John Grey BROADWAY drums, Vintage!
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Sold Date: 01/03/2012
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay UK
Regretful sale of my lovely old John Grey Broadway kit.Jazz/bop/downbeat sizes: 20" bass drum, 12" tom, 14" floor tom. (the 12" is pre-intl, btw).Probably mid-late 60's. As you can see in the pics, not bad for 40+ yrs old! Bright shiny chrome with still-glossy wrap. I've always kept the drums in bags or cases, so any markings are minimal & pre - my ownership. Very rare colour: Red Storm Pearl; very 60's, man! Die-cast hoops on the toms, which have a silver painted interior (looks original), the small tom has its damper, but it looks like the f/tom never had one anyway. (Clearly seen in pic of small tom which also shows the thin shell with re-rings). Bass drum has had some mods over time, mainly different tom mounts & spurs. The current tom mount is a very rare 60's Pearl President one. Also on the bass drum is a 70's Lokfast tom holder which I fitted as a cowbell holder c/w L-arm. (I found this so much better than the hoop-mounted type, and allows some serious bashing ie the chorus of "hard day's night"!!). Further down on the side is a mount for a cymbal arm.There are some surfacemarkings to the side of the bass drum (just below lug in photo - difficult to photograph, but thought I'd mention it!).The bass drum will also come with an Evans EQ pad inside, plus a felt damper strip. (ps the logo head will be swapped for a plain one as in pic). Heads are Remo amassador clears to tom batters (12" has original "Headmaster" reso head), 2-ply clear kick batter with Aquarian ported front. (ok, near-field sound quite bright & sharp, but 20/30' away (ie in the audience) with the band playing, it's just perfect - very authentic 50's/60's drum sound). Sounds great too, with just one o'head + the kick mic'd up. Ideal for a Sixties band doing small venues, or jazzer wanting that special vibe. If you're not into nostalgia,it's a good little set of drums for gigging/reheasals etc., *Just to be clear - no hardware/cymbals (or cowbell!) included. Floor tom legs are,of course. Collection preferred. Can deliver @ cost (within reason). See my other listing for matching snare! Due to requests, am looking into postage costs. Please enquire if you intend to bid and are too far away.
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