Ok..what drum company started using big logo’s on BD heads first?

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In the Trixon pic….

Exactly.
And they didn't settle on a small front bass logo ... some of those were huge ... and placed at an angle for even more effect.
 

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Ok..so..now I know that Slingerland did it that long ago…..

How about Gretsch?…Rogers?….…Look on drumarchive.com?

Here's a page on Rogers bass reso head logos.
They had a ton of them ... these are just from 1956 to about 1962.


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Scope out some of the Rogers Endorsers from the 50s to the early 60s.
They wore that Rogers name pridefully on that front bass reso head.
A few actually moved the logo to the center of the head.
Look at the size of that logo on Charles Perry's bass drum!

Wild stuff.


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Ok..so far..we know Slingerland and Rogers and Trixon put logos on heads in the 40s/1950s…….How about Gretsch and Premier?..When did they start,Mr.Sleuth?
 

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Ok..so far..we know Slingerland and Rogers and Trixon put logos on heads in the 40s/1950s…….How about Gretsch and Premier?..When did they start,Mr.Sleuth?
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It wasn’t until the 1950s that the drum companies began putting the larger logos on bass heads (not talking about the small Radio King etc stamps on calf heads).
 

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My Nashville Slingerland (1990s) came with a pretty massive logo on the head. Much larger than earlier Slingerlands. The original factory head was damaged in shipping but I replicated the same sized logo onto a new Fiberskyn reso head.


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But we’ve been there already:

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Still not as big as the Rogers logo on those bass drums in the 50s and early 60s. Man, those were HUGE!
Scroll up a few posts and check out Charile Perry's bass in that pic.
There's a logo even your momma could see in the nosebleed section.
Ridiculous.
 

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This wins, no? Insane.

The big 70’s Ludwig logo is perfect on Vistalites. It just looks wrong with the script.
 

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finally...

what drum company started using big logo’s on BD heads first?​

 

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finally...

what drum company started using big logo’s on BD heads first?​


Right.
And from my research, it looks to be Trixon.
But the research is very incomplete.
Everyone is weighing in.
Not sure we will have a definitive answer.
But we do get some very cool examples of large logos.
Perry’s bass logo still makes me giggle.
That thing is HUGE.
But it looks like Rogers bass logos were solidly in the 50s while Trixon began the large bass logo in the late 40s … and they too were HUGE … and at an angle.
There are still quite a few manufacturers out there that have not been thoroughly researched.
Others here will add.
 


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