Very Cool Walberg and Auge Kit Nearby

DaveA

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Now, that is a very cool set! I'm from Worcester, MA (home of Walberg and Auge) and I've seen lots of W&A sets - but that one is pretty unique.

Looking at the photos, the individual drums were built in 1965, 1966 and 1967 by Robert George Bernard. Probably 6-ply Jasper shells for the toms and 8-ply bass and snare. RGB used a dual compound 45 degree inner and counter cut for his edges. He also slightly tapered the top of the bearing edge to provide more head-to-shell contact.

Walberg and Auge drums were great sounding, quality instruments. My first drum set was a W&A set - I sure wish I still had it. If I had a grand to spend on another drum set, I'd grab this set and play Levon Helm tunes all day!
 


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