Dammit, I did it again. Must resist FB Marketplace.....
Percussion Plus Hydraulic throne, mint, for $20. Surprised when I saw that these go for $150 on Amazon and Drum Center New Hampshire.
Wanted mainly for the hydraulic base to pair with a Roc-n-Soc seat bottom I picked up a few weeks ago...
My Stainless Steel bop ( 12,14,18 ) is a one tripper. It also fits entirely in the trunk of my Kia Optima, including 2 snares, accessory (mics, Ipad, hand percussion, cables) bag, emergency backpack, and Cart.
Paraphrasing a comment Bun E Carlos made. "Who knows how many were made. Try and find one".
Simple economics. Supply and demand. The vintage versions of the 6.5 Acorlites seem to pop up a couple times a year and the prices are VERY unpredictable. What are they worth? Kinda depends on the day...
Not even close. Our Keys/Guitarist (who also plays Drums and Bass) is classically trained and has been a continually gigging and session musician for 40 years. Our bass player is phenomenal, but needs me to "count" for him. Our Lead Guitarist is amazing, but is too circumspect to realize how...
"an expert told me" = Your buddy, who knows nothing
"I took it to a shop and they told me" = The guy at the (Guitar Center, Sam Ash, MusicgoRound) counter
"I see them online for..." = Thinks Ludwig because it has Ludwig head, but Sound percussion shell,..... or Gretsch Blackhawk valued as USA...
I have kits and snares from different makers. (DW, Ludwig, Gretsch)
I'll mix snares with kits.
All my cymbals are the same maker, yet will mix different lines/eras. (Zildjian)
Hardware is mostly a mixture with all kits. (DW, Ludwig, Tama, Yamaha, etc..)
Heads are mostly Remo, but the logos are...
Been Killing it on FB Marketplace and Craigslist since Thanksgiving.
DW Collectors 3mm 5.5x14 Cast Bell Brass with Gold hardware and 3 position buttplate, FB Marketplace: $350
DW Collectors 5x14 Black Nickel over Brass and DW 9303 snare stand, FB Marketplace: $250 for BOTH
Zildjian 20" A...
Simply put, They are tools. The right tool for the job. I play out in different venues all the time. What is right for one, may not be right for another. A Stainless kit with a Bell Brass snare isn't going to work well in a small club with block walls, for example.
As said before, why do you...
5"x14" DW Black Nickel over Brass, Satin hardware
5.5"x14" DW Bell Brass, Gold Hardware
6.5"x14" DW Performance Maple
5"x14" Ludwig 1959 Jazz Festival 3 ply Mohagany
5"x14" Ludwig 1964 Supraphonic
5"x14" Ludwig 1976 Supraphonic
5"x14" Ludwig 1968 Acrolite
5"x14" Ludwig 1981 Acrolite
Put a magnet on it........ I kid, I kid.
Looks legit, but "NOS" would be a stretch. I see scratches from behind the tension rod that continues onto the badge. Regardless of the "NOS" claim, an unpitted and almost collectors condition Supra from that era would command that price, or more.