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Old 04-18-2017, 01:36 AM
Gerard Ball Gerard Ball is offline
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Default Leedy heater query

Thanks to my eagle eyed friend friend Gary, I managed to scoop this leedy heater for my 35 snare. Does anyone know if it should have a sleeve fitted around the element?
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1957 6 1/2" x15" Slingerland Concert King
1938 8"x15" Leedy Broadway Standard
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:45 AM
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Default Re: Leedy heater query

Wow, I never heard of such a thing. Was it used to stabilize the shell and keep it in tune when there are temperature variations?
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:50 PM
Gerard Ball Gerard Ball is offline
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Default Re: Leedy heater query

The purpose of the heater was to warm the calf heads and prevent them from absorbing moisture from the atmosphere which in turn caused them to lose tension. You'll sometimes see some old drums with a light bulb mounted inside which did the same thing.
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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 04-18-2017, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: Leedy heater query

I just learned something new....
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:08 PM
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Cool Re: Leedy heater query

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The purpose of the heater was to warm the calf heads and prevent them from absorbing moisture from the atmosphere which in turn caused them to lose tension. You'll sometimes see some old drums with a light bulb mounted inside which did the same thing.
Exactly!!

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Old 04-18-2017, 07:21 PM
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Thanks for letting us know!
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