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Old 02-02-2019, 11:55 AM
Gilnar Gilnar is offline
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Hi,
over years I collected some stuff that I slowly realised I don't need and would rather trade it for other stuff that is scarce in my corner of the world. Although I'm pretty sure that there's very little, if anything, of the stuff I have, anywhere else. Now it can be yours!
It's going to take me some time to put everything up here, but let's just start with it, I'll gradually update this post.

1) 22x14" light green acrylic Amati bass drum (1970s-1980s, Czechoslovakia)
This is an extremely rare piece, as I have seen less than ten specimen of acrylic Amatis in all. As all the info about these drums that I have is speculations, I cannot rule out the possibility that it is home-made. But who would have the means to make an acrylic drum at home?
Few cracks in the shell, but nothing big or reaching the edges. A chip on the resonant edge, purely cosmetic. Maybe slight discoloration from sunlight. The wooden hoop is not in top shape, but is easily usable. Little bit of rust on the chrome. I can add more pictures, of the edges, etc.
Amati drums typically don't fetch any insane prices, but this one is absolutely unique, might be one of the very few surviving ones in the world.
I'd love a 20" bass drum, probably Slingerland or Premier. Some kind of blue or white clour would be nice, but I'm flexible, can be other color or no color at all. I'm not picky about production era, but I'd like a shell with re-rings. Does not have to be in great cosmetic shape, actually, I'd prefer it not to be.

2) (illustration pic before I get one of the actual drum, it's nearly identical)
14x5" COB Amati snare (1970s-1980s, Czechoslovakia) + stand
Very nice sound of a brass shell with ten lugs, one of the best Amati products, IMO. Some rust on the strainer mehcanism, original t-rods have been lost, so I replaced them with modern ones. The threading is European, so I'm adding a fitting tuning key. The original stand is in great condition, no flaking chrome or anything.
I'd like an Acrolite. I'm not too picky about production date or cosmetic shape, as long as it's working and not completely rusted, I'm fine.

3)
6, 8, 9.5" Golden pearl Amati bonga/timbales/concert toms (1960s, Czechoslovakia) + stand
Very cool addition to a kit or usable as a standalone instrument. Great ringy latin sound with killer rimshots. Made out of six plies of beech, coated with clear lacquer inside (not sure if original, but very neatly done. Some slight plies separation, never bothered me. The wrap is pretty faded, more of a green/gray color now. Included is a stand with a pretty rare adjustable arm (those got their gears stripped pretty often, hard to find them in good shape like this one). Chrome is near perfect. Original heads in very good condition.
15" medium Avedis hihats would be nice. Not too picky about age.

4)
14" paper thin B20 cymbal (not vintage, probably Chinese)
No stamp or ink, very thin, beautifully trashy big splash/small crash. Got it as a part of a hi-hat pair. Pretty rubbish in that role, but a great jazzy cymbal, think 1930s kinda sound.
Old pic, more oxidation now, shouldn't be a problem to get rid of it.
Make me an offer? Maybe combine it with the bonga?

That's everything for now, I will upload the missing pics soon, just want to get it moving and see if there's actually any interest in these for what I'm asking. Feel free to contact me with your offers, opinions or criticism. I'd probably also be willing to sell, but trade is preferred.

EDIT 2/4/2019: added pictures of the bonga showing fade. Still looking great, IMHO. Added the cymbal.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:36 PM
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:11 AM
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Thanks, replied on your e-mail.
Also added a cymbal and some pictures in the original post.
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-1960s 3ply Red Sparkle Amati
- Zildjian, Paiste, Zyn, Istanbul

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Old 02-20-2019, 11:50 AM
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Hi, giving this a bump. Also willing to sell, but I'm not really sure about prices, so make me an offer.
To satisfy the forum rules, though, let's start with
- 300 USD for the bass
- 200 USD for the snare and stand
- 175 USD for the timbales and stand
- 40 USD for the cymbal
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Sysl krysu nenahradi!

-196?-72 6ply White Oyster Amati
-1960s 3ply Red Sparkle Amati
- Zildjian, Paiste, Zyn, Istanbul

http://bandzone.cz/blueswan

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