“Jamo Special” Slingerland Radio King 7×14 Birdseye Sunburst. The Jaimo Special. “Lyn Swan” Back-Gold Sunburst 7×14 Radio King. Single ply shell refinished in black and gold sunburst. 45 degree edge. The drum was re-built in 1979 and named “Lynn Swann” to commemorate the Pittsburg Steelers victory in Super Bowl XIV. Rogers butt plate, Sonor T/O. … Read More
SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! Paul Jamieson SOLID Red Oak 5×14 Like New! $1,995.00 Rare Red Oak single ply SOLID snare. Like New! Cast hoops. 100% original. Perfect! The SOLID drum company was founded in 1984 by legendary drum builder Johnny Craviotto and Bill Gibson of Huey Lewis and The News. The company was initially called SELECT … Read More
SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! Paul Jamieson SOLID Cocobolo Like New! $3,995.00 Ultra rare Cocobolo single ply SOLID snare. This is one of only 2 of these drums known to exist. Like New! Cast hoops. 100% original. Perfect! The SOLID drum company was founded in 1984 by legendary drum builder Johnny Craviotto and Bill Gibson of Huey … Read More
Gretsch Broadkaster 18,12,14. Bill Stewart. Excellent! Near New Condition. Used by jazz great Bill Stewart for performances in the Los Angeles area. North American maple/poplar/maple formula. 6.7mm shell, classic Gretsch Silver Sealer. Reverse round-over edges. , which allows for greater surface contact with the drumhead. Cast hoops. 18×14 bass drum with single tom arm, 12×8 … Read More
Gretsch Broadkaster Midnight Blue 26,12,13,16. A great vintage kit from Gretsch’s golden age! It’s all there and ready show the new guys how it’s really done. 16″ is from the same period but added later. Finish on 16 is slightly darker. Rusty hardware. Clip hoops. No holes or issues. Modern clip on bass spurs. PRICE … Read More
Slingerland 1940s Rolling Bomber 7×14 WMP. This old war hero deserves a medal! This was Slingerland’s response to WWll metal rationing. Most of the typical metal parts were re-designed in wood resulting in these extremely unique instruments with their own unique sound. This one probably spent some time in the trenches but emerged relatively un-scathed, … Read More
SOLID 5×14 Single Ply Shell. Undrilled! Perfect! Here is a rare opportunity to create a “new” one of a kind snare drum from a legendary drum company that has been out of business for decades. This untouched 5×14 solid maple shell finished in fire engine red lacquer was custom made for Jamo by the SOLID … Read More
Ludwig and Ludwig Wartime Victorious 14×12(?) Marching Snare. Almost all wooden parts to conserve metal for the WWII war effort. beautifully refinished in a sunburst finish by Pay Foley. PRICE $495.00 SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.
SOLID 4×14 Single Ply. Maple NEW! Still in the original box and plastic. This drum is a time capsule for over 20 years ago! This drum was never drilled for a throw-off or butt plate! Put on anything you want and it will still be “original”. Cast hoops. 100% original. It’s still wrapped in the … Read More
Gretsch Cadillac Green max Roach Progressive Jazz 4×14. This drum was worthy of a major restoration. It’s fundamentally all there in excellent condition. The shell and edges are in great shape and won’t require any restoration. Most of the original gold plating has long since rubbed off. All of the hardware is being professionally re-plated … Read More
Ludwig Bronze 6.5×14 Supraphonic Monroe Badge. Modern Ludwig bronze shell 402. One of Jamo’s arsenal of studio tested “workhorse” snares. The muffler has been removed but it is included. beautiful shape. Just a little oxidation in the finish. PRICE $649.00. Serious offers considered. SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.
Slingerland Green Sparkle Cloud Badge 7×14 Radio King. Original green sparkle finish. Excellent shape, 1 ply maple shell, tight seam and just the slightest freckling in the sparkle. Nickel hardware, engraved hoop, 3 point throw off (missing extension arm). All original. PRICE $995.00 SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.
