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Southern Drum Show

By Phil Hood Published July 24, 2009

The Southern Drum Show, hosted by Not So Modern Drummer was held July 18-19 in Nashville at Soundcheck Studios. The event drew hundreds of vintage and custom drum fans, and several dozen exhibitors including accessory and drum manufacturers.George Lawrence of the Southern Drum Show promises next year's event will be bigger and better.



These 2x4 drums were made with framing timbers bought at Home Depot.

Vaughncraft brought a killer shell collection to the show.

In World War II metal use was restricted. Every part on these Ludwig WFL Victorious drums, except for some screws, is wood.

Perfectly restored Slingerlands

Older Gretsch 4-piece set.

Stanbridge brought these beautiful segment-shell drums.

Witt Drums

Andy Foote of Drum Supply House was making money.

Billy Baker is making these kits with huge 26" bass drums.

Got acrylic? RCI showed several beautiful kits, including this blue cocktail number.

Heirloom Drums' snares and kits were sweeeet!

Sample guru John Emerich was on hand playing his BFD sounds.

Good news, indeed.

Larry and Jillian Guay of Los Cabos sticks brought their display down from Canada.

Organic's nicely finished snares were a hit.

Palmetto Drums of South Carolina.

More please.

Contestants in the Snare Drum Olympics.

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