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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
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.



VINTAGE AJAX SHELL SET



VINTAGE LUDWIG CLUB DATE SHELL SET



VINTAGE ROGERS SHELLSET
 


PART OF VINTAGE PREMIER SHELL SET

 

















 

I HAVE THREE VINTAGE DRUM SETS FROM THE 60'S that are all in excellent condition, They are shell kits but I may be able to furnish some hardware if wanted.

It is almost impossible to accurately price vintage drums and hardware because opinions vary widely and prices go up and down dramatically from month to month, So I have not posted prices for most items. Instead I will consider all reasonable offers.

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LUDWIG CLUB DATE -- vintage Blue Sparkle 3 piece shell set with a 20" bass, 14" floor tom and a 12" rack tom. No snare drum.

AJAX -- vintage Rasberry Ripple 3 piece shell set with a 20" bass, 14" floor tom and a 12" rack tom. No snare drum..

ROGERS -- vintage natural finish 5 piece set with a 22" bass, 16" floor tom, 12" rack tom, 13" rack tom, and a Powertone snare drum.

PREMIER -- 5 piece set with a vintage 20" bass, vintage 16" floor tom & 12" rack tom with die cast hoops, and a 10" rack tom, and a new Premier snare drum. The bass and the 10" tom have newer shells but have vintage Premier lugs. All the drums have been re-wrapped in vintage turquoise sparkle.
 



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 BEATER
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 CLAWS
ROGERS LUGS
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 SETS
These special "Floor/Bass" drum sets are 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 much easier to reach and are set-up to be played faster than any other drum set. They also take up far less room and are much easier to transport. Come and see these drums and try them out, I promise you will be amazed. I play a Floor/Bass drum set for Big Band, Rock & Country.

TYPICAL FLOOR/BASS DRUM SET

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


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.

CALL 801-582-6019
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 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.





 

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

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