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Old 02-25-2017, 03:26 PM
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Default Bass drum ID please

I picked this up about 5 yrs ago in an antiques/collectables shop on Vancouver Island - BC Canada. The owner had no history on it.

I removed all the hardware and the shell seems like it's that typical very soft (Lauan? Philippian Mahogany? basswood?). I can easily press the shell out-of-round. I do like the sparkle wrap. I've never seen these lugs anywhere else.

The drum is an odd size - 25 inch diameter. I tucked calfhide on some wood hoops. The drum has beautiful full tone.

Has anyone here seen these lugs and t-rods on another drum?

There's not identification anywhere on the drum or hardware.

The first photo shows the drum in the Collectables shop before I bought/rescued? it.
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:30 PM
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Here's a shot of the Grommet on the shell and the tom hanger hardware. I wouldn't want to hang much on this shell.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Bass drum ID please

No idea what it might be but my first impression from looking at the fittings is that it's not a MIJ set. This hardware looks unique and the MIJ stuff typically tried to copy the hardware of the American companies. But, it's hard to say anything for sure. Looks cool regardless.
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:14 PM
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That lug has been here before, that grommet too. Bad news is I don`t recall when or where.
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:01 PM
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I posted this when I picked it up a few years ago. I'm posting again on the chance new eyes may be able to help identify.
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:17 PM
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I had a single-tension WMP bass drum with those claws and faucet-type t-rod handle. It also had the fancy grommet, but no other markings. I can tell you that mine was MIJ, as there was Japanese newspaper in between the wrap and the shell!
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:35 AM
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Sorry, I don`t have anymore info for you, but, that drum is cool!! I like the T-rods!!

The inner ply has vertical grain which would suggest MIJ decent...I don`t think it is though...

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Old 03-01-2017, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ElMoonlightDrummer View Post
I had a single-tension WMP bass drum with those claws and faucet-type t-rod handle. It also had the fancy grommet, but no other markings. I can tell you that mine was MIJ, as there was Japanese newspaper in between the wrap and the shell!
Maybe I'll remove the wrap and see if it has some "Japanese newspaper" inside haha. Wouldn't that be crazy..........
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