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About Vintage Drum Restoration…

Welcome to the ‘Vintage Drum Restoration’ website which will show you a selection of our services.

For the last 30+ years I have been tinkering & restoring vintage drums. Inspired by the likes of Len Howe / Eddie Ryan, who helped me source many a rare part. I found myself being asked to fix and restore old kits, hence the creation of this happy sideline to my day-job. Based ‘down south’ in Poole alongside the picturesque Jurassic Dorset coastline I offer a range of restoration services from wrapping and wood veneering to full kit restoration. Please get in-touch to see how I can help or visit the Projects section here to see more of what I do.  I look forward to hearing from you, Tim

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Just a quick message to say how pleased I am with the hoops, very impressed! I’ve been away and only just opened them up and they look amazing so thanks so much. I’ll definitely be recommending your services! 

Jonathan Ward, 60's round badge Gretsch bass hoop restoration

I was very pleased with my recent purchase of a 1970’s Olympic 12” x 8” tom. It arrived well packed and the condition was very clean and polished. A refurb that looked almost new. I would certainly buy from this company again. Ken (Surrey)

Ken Humphrey - Fish

“Great service, thanks”
Ludwig Keystone Badge via eBay


I would like to say that I was highly pleased with my purchase from Vintage Drum Restoration and I would recommend them. Great service.

Trevor Willgrass

Tim, Just a quick note to tell you how happy I am with this snare drum. I can see it’s been really nicely fixed-up, it sounds absolutely fantastic, and looks great too.
I also really appreciate you slacking off both heads and strainer for despatch. I’ll be keeping an eye on your items in future, and definitely recommend you to others.
Many thanks!! Merlin

Merlin (The Beat Shed)

I bought the Pearl 80s orphan build from Vintage Drum Restorations,

The drums were beautifully done, with its copper 60s swirl a real showstopper. Everywhere I play this kit I get lots attention. And it has that very distinctive 80s sound – I love this kit.

Robert Joseph-Greenstock