UPDATE 28 January 2010 - a new resource, A Guide to Vintage Drums has just been completed and it looks great. Check it out and bookmark it.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Researching Vintage Drums - a resource
My friend Roberto from Padua, Italy sent me a link to a treasure trove of old drum catalogs online at Drum Archive. Clicking on any manufacturer will bring you to a page of downloadable catalogs that are a collection of scanned pages (JPG format) in a ZIP archive. Excellent material for research. Sadly missing are Leedy catalogs, but there are a few Zildjian catalogs including one showing cymbal setups of their major endorsers. This is definitely worth a visit.