WAYNE GRASSFIELD DRUM COLLECTION

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                                            WELCOME TO WAYNE GRASSFIELD'S  DRUM COLLECTION

WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE! I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING DRUMS FOR A FEW YEARS, AND I HAVE BUILT THIS SITE TO SHOWCASE SOME OF MY COLLECTION.  I MAINLY COLLECT VINTAGE LUDWIG KITS BUT I DID AT ONE TIME HAVE A FEW MAPEX KITS AS WELL.  I AM ALWAYS BUYING SELLING OR TRADING... SO YOU WILL SEE SOME KITS THAT I HAVE SOLD ON THIS SITE AS WELL...THANKS FOR LOOKING  AND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ONE OF THESE KITS... EMAIL ME YOUR BEST PRICE WITH SHIPPING, THE WORST I COULD DO IS SAY NO!









LUDWIG BUTCHER BLOCK  KIT WITH ATLAS SWIVEL FOOT HARDWARE

26" VIRGIN KICK DRUM

13 RACK TOM

16 FLOOR TOM

18 FLOOR TOM

18 FLOOR TOM GRANITONE INTERIOR (SOLD)

ALL TOMS HAVE DUAL FACTORY MUFFLERS

14 PIONEER 6 LUG MATCHING SNARE

ALL HARDWARE IS SWIVEL FOOT ATLAS/HERCULES

VINTAGE 70'S ZILDJIAN CYMBALS

LUDWIG SILVER SPARKLE KIT     SOLD!!!!!

here we have a silver sparkle kit.  
12 inch rack tom
16 floor tom
18 keystone floor tom SOLD to casper in Denmark!!!
20 keystone badge kick drum
modern accent snare
modern Ludwig flat based cymbal stands
shell mount off of bass drum for ride cymbal
vintage spur lock hi hat stand
vintage speed king bass drum pedal
zildjian ZBT cymbals

LUDWIG BLUE SPARKLE DRUM SET  SOLD TO RYAN FROM BOSTON!!!!!

BLUE SPARKLE KIT 13 TOM 16 FLOOR TOM 20 KICK DRUM.
 

ludwig 70's jelly bean  VISTALITE  KIT! WITH VINTAGE HERCULES HARDWARE!

working on putting together another jelly bean kit! no concert toms on this one!


















22 "BLUE BASS DRUM

18" RED FLOOR TOM

16" AMBER FLOOR TOM

 10" YELLOW RACK TOM

14" GREEN SNARE DRUM

ALL VINTAGE LUDWIG HERCULES HARDWARE


LUDWIG WORK IN PROGRESS  MAYBE MOD ORANGE WRAP

22 INCH BASS DRUM  
NEED RACK TOM 12 OR 13
16  FLOOR TOM  CURRENTLY ROCKERS
14" MODERN SNARE DRUM
ALL LUDWIG  SINGLE BRACED HARDWARE

THINKING OF USING BUM WRAP DRUM CO MOD ORANGE ?

LUDWIG RED VISTALITE KIT


(2)22 INCH BASS DRUM
12 &13 CONCERT TOMS ON STAND
(2) 18 FLOOR TOMS
14 RCI SNARE DRUM
ALL VINTAGE ATLAS LUDWIG HARDWARE
SPEED KING PEDAL
SPUR LOCK HI HAT
VINTAGE ZILDJIAN A CYMBALS

LUDWIG BLUE VISTALITE 3 PIECE KIT

  LUDWIG BLUE VISTALITE FOUR PIECE  WITH VINTAGE HERCULES HARDWARE
22 BASS DRUM
16 FLOOR TOM
13 RACK TOM
14 SNARE

LUDWIG VISTALITE JELLY BEAN KIT   sold YOU LUCKY BASTARD!

LUDWIG VISTALITE JELLYBEAN KIT
GREEN 22 BASS DRUM
AMBER 12 RACK TOM
BLUE 13 RACK TOM
14 RED CONCERT TOM
16 YELLOW CONCERT TOM
14 CHROME OVER WOOD LUDWIG SNARE
14 AMBER RCI VISTALITE SNARE that is currently being worked on

RINGO BLACK OYSTER BEATLES KIT!! sold!!!

PUT TOGETHER THIS NICE LITTLE KIT AND SOLD IT!

RARE BLACK 1968 LUDWIG KEYSTONE DRUM SET!  

