$1,599! Pork Pie USA 24/13/16/18 Drum Set 3 Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple


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Dec 6, 2009
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Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Up for sale is an incredibly rare drum set made in the USA by Bill Detamore in his custom shop at Pork Pie Percussion.

3-ply maple/poplar/maple shells w/ maple reinforcement rings. Same shell configuration as the 60's and early 70's Ludwigs a la Ringo, Bonham, et al.

Vintage tone, warmth, feel, and vibe for days. I've owned a vintage Rogers and a modern Gretsch Broadkaster in these sizes as well. Those kits were great. But this one is simply, to my ears, a cut above in terms of tone/sound/feel. And as a huge Rogers and Gretsch fan, I never would have believed that I would say that until I actually played this kit.

14x24 bass drum (virgin). Pedal rash on batter hoop.
9x13 rack tom (virgin)
16x16 floor tom
16x18 floor tom

Coated Ambassadors on bottom of all 3 toms. Coated Vintage Ambassadors on top of all 3 toms.

Coated Powerstoke 3 on bass batter. Fiberskyn Powerstoke 3 on bass reso.

Brand new Beato Pro 1 bags for all drums!

All heads have VERY LITTLE wear/use...almost like new.

I spoke with Bill Detamore about this kit and he says the wrap and shells are a custom order/one-off...nothing he has built before or since.

$1,599 shipped.


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Nov 10, 2013
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That is one super nice kit and a seriously great price! To put it in perspective for others, In 2015 I purchased new, a Ludwig Legacy (3 ply maple/poplar/maple) 14x24 Bass Drum & 16x18 Floor Tom in plain red sparkle. Those two Drums cost $2000.00. Somebody is going to get a seriously great Deal!!!!!

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