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Old 06-11-2019, 12:30 AM
lcondo123 lcondo123 is offline
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Default Radio King Value?

Hi everyone!

Would anybody be able to help me out with what Iíve got here?

Iíve had this set for about 5 years now and I think itís time for it to move to its next home. I bought the kit from the son of the original owner, who bought the drums new in 1952. I have all of the hardware, snare stand, cymbal stands, hi-hat stand, as well as the matching Paiste Ludwig Standards that came with the drums (albeit cracked). Itís basically the entire Ensemble 6N setup plus a few other original goodies.

13/14/24 sizes

The snare is the steam bent single ply Radio King snare, and the tom and bass drum are mahogany/poplar. Everything is nickel and would look brand new if polished again - itís been about 4 years since Iíve last done that.

Anyone had a ballpark of what I could offer for the whole shebang?

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  • 1964-1966 Rogers 9x13 rack tom in silver sparkle. Beavertail lugs, flat grey Cleveland tag interior
  • 1964-1966 Rogers 22 OR 24x14 bass drum in silver sparkle. Beavertail lugs, flat grey Cleveland tag interior
  • 1959 Rogers Holiday 5x14 snare drum in blue sparkle. Serial number #13382. Large double sided bread and butter lugs. Part of my kit that was split up before I purchased it. Bring the snare home!

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Old 06-14-2019, 08:49 AM
vintagemore2000 vintagemore2000 is offline
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Default Re: Radio King Value?

I would agree with the estimates from the DFO of your kit, you could get more by selling the RK snare drum separate from the kit, I'd hate to do so but it would bring more money.
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