OK, I'll have to try a Skyntone on my Eames drum. What brand are you using for the calf?Todd, the Skyntones are nice and really the best calf substitute, but ever since I put real calf on those Slingerlands, everything else sounds like plastic.
Those Radio Kings are 20", 13" & 16" with an "Artist" snare (same shell, but a simple (working!) strainer. It sounds amazing.
Brooks Tegler, the Slingerland guru estimated they were built in 1945, right after they could use metal again.
That 20" bass drum is amazing, I didn't even know they built such small drums back then.
You have to play it next time.when you're here.
Great drums there! I never heard of a 20 from the 40s either. That's a real score.
Looking forward to coming back, man-- after this national debacle-- I think Americans are allowed to travel to a total of ~ four countries right now, hahaha.