tympanus laqueus XV
- Dec 15, 2014
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A mid 80's transition 402 in a pile of junk drums for $50. Missing hoops and a lug or two.
Not to vintage-dork out, but that loose badge and large grommet make me suspicious that the wrap isn't original. Then again at $250 who tf cares???
You have exotic gig destinations, sir. May I ask who you play with?About 25 yrs ago I bought a '63 set of Gretsch 13/16/20 in blue satin flame that had a '63 5 1/2" Camco snare in blue sparkle, for $275.
Before moving from the city I sold them to a friends boyfriend who played in a surf band....perfect kit for that combo. Kept the snare and still have it.
About 10 yrs ago the owner of the local music store who collects drums called me up and of course I rushed down and scooped a '65 set of Sonor's in white satin flame......13/16/20 with matching 4x14 snare, plus hardware for $400. Still have that kit.
What goes around comes around???
I had a small sized Dynamic kit.....8,10,12,18 w/ 4x12" snare given to me....use it as a teaching kit for smaller folks.
The snare however I rebuilt with proper strainer et al and it sounds incredible!! I've taken it to Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Russia 3 times on tour, and it will generally accompany me on any travel by plane touring...(I used to do)...so it's paid for itself many times over....lol.
Was it Weckl who called for the sale?Yamaha 90´s Recording Custom 8"10"12"13"15"20" in Cobalt Blue for $900. Dirty as hell but after cleaning it up I posted a pic the next day on facebook without intending to sell it. Got a phone call a few minutes later and was offered $2400 for it. SOLD within 24 hrs from purchase.
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The original owner was a Weckl nut and had special ordered the kit in Weckl specs. I came across the sale ad on a website that sells anything from baby stuff to cars. The ad had been sitting there for months. The only pic showed the kit stacked up in a filthy, defunkt bathroom (no joke), covered with dust. It looked horrible. But, after an evening cleaning with warm water and a soft rag the kit looked amazing. The front logo head that I thought I had to throw away was like new after a good cleaning.Was it Weckl who called for the sale?
I am not a Yamaha fan, but those look great. Nice work!