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Old 08-11-2019, 09:05 PM
DrumBob DrumBob is offline
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Default Re: Another Leedy Returns

May I ask a question, and I mean no offense: Don't you ever keep anything? Many of us buy and eventually sell, but you never seem to keep a drumset for more than a couple of months. Am I wrong? If I'm out of line, I apologize!
'01 DW Collectors, Oyster White, 10/12/14/16/22
'64 Slingerland, 13/16/20/22 (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
'72 Slingerland, Red Tiger Pearl, 12/13/16/16/22
'74 Slingerland Gold Sparkle, 13/14/18/24
'72 Rogers, Black Strata, 13/16/22
'60's Stewart, Gold Glass Glitter, 12/13/16/22
00's Tama Swingstar, White Satin Flame, 12/13/16/22

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Old 08-11-2019, 10:50 PM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is offline
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Default Re: Another Leedy Returns

How dare you, I've actually kept a kit for almost 3 months!
But seriously, you're right, I do go through a lot of kits. It's just something I do, it's fun and since most if the time I trade, it doesn't cost much.
However, this 1965 bdp Leedy is a keeper.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:20 AM
leedybdp leedybdp is offline
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There's some kind of magic about early and mid 1960s Leedy Black Diamond Pearl drum sets. in the past several years, I have bought, traded, and sold a couple dozen drum sets. Most of my drum acquisitions have been through trades. Of all of those drum sets, the one that is not going to anyone else as long as I'm around is my Black Diamond Pearl 1963 Leedy Shelly Manne outfit with 9x13,16x16, 14x20, and matching Shelly Manne 5x14 snare drum.
No matter how far you push the envelope, it is still stationery.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:09 PM
Starship Krupa Starship Krupa is offline
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Default Re: Another Leedy Returns

Seller's remorse! Now you know to not let it go again.

I'm a Slingerland player myself, but I have to say if I could wave a wand and have my kit's lugs turn into the Leedy style, I'd do it. Best lugs ever. Manne oh Manne.

What year did Slingerland drop the Leedy line?
Early '70's Slingerland New Rock #50 in blue agate (20-16-13-12)
Late '50's WFL Swingster/Barrett Deems in black/gold Duco
'70's Slingerland Gene Krupa Sound King COB
'76 Ludwig Supraphonic
early '70's Ludwig Acrolite
'80's Ludwig Rocker II 6 1/2" snare
Rogers Supreme Big "R" hi hat
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:15 PM
J!m J!m is offline
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Default Re: Another Leedy Returns

Man I’d love an old leedy kit. Only a Gretsch in green glass would be more desirable to me. The Leedy bass drum is awesome. Really grabs you by the larynx.

Very nice kit.

As far as Shelley, I picked up “234” on Impulse records a couple months back. What a cool record. Drums in one channel and rest of the band in the other. If you can find a copy, it is highly recommend.
Cobalt Blue Yamaha Recording Custom 20b-22b-8-10-12-13-15-16f-18f
Red Ripple '70's Yamaha D-20 20b-12-14f
Piano Black Yamaha Recording Custom Be-Bop kit 18b-10-14f
Yamaha COS SDM5; Yamaha Cobalt Blue RC 5-1/2x14; Gretsch round badge WMP; 1972 Ludwig Acrolite; 1978 Ludwig Super Sensitive; Cobalt Blue one-off Montineri; Yamaha Oak (6X13!); DW collectors 5-1/2X14 maple; cheap 3.5X13 brass piccolo
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