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Old 03-04-2010, 08:09 AM
wayne wayne is offline
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Default Corder/Darwin

Where are they?..I used to see kit popping up quite often,and for good pricing.Anyone have one of these hanging around...It seems poor old Fibes is with Davey Jones!
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:19 AM
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Default Re: Corder/Darwin

I see them pop up every now and then, when they do the prices always seem pretty good, compared to Fibes stuff anyways. I seem to see orphans and snares a lot more regularly than I do complete kits though.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: Corder/Darwin

I have a Corder 14x14 clear acrylic ft on my mixed-year Fibes acryl kit. I haven`t seen many out there.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:05 AM
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Default Re: Corder/Darwin

There wasn't a huge production of either Corder or Darwin. We are just not going to see a huge surplus of Corder/Darwin gear on the market to buy. Too bad, the Corder/Darwin/Austin Fibes are great.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:05 PM
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I visited the corder plant when it was in huntsville alabama, I bought a 6 1/2x14" chrome over wood maple snare drum it was the free floating design,traded it for a 402 ludwig, but played the daylights out of it the corder i mean!!!!
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:08 PM
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im a fibes collector/player, just picked up a corder 20x14 jasper shell, really looking forward to putting it all together. still looking for a handful of claws and t-rods though.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:20 PM
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I know it`s an older posting originally but just wanted to share some quick pics of the Darwin kit I bought yesterday. They`re a bit dinged up, def. players, but will work on them in the future once I get some other projects outta the way. 10,12,14,22. I believe the BD is Keller and the toms are Jasper the best I can tell compared to my Corder toms` wood layering. Anyway, put these on RIMS mounts to make the Pearl mounts somewhat tolerable. I have an extra Corder 16" FT that I`ll re-finish someday and add to this project but til then, just gonna play them as is. The blue lacquer finish is pretty and kinda growin` on me (for now).
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:51 AM
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Hi...my search for information on Corder drums brought me to this forum. I own a 1990 4 x 14 Corder snare in mahogany lacquer, still in beautiful shape. I played it with a jazz set of 1991 Ludwig Super Classics, also in mahogany lacquer...ordered the Corder from Colorado after hearing that they might go out of business. It must be from near the end of the company history before their sale. The color doesn't quite match the Ludwigs...a little more orange. But the drum is perfect for small bars or big noisy rooms...lots of range. I've been thinking of selling it, but find nothing like it to help me set a value. Does somebody else own Corders in that lacquer?
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:16 PM
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Hi...my search for information on Corder drums brought me to this forum. I own a 1990 4 x 14 Corder snare in mahogany lacquer, still in beautiful shape. I played it with a jazz set of 1991 Ludwig Super Classics, also in mahogany lacquer...ordered the Corder from Colorado after hearing that they might go out of business. It must be from near the end of the company history before their sale. The color doesn't quite match the Ludwigs...a little more orange. But the drum is perfect for small bars or big noisy rooms...lots of range. I've been thinking of selling it, but find nothing like it to help me set a value. Does somebody else own Corders in that lacquer?
Hey man, post a pic or two and maybe someone can help out a little more. I own a couple of Corder snares but neither cost me over $130 on the bay. I did see one 8x14 like mine recently go for $200 so maybe things are on the rise for them. Sorry I can`t help more on that but please shoot us some pics.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:08 AM
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I visited the corder plant when it was in huntsville alabama, I bought a 6 1/2x14" chrome over wood maple snare drum it was the free floating design,traded it for a 402 ludwig, but played the daylights out of it the corder i mean!!!!
Those were great Jasper-shell snares by Corder. I set myself up as a Corder dealer in the very early 80's and sold a small handful of kits. One for myself too, of course, and I had the same snare with the SFT strainer on it. Really nice. The Corder family did build some nice kits. Another early user was Bermuda Schwartz.
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