- Aug 12, 2018
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I don't know guys but at least here in my area, I yet to see the first acro for $100. Doesn't matter the year, I haven't seen it anywhere. And out of here on ebay, CL, music go round etc.., all acro's are double that price no matter the year. I wish I knew where you guys are looking because I have yet to see the first one at that price. That's why I asked what it was and if it's a good deal because I see it really cheap from what I've normally seen.I agree with Bob. 70s - 80s acros seem to go for about $100 with the 60s versions and blackrolites costing a bit more. Unless you're really dying to get an acrolite right not, I'd wait and see if you could find one for a bit cheaper or paired with other drums you could sell and get the acro essentially for free.
Where do you live,Irod?I don't know guys but at least here in my area, I yet to see the first acro for $100. Doesn't matter the year, I haven't seen it anywhere. And out of here on ebay, CL, music go round etc.., all acro's are double that price no matter the year. I wish I knew where you guys are looking because I have yet to see the first one at that price. That's why I asked what it was and if it's a good deal because I see it really cheap from what I've normally seen.
That's what I'm saying!Beg to disagree..respectfully....lol.
My *impression* was that the days of the $100 Acros (in playable condition) were pretty much over and even beat up ones usually go for $150 and UP because of the new found love for these old standards.
So I would say that in the condition shown yea, I think that is a very fair to "good" deal for that drum.
Not saying someone won't put up a (slightly) better deal here in a week or so, but still.
I do occasional searches on the 'bay for them and even there they are going for a good bit more than that typically.
Glad I got my two B\O badges for under $75 each (10 years ago maybe?) one of my Keystones ('67 bb muffler) for $95 and the other one ('6 for free!
I'm in Florida. I've seen high prices for quite some time, that's why I was surprised to see that one for $100. I have a Blackro and would like the regular aluminum one because of that difference in sound. And the guy's asking $100. I might be able to get it for even less than that. I'm gonna write him.Where do you live,Irod?
Theyve been those prices for quite a while.
My favorites are the 60s very open tone,loves all heads.
Blackros,which ive had both 5s and 6.5,the coating takes some thinness out of the sound and adds a punch that the 60s Acros dont quite have.
The 70s Acros,sound very good as well.
I understand that that era,it was shell du jour,sometimes aluminum with slightly different formulas or even steel.
Ive never run across a steel Acro but i have had a Supra that was.
The 70s Acro do sound different to me,maybe no one else.
The 60s and Blackros,uh huh,uh huh!
I've tried all the generic term tricks. Throughout the whole state many times. No dice!What are you using to search Irod? If I go to craigslist and search "Acrolite" I'll only find high dollar ones, because anyone who calls it an acrolite knows what it is. I've had great luck finding them dirt cheap as "student snare set" or "school band drum". If they don't have "acrolite" in the post, they won't know there's a demand for the drum, and in turn, you'll get a better price. Hope that all makes sense.