Well Used is a feature

SmoothOperator

Gold Member
I have a couple hobbies, and I of course troll the auction sites. More and more when I look at musical gear or other toys, I look for things that have been well used. Something about an item that is a tribute to its functionality when its got all manner of nicks and scratches. An
 

MrPockets

Gold Member
True.

It is said super vintage snare drums that look really beat up and worked on sound the best because the drummer who used it tried to get a good sound out of it at the time.
 

Rattlin' Bones

Gold Member
If a vintage drum has a period-correct batter head and it's all beat to heck well used then I know drum has better chance of being all original rods washers etc. It got played for a while then put up and never use again for many years. If a gigging drummer had owned it they would have changed heads and had newer modern heads on it. Better yet vintage period correct head with just a bit of use and not well used indicates drum was purchased (maybe for a young student) and not used much. "Well used" can be helpful when buying vintage drums.
 
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