DRUMS OF THE PAST FROM A DRUMMER IN SALT LAKE CITY
The vintage drums and hardware for
sale on this website are authentic drum gear from
Sixties. They have a seasoned sound
that is unique and can't be duplicated by modern
drums. They also
increase in value as the years pass.
Call or email & make me an offer.
I HAVE THREE VINTAGE DRUM SETS FROM THE 60'S
that are all in excellent condition,
They are shell kits but I may be able to furnish
some hardware if wanted.
This set can be used as a full 5 piece set with
a 20' BASS, 16" FLOOR TOM, 10" RACK TOM, 12"
RACK TOM, and a 14" SNARE DRUM. Or it can be
converted to a 3 piece COCKTAIL SET with the
floor tom used as a bass drum/floor tom
combination (see photo) This custom set is
perfect for small venues and as a practice set
that doesn't take much room. All the drums have
been newly re-wrapped in vintage turquoise sparkle.
The snare drum is new and the 10" rack tom
has a new shell but has vintage Premier lugs.
VINTAGE DRUM ACCESSORIES
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CAMCO CYMBAL TILTER
CAMCO HI-HAT CLUTCH
GRETSCH 14X10 TOM SHELL - natural wood finish
LEEDY BRASS HANDLED BRUSHES
LUDWIG DRUM KEY
LUDWIG FLAT BASE SNARE STAND
LUDWIG FLAT BASE CYMBAL STAND
LUDWIG SPUR-LOC HI-HAT STAND
LUDWIG CYMBAL STAND ROD WITH TILTER
PREMIER SNARE BRACKETS
PREMIER TOM HOLDER ASSEMBLY
ROGERS SWIVOMATIC HI-HAT
ROGERS SWIVOMATIC HI-HAT HEAVY
ROGERS T RODS
SLINGERLAND 40'S CLOUD BADGE
SLINGERLAND RED FELT TWIN MUFFLER
SONOR SLOTTED TENSION RODS
VINTAGE WOOD BLOCK
INNOVATIVE CUSTOM DRUM
Call or email & make me an offer
If you are in the Salt Lake City area, you can come and see any of these items anytime; I live in down-town Salt Lake City, near East High school. Call 801-582-6019 and ask for Don Thorpe, Sr.
ABOUT DON THORPE
I played the drums professionally from the 50's to the 70's. During the late 50's I was in several of the U.S. army marching bands, and associated with some of the finest drummers of that time. I've played big band Swing, combo Jazz, Rock & Roll, and Country. I've even played for Greek weddings and Octoberfest. In the 70's I got married and busy supporting a family as a professional photographer, so I put the drums more or less in "moth-balls" until I played a couple of years with an Elvis impersonator when my children were teenagers. Now I play for several bands, mostly Big Band era music, Classic Rock and some Country. Once in a while I get lucky and play with a Jazz group, Just to give you some perspective, I will turn 83 in 2017. So, yes, playing the drums keeps you young.