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Old 07-10-2019, 03:23 PM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is online now
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I'm interested in getting this clean Leedy kit in a bdp finish. I think it's from 1965 and all original. Any ideas of a fair price? Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:38 PM
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This feels like it would be up the alley of Leedybdp.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:19 PM
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Try $700.00. Or less !
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:47 PM
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Really? That low?
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:17 PM
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I see a thumb bolt screw on the floor tom mount
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:49 PM
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Is that a big deal? Enough to make it only a $700 kit?
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:53 AM
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Default Re: Leedy Experts

50% positive those would be termed amongst the knowledgeable, Slinger-Leedy drums, hence.. read the article and check

http://www.maxwelldrums.com/leedy-cu...2_163_165.html

"the Leedy drums that were produced by Slingerland from 1956 to 1965 were basically Slingerland drums."

also..
http://www.coopersvintagedrums.com/leedylugs.htm

in other words those Leedy aren't the Leedy Drums of their glory period.
Hence why everyone is saying 700 +/-
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:00 AM
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I've only had one Leedy kit. It was from that era. These were badged on all 4 drums, so they were last of the line from what I've gathered. I liked them a lot, but sold them when I made a major move down the East Coast. I did keep my eyes open for a replacement for a while, but have since discontinued that effort. Although essentially a Slingerland drum, I like the look of the lugs and rods & claws. It gives them their own character.

They have gotten hard to find so I think the relatively rarity lends some extra value. However, I think the BDP finish is not one of the most popular and that tends to reduce the price. I am retaining a BDP Rogers kit in ME. I got it for a short price that I think is partly related to the color. It was very popular in the 50's, but seems to have been a good deal less popular in the 60's when you had the oysters, onyx and ripple finishes plus sparkles taking over.

All in, I agree the $700 range is correct.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:12 AM
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Ditto the above
Now if the snare is old stock single ply now that’s a greatvdrum
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:21 AM
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Snare? Who said anything about a snare?

Once again, I think you guys are low-balling the value of the kit. In my mind, the Leedy character plus-up outweighs everything. Try finding a 60s Leedy - you'll find 20 Slingerland kits for every one Leedy. Frankly, I don't think of BDP as a minus, just not a plus. Like blue or red sparkle - typical.

Sure looks clean to me. Weigh the advantage of a no-work acquisition into your equation.

But frankly, JR, you don't seem to keep kits in the stable very long, so are you really more asking about flip-value?

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Ditto the above
Now if the snare is old stock single ply now thatís a greatvdrum
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