Drum Fever

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I have been in love with vintage drums since I was a teenager. My first kit—the kit I learned how to play on—was a cobbled together set that I slowly pieced together one drum and cymbal at a time over the course of about a year. The heart and soul of that kit, though, was a vintage oyster shell Slingerland 26″ Radio King bass drum. My best friend Tasia and I dreamed constantly about finding the matching kit to that thing. We were really obsessed, and that obsession lead to other vintage discoveries—Rogers, Gretsch, Ludwig and Pearl.

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Here in Portland we have a really incredible vintage drum shop called Revival that is filled with so many swoon-worthy kits. This is the store that Tasia and I dreamed about as teenagers. It’s the closest thing to getting into a time machine and going to the shop pictured above. It was at Revival that I found my new kit—this bad boy from the 1960s:

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that has these amazing red oyster pearl wraps:

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Yep! That’s right—I’m the proud new owner of a gorgeous vintage drum set. I think I’m in love!

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2 Responses to Drum Fever

  1. typical90schild says:

    Yay, you got it!!!

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