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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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    2019 chicago drum show #1 WFL III BOBBY TORELLO, JOHN ALDRIDGE

    JIM MESSINA OF VINTAGE DRUMS TALK GETS A SOLO FROM BOBBY TORELLO ON HIS UNIQUE SPECIALLY DESIGNED WFL III SET. JIM ALSO TALKS TO THE LEGENDARY JOHN ALDRIDGE ABOUT HIS SUCCESS IN THE ENGRAVING WORLD AND HIS HECTIC LIFE ON THE ROAD WITH R E O SPEED WAGON.
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    Does anyone know anything about this drum???

    Bob, as far as I know ,this is the only picture that exists of this drumThats why I resorted to you guys hoping that somewhere better photos exist. Bob Campbell said he contacted the person whos built this drum I dont know how he got the information but he did. But he cant seem to locate it in...
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    I still can't stop laughing at this...

    I see youre from EuclidSo am I I grew up on the corner of 201and Edgecliff. Maybe Ill buy this and add it to my Ghoulardi collection
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    2018 CHICAGO DRUM SHOW-CHUCK SCALIA

    HOW DOES HE DO IT! EVERY YEAR CHUCK'S GOT SOMETHING BRAND NEW TO HIS COLLECTION AND IT'S ALWAYS AWESOME. THE DUPLEX "SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS" MODEL SNARE HE SHOWED ME WAS "MINT". CHUCK IS ALWAYS PREPARED TO GIVE A GREAT PRESENTATION.ALL I HAVE TO DO IS STAND BACK IN AWE WHILE HE PULLS OUT CATALOG...
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    2018 chicago drum show bill ludwig III & WFL III !!!

    ALWAYS A PLEASURE CATCHING UP WITH B 3"AND THE FAMILY. WFL III IS MOVING FORWARD WITH NEW PRODUCTS THAT SOUND GREAT!!! JIM MESSINA , VINTAGE DRUMS TALK
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    JOEY BOOM-JOE MEKLER,2018 CHICAGO DRUMSHOW

    I hope the video works, I'VE been having trouble viewing videos on youtube. jim messina, vintage drums talk let me know if you're getting a black screen with the audio playing.
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    2018 CHICAGO DRUM SHOW-A&F DRUMS,RON DUNNETT

    I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE BASIC SIMPLICITY IN THE DESIGN OF A&F DRUMS YET THAT SIMPLICITY CREATES A LOOK THAT DEFINES THE BRAND. AND RON DUNNETT SEEMS TO NEVER SLOW DOWN. JIM MESSINA, vintagedrumstalk.com
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    2018 chicago drum show#2 george lawrence & Joe Luoma

    Icons in our vintage drum collecting community. Jim Messina vintagedrumstalk.com
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    2018 CHICAGO DRUM SHOW # 1

    HERE WE GO EVERYBODY" THE FIRST OF THE VIDEOS FROM THE 2018 CHICAGO DRUM SHOW! WE START OFF WITH LES DEMERLE AND HIS WIFE BONNIE,THEN A GREAT PRESENTATION OF A REPRODUCTION OF THE MIRRORED " KISS" SET DONE BY BILLY BAKER. THEN A SMALL TRIBUTE TO TONY LEWIS BYMIKE CUROTTO AND MYSELF. HOPE YOU...
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    2018 CHICAGO DRUM SHOW

    It's knowing that there are those like you out there that really make it all worth while" My sincerest thanks my friend" . . . Jim
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    2018 CHICAGO DRUM SHOW

    VIDEOS ON THE WAY !! JIM MESSINA vintagedrumstalk.com
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    need thumb rods early 1900's- 20's

    The length doesnt matter,I can cut them down but as you can see the end product is about 4 or 5 inches. The thickness has to be 12-24 or 1/4 20.
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    need thumb rods early 1900's- 20's

    Hi I am in need of some early 1900's thumbrods preferrably walberg and auge.They need to be 1/4-20 or a little larger, length doesnt matter in this case.They will be cut and rethreaded to the original 12-24. I am working on a W&A Carryall bass drum. I could also use the spring loaded spurs that...
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    Early Walberg & Auge parts

    This Carry all bass drum uses thumb rods, it needs four spurs that are spring loaded and fold to the side. the shell is 25-1/2" and needs calf heads. Lotta work but ya gotta love it".
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