Ludwig Gold Coast

hutdoug

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Back in 1993 I picked up several drums at a rummage sale including a 1937 L&L Standard Swing snare and 1967 3"x13" and 12"x18" Gold Coast outfit in Oyster Black all for $20! Missing from the Gold Coast was the snare basket. I wasn't into collecting yet but I knew what I had. I was offered $350 but thought that was pretty low. So I wrote to WFL Jr. asking about the Standard Swing and the missing snare basket. He was kind enough to write me back and sent a page copy from the 1937 catalog and a flyer from Amanda's Texas Underground listing the top half of the Atlas snare stand.
Then I saw a want ad in NSMD by the late Kevin Dusenbury for a Gold Coast outfit. I contacted him and we worked out a trade. He got the Gold Coast and I got 13", 16', 22" ca 1967 Super Classics in Pink Champagne. I know he got the better end of the deal but I got a player kit that I still use to this day.
After Kevin passed away I corresponded with Bun E. Carlos. He had seen Kevin's collection and did not recall seeing the Gold Coast. I've wondered who has it now. Anybody know?
 

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Kevin's stuff got auctioned by a San Diego music store.
A lot of his drums had lifting seams and "crud" issues since he stacked them up and stored them in his beach front house basement. Not a good way to store a hundred or so sets..........
 

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As a now San Diego resident I've often wondered where that all went myself.
I haven't seen any of his collection and I look everyday.
And agree Bun, being near the water is extremely bad for any instruments.
Away from the salt of the sea & never ending sunshine and lower humidity inland (and in cases) is the way to go.
 

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