The clamps for the support frames have rusty bolts, so it is recommended that the bolts are replaced after soaking them with WD40 for some time. We dont attempt to repair items that we dont know anything about. Amateur attempts at repairing items tend make things worse in our experience and as we mostly sell photographic equipment we have experience of amateur repair attemps, and they are never good!This is an original set of SDS-V pads for the collector / restorer, or for an accurately dated movie / video prop. Because the clamps for the supports need freeing off, we only placed the supports for the bass drum in the rough position for the photo - they merely prop the item up for the photograph. They might work, or they might not - but we think that there will almost certainly be some problem with them, so please be prepared to do some work. They will probably need some attention to make them work correctly.
From what I can see on the internet, theyre not at all complicated mechanically or electrically and there is at least one website showing how they can be restored. _gsrx_vers_826 GS 7.0.13b2 (826).The item "5x Vintage 1980s SDS V (SDSV) Simmons Analogue Electronic Drum Pads (No Brain)" is in sale since Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Percussion\Drums\Drum Kits". The seller is "riverside_retro" and is located in Guildford. This item can be shipped to European Union member countries.