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Old 05-20-2009, 03:25 PM
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Default Amati - Czechoslovakian drums

I noticed that there was a bit of interest for Amati drums somewere around this forum. I had such a kit for my first drums and even though I do not really regret giving them away a few years ago, I thought it might be interesting to post here a photocopy of an old Amati catalog. As far as I know it is hard to find official materials about these drums since they are not being produced anymore, so I hope this helps a little.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:38 PM
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wow... cool. Amati drums aren't anything special but this catalogue truly is something you don't see every day.
Where are you from?
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:47 PM
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I'm from Romania. We used a lot these drums here and you can still find quite a few going around for symbolical prices.
And since I mentioned Romania, there were some local drums named Doina but they are not even as good as Amati are ) I think they stopped making them somewhere around the 70's or early 80's, if anyone should be interested in Doina I could try to dig some pics out.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:52 PM
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That sounds interesting... If it wouldn't bother you, I'd like to see some...
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:49 AM
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OK, since this is a specialized Amati forum, I'll post here some links to pictures of Amati sets and items.
http://www.aukro.cz/item633646621_bici_amati.html
http://www.aukro.cz/item637868518_bi...ava_amati.html
http://hudba.bazos.cz/inzerat/3518522/AMATI.php
http://hudba.bazos.cz/inzerat/348863...5%E2%80%9C.php
http://www.drumcenter.cz/eshop/novinka-595.html
http://medak7.rajce.idnes.cz/Documents/
http://medak7.rajce.idnes.cz/Documents_2/
http://kultura.hyperinzerce.cz/hudeb...amati-nabidka/

and Magic cymbals from 90s

http://www.amati-denak.com/cesky/sor...use/ukazky.htm
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:57 PM
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Here are some pics of my first drum kit ever, an Amati. I think I still have the kick pedal somewhere around here.

Gilnar, you can see a set of Romanian 'Doina' drums in the last pic, the red ones. Like I said, not too interesting
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:40 AM
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Oh, sweet memories..... nearly 20 years ago my very first kit was an Amati wrapped in some blue-metallic material. Bought the drums new in a now long-gone shop in Budapest. They had it on display, no boxes, I had to tear it down myself then jammed the whole thing into a taxi and flew home with my new toys. This kit served me for quite a few years. After a heavy thunderstorm the basement where I kept the kit got literally soaked and the kit was partially underwater. Surprisingly, the beech shells remained in-round, no ply separation whatsoever. The wrap got damaged though so I removed it and painted the whole kit black. I used it for a few more years then sold it to a local collector.
Thanks for this thread, it really did bring back the atmosphere of the olden days!
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:36 PM
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And check this out. They also made cymbals:

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Old 09-07-2009, 12:46 PM
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And check this out. They also made cymbals:

Yes, they did.


I have 20" ride and as a beginner, I appreciate it, but Amati cymbals really aren't anything to get excited about.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:01 PM
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Here are some pictures of Amati drums and percussion. I'm not author of any of them...
Some are quite unusual, IMHO.

http://gilnar.rajce.idnes.cz/Amati/
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