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Old 12-16-2016, 10:02 PM
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Default The timbales the started it all back in 1939-1940's

Here to show those that are interested the set of timbales that began it all.

Back in the 1900 timbales were very far and few sets that existed. The ones made in Cuba all were in ruff condition and all odd sizes. Which made it dificult to find skins for them. The Models made in US were also small in size Wfl and Gretsch made ones that were small sizes 10/13 which they look like toys and had simular problems. In 1939-40 a gentleman that worked at the Henry Adler store on 42nd street Name Charles Tappan ( the repair, drum Teacher) of the store. Decided to make a set of timbales and standardize the sizes of the heads. The drums he made became an instant success, But then came the problem of manufacture and they at that time could just not keep up.

During this era the Leedy Drum company was looking for a set of timbales for their Line. Henry a smart business man make a deal with Leedy To rent the timbales design to Leedy Drums and history is done. These timbales today are the most sorted timbales in the world.

Here You have how the looked at the beginning. They used Radio king Parts on the timbales others were manufactured by Charles Tappan. Later in 1943-44 Leedy Changed lugs to reflect the Leedy name.
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: The timbales the started it all back in 1939-1940's

So cool, thanks for sharing that! What are those gorgeous cowbells?
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:12 AM
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Neat story! Thanks for the history.
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:56 AM
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Default Re: The timbales the started it all back in 1939-1940's

Very interesting indeed and great photos. Are those your timbales or historical photos? I don't often get to see timbales being used. Great sound though. I used one on the right-hand side of a Rogers Londoner set years ago. It was great to kick in a reggae sound here and there.
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:18 AM
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Very interesting indeed and great photos. Are those your timbales or historical photos? I don't often get to see timbales being used. Great sound though. I used one on the right-hand side of a Rogers Londoner set years ago. It was great to kick in a reggae sound here and there.

Yes Dan I recreated history as it was done back in 1939 by Charles Tappan and Henry Adler. It took me time in research but I got it done jaja.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:58 PM
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So cool, thanks for sharing that! What are those gorgeous cowbells?
Cow bell are from the 1930s hand crafted
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:43 AM
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Incredible, man.....
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:05 AM
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Here You have a photo taken 1939 of Humberto Morales using this set with the Noro Morales Orquesta.
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:46 AM
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Cool history lesson and pic's. I love my timbales, 1980 LP Tito Puente model. Their top of the line at that time. I use them when I perform with "Tropical Soul" Reggae band.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:50 AM
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Beautiful timbales, you have a treasure there. Correct me if I'm wrong but those timbales might have introduced timbales to the US, but since the late 1800's, in Cuba they used timpani's, kettle drums. Eventually they downsized to smaller timpani's and finally to the timbales as we know them now. Again correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't "El Indio" of El Barrio of NYC making timbales prior to them being mass produced by Leedy? Who was first, Tappan or El Indio? Do you have a set of El Indio timbales you could post? Sorry for all the questions, but "you the man" regarding timbales. Again, beautiful timbales thanks for posting it!

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