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Welcome to Musicians Garage Sale

We Are In The Vintage Drum Business and Cousin Business is a Boomin'

All of our vintage drums, drum parts, & used instruments are fully guaranteed and shipping is always free to the continental USA*.  

Musicians Garage Sale is A Sound Choice!
Where You Can Find Ludwig Vintage Drum Gear... Shipped FREE*

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Vintage drums including Ludwig, Slingerland, Rogers, Sonor, Premier and many other quality drum manufacturers are bought and sold at Musicians Garage Sale, including many vintage Ludwig Snare Drums. We also have used and vintage electronic drums from Alesis, Simmons and TAMA including electronic drum sets, drum modules, drum machines and electronic drum pads. 

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Offering free shipping to the continental USA for the best selection of Ludwig vintage drums, snares, drum parts, drum hardware and used musical instruments, including vintage guitars and bass guitars. We carry a large selection of vintage cymbals from Paiste cymbals, Sabian cymbals and Zildjian cymbals. 

Most of our vintage inventory doesn't make it to the website, so if you are looking for something specific or if you have any used or vintage drums you want to sell please Contact Us.  We are always buying drums including, complete drums sets, orphan drums, snare drums, drum parts, drum hardware and cymbals.  We buy brand names like Gretsch, Fibes, Ludwig, Leedy, WFL, Paiste, Rogers, Sabian, Sonor, Slingerland, Pearl, Premier, TAMA, Trixon, VOX, Yamaha, Zickos and Zildjian.  In fact we would be interested in buying any rare and unusual drum brands.  Just let us know what drum gear you have for sale and how to contact you, we'll do the rest. 

As always... Thank You for your interest in!

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All of our vintage drums and used instruments are described to the best of our ability. Any imperfections in our drums or instruments that we are aware of are hi-lighted in the pictures. We don't know the life history of all of our used and vintage gear. We try to get the history and/or story behind the instruments we buy and sell, however, sometimes the instument owners don't even remember.  Buy with confidence because we guarantee every drum and musical instrument we sell.  

The Slingerland Drum Company is a historic drum company that is linked to the rich history of jazz drumming. The company was founded by Henry Heanon "H.H." Slingerland (1875–1946) in 1912. Production of drums was started in 1927 in answer to the entry of the Ludwig & Ludwig drum company into the banjo market. The first Slingerland drum kits came out in 1928. Slingerland established an extensive dealer network throughout the U.S.

The Slingerland drum company's manufacturing plant was later moved from Chicago proper to the outer suburbs. The company remained in the Slingerland family until 1970. In the 1970s and 1980s, Slingerland changed ownership multiple times until it was acquired from Gretsch by the Gibson musical instruments company in 1994. Slingerland still exists and offers a variety of drum sets, including Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich signature sets.

Slingerland now operates in Conway, Arkansas.

The Sonor Drum Company has a reputation for being very expensive, and very well respected by many studios and professional musicians. Sonor's current models span the range from beginner to professional. In the 1980s, Sonor's tagline was "The Drummers Drum". This was an allusion to the perfectionist (and expensive) way they constructed their drum shells. They made very thick (13mm) and heavy shells that were beech wood, with an innermost and outermost ply of furniture-grade veneers, such as rosewood and bubinga.

Ludwig Drum Company has introduced a stream of innovations in drum construction, particularly in the use of materials and finishes. The Black Beauty snare drum, a hand-engraved black nickel-plated brass shell drum first manufactured by Ludwig during the 1920s, is highly prized by collectors and players alike. The Black Beauty was reissued, available with or without machine engraved, in the late 1970s, and reissued again in the 1990s. Most of the drums manufactured by Ludwig were made of wood. For many years the shells were constructed of a three-ply lamination of mahogany, poplar, and mahogany, but starting in 1968 the mahogany was replaced by maple. All of these shells had a maple reinforcing ring glued to the inner circumference at each end. Six-ply wood construction was introduced in 1976. These drums did not have reinforcing rings. is The Sound Choice For Used or Vintage Drums and Vintage or Used Musical Instruments!

*Please Note - At This Time We Only Ship to the Continental USA.