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  1. vibes
    02-28-2019 04:12 PM
    Hi Mike, hope you are well. wanted to ask your opinion on this 65 Pioneer snare I am about to buy. It matches my other Gold sparkle nickel hardware drums. Has Nickel over brass hoops. Wrap looks great. The thing is someone drilled a small pencil size hole in it, lower open space, for a Mic, or who knows. I have a piece of the 60's gold sparkle wrap I can plug the hole and top it with. Outside that it looks in excellent condition. The guy wants $150 for it if I come get it, 3 hour round trip. or $150 without the new remo Ambassador heads if he ships it to me. What do you think ? jump on it ? Thank you for any advice Tim Gordon "VIbes" I would use this snare in a jazz set up. Decent jazz snare ?
  2. Butchie
    03-12-2018 01:39 PM
    Hi Mike, my name is Mike Guedes known on the Vintage Drum Forum as Butchie. Many years ago I bought a rod and washer for a 20's Black Beauty from you. I'm now in need of a Pioneer strainer, 20 clips, both rims and one rod and washer for a 1926-27 Ludwig Standard Deluxe (it's nowhere near your mint one) Gut snares would be nice as well, anyway do you have any of these items or can you turn me on to who might? Thanks, Mike
  3. snaremania
    06-08-2015 04:40 PM
    Mike; I realize you are busy. However I am still looking for some tension rods and clips.
  4. snaremania
    06-02-2015 07:20 PM
    Mike; I met you at the chi drum show. asked about some copper tension rods and clips. you said "hit me up". here I am!
    thanks ken
  5. Jw23
    09-21-2014 08:03 AM
    Hi Mike,

    I put up a few pictures of my dads 1920's Ludwig & Ludwig snare in peacock finish and noticed you work at Gelb Music. I bought a snare from there last year but I believe it was a different Mike I dealt with? Anyway, does Gelb music buy vintage gear like this, as my father is looking at selling.


  • About Mike Curotto
    Playing drums 46 yrs./teaching drumset 42 yrs., started collecting vintage snare drums in 1995.
    S. F. Bay Area
    Vintage snare drums, old drum keys, old drum catalogs, old drum sticks
    Professional drummer/drumset instructor
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