"DUPLEX RED SPARKLE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS FULL DRESS"

Jim Messina

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THIS IS THE ONLY DUPLEX RED SPARKLE FULL DRESS "SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS" I'VE EVER SEEN. I'VE SEEN SOME ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS MINT WMP FULL DRESS MODELS,BUT NEVER A RED SPARKLE. I,VE SEEN GOLD SPARKLE", BLACK DIAMOND",
BLACK NICKLE" AND OF COURSE WMP.
THIS ONE ALSO HAS ALL BRASS HARDWARE"AND TAKES 13" HEADS.
I ALSO HAVE A 26" DUPLEX "SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS " MODEL BASS DRUM .
THAT I RESTORED.HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE WHEN I GOT IT MANY YEARS AGO...
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NOT SURE IF THE WHITE SPOTS WERE LEFTOVER ADHESIVE FROM BEING WRAPPED AT ONE TIME OR IF IT WAS ALUMINUM CORROSION.
I NOW BELIEVE IT WAS THE LATTER BECAUSE IT WAS ON THE HOOPS ALSO.
IT IS NOW SOLID BLACK WITH THE GOLD FINISH TOTALLY RESTORED.

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JIM MESSINA
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clowndog

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Absolutely incredible. Thanks for sharing. I'm happy to own a WMP still. Such odd yet cool drums that haven't had much attention within the community in recent years.
 

Frank Godiva

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i always felt the Peavey Radial bridge folks were inspired by the original design as seen here
 

D. B. Cooper

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How cool! I've never really learned much about Duplex. Are those SOSL drums all metal?
 


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