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We're ready when you are! Soul Drums is excited to announce that we are safely open for business to serve all your drum and percussion needs! We are now offering both on-line and in-store lessons, as well as on-line and in-store retail sales. These are the safety protocols we have in place for all in-store activities : Face masks/coverings are mandatory : Touch-less hand-sanitizing stations are located in the showroom and lesson areas : Plexi-glass partitions are installed on check-out and service counters. We also have Plexi-glass panels separating all drumset and percussion students in the lesson rooms : In-store...

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Rogers 1960's Holiday Outfit Pink Champagne Pearl - Super rare!!   8" x 12" Tom (serial # 35448), 14" x 14" Floor tom (serial # 35376), 14" x 18" Bass Drum (serial # 35062)  with matching Powertone 5" x 14" Snare (serial # 1840) - "Clockface" Strainer and original Rogers wires Made in Cleveland, Ohio, USA All "Bread and Butter" lugs have been replaced with chrome/steel USA replicas! "Tall hoops" on snare and toms. Bass drum has some scuff on pedal side. Otherwise all original Swivomatic single tom mount, disappearing cymbal holder and collets. The shell finish is in exquisite condition!...

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Billy Gladstone was one of the percussion world's most legendary figures; a masterful snare drum virtuoso, teacher, inventor and master craftsman. Billy only built just over 50 snare drums, many of which have not survived. His drums were prized possessions for serious drummers both then and now. This snare is reputed to be the last drum that Billy built. Of the 50 drums he built, only four snares were made with birdseye maple and gold plated hardware. Billy built snare drums for many great drummers including Gene Krupa, Shelly Manne, Ted Reed, Buddy Rich, Cozy Cole, Ray Reilly and Louis Bellson....

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Billy Gladstone 6x14 Birdseye Maple Custom Snare Drum with Gold Plated Hardware This is the most collectible snare currently available for sale today! The artistry, history and rarity put this instrument in a class of it's own. Hand built by Billy Gladstone between 1957and 1959 - allegedly the last snare drum Billy made. The nameplate reads: "Billy Gladstone Radio City Music Hall". The only other snare to have Billy's name on it was the drum he performed on at Radio City Music Hall. He performed a drum clinic with this drum at Roy Harte's Drum City in California in 1959! The...

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  In this weeks' installment of "The Rarest Snare in the World!" we will discuss the legacy of William D. Gladstone. Through our experience with this snare drum, we at Soul Drums have discovered a truly amazing instrument and the depth of the genius of Billy Gladstone. Thankfully there are historians, drummers and collectors that have provided us with their details of research that honour the lifetime of invention and music of Billy. We are humbled and deeply appreciative - thank you.  William D. Gladstone 1892-1961 Born in Rumania December 15, 1892 (his father was the supervisor of the Rumanian Symphony Orchestra) He...

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