Crazy story! RHCP is the real deal. I met Flea in February on a casual stroll on the beach in Malibu. He let my GF play fetch with his two dogs for a bit...seemed like a nice guy. Your story is killer though, good for you!
So, not that this helps you date the snare...but more history on it looks like the same drum has traded hands on Reverb and eBay in the last few years:
It depends on what you need to get off of the shell. I've never worked with bronze, except for cymbals. Bar Keeper's Friend is always my go-to for chrome...it claims to be safe for bronze, but I've never tried. Test on the inside of the shell. It's cheap and works quite well.
Great info, seriously, thank you. Ive heard so many horror stories and others seem to love it, so the only way to know if its for me is to spend some time there, talk it over with the SO and then make a decision. Were looking at it 6 months ahead of any potential move, and have been toying with...
Housing will be quite a bit pricier in LA than in Rochester. No snow though!
Absolutely worth every penny to get out of this depressed market. The economy is on a slippery downward spiral here in Upstate NY. Outside of Buffalo, there's no growth and no jobs.