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.

Other worthwhile sites are the Classic Drummer archives page and Vintage Drum Guide.

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.

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