Antique Thumb Screw Drums

Here we have two incredibly old thumb screw snare drums from the collection on Mr. Sticky Wicket. One is a 'Duplex' made in the USA and the other a Hawkes & Son made in England. Never before have we seen so many lugs on 2 snare drums, both of these are fitted with calf skins and certainly have a vintage sound.

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Duplex Perforated 1880s

Perhaps the oldest drum we've ever featured on Next Level Chops. Who knew that Perforated snare drums existed back then? I love the almost 'Steam Punk' look that this thing has. 

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Pepper Drum Company 1890s

This week were looking at a very old and unusual drum made by the 'Pepper Drum Company' in the USA during the late 1800s. This drum has been lovingly restored by 'Sir Alan Buckley,' bringing that lovely Birds Eye Maple shell back to life. 

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Sparkling Silver Slingerland

This week we're looking at another Vintage Drum Kit from Simon John's collection. This is a 'Sparkling Silver' Slingerland kit in excellent condition. We are going to be working with Simon again in the near future to bring you some more wonderful Slingerland drums.

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Leedy Full Dress

1930s 

Today we are looking at the most incredible Leedy Full Dress Drum Kit which dates from the 1930s. This is surely one of the prettiest antique drum kits from the collection of Mr Sticky Wicket and we had so much fun filming it. 

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Tangerine Satin Flame Slingerland

Here is Simon John with another gem from his wonderful Slingerland collection. This is probably my favourite that I've seen so far of the Satin Flame finishes, and I love how 70s it looks.

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1920s Ludwig & Ludwig

One of our All time favourite drum kit features on Next Level Chops was this 1920s Ludwig & Ludwig kit. We gave it another outing in our Vintage Chops and Groove Series, but here's everything you might want to know about it. 

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Premier Popular 1920s

In the next 15 minutes Sticky and I will discuss the music that was popular at the time, the sort of styles which this would have been used to play, and the accessories which came with this wonderful drum kit back in the 20s. 

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A.F. Matthews 1920s

 Although it's not known what the A and F stood for, the 1927 catalogue plays on the initials 'A.F.M.' to create the slogan "All Finest Make." This is a wonderful little kit, as it is very portable in design, and is comprised of a 26" X 12" Bass Drum, and a 14" X 4" snare drum. 

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Premier Swingster 1930s

What a perfect set up to perform a couple of old "Harry Roy and His Orchestra" numbers! Be sure to stick around 'till the end to hear those very unusual 'Chinese Temple Blocks' in action. 

We also used a Harry Roy track for the crazy introduction, which we hope you enjoy.

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Carlton Collabsable 1930s

Another very strange contraption made by the Carlton Drum Company is known as the 'COMPAKSOL'. This is another from Mr Sticky Wicket's collection.

 

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Leedy & Ludwig 1930s

This very old Leedy and Ludwig drum kit belongs to Mr. Stacy Parish. Harry had the joy of using his when he went with Ricky Cool and the In Crowd to Sweden to record an album back in early 2018.

 

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Ludwig Victory War Time 1940s

This WW2 era Ludwig drum kit is very unusual due to only 10% of its weight being made of wood. A very interesting kit indeed.

 

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Slingerland Radio King 1940s

With only 1 owner from new up until 2012. What we have here is a very interesting drum kit with an unusual history. What's not to love about a Slingerland Radio King?

 

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Kenny Clare Ludwig & Ludwig 1950s

Here is a video featuring the fantastic Neal Wilkinson playing On a 50s Ludwig Kit which belonged to the legendary Kenny Clare. 

 

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Gretsch Broadkaster 1950s

Here is a Gretsch Broadcaster in a very rare finish called Peacock Sparkle. This was one of the first drum kits to feature on the Next Level Chops YouTube channel.

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Rare Slingerland Drum Kits 1960s/70s

Today we're looking at some very rare and interesting Slingerland drum kits from the 1960s/1970s with Simon John of the Simon John's Vintage Drum Show. ct to data from your collection.

 

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Harrison Weston-Cottrell | Drums | Next Level Chops 2019