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Duplex? Ward? vintage Bass Drum Pedal with Cymbal Clanger

$200
+ $14 Shipping
Listing Sold
Shipped From
The Drum Shop Maine
Portland, ME, United States
(2,435)
Sales
3000+
Joined Reverb
2016

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A true survivor! For sale is this rare and collectible vintage bass drum pedal. We would guess that this pedal was probably made by Duplex or Ward in the 1910's to 1920's but there are no markings on the pedal.  Similar pedals can be seen in catalogues for Gretsch, Duplex, Ditson, etc.

The pedal is a metal frame with a wood footboard. It has two tension clamps that fasten it to the bass drum hoop and a latch that fastens the foot board down for storage. When the latch is unhooked, the wooden foot board pedal releases against the spring tension. The bass drum beater is finished with what looks to be a leather beater head on a long beater shaft with a cymbal clanger. The beater head is in very good condition for it's age, however it does have a small tear, but given the age is understandably a little fragile.  Applying mink oil may rejuvenate the leather so it is less fragile.

Everything appears to work as it should on the pedal.  This is a great piece of percussion history!

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