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VINTAGE DRUMS & GEAR FOR SALE

DRUMS OF THE PAST FROM A DRUMMER IN SALT LAKE CITY



Own a Piece of Vintage Drumming History
SPECIAL ITEMS:

I have a 14" X 10" natural wood finish Vintage Gretsch drum shell  from the 40's or 50's.

I also have a wonderful 17" X  12" vintage Black Diamond Slingerland parade drum that would make a great be-bop bass drum. It has wood hoops and very heavy Slingerland claws, and the one-of-a-kind Art Deco super lugs. It needs a little work: the hoops were painted silver, and 4 of the super lugs have been replaced with newer lugs.


SLINGERLAND 17" BLACK DIAMOND PARADE DRUM FROM THE 40'S



VINTAGE 60'S ROGERS DRUMSET


AJAX STACCATO DRUM SET


LEEDY BROADWAY PARALLEL SNARE FROM THE 30'S


LEEDY FULL DRESS 28" BASS DRUM


FRONT VIEW LEEDY BASS DRUM


CHINESE TOM FROM 20'S

 

















 

The vintage drums and hardware for sale on this website are authentic drum gear from a by-gone era. Vintage drums have a seasoned sound that is unique and can't be duplicated. They increase in value as the years pass. Click on the underlined listings for a photo, or click on a thumbnail image for a larger view. More photos are available upon request.

It is almost impossible to accurately price vintage drums or hardware because opinions vary widely, so I have not posted prices. Instead I will consider reasonable offers, but remember these are old vintage items and are worth more than current drums and hardware.
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ROGERS DRUMS from the 60's:
22" bass 
16" floor tom
12" side tom
13" side tom
5x14 Powertone snare drum
Dynasonic 10 lug snare drum 

These drums are quite rare, they have natural un-wrapped wood shells that have beautiful tonal quality. Even though they are 45 years old they are in excellent condition. I will sell the drums individually so you can wrap them any color to match your drums -- or I will sell them as a set so you can take advantage of the natural wood shell sound.
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The Dynasonic snare drum is a legend. It is rumored that Buddy Rich played on one custom built for him even when he was endorsing and playing Slingerland drums.
 

LEEDY DRUM SET from the 30's:
(Broadway Standard, the "Full Dress" model)
28" Full Dress bass drum 
6x14 Full Dress Broadway Parallel snare drum 
Chinese Tacked Head Tom
These drums are a step back in time to the flapper era. The drums are black lacquer with gold and red sparkle diamond inlays. All the hardware is solid brass or brass plated. The snare drum is an extremely rare Broadway Parallel model with individually adjustable snare wires. It has solid brass rims, and a tone that is unmatched. The bass drum is missing several rim hooks and tension rods. The front head is separated at the edge for a few inches, but it does not interfere with the painting, and it can be patched so the head can be used. I will sell the drums individually or I will sell them as a set.
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AJAX STACCATO DRUM SET from the 60's
20" bass 
14" floor tom
12" side tom
5X14" snare drum

These drums are hardly ever seen in the States, they have unique hardware, especially the snare drum, and are finished in Burgundy Ripple. I will not sell these drums as a set.
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VINTAGE DRUM ACCESSORIES
(Click on the underlined title, then click the back button to return to this page -- I can email more images and/or images to items that don't have photos linked)

CAMCO CYMBAL TILTER
CAMCO HI-HAT CLUTCH
GRETSCH 14X10 TOM SHELL - natural wood finish
LEEDY SPURS - CLAMP ON - SOLD
LEEDY BRASS HANDLED BRUSHES
LUDWIG BEATER
LUDWIG COWBELL - SOLD
LUDWIG DRUM KEY
LUDWIG  FLAT BASE SNARE STAND
LUDWIG  FLAT BASE CYMBAL STAND
LUDWIG SPUR-LOC HI-HAT STAND
LUDWIG CYMBAL ROD WITH TILTER
PREMIER SNARE BRACKETS
PREMIER TOM HOLDER ASSEMBLY
ROGERS CLAWS
ROGERS LUGS
ROGERS SWIVOMATIC HI-HAT
ROGERS SWIVOMATIC HI-HAT HEAVY
ROGERS SWIVOMATIC PEDAL HINGED
ROGERS SWIVOMATIC PEDAL ONE PIECE
ROGERS T RODS
SLINGERLAND 40'S 17" MARCHING SHELL
SLINGERLAND 40'S HEAVY CLAWS
SLINGERLAND 40'S TENSION RODS
SLINGERLAND 40'S CLOUD BADGE
SLINGERLAND 40'S SMALL SUPER LUGS
SLINGERLAND TILTER
SLINGERLAND TRAIN WHISTLE
SLINGERLAND RED FELT TWIN MUFFLER
SONOR SLOTTED TENSION RODS
WFL DRUM KEY
WOOD BLOCK
 

INNOVATIVE CUSTOM DRUM SETS
Special drum sets designed to help drummers improve their drumming skills. Results are apparent in the first few minutes playing them. This is possible because these custom drums are easier to reach and are set-up to be played faster than any other drum set. They also take up far less room while giving a full drum set sound. Come and see these drums and try them out, I promise you will be amazed.

TYPICAL FOUR DRUMS SET

THIS FOUR-DRUM SET HAS A SNARE DRUM, A SIDE TOM, A FLOOR TOM (TOP HEAD) AND BASS DRUM (BOTTOM HEAD)


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If you are in the Salt Lake City area, you can come and see any of these items anytime; I live in down-town Salt Lake City, near East High school. Call 801-582-6019 and ask for Don Thorpe, Sr.

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email:
donothorpe@gmail.com

ABOUT DON THORPE
I played the drums professionally from the 50's to the 70's. During the late 50's I was in several of the U.S. army marching bands, and associated with some of the finest drummers in the country. I've played big band Swing, combo Jazz, Rock & Roll, and Country. I've even played for Greek weddings and Octoberfest. Then in the 70's I got married and busy supporting a family and so I put the drums more or less in "moth-balls" until the 90's when I played a couple of years with an Elvis impersonator. Now I just play for fun.  I still have a half dozen drum kits set-up and I often play them for my own enjoyment.


ROGERS BIG R DYNASONIC SNARE


ROGERS 60'S WOOD DYNASONIC


LUDWIG 60'S SPARKLE FLOOR TOM


SLINGERLAND SNARE -- SOLD


ROGERS SWIVOMATIC PEDAL


TRIXON SNAP-LEG THRONE -- SOLD

 

Don O. Thorpe
Don Thorpe Images -- Don O. Thorpe
801-582-6019

Email:   dt@DonThorpeImages.com 
or  donothorpe@gmail.com 
 
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