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Old 08-10-2013, 12:14 PM
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Mike, outstanding just outstanding, Wow !!!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:12 PM
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Truly.!!! what this forum is all about.
I love these drums.
I believe the autographs are from famous drummers, not movie stars.
Is that right?
More pics please sir.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:40 PM
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Default Re: 1940 Autographs of The Stars

Wow!
Just.....WOW!

There's just something about the Autograph sets (And Ludwig's Top Hat and Cane to some degree) that tug my heart strings.

Fantastic set.
absolutely gorgeous.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:58 PM
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Thanks Mark, Green Glass & Richie!
Yes the autographs are of various musicians & Leedy endorsers mostly drummers but there are others too. And yes I agree that the Autograph & Top Hat drum sets have special appeal, they represent the zenith of the big band era.

I will try to get some more pictures up later when I can shrink them down to fit the file limits. Here are a couple that I did shrink along with a video of my friend (who is a guitar player with a drumming background) playing the set with a top hat snare.

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Old 08-10-2013, 06:30 PM
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Wow!
Just.....WOW!

There's just something about the Autograph sets (And Ludwig's Top Hat and Cane to some degree) that tug my heart strings.

Fantastic set.
absolutely gorgeous.
I feel the same way.
Autographs, TH and Canes, or THC, conjure up great memories that I never had.
Big Bands, Quality workmanship, Showmanship
Perhaps an elegance missing today.
BTW, I am building a THC tribute kit.
Hardware quest is almost complete. See progress pic.
Always love the pics of Auto's and THC's.
Thanks Man
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:25 AM
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I am building a THC tribute kit.
I can not wait to see this!!

I think what gets me about the Autograph (and THC) sets is that you have to be close to it to see what it really is.
Unlike, say, the "Full Dress" pearls, I can't imagine anyone in the audience back then saying, "Look! Way up there, on the bandstand, in the back....that's a Leedy Autograph set!"

It's almost like it's "The Drummer's" finish.

..and again...that's just a great looking kit.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:39 AM
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Default Re: 1940 Autographs of The Stars

Here are some more pictures of the autograph set that I shrunk down...
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:36 AM
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Thanks for the pics.
So, is the gold glitter wrap under the green where the stars are?
Complete key holder with key too!
Stunning!
I never knew about these sets until I joined this forum.
Thanks Again.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:42 AM
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A great, unique kit...I love it!
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