Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday with some old drums...

Picked these up last week... some WFL drums dating between 1948 and 1953. In pretty good shape, with some original calfskin heads. They are very dirty and in need of love.

crusty old badge

the 13" tom

before and after chrome rims

snare drum, complete, in the princess chair...

lots of shiny parts.

You can see where the wrap yellowed over time. I think the yellow parts are more beautiful than the unscathed white bits that live under the hardware. God knows what they've seen. Who played them first? How long did they sit unused to be able to find me so relatively unscathed? 

I'm excited to see them cleaned up, shined and glinting in the sun. Anybody out there like polishing chrome?

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