DRUMS OF THE PAST FROM A DRUMMER IN SALT LAKE CITY
The vintage drums and hardware for
sale on this website are authentic drum gear from
Sixties. They have a seasoned sound
that is unique and can't be duplicated by modern
drums. They also
increase in value as the years pass.
Call or email & make me an offer.
I HAVE FOUR VINTAGE DRUM SETS FROM THE 60'S
that have all been restored to excellent working
please consider these classic drums. CLICK ON
THE YELLOW TEXT FOR LARGE VIEW OF ITEM.
It is almost impossible to accurately price vintage hardware because opinions vary widely, so I have not posted prices for most items. Instead I will consider reasonable offers.
VINTAGE DRUM ACCESSORIES
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CAMCO CYMBAL TILTER
CAMCO HI-HAT CLUTCH
GRETSCH 14X10 TOM SHELL - natural wood finish
LEEDY BRASS HANDLED BRUSHES
LUDWIG DRUM KEY
LUDWIG FLAT BASE SNARE STAND
LUDWIG FLAT BASE CYMBAL STAND
LUDWIG SPUR-LOC HI-HAT STAND
LUDWIG CYMBAL STAND ROD WITH TILTER
PREMIER SNARE BRACKETS
PREMIER TOM HOLDER ASSEMBLY
ROGERS SWIVOMATIC HI-HAT
ROGERS SWIVOMATIC HI-HAT HEAVY
ROGERS T RODS
SLINGERLAND 40'S CLOUD BADGE
SLINGERLAND RED FELT TWIN MUFFLER
SONOR SLOTTED TENSION RODS
VINTAGE WOOD BLOCK
INNOVATIVE CUSTOM DRUM
Call or email & make me an offer
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.
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 of that time. I've played big band Swing, combo Jazz, Rock & Roll, and Country. I've even played for Greek weddings and Octoberfest. In the 70's I got married and busy supporting a family as a professional photographer, so I put the drums more or less in "moth-balls" until I played a couple of years with an Elvis impersonator when my children were teenagers. Now I play for several bands, mostly Big Band era music, Classic Rock and some Country. Once in a while I get lucky and play with a Jazz group, Just to give you some perspective, I will turn 83 in 2017. So, yes, playing the drums keeps you young.