How do you know it really is what it says it is?

  Looks like Champagne... From this month onwards we are very pleased to have Mark Jeffs from Rusty Drums (www.rustydrums.co.uk) taking over Vintage View. Statistically, many of you from all around the world will probably be aware of Rusty Drums, if not actually having bought something from them, such is their reach. It

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Premier 2000 Snare Drum

  The 2000 snare drum was introduced by Premier around 1966 with it gaining its debut in the 1968 catalogue. Although Premier had other metal shell snare drums on the market this model became iconic for both its design and its sound. The 2000 features a single spun metal shell, with no bead, plated in

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Vintage View – Ludwig Pioneer snare drum

This month I’m looking at a snare drum that is becoming very popular here in the UK, the Ludwig Pioneer. The Ludwig Pioneer snare drum first appeared in the 1960 Ludwig catalogue, marketed as a lower priced student drum.  It soon became a market leader in the USA at the lower price range, outselling its

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Vintage View – Rogers Dynasonic

By Nick Hopkin This month I’m looking at another timeless classic, the Rogers Dynasonic. Some of you will know the history of this snare drum, but if not, then here goes... The drum was launched in 1962 in both a wood and metal shell in varying depths, fitted with a unique snare frame often referred

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