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Old 07-14-2017, 08:12 PM
troutstudio troutstudio is offline
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Default Vintage bass drum sizes

When was the first time you saw a vintage bass drum in a deeper than traditional size? There seems to have been a long period in drum making where a 12" or 14" depth was very common. I know about the power tom era, but I'm looking for historical evidence that is older than this. Thanks very much.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:30 PM
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Default Re: Vintage bass drum sizes

In the 50's, WFL and also Ludwig in the late 50's had some 18"x20" bass drums. I currently own a Ludwig Transition badge model in this size.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:52 PM
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https://www.maxwelldrums.com/product...pg&w=400&h=349

Definitely a precedent.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:11 AM
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Great responses thanks. Awesome kit Mick!
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:11 AM
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Default Re: Vintage bass drum sizes

Didn't Slingerland offer an 18x20 bass in the 50's as well (that was convertible to an upright cocktail drum)?
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