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Old 11-16-2021, 08:44 PM
Mike Curotto Mike Curotto is offline
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Default 1935- DUPLEX 5 x 14/13 BUTTERSCOTCH SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MODEL

Hi,
Here’s another from the past. I got this drum a while back from Gary Asher.

1935- DUPLEX 5 x 14/13 BUTTERSCOTCH SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MODEL

This is the standard 1930s 5 x 14/13 Duplex Spirit of St. Louis Model. The shell looks to be some type of “Butterscotch Pearl” finish. I couldn’t find any Duplex finish reference so I’m calling it Butterscotch Pearl for lack of a better term. I’m sure there will be a few dissenting opinions out there regarding this finish so fire away. As a comparison to bolster my opinion I’ve included a photo of one of my WMP Spirit of St. Louis snares. The nob hardware is in great shape and polished up nicely. That’s pretty much it on this snare drum except for two notes of interest: 1. You’ll notice that the WMP shell is a different configuration vs. the “Butterscotch Pearl” version in that there are rounded off “brads” attached to the “Butterscotch” shell in comparison to the WMP version. 2. It looks like the strainer on the Butterscotch drum is an older Duplex strainer as compared to the WMP version.

Enjoy!

Mike Curotto
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Old 11-16-2021, 11:02 PM
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Default Re: 1935- DUPLEX 5 x 14/13 BUTTERSCOTCH SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MODEL

Cool drum(s). Yeah, it looks like the white drum wrap is tucked into a more modern type of "sleeve" that hides the wrap's edges, making it a bit cleaner looking. The butterscotch (or whatever) color is nice looking, but man -all those rivets!

I've always liked the look of Duplex drums. They seemed to have been a precursor to the Peavey (Volpp) "RadialPro" idea.
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Old 11-16-2021, 11:58 PM
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Cool Re: 1935- DUPLEX 5 x 14/13 BUTTERSCOTCH SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MODEL

Beautiful snare!! I liked the way the wrap has aged...

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1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
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Old 11-17-2021, 01:19 AM
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Default Re: 1935- DUPLEX 5 x 14/13 BUTTERSCOTCH SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS MODEL

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Cool drum(s). Yeah, it looks like the white drum wrap is tucked into a more modern type of "sleeve" that hides the wrap's edges, making it a bit cleaner looking. The butterscotch (or whatever) color is nice looking, but man -all those rivets!

I've always liked the look of Duplex drums. They seemed to have been a precursor to the Peavey (Volpp) "RadialPro" idea.
Yep, those rivets preceded the Ludwig riveted seam era...

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