If you're new to NSMD, you may not know that it started out as a newsletter between a group of drum collectors for the purpose of sharing info, selling and buying, and general communication about vintage drums. Prior to Not So Modern Drummer's appearance there was very little printed information available on the topic of vintage drums.
Andy Florio, a respected drummer, actor, and historian, had formed an association of "Drumologists" and sent out a newsletter or two himself, but I didn't discover this until I'd already started publishing Not So Modern Drummer. Andy was a wealth of knowledge, having been a collector of vintage gear since the 1960's or earlier. I still have my membership card to the National Association of Drumologists, along with many fond memories of talking to Andy on the phone, deciphering the history of drums!Read More