Leedy Reliance snare

mattmalloy66

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Just bought this Leedy snare which cleaned up beautifully.
I think it is a Reliance model. Sparkling Blue. Date stamp looks to be Oct. 8 1958.
Mahogany /poplar/mahogany. COB hoops. 8 lugs with all collar hooks in good condition, and Leedy 3 point strainer working fine.
Had cheap non original snare wires on it, so I put some Puresound Classics on.
Looks great, sounds great. I like it!

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I have a 1958 5" Reliance in duco finish that I obtained in a trade. You're right - it is an absolute killer. It was a relatively inexpensive model back in the day during Leedy's Slinglerland period, but it has such a great attack with tons of warmth you'd think it was 8" deep. It's a sleeper but is one of my favorites in my collection.

Yours is in wonderful condition and the wrap looks super nice - congrats and enjoy!
 


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