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Old 10-31-2014, 10:08 AM
Wado Wado is offline
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Tonight I drove to the other side of the city to pick up a 1950s Dandy kit. I paid only $50. The guy said it had belonged to his relative since the 50s and had inherited it 15 years ago but only kept it for sentimental reasons. The photos in the ad were quite small so I couldnt see much but for 50 bucks I already considered it a steal.
When I got there I had a close look at everything and got a good shock. The rivetted ride cymbal is a Zildjian A (looks to be 50s) and so are the hats. They are all in great condition. Also the hi hat stand is a WFL Ludwig speed king which also looks to be 50s. All the drums were green sparkle but had faded to brown and even black sparkles in most areas.
Sizes are 22" BD (with original L arm), 15" FT, Two 12" rack toms and a 14" Piccolo snare (all original). Unfortunately the floor tom is missing the bottom rim. Being a 15", 9 lug rim, I dont think I am going to find one any time soon to replace it.
Ill post photos as soon as I can. I just had to post because I just got home and I'm so damn excited Happy Halloween everyone
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:35 AM
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Sound like a Treat with no Trick involved. Great score, even faded they will sound great I bet. Congrats.
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:46 PM
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that's one great find! good for you. looking forward to the pics.

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Old 10-31-2014, 02:38 PM
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15" 9 lug??..seriously??..If you ever find one make sure you buy a lottery ticket the same day....Great deal...lets see the pics and tell us a little about the Dandy shells??
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:19 PM
Gerald Sterken Gerald Sterken is offline
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Maybe you can use a straight unflanged rim and clips. It gets you a bottom head. Fantastic score by the way.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:05 PM
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Wado: Are you sure the shells are not Metric sized? You need to measure with the head off. Some metric drums are just a hair smaller or larger than standard sizes, but its enough to cause a headache.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:56 PM
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Cool man! Im excited for you also. Cant wait to see the pics.
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:40 PM
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A Dandy set w/ Zildjians for $50!Seems like Santa stopped way earlier on Australia this year!...Pics please!!!
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:40 PM
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You`ll find a 15" nine lug hoop at SONOR. They made millions of them from 72+. Was Dandy German ?
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:59 PM
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Dandy is Drouyn... Made in OZ.. will be imperial sizes..

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