I might be wrong on this, but I remember Drum Headquarters in St Louis having either Buddy’s Fibes kit or the snare. Marty Monson was the vintage/history go-to person.
to me, the 20's Ludwig's with the heavy 2-piece shells are the '59 Les Paul's of the drum world...they ain't exactly cheap, but they're pocket change compared to the "holy grail" for guitar players, '59 Les Paul's go for high 6-figures, at least...it's good to be a drummer sometimes
Probably any 1920's - early 1930's brass snare is going to kill. AFAIK, they used a different alloy back then.
I have a crazy-rare 5.5" Slingy Artist, (Probably '30 - '32) which is the non-engraved version of the Black Beauty. It's chrome, not nickel, and it's just ridiculously nice.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cxdje6wcq8dk1i6/ My Slingy Artist - Logo Side .jpg?dl=0
FWIW, I have retrofitted the correct throw off since this picture was taken.
- Yes, I know the hoops are still not correct. They are period-correct, but probably from the cheaper line. Been searching for the correct double-flanged ones for YEARS .......
As far as "grails" go, short of something owned by a famous player, the Slingy BB has to it it. What are there, maybe a dozen known to still exist?
(For the record, I've only ever heard of ONE other chrome 5.5" Artist, but they are not as famous so there are probably lots of them around, just not on the internet.)
The Phantom is a great snare and there are so many ways to get rid of that ringy sound. I have a 14x6.5 and it’s been my favorite since I got it. You won’t be disappointedA sensitive, FAT, dry aluminum snare.
I'm going between the Tama Starphonic (6x14), A Yamaha Recording Custom5.5x14, and a hammered Oriollo Phantom (5.5x14).
Haven't had a chance to play any in person. Recordings of the first two I've heard have varied, but I keep going back to them. Right now the Recording Custom is in the lead.
I'd love to order an Oriollo when the time comes, but I'm unfortunately still on the fence. In so many of the videos/recordings, it's more ringy than I would like.
Any thoughts from you guys on that?
was using steambent "as a word"... wasn't "calling you" (didn't even think of it! Hello tho!!
and..had just watched the father and son video in post #1 ->