Thoughts on value/thinking of selling

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Walberg and Auge...they have the date signiture...don't recall exactly but they are no later than 72.

20x14 BOP single tension tuners complete consollette and swingout type bass drum spurs. Very light for a kick drum do to the lack of hardware. Black Oyster Pearl (aka Ringo).

13x9 BOP tom with Gretsch lugs and diamond plate

16x14 (might be 16 deep but i don't think so)...Black floor tom with Gretsch hardware. Ludwig like floor tom brackets.

and as a bonus...12x8 BOP tom. Single tension hardware replaced with Ego single screw lugs. Very light again due to the lighter lugs.


but wait...there's more...since I didn't have the floor tom at 1 point i had JR Frondelli wrap a Sonor Force 2003(?) floor tom and round the edges. Because the drum was black lacquer it doesn't match the others because the white in the BOP is more gray). Could be wrapped again.

I know pics would help...but its in storage now.
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As you probably know not a very strong market for these, most don't realize just how well made they are and how good they play (W&A The original boutique drum Co). Sadly I'd guess 750 on a good day.
 
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Thanks...I'd be happy w $500. Might have $320 into them.... I love them/sizes...but I think I might have an easier time selling these than an orphan batch of Fiberglass shells....
 

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I'm about to buy my second W&A kit built by RGB in Dec 1968.
They are INCREDIBLE drums. I'm HOOKED!!
 

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I'm about to buy my second W&A kit built by RGB in Dec 1968.
They are INCREDIBLE drums. I'm HOOKED!!
In grade school one of my best friends had a black snare with big red confetti squares in the wrap...ludwig throw, gretsch lugs...it was a W/A. As I kept playing I realized how few of these I had seen. They are amazing. I have 2 others. 12 (5 lug) 14 16 22 orphans and 24/13/15...I've played other 24s but this one makes me smile. If I don't start playing more I need to get them into the hands of people who will (I also have 2 Fibes kits and babysit my daughters Premiers).
 

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In grade school one of my best friends had a black snare with big red confetti squares in the wrap...ludwig throw, gretsch lugs...it was a W/A. As I kept playing I realized how few of these I had seen. They are amazing. I have 2 others. 12 (5 lug) 14 16 22 orphans and 24/13/15...I've played other 24s but this one makes me smile. If I don't start playing more I need to get them into the hands of people who will (I also have 2 Fibes kits and babysit my daughters Premiers).
Seems there a lots of one of a kind W&A in your neighborhood or near where the factory was.
Who knows how many are in attics around there waiting to be discovered.
I got this gem form the guys at Wood & Weather. Never seen another like it.
 

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I'd love to see some pics DTK. Thanks.

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I'd love to see some pics DTK. Thanks.

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So as part of my divorce proceedings I've been exiled from my house (which should be for sale any week now) and my drums are in storage. My current living arrangement doesn't even allow me to set up a kit...though I have worked on a few tubs. When I move and set up the next drum room the idea is to catalog everything...and put it up on my google drive so my kids will know what this stuff is worth should something happen to me over the coming decades.
 


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