Guide to Vintage Drums

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1994 - Music - 172 pages
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(Percussion). Written by the publisher of Not So Modern Drummer magazine, this is an essential guide for collectors-to-be that want to shop around, or for current collectors to discover drums outside their area of interest. Includes many photos.
  

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I have known John for a long,long time. I've never known him to be anything but thorough and in good taste. This book does not disappoint. I can't wait to save up some money to buy his other books. These are tomes that every drummer needs to read ,because knowledge is power. And that's what drummers do---supply POWER!
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Contents

THE EVOLUTION OF THE DRUMSET
5
THE FIRST MODERN BASS DRUM PEDAL
7
SOUND EFFECTS AND CHINESE TOMS
10
SNARE DRUMS
15
BASS DRUMS
21
LOW BOYS AND HI HATS
22
TUNABLE TOM TOMS
25
THE DRUM SET GROWSOR SHRINKS?
27
Duplex
98
Noble and Cooley
100
COLLECTABLE SNARES
101
HIS PATENTS and DRUMS
105
BUILDING A BETTER BASS DRUM
111
THATS A NICE KIT SONWheres the rest of it?Or Cocktail Drums
113
PARALLEL DUAL STRAINERS
115
WORLD WAR II DRUMS
127

WORLD WAR II AND THE 10 LAW
28
LATE 40s
29
CYMBALS
31
ALEJIAN
34
CHEE FOO CHINESE CYMBALS
35
THE ZILDJIAN ANGLE
36
American Drum Companies
40
GRETSCH DRUMS
47
Leedy Manufacturing Co
55
LUDWIG DRUM CO
65
Rogers Drum Co
79
Slingerland
87
Wurlitzer
96
General Products Leedy and Strupe
97
Engraved Drums
129
Ludwig Black Beauty
135
Slingerland Black Beauty
144
WHERE TO LOOK FOR VINTAGE DRUMS
146
RESTORING BLACK ENGRAVED DRUMS
151
Photographs of Popular Vintage Drums Today
159
GRETSCH
160
LEEDY
161
LUDWIG
163
SLINGERLANG
168
ROGERS
169
STONE
170
MISCELLANEOUS DRUMS
171
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About the author (1994)

John Aldridge is a member of the Roads and Road Transport History Association in Great Britain.

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