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Old 06-21-2021, 11:05 PM
Mike Curotto Mike Curotto is offline
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Default VINTAGE DuCo FAMILY

Hi,
As we all know DuCo finishes do not stand the test of time very well but here are a few exceptions for you to enjoy.

MID-1930s LUDWIG & LUDWIG 5 x 14 DuCo STANDARD MODEL

LATE 1930s LEEDY 6 x 14 DuCo BROADWAY PARALLEL MODEL

1932 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 DuCo DuALL MODEL

1935-36 SLINGERLAND 6.5 x 14 DuCo BROADCASTER MODEL

DuCo (Dupont Company) finishes were the less expensive option compared to the pearl/pyralin finishes but were way more prone to cracking and chipping as it was simply lacquer applied to the shell. One would think that the less expensive drums would have the DuCo finishes but these four snares are perfect examples of higher end (and somewhat rare) drums whose owners chose the less expensive shell finish option. In my opinion this is like putting Sears tires on a Ferrari…but I still will not pass up a rare snare drum with an inexpensive finish.

Enjoy!

Mike Curotto
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