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'Could be' a Blaemire shell! My '71 Blaemires all have 60's Ludwig lugs, hoops and hardware. Allen would only make the shells, the use of Ludwig, Rogers, or whatever style of hardware was left up to the customer. So yes, it 'could be' a Blaemire fiberglass shell. It's a shame the tag is gone. All my drums have Allen's tag on the inside. A tag would help to nail down the manufacturer. If it's a Blaemire, you have a rare drum on your hands. Especially in that natural pink finish.

Scott - Greg... what do you guys think?

John

Too many great drums to list here!

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Posted on 8 years ago
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Purdie Shuffle;355336

'Could be' a Blaemire shell! My '71 Blaemires all have 60's Ludwig lugs, hoops and hardware. Allen would only make the shells, the use of Ludwig, Rogers, or whatever style of hardware was left up to the customer. So yes, it 'could be' a Blaemire fiberglass shell. It's a shame the tag is gone. All my drums have Allen's tag on the inside. A tag would help to nail down the manufacturer. If it's a Blaemire, you have a rare drum on your hands. Especially in that natural pink finish.

Scott - Greg... what do you guys think?

John

I was under the impression that all Blaemire shells were green in their natural state. The OP's looks to have red strips of glass through the shell.

Its better to have people think you're an idiot, than to open your mouth and prove them wrong, unless you doubt yourself then speak away....
Posted on 8 years ago
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skapunk_edge;355318

How many lugs? A 3x13 would be more of a Jazz Combo size than a down beat. Not that it is really either one but I am curious if it is an 8 lugger or 6.

It is an 8 lugger.

Posted on 8 years ago
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Here are a few more pictures, I wanted to give y'all a closer look at the shell to see the material closer. I also provided a picture of the backside of the air port. If anyone wants any specific pictures of the drum please let me know and I will happily provide some. I tried looking for where some sort a label or tag was on the inside of the shell and I see no indication that.

Thank all of you again for your help, I truly appreciate it!

-Jake

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Posted on 8 years ago
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It looks to be an early Blaemire shell.

Alan perfected the process as time went on.

This one does not have the roving as embedded in resin as in later more perfected shells.

Thus the high amount of roving splintering where the holes were drilled.

Perhaps one of Allen's experiments thus no label embedded in the glass.

It looks like Alan wound some red FG roving along with the white/clear to give it some color.

Hey Backbeater

Alan made shells in a few colors:

Amber, Pink, Green, Rose/Pink and now Candy Cane.

BLAEMIRE DRUMS
Thanks to Mr. Jerry Jenkins
Posted on 8 years ago
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Here is the Rose/Pink that just recently showed up.

I had a Pink Blaemire snare in the Late 70's.

I sold it. Bummer. What did I know?

It had 10 lugs, bowties, P-85. 5.5x14.

You know............... I live for a good Blaemire Thread.

I love seeing these odd ones pop up.

And this is a real good one.

Hey Jake.......where did you find it?

Greg and I have a lot of these drums. Purdie has a kit, Backbeater also has some.

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Thanks to Mr. Jerry Jenkins
Posted on 8 years ago
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I'd like to see a picture of the drum assembled. I imagine it looks pretty cool.

Vintage and custom drum projects:
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Posted on 8 years ago
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bartw;355353

I'd like to see a picture of the drum assembled. I imagine it looks pretty cool.

Me too very cool snare.

Glenn.

Not a guru just havin fun with some old dusty drums.
Posted on 8 years ago
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green glass drum;355348

Here is the Rose/Pink that just recently showed up.

I had a Pink Blaemire snare in the Late 70's.

I sold it. Bummer. What did I know?

It had 10 lugs, bowties, P-85. 5.5x14.

You know............... I live for a good Blaemire Thread.

I love seeing these odd ones pop up.

And this is a real good one.

Hey Jake.......where did you find it?

Greg and I have a lot of these drums. Purdie has a kit, Backbeater also has some.

Well, I actually got this drum for free. My drum instructor got it from Colin Bailey and I showed up to my drum lesson and my teacher said "Do you want this? I have too much stuff and don't have the room." I said yes not really knowing what it was, I was just going to try and restore it with my dad. I never thought it'd turn out to be what it is which is pretty cool.

What is it even worth? How rare is it?

Posted on 8 years ago
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bartw;355353

I'd like to see a picture of the drum assembled. I imagine it looks pretty cool.

I will get that picture for you when I have the time :D

Posted on 8 years ago
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