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You have come to this page because you want to learn more about the drum you have. We are here to help to the best of our ability. We have answered 1000's of questions, many in great detail with multiple responses. We make no claim to be able to answer all of your questions and certainly do not have all of the answers.

To best answer your question it should be posted on our forum. The forum is made up of a mix of industry professionals, private collectors and vintage drum experts. Click the banner to go to the forum

Becoming a member is quick and easy. When you sign up you will get a confirmation email sent to you and you have to click on that link to secure your membership. If you do not get the email then contact me directly and I can set your account to "Active Member".

Once that is done then post your question with as much information as possible. Sometimes just a picture can answer every question below. If you can't host a picture then send it to me and I will add it to your post.

1. Drum Shell Material -- Wood, Metal, etc.

2. Drum Finish -- Sparkle, Pearl, Chrome, etc. (click here for our finish page)

3. Drum Badge -- Oval Slingerland, WFL, etc. (click here for our badge page)

3. Drum Dimensions -- Depth x Width (Example 4" x 14") (click here for our snare page)

4. Interior Finish -- Natural, White Paint, etc.

5. Hardware Configuration -- 8 lugs, Brass Hoops, etc. (click here for our hardware page)

6. Strainer Type -- 3 Point, Clamshell, etc. (click here for our hardware page)

7. Any defects, extra holes, finish problems, etc.

8. A Picture if possible

We understand you might not know the answers to the questions, so do the best you can and we will do what we can to answer your question.

If you are asking for the value of a drum you will get a range of values, since we are not appraisers and do not want get in the middle of any situations. Vintage drum values change and we always try and give a dollar range.




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