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Old 11-03-2010, 10:29 AM
JosephR JosephR is offline
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I want to introduce myself as a new member here. I'm from Ohio and fairly new to vintage drum collecting, I have a 1920s 28x14" Leedy bass drum with original calf heads and a pair of 1920s Leedy pedal timpani (I'm out of town right now so don't have any photos to share). I am looking to get a snare drum and other necessary hardware to put together a complete Leedy trap set. I am a drummer myself, but also use the drums for pit work when producing and directing historic operetta productions. I find that you can't get the same sound with modern equipment and it adds authenticity to the performance using vintage drums.

I'm looking to find scans or photocopies of 1900s-1920s Leedy catalogues so I can better identify and date my current drums as well as any Leedy equipment from the era for sale.

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Old 11-03-2010, 12:37 PM
grantro grantro is offline
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to the VDF. We love to see pics here, so when you get the chance, please post some. I'm sure you'll find the answers to any questions you may have. We all have a passion here for vintage drums. Some call it a disease, but for many, this is our rehab!! LOL.

1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:25 PM
atomicmorganic atomicmorganic is offline
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Joseph. I have a Leedy Multi-Model snare drum from about 1920 or earlier. Nickel over brass. I would part with this drum if you might be interested. You can send me a personal message if you are.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:27 PM
drummer5359 drummer5359 is offline
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I'm a newbie as well Joseph, welcome to the site.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

"We don't stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing."

"When I was young I wanted to be a drummer when I grew up, then I realized that I could only be a drummer if I didn't."
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