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Ludwig - Carmine Appice's 1965 5x14" Supraphonic Snare Drum (#1)

From the Carmine Appice Collection at Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault in Seattle, WA. 

It’s impossible to adequately describe Carmine’s massive impact on the drum world. He redefined rock drumming with his innovative playing with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck Bogart and Appice, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osborne, Edgar Winter, Ted Nugent and more. He literally “wrote the book” on rock drumming with his “Realistic Rock” drum method, the best selling rock drum book of all time. He introduced the rock drum world to China cymbals and gongs that are now commonplace on the modern drum set. Carmine is without a doubt, one of the most influential and innovative drummers of our time.

We've just acquired a huge collection of drum gear directly from Carmine Appice. This is just one piece of the collection currently available here at Donn Bennett’s Drum Vault.

This could be the crown jewel of the entire Carmine Appice snare drum collection! Vibe galore!!!

This 1965 5x14" Ludwig, Supraphonic snare drum was one of Carmine's "go-to" recording drums for decades. The 137927 serial # dates this drum squarely in 1965, pre-dating Carmine's earliest professional work. This drum has been used on recordings with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogart and Appice, Rod Stewart and beyond. The drum has a well used Aquarian Carmine Appice Signature Model batter head that would indicate being used at least until the mid-1990s, when Carmine began his endorsement relationship with Aquarian drumheads.

The drum shows plenty of pitting and signs of decades of use but nothing broken, missing or damaged. The drum is 100% original with no functional issues.

The batter head was hand signed by Carmine after these photos were taken. Includes a COA signed by the seller and Carmine Appice.

Listeda year ago
  • Carmine Appice's 5x14" Supraphonic Snare Drum (#1)
  • 1965
Made In
  • United States

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Donn Bennett's Drum Vault

Seattle, WA, United States
Joined Reverb:2014
Items Sold:618

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