Selling a very rare Drouyn Bandstand (20, 16,13) kit; see not-so-modern-drummer's write up (tag: drouyn) for more info about these iconic Australian drums and YouTube video of a very similar Drouyn kit.
The shells are all 4 ply Rose Alder (a native Australian hardwood), very similar appearance to round badge era Gretsch with no rerings.
I purchased secondhand in London UK in 1972, since then it has been through various iterations, with some non-original parts. So it would be classified as players grade.
The kit was restored in 2006, and wrapped in blonde maple which looks great. It has all the original lugs though most of the screws/washers fixing them to the shells are period correct replacements. The shells have had silver sealer applied to the interiors. At one point faux gretsch lugs were fitted, and though the Drouyn originals are v similar size, some of the holes are oversize. The Drouyn lugs are all well secured and have original inserts. The bearing edges have been restored to original profile; the kit tunes up easily and produces the characteristic fat Drouyn sound.
• 20x14 bass drum. 8 original lugs, claws, tuning rods. Badge has been refitted with non original fixings. Modern spurs fitted. Tom holder removed and hole filled. No serial number
• 16x16 floor tom. All original lugs, mix of original.and replacement tension rods. Non original 8-lug rims. Part of badge missing and fitted with non original fixings. Original tom leg brackets moved closer to bottom, oversized holes where Premier tom leg brackets were replaced. Tone control removed, holes plugged No serial number. Some rusting on 2 of the tom legs.
• 13x9 tom All original lugs, mix of original.and replacement tension rods. 6-lug rims believed to be original. badge fitted with non original fixings. Tom holder removed and hole filled. Tone control removed, holes plugged. Serial number on Dymo tape: 494, model: 404.
I can supply a Stagg Rims-type suspension mount with Pearl tom bracket f.o c if wanted.
• various spares (see photo):
21 tom lugs, 10 of which have original mounting screws. 4 bass drum lugs, claws & t-rods, original tom mounting brackets for bassdrum + small tom (but no L-arm)

The shipping costs below are rough estimates w/o additional insurance. Rates for 'elsewhwere' vary hugely (Europe £300, US £600, Africa £1300 etc) So please let me know delivery details for more accurate costs

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
  • BandStand
  • Honey Maple
  • 1970/71
Made In
  • Australia

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London, United Kingdom
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