Snare of the day

Leedy Broadway Standard

This stunning 15×7″ Leedy snare drum is our featured snare today…


I picked this drum up on a recent trip to the USA as it sounded so fat! Personally, I’m a big fan of this era Leedy drums, particularly the snare drums. This drum is in aged white marine pearl with original hardware. 3 ply shell with reinforcement hoop, white interior dated 1940. The three point strainer is original and fully functional, as are the extended snare bridges which are very similar to the Slingerland Radio King. The drum has engraved hoops and drum key holder present too. The internal muffler is missing. There are some initials on the side in a blue glitter which look really cool!

This is the first I’ve come across in a 15×7″ although they are undoubtedly common in the USA. It tunes up easily and sounds great – both heads are original vintage Weather King. The top head has some cloth taped on the top and there is no reason to take this off if you are looking for that fat, warm vintage mojo!

More information on the website.


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