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$300 is heavy top price for one that year.  I am one who is NOT into extra $$$ for b-day drum....if you consider its just the date the drum was stamped....couldve sat in a pile for a few days before completed, and others could prob tell you if was stamped when completed as finished/drilled shell or after assembled.  HOWEVER, I DO have a drum with a date stamp of my day/year birth....it wouldnt have been known if not for hole bout size of quarter in the orig bottom head (ONLY flaw, top head and wires good).....a CHROME Standard snare, 1971, almost no pits, (I think got it with case and stand), I would have bought it regardless, only paid about $100.  


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Looks like we've found the bottom end!

 

Here's a '64 I recently sold for $425

100% original not a flaw on it.

Brass hoops

 

There are plenty of collectors out there willing to pay up for great examples.

I've collected and sold many many over the years most selling in the 325-375 range for very clean, original heads ect.

 

 

So there's the high end of the market market

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Looks like we've found the bottom end!

 

Here's a '64 I recently sold for $425

100% original not a flaw on it.

Brass hoops

 

There are plenty of collectors out there willing to pay up for great examples.

I've collected and sold many many over the years most selling in the 325-375 range for very clean, original heads ect.

 

 

So there's the high end of the market market

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My 64 is all original, and I'll admit not that mint, but in very very good shape...and I didn't pay anywhere near that...or would. No offense.

 

To me, those are over inflated, Reverb prices. But hey, there's hobbyists out there who'll put it on a mantle and never play it. Not my gig.

 

To each their own.


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Certainly no offense taken. Just making note there's also market for top quality gear, that is all.


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For something truly mint and pristine, there's always someone willing to pay a premium. But it's never representative of the market as a whole. This is always proven when several other sellers try and fail to get a similar price for their drums shortly after such a sale. 


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I’d pay 300 all day long for a mint Acro 100% original no scratches.
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Well, they're selling new for $430. $430. $430.
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I’d pay 300 all day long for a mint Acro 100% original no scratches.

How bout one with a few almost invisible scratches for two-fiddy? :D   

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I should’ve clarified , for a Keystone.
INot a fan of the gray painted shells.
If it were a 61/2 it would be a steal
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Looks nice. The wires lay flat?

I’d pay 300 all day long for a mint Acro 100% original no scratches.

How bout one with a few almost invisible scratches for two-fiddy? :D
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Looks nice. The wires lay flat? 

 

 

 

 

Yep, one missing though.  I've had good luck and not so good luck when using heat to soften the ends to flatten them when they are warped up on sides as happens with the wide plastic end wires.  


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I've paid over 300 for a few...but they were original first generation(often called Prototypes), Keystone crimped bed w' brass hoops, special order Keystone 10 lug, Keystone 6.5, B/O badge 10 lug, B/O badge 6.5 and a Black Galaxy 6.5 like new. Real nice pointed badge models have been selling in the 200-250 range lately.

 

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For that much money you could nearly buy a new one...
I might take one if it sounds good and is in good condition, but I'd rather grab a slightly worn Supra with that much money.
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I own two.  A KB for less than $100 in fine shape 8.5/10 and an unk. KB or B/O (likely latter) in horrible shape for even less that I refinished.......

 

JP:  That's a sweet one!


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The decision is strictly personal. I would pay a premium, but that's just me. However, the drum you're looking at is not one I would buy because of the condition of the date stamp. If it was clear, then my advice would be buy, buy buy! 


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Thanks man!

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NO


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