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These LEEDY drums have all been meticulously restored TO PLAY! Brought back to playing condition with refinished shells, re-plated Lugs, updated hoops, modern heads, Snares and bearing edges worked. The toms all feature DW RIM's mounting systems. Select toms, snares and bass drums have internal May AE microphone systems permanently installed.
I'll apologize if these modifications offend the vintage Leedy collector purists. The majority of these drums in my collection were in non-playable condition collecting dust when I found them, and look where they are now - being used in live and recording situations.
Established in 1895, the 40's and 50's Leedy drums feature old-world maple shells with reinforcement hoops. Nobody has the ability to manufacture new shells in this tradition. These drums simply sound amazing!
Bass Drum Inventory:
I've always played Zildjian Cymbals. Most are '70 & 80's "A-Series" Brilliant finished cymbals. This is an approximate inventory listing.
The percussion inventory is constantly growing with new stuff added all the time - please ask me if you don't see what you're looking for.
I use DW pedals and DW Cymbal Stands along with RIMS mounting systems. I have a second set of Yamaha hardware that has sentimental value that was a gift from Carlos Vega that I use occasionally.
I have 2 complete set up's for drum monitoring whether live concert situations or studio recording; a loud-speaker system and an in-ear system.
Recently I've discovered in-ear monitors and the amazing "Butt Kicker" transducer for my drum throne which makes the big loud cumbersome monitors obsolete even in live playing situations. Lately I've been using the loudspeaker system simultaneously when recording several tracks, when the PA speakers are mic'd in a separate room they add a pretty impressive texture to the natural drums.
Sound reinforcement gear
- StudioMaster 12/4/2 rack mount mixing board
- QSC Power Amps
- JBL 3 way 2/15 M-Pro Loud Speakers
- Alesis MIDI-Verb III Reverb
- Pro-Verb Digital Reverb
- Audio Logic noise gates (8 channels)
- JLCooper MIDI drum slave
- Beherenger Graphic Stereo EQ
- MX1 MIDI trigger interface
- Assorted EV, Shur and Superluxe Microphones
Personal Monitors - self contained custom unit
- Alesis SR-16 drum machine for click track
- Custom Personal In-Ear Monitors
- ButtKicker Power Amp
- ButtKicker Throne Mounted Transducer
- Eurorack 6-channel mini monitor mixer