Great Gear Shines At Chicago Show 2013

Great Gear Shines at 2013 Chicago Show

The 23rd annual Chicago Vintage and Custom Drum show is in the record books. The show, started and still run by Rob Cook of Rebeats, is the world's premier collectible drum event. This year we met vintage drum fanatics who came from as far as Japan and Finland for the show. In part 1 we present a gallery of drums from the event. Part 2 includes people and clinicians.

Steve Crabtree

The Chicago Show is not only a great place to see vintage drums. It's a hunting ground for the weird and wonderful Steve Crabtree of Beat Boogie made a voice drum. Blow to raise the pitch.


Just what you want to see at a show like this. A beautiful set of Ayotte drums, probably from the early '90s.

Tank drums

The Tank drum is made from, well, propane tanks. This one's been tuned like a slit drum.

Chicago Drum Exchange

Chicago Drum Exchange had a great booth with loads of vintage gear.

Detroit Drum Company

Detroit Custom Drum Company's Sam Ogin made this sweet marine pearl timbale.

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