The wonderful store Hellstone Music in Stockholm, Sweden, has been very active on instagram (and facebook) the last few months. Publishing pictures of their inventory.
Today a beautiful Slingerlans built Hager snare in rose marine pearl...
Some weeks ago a top hat and cane kit.
I had the honor to help fulfill my brother's longtime dream - a local jazz festival with only top of the line artists (all but one from Sweden).
And what a line up!!
-Jazz veteran Nisse Sandstrm, who has played with everybody in Sweden, Scandinavia and visiting American jazz legends...
I'm so happy!
The stinging dry sound of stainless steel!
My collection now includes all three versions of Ludwig drums, as seen in the mini catalog from Ludwig in 1976: a 60's black oyster, a 70's pattern c vistalite and a 70's stainless steel - all kits in 22, 12, 13, 16 configuration.
Got this old friend back from my brother.
Its been on the road with a theater group for a while.
It's a Birger Steiner bass drum.
Steiner was the Swedish distributor for Leedy and, later on, Ludwig.
Some drums under the Steiner brand was fitted with Leedy lugs.
My estimate is that this one is...
Just bought this one back.
Missing the pedal and bottom hoop is unoriginal.
Interresting to see all the holes from the pedal, and the hinged lugs on the batter side.
Will turn in to a nice bedside table, with a round glass covering the batter head.
My good friend, and collector, is selling off some cymbals. I'm looking at three Zildjian hi-hat cymbals from the 40's, in very good condition, formerly played and bought new by an old local drummer.
He's asking aprox. $165 for them. Sounds ok, I think...?
Since I asked a question about badges on some stainless steel tom, I thought it would be polite to show the kit.
Or, one of them, that is.
From my friends downsized (!) Ludwig collection, here's a 22, 22, 13, 14, 16 and 18.
Completing the collection are the additional: 12 and 13.
Another find, found it a year ago then saw the pdf of the ad that I had save, some weeks ago.
22, 22, 12, 13, 16, 18, stool, two tomholders and two DW5000 pedals and a floor tom case and two bass drum cases.
Thought it would look cool when I don't want to use my 28" Premier kit, when...
Bought by a very fine Swedish jazz drummer.
The story goes they did a concert and Dizzy Gillespie joined in an commented "That's one great sounding cymbal you've got"
Since I'm starting a jazz group with my brother, this will be a nice touch to my setup.