Ludwig 1920s 5×14 Walnut Solid Shell “Ludwigold” re-do. The original “Ludwigold” finish was restored with the restoration talents of Pat Foley. Foley and Jamo covered the shell with an adhesive and then “dusted” gold flake over the shell followed by several coats of lacquer. This drum inspired Bun E. Carlos to have them finish an … Read More
Ludwig 1920s Heavy Brass Shell 10 Tube lug 5×14 Standard. Arguably the greatest drum shell ever made. This is the same drum as a Black Beauty, just not black. Jamo replaced the original clip hoops with newer cast hoops. The original hoops are included. No holes or damage. Original un-restored condition. This drum is dying … Read More
Ludwig 1930-34 Black Beauty 5×14 Super Ludwig. Here is a fine example of the legendary Ludwig Black Beauty “Super Ludwig” model. Supersensitive parallel throw-off with individually adjustable wires. 10 tube lugs. Brass plated hardware. 10 point Flower pattern engraving. This was the only Ludwig engraving pattern that utilizes push strokes in the details. A few … Read More
Tama Omni-Tune Gladstone 6.5×14 Maple. This drum was inspired by the great Billy Gladstone’s Legendary 3-Way snare drum that enabled the user to tune the bottom head from the tension rod on the top of the drum. Besides the ingenious tuning method the drum just sounds great. Maple shell in great shape. 3-way key is … Read More
Ludwig 1990s Limited Edition Engraved Black Beauty 6.5×14. This drum is numbered #131 of a limited edition run of these beautiful drums, hand molested by the legendary drum engraver, John Aldridge. Perfect un-played condition. Includes original collector case. This is the first series of limited edition drums Aldridge engraved for Ludwig in what has now … Read More
Ludwig 1990s Limited Edition Engraved Black Beauty 3.5×13 Piccolo. This drum is numbered #35 of a limited edition run of these beautiful drums, hand molested by the legendary drum engraver, John Aldridge. Perfect un-played condition. Includes original collector case. This is the first series of limited edition drums Aldridge engraved for Ludwig in what has … Read More
Noble & Cooley Maple Snare with Black Lacquer Finish and Brass Hardware 7×14. A beautiful single ply snare drum from Noble and Cooley, one of the oldest drum makers in the world. Excellent condition. Some tarnish on the brass hardware. Cast hoops. Black lacquer finish. PRICE $895.00 SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.
Yamaha SD-493 3.5×14 Brass Snare. A great all around brass Yamaha piccolo There’s a little dust and a tiny bit of oxidation visible on the brass shell but otherwise it’s all there. No issues. PRICE $395.00 SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.
Pearl 1970s 6.5×14 COB Jupiter Snare. Chrome over brass shell. Stewart Copeland made the 5×14 version of this drum famous by using his to record virtually every Police track. The Jupiter snare was also the secret weapon of many of the later day Motown records. Jamo blessed this one with cast hoops top and bottom. … Read More
Yamaha SD-495 5.5×14 Brass Snare. You just can’t go wrong with one of these brass Yamaha bad boys. This drum is as happy on a symphony sound track as it is on a headbanging metal stadium gig. There’s a little oxidation visible on the brass shell but otherwise it’s all there. No issues. PRICE $395.00 … Read More
Noble and Cooley 4×14 1 Ply Maple Black/Brass Piccolo w/ Trigger. This great sounding single ply maple piccolo snare is outfitted with a trigger that enables the user to supplement the live sound of the drum with any number of electronic sounds. There’s a few scuffs and dust on this studio bad boy but under … Read More
Early Ludwig Black Beauty 5×14 One-Off “Mystery Drum” This is my favorite drum in the entire Jamo collection, probably because I’m a sucker for a good conspiracy theory. The engraved “left-leaning” Ludwig logo on this drum is the only one of it’s kind I have ever seen. All other Ludwig logos lean to the right. … Read More
