- Dec 26, 2009
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I'd like prices and sizes as well. PM me please!
NAD,nad_reese said:I still have these shells and will try to get pictures and info posted.
I have had some major health and personal issues over the last few years that have made life "difficult" . . .
Thank you and if other are interested I will be sure the info is on the selling page. . . . NAD
He can be contacted still through corder drum lugs: http://www.corderproducts.com/Vibes said:I was just at my high school reunion with Ken Corder a couple weeks ago and I was telling him how on the forums we still discuss the drums he and his Father and Brothers made. I used to teach at mr. Corder's music store and would go back to the big building in the back where they made the drums. I have a Fibes bass drum pedal I got from them I still use as my go to pedal to this day. I have Kens number, I will give him a call and find out just what they did use for their shells. I could kick myself for not having them make me a nice Bob set.
I always thought it was Jasper Furniture Co. I have a set of Fibes, not sure of the dates, but the OP told me the main kit, 22,12, 13, and 16 were Jaspers and the 10 and 14 were Kellers. I never questioned it. I think that was around 2001.The ply layup doesn't look very Gretsch-like to me...although I'm not close to being an expert. Spongebob is though so I guess I stand corrected.
Also...It was "Jasper Wood Products" not "Jasper Gretsch Shell Makers" so even if they made shells for Corder that doesn't necessarily mean they were made to Gretsch's specs. Who owned that particular shell "recipe" I wonder...Gretsch or Jasper? Japser may have made...or Corder may have requested an all maple layup, or maple and poplar, (like Ludwigs)or some other variation.