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    GOLD/BRASS PLATED STANDS

    NEED USED GOLD OR BRASS PLATED CYMBAL BOOM STANDS, TOM AND SNARE STANDS
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    `NEED ASSISTANCE ID ING THIS DRUM

    BY JOVE" I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT JDA !!! SAME PICTURES THAT WERE SENT TO ME".
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    `NEED ASSISTANCE ID ING THIS DRUM

    THIS APPEARS TO BE A GRETSCH DRUM WITH AN AMERICAN DRUM CO BADGE " WHAT SAY Y'ALL.?? JIM MESSINA vintage drums talk
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    Any Trixon experts out there? Need advice

    Now “that’s”a helpful reply !! Thank you so much” I still have to assess and take inventory Because there were boxes of lugs and stands ,Speedfire shells and hoops” I really appreciate the education “
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    Any Trixon experts out there? Need advice

    I’m overwhelmed with the amount of Trixon and Vox that I’m being presented with. There are all these conical bass drum shells and floor Tom shells and hardware. I really don’t know much about Trixon and Vox drums but when I see so many parts and projects in one place I can’t help but want to...
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    Need info on this"SONIC" 50's snare from France.

    I FOUND A PICTURE OF THE INSIDE THAT HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL TO FIGURE OUT HOW IT GOES AND WHAT PARTS I STILL NEED. THE SECOND PICTURE IS WHAT I'VE MANAGED TO PUT TOGETHER SO FAR." I NEED A 33.5 CM METAL SHELL WITH A BEAD AND I NEED TO FIND OUT WHERE I CAN GET METRIC HEADS FOR THIS THING "...
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    RICH, I WAS HELPING MY FRIEND "RANDY NORDLUND" DOWN HERE IN FLORIDA I CAME ACROSS A BEAT UP...

    RICH, I WAS HELPING MY FRIEND "RANDY NORDLUND" DOWN HERE IN FLORIDA I CAME ACROSS A BEAT UP BOX OF ALUMINUM DRUM PARTS HE GOT FROM YOU. FIRST OF ALL, DO YOU REMEMBER ANY OF THIS?? IT'S A BUNCH OF ALUMINUM WIDE HOOPS AND ALSO WHAT APPEARS TO BE A PARALLEL MECHANISM. THEY ARE PARTS OF A...
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    Need info on this"SONIC" 50's snare from France.

    I was recently given a box of parts that contained aluminum wide hoops that are metric.three sets of hoops ,one set for a snare drum one set for a mounted tom , and one set for a 16" fl tom. the fl tom hoops happen to be 16" NOT METRIC.Also included were about 48 aluminum lugs and 6 aluminum...
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    CRAIGSLIST CRAP

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    "DUPLEX RED SPARKLE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS FULL DRESS"

    I AGREE",UNCANNY RESEMBLANCE"
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    "DUPLEX RED SPARKLE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS FULL DRESS"

    THIS IS THE ONLY DUPLEX RED SPARKLE FULL DRESS "SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS" I'VE EVER SEEN. I'VE SEEN SOME ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS MINT WMP FULL DRESS MODELS,BUT NEVER A RED SPARKLE. I,VE SEEN GOLD SPARKLE", BLACK DIAMOND", BLACK NICKLE" AND OF COURSE WMP. THIS ONE ALSO HAS ALL BRASS HARDWARE"AND TAKES 13"...
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    DRUGANS OUT DO THEMSELVES" RED AZTEC!! MINT!!

    JIM MESSINA OF VINTAGE DRUMS TALK VISITS THE DRUGANS BOOTH AT THE 2019 CHICAGO DRUM SHOW. AS USUAL THEY DISPLAYED UNBELIEVABLY RARE FINISHES IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. THEN CAME A REFRESHING TALK WITH DRUM HISTORY PODCAST HOST BART VANDERZEE WHO IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK TO BECOMING THE NEXT...
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    THE FABULOUS JOE LUOMA- 2019 CHICAGO SHOW -# 2

    JIM MESSINA OF VINTAGE DRUMS TALK VISITS PROMINENT VINTAGE DRUM COLLECTOR AND SINGER WITH JOEY AND THE FABULAIRES JOE LUOMA. JOE FEATURES SOME RARE ,MINT SETS AND DISPLAYS THE 3 WAY TUNING SYSTEM WITH EXAMPLES OF GLADSTONE DRUMS.
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