A quick transformation, and why it wasn't worth it....

Discussion in 'Resto and Rehab tips' started by mike17, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. mike17

    mike17 Well-Known Member

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    Had this roll through recently. Barn find, client asked to have it cleaned up to display. I took it from this...
     

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    To this...... The client was unhappy with how it turned out, (he dropped it on a Friday and wanted to pick it up on the Monday). I mean, I understand it's not a museum piece but all things considered I think it turned out really well for rushing it through on a weekend.
     

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    Wow, what more does the guy want? It looks great.
     
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    I'd also be interested to know what the client expected. Looks like a fine job to me, perfect for displaying.
     
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    dtk DFO Master

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    how'd you repair the head?
    great job...
     
  6. xsabers

    xsabers World's Second Most Okayest Drummer

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    He thought it would become a DW, perhaps????

    Nice job. I'd be very pleased.
     
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    You clearly forgot to add a Pearl-style double tom mount.
     
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    Nice job!
     
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    That looks wonderful. Can't believe the guy wouldn't be happy, and can't imagine he had any reasonable expectations. What'd he say?
     
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    Beautiful work. What were they expecting?

    I would assume that this is either destined for display piece (probably in a restaurant) or will be topped with glass and become a coffee table so how nice does it have to be?
     
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    Count me in as being stunned the client wasn't happy. A superb resoration!
     
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    Nice job, although, if you refinished it, is that what he was disappointed about? If he's sad about your job I'd think back to the communication prior to the job being taken on. If he didn't communicate anything specifically, then maybe he just didn't like your bill.
     
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    Ask him how much he wants for it. That shell looks like it was made from birdseye maple.
     
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    My opinion is that the client is an unrealistic and unappreciative fool.
     
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    Great job, especially for 2 days! What the heck does the guy want? Bonus is the great head repair! That would be a red flag for me -
    "I want it Monday!"

    What does the inside look like??
     
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    Mike: You did a GREAT job on that drum. I'm super impressed. That client is a fool to not be happy with your job on this.
     
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    That drum looks WAY better. What was that dude expecting? Maybe he was just complaining in the hopes that you would give him a discount, or not charge him at all. I've heard/read about a lot of people doing this crap to get free products/services. Even if nothing is actually wrong, they will whine and moan and make stuff up (and sometimes demand to speak to a manager) until they get a discount. It's like an actual tactic that only the cheapest of the cheap @$$holes use. Some of them actually brag about it, like they've "beaten the system" or something. Total lowlife nonsense.
     

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