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Old 09-27-2016, 10:38 AM
leedybdp leedybdp is offline
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Default Walberg & Auge Owners

We're a small faction among vintage drum enthusiasts. It's been a while since I've seen the W&A owners post pictures and descriptions of their prized drum sets. My drum preferences are strong for Walberg & Auge, SlingerLeedy, and Slingerland. I'm also fond of Ohio-made Rogers and Oak Lawn-made Camcos. I currently own the newly rehabbed W&A Duco simulation mid 60's (20-12-16) set with Gretsch shells, Rogers lugs and hoops, Ludwig and Walberg-made other parts. My other W&A set are the mid 60's Gold Glass Glitter set (22-13-14 diameter x 16 deep) set with Gretsch shells, lugs, and hoops, and some Ludwig and Walberg-made parts. I also own a couple of 5x14 snare drums. Pictured here is a Purple Diamond Pearl with mostly Gretsch and Rogers components and my Champagne Sparkle snare with mostly Gretsch with some Rogers parts.
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:44 PM
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Default Re: Walberg & Auge Owners

The only W&A drums I own is my Big Blue kit from 1935. Gretsch shells that were reworked by W&A. Most unusual hardware I've ever seen on a drum kit. All of the drums have three re-rings! Best made drums I've ever seen. See the restoration thread. 28"x14", 11"x7", 13"x9", 14"x14", 16"x16" w/matching 5 1/2x 14 snare in Marine Blue Pearl.

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Old 03-04-2017, 11:30 AM
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Default Re: Walberg & Auge Owners

I saw another thread where the daughter of RGB added some insight into the company along with a member who used to work there along with Jeremy Esposito, the new "owner of W&A". Hopefully they will all be at the CTC Drum show this year.

Since I met Jeremy at the CT drum show and picked up a new 2016 Walberg & Auge Chrome and Steel made by Rob Kampa I started to read all about the drums and their history. I have been on the hunt and acquiring a few of the snares because they really intrigue me. No kits yet. They are fantastic sounding drums and exceptionally well made, hence the Perfection branding. Here are a few I have so far.
1917 Concert Snare (On the inside it is marked in pencil 4717 and the number burned in 04717 and 4717 leading me to believe it is a 1917 snare)
1963 Maple Marcher
1964 All Maple (RGB 11-64)
1969 Sea Blue and Agave Green wrap (RBG 4-69)
2016 Chrome and Steel (RK 00075)
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Some of my favorite from the 14 kits in the collection
58 WFL New Yorker Blue Sparkle
69 Ludwig Standard Red Ruby Strata
70's Ludwig BOP "Ringo" Kit

Over 100 Snares: A few favorites
20's Leedy Black Elite
51 Leedy & Ludwig Knob Tension
58 WFL Buddy Rich Classic Blue Sparkle
63 Walberg & Auge Sea Blue Agave Green Pearl
66 Leedy Shelly Manne Blue Agate Pearl
02 Gretsch 75th Anniversary Stars Stripes
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Old 03-04-2017, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: Walberg & Auge Owners

The snare drum that came with Big Blue has that same Rogers strainer as your green agave snare. Took me awhile to figure out it was Rogers, it's an old model strainer. Very cool drums you collected. I hope you get to play them from time to time.

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Old 03-04-2017, 12:32 PM
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Those aren't Rogers throw offs. They were more boxy. If it's the one I'm thinking is the one you described as Rogers.

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Old 03-04-2017, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: Walberg & Auge Owners

I think that the little strainer we're talking about here is the simple strainer used on the 1950's-1960's lower level Rogers snare drums. W&A made a bent metal cover for mounting over the the exposed innards of that little strainer. They work very well on my W&A snare drums. For all I know, W&A might have manufactured those little throw-offs.
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Old 03-04-2017, 04:32 PM
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Default Re: Walberg & Auge Owners

Just curious,it seems like when someone finds a kit or snare it usually is in the northeast,where and how did you buy a W and A set?at the factory?or did they have dealers in the northeast?
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Old 03-04-2017, 04:59 PM
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Most of mine came from the New England area. My marcher actually came from the west coast. Found it on CL in Los Angeles.
John, I actually play all of the snare drums and kits in my collection, except for the 100+ year old antique snares. I trade them in and out of the set I am using at the time. However, some of the more rare snares (the ones where there were only a few hundred made) I keep in pristine condition and don't play them, other than a test run when I first got them.

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Old 07-11-2018, 02:38 PM
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Default Re: Walberg & Auge Owners

I picked up this incredible kit from Wood & Weather Drum shop.
Anyone have a matching snare drum?
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