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Old 07-14-2022, 05:23 PM
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Default Leedy Shelly Manne snare drum info please

Just got an email from a friend who says he has one of Shelly Manne's personal snare drums and is going to be putting it up for sale. I love Shelly and I know he played Leedy drums, but that's it.


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Old 07-14-2022, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: Leedy Shelly Manne snare drum info please

Appears to be an unmolested "Shelly Manne model" snare drum. All the better if your friend has provenance that it belonged to the 'Manne' himself.
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Old 07-14-2022, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: Leedy Shelly Manne snare drum info please

Shelly was one of Leedy's biggest name endorsers during the Slingerland years. He played a mahogany finished kit so this drum would certainly fit in with that detail.






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Old 07-15-2022, 06:24 AM
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Default Re: Leedy Shelly Manne snare drum info please

First time that Ive seen the correct way to run the snares. I did not know that the snares went over the bearing edge. That might make quite a difference in the sound...though I liked mine with regular snares. I still kick myself for letting my Leedy Shelly Manne set go.
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Old 07-15-2022, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: Leedy Shelly Manne snare drum info please

Thanks for the info so far, guys! I appreciate it!

I emailed my friend back and asked if he had any type of proof that this was one of Shelly's drums. I await his reply.

Thanks again for now!
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Old 07-15-2022, 01:33 PM
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Old 07-15-2022, 03:28 PM
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My 1963 Shelly Manne Leedy set is my forever drum set. If I ever sell off all of my drums except for one set, this is the one that I will keep forever. The drums measure 14x20, 16x16, 9x13, and 5x14 snare. When i acquired the drums many years ago, almost all of the heads had the Henry Adler Store stamp on them.
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Old 07-15-2022, 03:43 PM
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Default Re: Leedy Shelly Manne snare drum info please

Just heard back from the guy....He said the seller cannot prove it was Shelly's drum -no provenance.....Apparently, a friend offered the seller $300 for the drum and the offer was accepted. That's that.

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