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Old 07-03-2017, 05:49 AM
DrumBob DrumBob is offline
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This was mine, and the most beautiful drum set. Sold it about six years ago, now I wish that I hadn't. Absolutely pristine Leedy Red Ripple.
My God, I'll bet you are kicking yourself every day for selling those. I just scored a blue sparkle '65 Leedy set; 12, 14 and 20."
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'01 DW Collectors Series, Oyster White, 10/12/14/16/22
'64 Slingerland, 13/16/22 (to be restored)
'65 Leedy, Blue Sparkle, 12/14/20
'67 Ludwig, Burgundy Sparkle, 12/13/16/22
'73 Slingerland, Sky Blue Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'60's Crest MIJ, Black Diamond Pearl, 12/14/20
'72 Rogers, Oyster Black, 13/16/22
'70s Tempro, Red Grain Pearl, 12/14/14sn/20
Too many snares to list!

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Old 07-03-2017, 07:07 AM
Rik_Everglade Rik_Everglade is offline
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My God, I'll bet you are kicking yourself every day for selling those. I just scored a blue sparkle '65 Leedy set; 12, 14 and 20."
You picked up a great set! I shouldn't have sold mine: I just don't know why...I didn't play out with this set, I was always afraid that it would get damaged. But it sounded great, even the snare had a great sound.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:37 PM
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Does anyone own a green sparkle 30s/40s Leedy set? I've never seen a full set online, only snares!
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:31 PM
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Saw this thread and thought I"d post a photo of my 'new' 1938 WMP Leedy Parallel which I received last week in the mail from the US. It's my wife's gift to me for our 28th wedding anniversary! 8"x14" with engraved hoops and in great overall condition. As you can see from the photos, the wrap has detached slightly in a couple of locations and I think that this is because someone used heads that were too tight but I have replaced them with Aquarian Vintage heads which are a looser fit. I normally look for drums to restore but this one was so lovely I couldn't resist it. Oh, and it sounds great too!
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1957 6 1/2" x15" Slingerland Concert King
1938 8"x15" Leedy Broadway Standard
1930s 14x6.5" NOB Ludwig & Ludwig Universal
...plus a bunch of mismatched Slingerlands that collectively make a pleasing noise.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:07 AM
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Saw this thread and thought I"d post a photo of my 'new' 1938 WMP Leedy Parallel which I received last week in the mail from the US. It's my wife's gift to me for our 28th wedding anniversary! 8"x14" with engraved hoops and in great overall condition. As you can see from the photos, the wrap has detached slightly in a couple of locations and I think that this is because someone used heads that were too tight but I have replaced them with Aquarian Vintage heads which are a looser fit. I normally look for drums to restore but this one was so lovely I couldn't resist it. Oh, and it sounds great too!
Beautiful Gerard! Where did you find this one?
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:06 AM
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Just a lucky spot on EBay. It was love at first sight!
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1957 6 1/2" x15" Slingerland Concert King
1938 8"x15" Leedy Broadway Standard
1930s 14x6.5" NOB Ludwig & Ludwig Universal
...plus a bunch of mismatched Slingerlands that collectively make a pleasing noise.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:12 PM
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Default Re: This is the Display Your Leedy Drums Thread

My dysfunctional sparkling Leedy orphan "set" is starting to grow!
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:13 PM
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Very nice additions to this thread, guys!! Awesome!!

Cheers
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1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1960`s Stewart Blue Onyx 20-20-14-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1954 Rogers Classmate 4x13 snare
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:41 AM
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2 of my faves 20/12/12/16 light blue pearl and 20/13/16 natural mahogany teamed up with a killer 6.5" x 14" mahogany (blury) snare.
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