I bought this from a guy who had two of the exact same drum, the one for sale being the better of the two - If I remember right, the badge had been bent or partially broken, and so he took the better badge and put it on this drum.
Blue sparkle 3ply mahogany shell with maple rerings. Beautiful interior and it does have a stamp - Mar 3 1958. Two issues to be noted: Some of the lugs have a few small pitting marks in the chrome, nothing serious or "supra" by ANY means but they are there. The top "thumb screw" lever of the three point strainer has been painted silver or something, my guess was because the chrome had flaked or rusted. The rest of the throw however, does have its chrome, though there is some pitting on the very bottom half that holds the gut/wires. Still looks good and works great. RK-type double pad muffler. Tension rods appear to be original and definitely Slingerland. Wires are not original, some cheap wires that came with the drum when I bought it.
I've seen a lot of the 60's Leedy 5" Shelly Manne drums but not a 50's 6.5" in this style, so I thought it was extra cool. Whoever gets this drum will be very happy! I played it a lot because It does a lot.
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Edited by bharrington, 16 December 2011 - 03:32 PM.