1960's Rosewood Teardrop Kit
greg9ball

1960's Rosewood Teardrop Kit

Sizes are 14x20, 9x13, 16x16. The snare drum is a 60's Ludwig 400. I also have the matching 8x12 tom that is not pictured. I have the kit tuned up high for bebop. I had not idea how great these tear drops kits were until I bought this kit. I'm not worthy!
Gorgeous kit. I used one of those kits for many years--a five-piece teardrop just like yours. I bought them from the legendary Faust Music in Milwaukee in the early 70's. I used them in every possible context--small group jazz, big bands, theater and TV orchestras--and they killed every time.

Circumstances forced me to sell them in the early 80's. I've been kicking myself ever since.

Those drums had the most beautiful, perfect thin shells I have ever seen. And the chrome plating was phenomenal.

A woodworking expert turned me on to this: You can keep that dark rosewood looking beautiful by polishing the shells with lemon oil.

Enjoy them!
 
[quote name='rondrums51' date='27 July 2010 - 04:31 PM']
Gorgeous kit. I used one of those kits for many years--a five-piece teardrop just like yours. I bought them from the legendary Faust Music in Milwaukee in the early 70's. I used them in every possible context--small group jazz, big bands, theater and TV orchestras--and they killed every time.

Circumstances forced me to sell them in the early 80's. I've been kicking myself ever since.

Those drums had the most beautiful, perfect thin shells I have ever seen. And the chrome plating was phenomenal.

A woodworking expert turned me on to this: You can keep that dark rosewood looking beautiful by polishing the shells with lemon oil.

Enjoy them!
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Great tip on the lemon oil. Thank you!
 

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