“Jamo Special” Slingerland Radio King 7×14 Birdseye Sunburst. Another Jamo hot-rodded Radio King. These Jamo customized drums were a “secret weapon” for the top drummers in who were lucky enough to get their hands on one. Untold millions of records were sold that were supported by a Jamo Special snare drum. This one was finished … Read More
Ludwig 1967 Silver Sparkle 4×14 Downbeat Piccolo Snare. Steve Jordan’s Favorite! Besides being a really great example of the super reliable Ludwig 1960s Downbeat snare drum, this particular one is Steve Jordan’s favorite. He’s used it on countless LA sessions and requests it every time Jamo handles his session rentals. There’s good reason this is … Read More
Ludwig 1970s Pointy Blue Olive Badge 6.5×14 Black Beauty 402. The snare that launched a thousand hits! There’s not much to say about this drum that has not already been said a million times. This one is in beautiful condition. There’s a few very minor scuffs and one small area where the black seems to … Read More
DW SuperSolid 4×14 Red Custom with PDP lugs. John Good made this snare especially for Jamo. The shell is a DW SuperSolid milled from a single block of maple. Jamo chose PDP lugs just to make it unique. Check out the screaming cherry stain lacquer!! Near new condition. PRICE $895.00 SINGLE CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE.
Ludwig 1920s 8 Lug Heavy Brass Shell 6.5×14 Conversion. Another one of Jamo’s top “Studio Workhorses”. This drum got “Jamo-cised”. He started with an original 1920s 8 tube lug Ludwig heavy brass shell, probably the greatest snare shell ever made. He replaced the original Supersensitive parallel throw-off with a simpler and more reliable Sonor model … Read More
Ludwig 1970s Pointy Blue Olive Badge 5×14 Black Beauty. There’s no snare more reliable than a Ludwig black Beauty. You can’t make one of these drums not sound great if you tried! This one is in beautiful shape. No extra holes. Nothing broken or damaged. Jamo took off the muffler and swapped out the original … Read More
Leedy 1920s 6.5×14 Reliance Brass 8 Tube Lugs. Here’s another great drum that never quite made it off the “to be restored” shelf. It’s all there waiting for you to give it a new life. 8 tube lug and stick chopper hoops. The original throw off has been switched to a very utilitarian but functional … Read More
Ludwig and Ludwig 1920s Uber-Rare 5×14 Peacock Pearl 1 Ply Maple Super-Ludwig. Beautiful!! Ludwig’s Peacock Pearl finish is one of the rarest and most beautiful finishes they’ve ever made. 100% original. No issues. Nothing broken, missing or damaged. This drum has never been restored. The colors on this drum have faded slightly but remain strong. … Read More
Gretsch “Charlie Watts” set. Gretsch 22×14, 16×16, 12×8. Also includes a 13×9. This set was part of Jamo’s extensive arsenal of Gretsch studio rental drums. Gretsch drums are the “not-so-secret-weapon” of top producers and artists who will settle for nothing else when they record. The Rolling Stones hired this set for the making of their … Read More
“Jamo Special” Ludwig and Ludwig 1920s 4×14 Solid Maple Shell. Early Craviotto. Here’s another one of Jamo’s top session work horse snares with countless hits under it’s belt. The edges were re-cut by a young Johnny “C” Craviotto when he was operating out of his small original shop in Watsonville, CA. His original sticker is … Read More
Ludwig 1970s Pointy Blue Olive Badge 5×14 Black Beauty Conversion. There’s no snare more reliable than a Ludwig Black Beauty. You can’t make one of these drums not sound great if you tried! This one started out with a Supersensitive parallel throw-off. Jamo replaced the parallel throw off with a standard P-83 and added a … Read More
“Jamo Special” Slingerland Radio King 7×14 Natural Finish. Another Jamo hot-rodded Radio King. Untold millions of records were sold that were supported by a Jamo Special snare drum. This one has all the original lugs, rods, badge, throw off and butt plate. Pat Foley refinished the maple shell in a beautiful natural stain. Jamo added … Read More