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Old 12-31-2019, 04:53 PM
DrumBob DrumBob is offline
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Default '48 Radio King Set Possibly Coming My Way

A friend up in CT called me today to see if I was interested in his '48 Radio King set. They're 13/16/22 with a 5 1/2" snare. The beavertail lugs on the bass drum were replaced, but are an exact match for the rest of the set. The BD rims are a bit beat up, but can be repainted. Otherwise, the set is all original, the wrap is tight all around and in nice shape. Oh yes, and they are Black Diamond Pearl, not the usual WMP, which everyone else has. I have detailed photos of everything. He even has all the original calf heads! The first owner bought them after he was discharged from the Army in '48, played them for a while, got married and the drums went into a closet until my friend bought them after the owner's demise.

He's holding them for me until I can figure out how on earth I can make this happen financially. I won't reveal the price, but it's very reasonable, considering I'm getting the snare too. What I have to do now, is unload some stuff I'm not using; drums, cymbals, hardware, my first born (kidding), etc. Maybe a guitar or two.

So, the gold glass glitter Stewart set is for sale. Make an offer. The red sparkle Apollo set is for sale. I have at least a dozen cymbals for sale. Those are going up on Reverb or Ebay. One of them is a Meinl Profile 18" Volcano Rock Crash, and I have never seen another Profile cymbal for sale anywhere. Very rare.

This RK set is not going up for sale publicly until I give him an answer. I can't let these go!
'01 DW Collectors, Oyster White, 10/12/14/16/22
'64 Slingerland, 13/16/20/22 (to be restored)
'65 Leedy, Blue Sparkle, 12/14/20
'67 Ludwig, Burgundy Sparkle, 12/13/16/22
'73 Slingerland, Sky Blue Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Slingerland, Red Tiger Pearl, 12/13/16/16/22
'74 Slingerland Gold Sparkle, 13/14/18/24
'72 Rogers, Black Strata, 13/16/22
'60's Stewart, Gold Glass Glitter, 12/13/16/22
'00's Tama Swingstar, White Satin Flame, 12/13/16/22

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