RARE 1968 BLACK LUDWIG DRUM SET!!
VERY RARE BECAUSE THE WRAP IS ORIGINAL AND IT HAS THE DIAMOND MOUNT AND GULL-WING STYLE SPURS ON THE BASS DRUM  LUDWIG DID SOME CRAZY STUFF DURING THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD  SOMEONE PAINTED THE INTERIOR PURPLE (wtf!!!)  AND ALSO CHANGED THE BADGES TO BLUE/OLIVE ONES AND DID A CRAPPY JOB WITH OVERSIZED GROMMETS.  I AM GETTING REPRO KEYSTONE BADGES TO MAKE IT LOOK PERIOD CORRECT. BY PAINTING THE INSIDES PURPLE THEY ALSO MADE IT MORE AFFORDABLE! I HAVE ALL FLAT BASED STANDS AND ZILDJIAN A SERIES CYMBALS! GREAT 60'S SOUND!!!  
SEE THE VIDEO ON THE VIDEO PAGE!
BLACK JAZZ FESTIVAL SNARE 

KEYSTONE BADGE CAME WITH KIT ABOVE AND YES, IT'S ALSO BEEN PAINTED PURPLE ON THE INSIDE.... SOUNDS GREAT AND A PERFECT MATCH FOR THE KIT! UPDATE: I will be painting the inside of this snare white and wrapping it in 60's black oyster pearl to match my RINGO KIT (see above)

LUDWIG/GRETSCH MAPLE
THERMO GLOSS CONCERT TOM KIT SOLD TO GENTLEMAN FROM ARKANSAS!

THESE ARE QUITE STRANGE AND WITH THE HELP OF THE GOOD FOLKS OVER AT THE VINTAGE DRUM FORUM i FIGURED OUT WHAT THEY ARE (see story below)   TOMS ARE 12-13 concert toms with a 14 FLOOR TOM.  THE FLOOR TOM WAS CONVERTED BY SOMEONE USING 60'S FLOOR TOM LEG MOUNTS.  THE BASS DRUM IS A GRETSCH JASPER SHELL.  SOME IDIOT HAD DRILLED IT FOR A SLINGERLAND MOUNT AND REMOVED THE GRETSCH BADGE LEAVING TWO GIANT HOLES.  I ADDED THE LUDWIG DIAMOND PLATE MOUNT AND CONCERT TOM POST.  I ALSO SWAPPED OUT ALL THE GRETSCH HARDWARE FOR LUDWIG, AND ADDED NATURAL HOOPS SOUNDS PRETTY SWEET AND FOUR DRUMS ONLY COST ME $50!
THESE ARE 6 PLY THERMOGLOSS CONCERT TOMS
IN SIZE 12-13-14  I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHY
THE 12 AND 13 HAD EIGHT LUGS
AND WHY THE 14 WAS 14X13 HAS TEN LUGS? 
STRANGE INDEED! 
STUMBLED UPON THIS PHOTO
THAT CLEARLY EXPLAINED IT TO ME!
SOME PEOPLE HAVE ACCUSED ME OF BEING A DRUM HOARDER!
  actually I guess I am but I really only keep the kits that I have room to set up and play (and have a full set of cymbals and hardware for) in my house.  Looking at this picture...
NO........ this is NOT my stuff!

I DON'T FEEL SO BAD AFTER ALL!
WELL I'VE KEPT YOUR ATTENTION THIS LONG. I ALSO COLLECT GUITARS AND BASSES.

however we would be here forever if I detail that part of my collection!  I will
just stick to the drums for now!

OTHER KITS THAT ARE NO LONGER PART OF THE COLLECTION OR SOLD!

LUDWIG 80'S MODULAR 6 PLY IN BLACK CORTEX FINISH!

SOLD!!!!  here we have a 80's ludwig modular 6 ply kit.  figures i bought this weeks after I sold the other 6 ply black kit because I could not find a 16x16 floor tom... (see below)  this one is 12,13,16, and 22 and i bought it for a very low price with all the hardware and zildjian cymbals (that now reside with my vistalite kit...) I added the double bass pedal.  this also came with a black sparkle 14 inch birch classic North Carolina badge snare from the 90's (the snare alone is worth what I paid for the kit!)  not a huge fan of the modular mounts, but these drums are 6 ply maple, heavy and sound very good!
THIS IS A MAPEX M-SERIES KIT ON HONEY AMBER THIS IS THE KIT THAT STARTED MY DRUM ADDICTION  I BOUGHT THIS KIT IN COLLEGE AND ADDED ON TO IT THE FOLLOWING TWO PICS ARE OF THIS DRUM SET.
I ADDED 8-10-14 TOMS AND ANOTHER 22 KICK DRUM TO MAKE A MONSTER KIT
SEE NEXT PICTURE
HERE IS THE MONSTER DOUBLE BASS KIT (2) BASS DRUMS-10-12-13-14-16FT 14 SNARE ALL MAPEX HARDWARE AND SABIAN B8 CYMBALS  JUST BEFORE I SOLD IT TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE CURRENT LUDWIG COLLECTION
HERE IS AN OLD LEEDY MOUNTED TOM AND BASS DRUM THAT I RESTORED I BOUGHT IT AT A YARD SALE AND SOMEONE HAD PAINTED IT BLUE! I SANDED IT OFF, THE PAINTED IT BLACK AND RE-DID THE HOOPS. I SOLD IT TO A COLLECTOR SOON AFTER THAT.
THESE ARE SOME MAPEX MARS SERIES PRO DRUMS THAT I WAS COLLECTING FOR A WHILE. I LIKED THE LOOK OF THE LONG TUBES AND THESE DRUMS ARE VERY AFFORDABLE, AND THAT IS WHY I COLLECTED A FEW COMPLETE KITS




SEE THE VIDEO ON THE VIDEO PAGE!
GREEN MAPEX MARS SERIES LONG TUBE BASS DRUM
MAPEX MARS SERIES LONG TUBE KIT IN CHROME FINISH  SOLD THESE TOO!





