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Old 05-15-2018, 01:56 PM
Fuse Fuse is offline
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Default Duplex "Spirit of St. Louis"

Hi everyone. I haven't been on this forum in quite a while, but I wanted to let you all know that the Music Go Round store in Aurora, Colorado, has a 1930s Duplex "Spirit of St. Louis" set for sale right now. You can see it by going to their website. Considering how old it is, it's in pretty decent shape. And the snare is unusual and really cool--it's made of very thick pressed brass with the rims mounted on top of it. Unfortunately, though, they are selling it off by the piece, so if there are any collectors out there who are interested, this would be the time to check it out.

Also, the website says that the bass drum is in-store pickup only, but Music Go Rounds are independently-owned franchises, so they might be willing to work something out if you're not in the area.

Just to let you all know, too--***I HAVE NO CONNECTION TO THIS STORE.*** I was in there yesterday and just happened to see it. Duplex drums are pretty rare, so I'd really like to see this set end up with a collector who is going to take care of it. So, I thought I'd let you all know about it.

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Old 05-16-2018, 01:25 AM
sksmith2500 sksmith2500 is offline
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Default Re: Duplex "Spirit of St. Louis"

Not quite a "Spirit of St. Louis" kit, but still pretty cool. It is a "Spirit" snare. I didn't see any badging on the bass, and the toms are Chinese toms.
I stupidly sold a full kit when I was younger and got laid off of work and needed some rent money. It had 20" bass with 18" heads, a 14" tom with 12" heads, a 16" floor tom with 14" heads, and a 14" snare with 13" heads (similar to one pictured on the MGR website).
They were all made from "aircraft aluminum" with the tensioning lugs running thru the interior of the shell.
They sounded pretty decent from what I remember, but that was 25 years ago.
Steve
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