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thin shell 09-16-2021 04:23 PM

Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robyn64 (Post 469514)
the BD snare is mahogany, is the jazzfest also mahogany? or does that make a difference in the two?

ps. congrats on your purchase mark, hope you enjoy.


They both should be the same Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany three ply shell.

thin shell 09-16-2021 04:31 PM

Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jccabinets (Post 469515)
I have a snare that came to me with no badge. The strainer and butt have WFL stamped on them. It is a 5" deep drum, 8 lugs and all hardware is nickel. Goofy thing is, there is no tone control. I'm not sure if it is a jazz fest or a Deems.


The '59 (#60) catalog shows the new Jazz Fest, which would have been a newly taken picture for the catalog and you can see that the strainer has the WFL logo on it so I would say it's an early Jazz fest. It should have narrow and deep snare beds to be that vintage.


Ludwig either had a large inventory of WFL stamped parts to use up or they took a long time to get the tooling changed to the Ludwig script logo. It's not uncommon to find WFL branded things well into the 60's.

johnnyringo 09-16-2021 06:09 PM

Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare
 
Wow! I didn't expect so much reaction, maybe I should sell it.Cool1

NOT!LoLoLoLo

O-Lugs 09-16-2021 09:05 PM

Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johnnyringo (Post 469520)
Wow! I didn't expect so much reaction, maybe I should sell it.Cool1

NOT!LoLoLoLo

Yeah, it seems worth keeping. I think we're all just bugging for a new discussion about something that hasn't been discussed a million times already.

CTMichaelV 09-16-2021 10:04 PM

Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare
 
A real beauty! Congrats on this great addition to your collection.

robyn64 09-17-2021 12:04 AM

Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thin shell (Post 469516)
They both should be the same Mahogany/Poplar/Mahogany three ply shell.

thanks for the info, wasn't sure because my '64 jazzfest is painted white on the inside. so not able to tell if it is mahogany or not.

hardbat 09-17-2021 06:45 PM

Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare
 
How does one identify a Barrett Deems model snare drum? I'm a big fan of his, and have always wondered.

leedybdp 09-18-2021 11:19 AM

Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare
 
Ludwig has been inclined to recycle names given to drums, or make changes to the specs of a named drum or series of drums,or rename drums for various endorsing artists. . Slingerland also did this to a lesser degree. The designation of what is a Radio King drum varied greatly over the years. They also renamed the same drum outfit for a different artist.

Dudley 09-18-2021 12:08 PM

Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare
 
Jr Do you want another one to keep yours company?

ebay # 224607484323

Vintage Ludwig WFL Snare Drum #900 Super Classic Jazz Fest
Blue sparkle

Vintage March 27 1957 WFL Snare Drum #900 Super Classic.Three ply Mahogany shell with Maple reinforcement rings. The shell is nearly flawless with no fade In pound and no separation. Everything on the drum is nickel over brass. Date stamped shell. There is some pealing of the nickle plating in spots not to bad as you can see in pictures. Some tension rods are not original nor is the throw off ( Ludwig Nickle plated ) throw. Please ask questions and look at pictures. Thank you

O-Lugs 09-18-2021 01:21 PM

Re: WFL Barrett Deems Snare
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dudley (Post 469534)
Jr Do you want another one to keep yours company?

ebay # 224607484323

Vintage Ludwig WFL Snare Drum #900 Super Classic Jazz Fest
Blue sparkle

Vintage March 27 1957 WFL Snare Drum #900 Super Classic.Three ply Mahogany shell with Maple reinforcement rings. The shell is nearly flawless with no fade In pound and no separation. Everything on the drum is nickel over brass. Date stamped shell. There is some pealing of the nickle plating in spots not to bad as you can see in pictures. Some tension rods are not original nor is the throw off ( Ludwig Nickle plated ) throw. Please ask questions and look at pictures. Thank you

Wow! That drum is only FOUR DAYS older than the Barrett Deems snare! That would be a nice set of snare drums to own, for sure!


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