This is about the best recent shot of my Leedys. The shells are a little more yellowed than this picture shows—too many times playing in smoky places. Our band broke up last week. Our leader (sax) died suddenly. It’s hard to find older guys who can play the forties music—or just play at all. Not quite ready to sell yet. As you can see, I keep white heads on them. Black or transparent heads just would not look right on them. The front head on the bass is original cowhide with my shield and bars with my initials, ala Krupa and Rich.
I’ve played some drums with plastic shells and some electronic—just don’t sound right.