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This is on sale near me for $350 and I thought it might be a fun project kit as I am originally from Buffalo area but never owned a Kent! Wondering if anyone can provide any information on the quality of this kit, wood type, etc. Seller claims it is maple, 1967, sizes 20x14, 13x8 and 15x15. Here is a link to the FB ad: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/433313195583353/

And below are some pics. Thanks for any help!
 

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Hi Cam. For $350, grab it!! That's a great price. Usually you don't get the matching floor tom for that price. From the pics, I'm not sure if that is the tom tom mount or cymbal mount, but probably the tom mount. But still worth it. On the floor tom, Take the lugs off where the wrap is coming up and clean the underside with goo gone and a stiff brush, then clean with dawn and glue it down for a tight seam. I myself don't dig the metal hoops but you can always upgrade to wood.
 
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Very cool kit. I would put wood hoops on the kick drum. But that’s just me. Black hoops with wmp inlay would look sharp.
 

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Fairly uncommon to find a Kent bass with 8 lugs. And the 'twice-around" shell construction is pretty cool if you ask me.
 

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I recall Pelletier Drums out of the Hartford, CT region having a BDP Kent in 13,16,20 + matching snare about a year ago for $400...and it appeared very clean and original.
It took many months to sell the kit. I don't think this kit for sale is that appealing with wrap issues, missing tom mount, and other details. When a seller doesn't bother to
put on serviceable heads (ie no tape) and other simple details (ie no effort to glue down that floor tom wrap)....then I question what else they left out. And as a rule, Kents don't
sound "amazing" unless you found a fluke with rounded bearing edges....most Kent bearing edges seem to be dead flat....and the tone suffers a bit. If this kit has been re-wrapped
then it's a no-go at $350. The Kent 60's shells are maple with one ply wrapped around twice to give you a so-called "2 ply shell."

Mounted toms are 8x12 and 9x13. There's no such thing as 8x13....which is another clue that the seller really doesn't know much about these drums. And to take their comments with a grain of salt.
Good deals on really nice Kent kits come along several times per year in the New England/NY Regions. You can be patient if you want.

My last Kent kit was 3 years ago. Silver sparkle '66. 13,16, 20 with matching snare. 8 lugged bass drum and snare. Really original kit. Came with a matching 16" MIJ US Mercury 60's MIJ floor tom that matched very well.
Also came with full original hardware. Paid $200 from Village Drum Shoppe. When I sold it I got $275 but delivered it to the buyer....and after putting about 20 hrs of cleaning into the kit. I'd prefer my old kit to this BDP one.

Kent 1968 drum set 1.jpg
 
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From Bflo area also, been to the plant back in the day, still have my original kit 13-15-20, agree with all the above, looks like a rewrap, thus 150ish value and you'll put another 150 or so into heads & hoops plus your labor. They will sound good with edges recut but will have no resale value. Chrome is generally good on Kents, yes, maple 2 ply. If you're looking for a project, handy with a router table and 30NF, then maybe...
 
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Nice drums. Badges in Mason Ohio has an Eight lug BDP snare for sale. Definitely different color.
 

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Cam....I've posted this b4, this'll give you some insight on such a project, esp the bearing edges & shells. My original kit from early 60's, original wrap, it came with a W&A rail from factory, I did change out the cymbal mount and ft leg brackets w/gretch parts early on, otherwise all original except the heads, some badges, throw, a few rims. Logo head is original (Dad had his painter do it). Brought it back to life ~2005 from storage.
 


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