absolutely called outfitsWere shell packs available
no; but yes to pre-configured sets; but just about everything possible was configured.were you limited to certain size and finish options?
probably by accident rather than on purpose.. : )Did people own multiple drums
is that accurate? or is it the dollar buys less todaythey were more expensive if adjusted for inflation.
When I started playing back in the 1960s, if you wanted brand-new drums you went to a drum store/music store and either ordered a drumset or bought one they had in stock. If you ordered one you could order an outfit straight out of a drum company catalog* or you could assemble a custom outfit item-by-item and order that. If you couldn't afford brand-new drums you bought them used via newspaper ads or in pawn shops. You usually bought new cymbals from the ones a store had in stock, or bought them used via ads or in pawn shops. Like with most consumer commerce, the Internet completely changed this experience.
*By the time I was 12 years old I had catalogs from Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers and Gretsch. (All you had to do to get one was send a letter to the company.) I always went through each catalog and marked the various items that I would get if I were ordering a complete drumset out of that catalog. I looked at my first (1964) Rogers catalog so often that the cover finally wore out and fell off it.
I guess I see it differently, take $894.00 in 1971 that means one would need to spend $6055 in todays dollars to buy the same drum set, yet a brand new Yamaha Stage Custom is around $650.00 with snare.is that accurate? or is it the dollar buys less today
lets take this set
$894 with all stands
$894 in 1971 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $6,055.14 today, an increase of $5,161.14 over 50 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.90% per year between 1971 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 577.31%.
This means that today's prices are 6.77 times higher than average prices since 1971, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index. A dollar today only buys 14.76% of what it could buy back then.
Looks like the dollar is worth less no yes? +/-
The 3.89% inflation rate means $894 in 1971 is equivalent to $6,262.77 today. This inflation calculator uses the official US consumer price index published by the Department of Labor.www.in2013dollars.com
add in the cymbals:
$1100 in 1971 is worth $7450.40 today.
dollar's power has gone down +/-
I remember when drum equipment was affordable. Today the price’s are overinflated. It’s been over 10 years since I got anything new.