I ordered something off Reverb on May 1 from a city that is 13 hours away from my house. There was a needless delay on the shipper's part, but it got off finally on May 5 via USPS and it is still not here. Tracking for the last 5 days only shows that it has left Texas and will be arriving late...
For a 14 inch Snare the wires frame should measure 16 7/8" long and the wires should measure 16" from solder to solder. If they are for a 15" drum they should be around 17 7/8" long.
Try here too: Snare Drum Addict: Adjusting Ludwig Supersensitive Snare Drums (snaredrumz.blogspot.com)
Congratulations on owning one of the most iconic drums ever. The patent dates from 1924-ish, but they were playing around with this idea since about 1923.....so close to 100 years. The selling point of the parallel snare system is when it is dialed in properly, it allows you to have the same...
Predator for me.
Not to jack this thread, but I think it's interesting the late Bill Paxton was involved in each of the three biggest sci-fy action franchises:
Terminator 1 = young Punk leader
Aliens = Private Hudson
Predator 2 = Officer Jerry Lambert
I'm sure this has been posted before, but some of the youtube accounts have now been deleted.
IMO Sonny Payne will always be in the inner circle of big band drummers. He had the complete package: style, chops, showmanship and swing.
The drums look to be complete. I spy a Camco Snare stand under that junk snare. Perhaps a BD pedal also comes with it too. Obviously, ask about the missing drums and stands. depending on what they are asking and whether or not they know how rare it is, with some polishing and detailing it may be...