to the full percussion orchestra of Charles Wuorinen’s Percussion Symphony. He has played just about every percussion instrument imaginable.
He performed drums and or hand percussion for concerts clubs and festivals with all types of music not only locally in the tri state area but extensively though out the United States from East coast to West coast and the mid west in between. North from parts of Canada to along the southern rim of Key west the Gulf coast region to Texas. EVERY state along the eastern seaboard through to the caribbean including St. Thomas St, John, BVI, Bermuda, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic,Puerto Rico and as far south as Barbados multiple times on land and Sea on for a year on Costa Cruise Lines.
Several European tours including Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain. He has played and sang Jazz in NY Philly & Washington DC, Rock,Blues, Latin, Funk/Soul Classic Rock, Singer Song Writer, Wedding Pop/Dance Classical percussion, Marching Band & drum corps Reggae & Smooth Jazz across the lands. Honky Tonk, traditional Country, Original country of several styles through Nashville, Texas and the deep south MANY TIMES, Modern Country, Oldies & Doo Wop concerts, Traditional and progressive POLKA, Sousa style concert and New Orleans style street Parade performance in NY NJ & Philly. He has also and recorded with NUMEROUS artists all representing the styles listed above on drums and percussion.
In addition to his impressive performance accomplishments He was an Instrumental Music teacher and music technology instructor, percussion instructor for over 30 yrs in NJ public school systems from grades Kindergarten to community College. He has composed and written countless percussion ensemble and Marching Drum Line scores and pieces. He has won MANY high honors and awards for HS percussion performances both in the concert Hall all over the country and Canada but locally ALL over the Sate of NJ on the marching field.
He is the organizer and producer of the Delaware Drum Show that is held every last week in February and is also a published writer of articles in VDLS and Not so modern Drummer Magazines both in the UK and the US.
Some funky brushing between classes!!
All of the shells exterior are cleaned polished and waxed. The 16 was very poorly stored and was quite yellow. It had several cracks along the pattern of the WMP flake finish. Each one was drilled at the ends of the cracks to stop any further travel ,filled with glue and then sanded to allow the finish plastic powder to fill in and resume as close to original as possible. It was then completely wet sanded polished and buff waxed to match the other drums better. The seam was badly lifted and cracked. There was a Ludwig leg mount over it as well. It has been glued back down and the mount was replaced with 2 carriage bolts. This drum came with 3 early 60's Ludwig floor tom leg mounts and no legs. They were all cleaned polished and comparable legs were sourced and work perfectly.
ALL OF THE interiors have been sanded and Linseed oiled 2 coats. The edges have been sanded smooth,oiled and candle waxed for head lubrication. The 13 was tung oiled many coats by the previous owner and has a gloss finish.
The Bass Drum light socket and light assembly was left intact. A makeshift double male ended cord was made to allow the lights to function again. When plugged in, both sides of the shell mounted outlet work to act as another electrical source on stage. This of course can remain or be removed by the next owner
The original hoop clip mounts for the 13 & 14 toms are included in the sale. . It is suggested to use a snare stand for the 13 and the modified conversion plate mounting system on the 14 which utilizes the late 50's Ludwig tom mount that was originally on the 16 floor tom. A large round conversion plate with 2 large rubber grommets was fabricated for the Ludwig mount to be used with a clamp "L" arm that is retro fitted to the original Slingerland mounting holes. Solid trouble free mounting with no floor stands or extra holes in the shell. Conversion mount system and the "L" arm stand clamp is included in the sale price.
EVERY lug has been disassembled cleaned and buffed. Most were replaced with matching dark colored unbroken or cracked ones for cross kit uniformity and reliability. Each one is cotton stuffed. Any of the original fine threaded machine head screws that stripped the wooden lugs upon reassembly were replaced with stainless steel 10x3/4 slotted wood screws for a tight grip and a vintage appearance.
EVERY rod and clip was chosen for each drum. . . . They all spent time in a vibratory unit for any rust removal, cleaned, buffed on a bench wheel and matched to a similar clip and lug insert
ALL of the wooden hoops were sanded and re-lacquered. Some were reglued at the scarf joints for a tight fit and closed gaps. They were mounted to the shells in an offset position to create the best uniformed seating of the heads. Some were slightly bent downward from years of the clips tension in one spot. Some are slightly bulged which is common for 79 year old wood poorly stored for decades.
Some areas of the bearing edges were glued and clamped back to zero separation. The original throw arm was snapped at the adjustment bolt and long gone. This one is a modern replica that was sanded,steel wooled and dremeled to resemble an original one of the same time period. The wooden throw bodies were drilled for modern wood screws to ensure a fail proof tight fit of the ORIGINAL snare wires. The tension spring on the butt side spring was shortened by clipping 5 of the coils to allow increased travel and tension of the wires.which in turn, increases the amount of tension from very loose to crispy in and pitch range and creates maximum performance of the snare system. The snare side hoop was replaced with one from another donor Bomber snare drum. The original was completely separated and broken. The plastic mounting brackets have one modern brass mounting screw as the original was missing. One of them was modified to allow a straight adjustment of the wooden bodies to line up the snare wires to the snare beds.
They are visual references to the restorations and repairs. They show all of the "Before issues" and the correction of them. They also show the drastic color differences of the lugs on almost each drum.. Please click the " show more" word at the bottom until it no longer appears. You may also click on any pic to change the view.
These drums are without a doubt the cleanest most reliable "Players grade" Bomber set of unborn together drums out there. Every screw nut bolt and bits as well as interior moisturized and protected shells has been addressed. All of the drums will have medium modern batter heads and thinner reso heads that are a combination of Aquarian vintage and remo ambassadors.. The BD has an Aquarian SKIII batter head and the Fiberskyn Reso head. The snare has been modified for maximum performance with in its original design. Calfskin could be an option for a reflected price and of course results are not guaranteed.
Please note that these are nothing like your past drum experiences.. There is an odd number of 5 lugs perside on the 13. The snare has only 6 lugs per side. This means that there is offset tension points on the snare side of the head in relation to the snare beds and wires.
However, the absence of any metal on the shells allows the sound vibration to pass through the lugs instead of being interrupted by them.
If there are to be any broken or cracked lugs in the future of your ownership THAT CAUSE A FUNCTIONALITY ISSUE. I will offer [for a reduced fee] a similar procedure as the Rickenbacker guitar tailpieces.
The broken lug would be identified, disassembles and shipped back me WITH ALL OF THE METAL MOUNTING AND TENSION PARTS. Another lug casing as close to the color as the failed one within the limits of shelf stock will be chosen. Color matching will of course be determined by available parts stock here at that time. Any of the other parts to ensure a "plug and play" situation upon its return to you will be utilized or replaced..
The numerous inconsistencies of this era requires this suggested procedure.
If perhaps, a very close color match is requested a wood casing will be refinished for an additional fee to match the color of the returned casing. If for instance a failed lug is in the front of the drum, another from round the back can replace the front one and one of a somewhat unmatched can be mounted round the back.
This service is cancelled upon sales or transfer of any of these drums to the next owner from you.
Boiled Linseed oil 2 coats
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Lovely weather for some oiled 79 year old wood please click on the full screen box at the lower right.
a brief session of the toms/BD in Low tune with snare drum capabilities. click on the replay arrow on the lower left
another session of medium tunings and snare capabilities full screen box and the replay arrow lower left
HIGH TUNINGS. . and messy playing
get your Bomber Dance on baby