SEE THE VIDEO ON THE VIDEO PAGE!
THESE ARE 80'S LUDWIG ROCKERS A LOWER END KIT BUT NOT THE CLASSIC LUDWIG KIT! THESE HAVE BLACK AND WHITE BADGES AS OPPOSED TO THE BLUE AND OLIVE BADGE KITS OF THE 70'S... SOLD THESE TOO BUT THEY WERE COOL TO HAVE AND AN ALL BLACK KIT GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION.
BLACK REMO HEADS ALSO COMPLETE THE ALL BLACK LOOK FOR THESE LUDWIG ROCKERS!
I ALSO COLLECTED VINTAGE SUNN AMPS AND CABINETS AS WELL.  A VERY EXPENSIVE HOBBY!  I DID SELL OFF ALL OF THIS COLLECTION AND PEOPLE COMING AS FAR AS VERMONT AND BOSTON TO PURCHASE PIECES OF THIS SUNN COLLECTION!
I ALSO OWNED ONE JOHN ENSTWISTLE'S 4X12 BASS CABINETS!!  YES THE BASS PLAYER IN THE WHO! i KNEW SOMEONE WHO USED TO PERFORM WITH HIM AND JOHN LEFT SOME GEAR AT HIS HOME, AND THEN AFTER HE PASSED IT WAS OFFERED TO ME.  i DID USE IT FOR A WHILE WITH A SUNN TUBE AMP (TOO F*****G LOUD!!!) SERIOUSLY IT WOULD RATTLE MY WINDOWS AND WE NEVER PLAYED VENUES LARGE ENOUGH.  IT WAS A WHO TRIBUTE BAND THOUGH... AND A GOOD ONE AT THAT!  I DID SELL IT FOR A SMALL PROFIT!

THESE ARE SOME MAPEX HONEY AMBER (ORANGE) DRUMS THAT I HAD PURCHASED AND WERE A BIT BEAT UP.  I INTENDED TO REFINSH THEM BUT DIDN'T HAVE A BASS DRUM.  I GOT A BLACK LAQUER ONE AND REFINSHED THEM ALL.  THE TOMS WERE EASY BUT THE LAQUER BASS DRUM WAS A BITCH!  WOULD NOT DO IT AGAIN TO MUCH ELBOW GREASE!

HERE THEY ARE AFTER SANDING AND AFTER TWO COATS OF TUNG OIL!

THESE DRUMS ARE FOR SALE (SOLD!!!)

last of the mapex kits I had for sale!
AND HERE THEY ARE WITH PERIOD CORRECT HARDWARE AND A MATCHING NATURAL SNARE AND WOOD BASS DRUM HOOPS 

THESE ARE FOR SALE (sorry SOLD!)
BUT YOU CANT HAVE MY LOGO BASS DRUM HEAD!
LUDWIG VISTALITE KIT IN BLUE  13 16FT AND 22 BASS DRUM - SOLD THESE, BUT RECENTLY PURCHASED A FLOOR TOM AND A RACK TOM, AND i AM TRAVELLING SOON TO BOSTON TO GET THE KICK DRUM (AT THE RIGHT PRICE)  I WILL POST MORE PICTURES OF THE RECENT VISTALITE KIT WHEN I CAN.  see above for the recent blue vistalite kit,  Same sizes but I got a bargain at almost half the price!  Lucky, sometimes I guess?
LATE 80'S 6 PLY BLACK LUDWIG DRUMS 
24 KICK  13-14 TOMS  16X14 FLOOR TOM

SEARCHED FOREVER TO FIND A FLOOR TOM FOR THIS KIT
settled for one that was converted from a concert tom...meh...

currently for sale please inquire  asking $500 OBO  (SOLD!!!!!)
of course after I sold them I found a 16x16 floor tom....
60'S JAPANESE PRE-PEARL  PRESTIGE DRUM KIT IN ORANGE SPARKLE. 
 SIZES 20 KICK-12 RACK TOM ON CONSOLETTE AND A 14 FLOOR TOM.
SOLD THEM TO MY FRIEND WHO OWNS A GREAT RESTAURANT
 AND USES THEM IN HIS JAZZ BAND WHERE HE IS THE SAX PLAYER.

BEEN THERE DONE THAT!  GOT THE T-SHIRT!

THIS IS A RECENT PHOTO OF ME BEHIND THE BUTCHER BLOCK KIT  LUDWIG T-SHIRT COURTESY OF  WWW.VINTAGELUDWIGDRUMS.COM
HERE IS A SHOT OF ME BEHING THE BLUE SPARKLE LUDWIG KIT.  I WILL BE ADDING MORE KITS TO THIS PAGE SO PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.  THANKS FOR TAKING A LOOK AT MY DRUMS!!!!!