Associate in Charge of Something
- Jan 14, 2011
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- Sacramento, CA
Believe me...I thought about it. I wasn't dead set purchasing this stuff though. Not like the 35 L&L super that turned up on CL. I didn't tell anyone, left work, got a jump for my dead battery, drove to the ATM and left it running while I got the cash. Drove an hour, left the car running while I made the deal and headed back to work. I'm secretly glad that this lot was sold, because I'm trying to buy a house and shouldn't be buying anything! well, almost anything.Bummer. No telling if someone here got them or not, but don't ever post an ad you're looking at. No telling who's reading on the www.
That little "bass" drum sure got my attention. I was thinking "what the heck?" Did they even make an 18 back then? maybe a 20? I'm going to look for one of these from now on. It would be big-time coolsville to have a RK Jazzette!Tough break,
That almost had to be a 12x18 tenor, that was the largest size tenor they made at the time (so it's not a 20" and the wrong lugs for a factory bass drum). Could have made a nice RK "jazzette" bass drum for someone. Hopefully whomever snagged them has a clue what they got and will act accordingly.
I have one. I still have plans for it but one problem is it's a duco drum so there isn't room to add wrap. I even bought some 18" American Vintage but it would still be too tight. Of course I could go the lacquer route with it. It's been on the back burner for quite a while. I'll get to it sometime as I paid a pretty good chunk of change for it on ebay. I think a couple of other guys had the same idea about what to do with it.I think I'm going to make it my next project, finding one and converting it. Right now though my effort$ going into a house purchase. If anybody picks one of them up, I would sure like to see a discussion about it.