Saturday, November 21, 2009

Leedy Shelly Manne Model (wood)

I also have the COB version. I got this one with a Pearl throwoff on it. I plugged the extra holes, and purchased the correct throwoff, but she still needs some work. The shell, for example, is slightly oversized, requiring Aquarian American Vintage heads. I normally don't attempt to restore of modify vintage snare drums, but I may sand this one down and refinish it or have it wrapped in BDP. With the new, correct throw I only have around $200 in it, so may take the chance ... no hurry. As she sits she has a fat sound that is great for backbeats - think Al Jackson jr. with a wallet on the head. Not my sound, but ... here she is:

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