The 2009 Chicago Drum Show
        We were able to interview many vintage collectors and                          interesting people at this event.
Jim Messina’s Vintage Drums
Camera: My twin Brother, Dr. John Messina
At the 2009 Chicago Show I was interviewing my friends and famous collectors Dave Brown and Mike Curotto when to my surprise, there... standing just out of frame was Bill Ludwig III ! I took a chance and simply invited him into the discussion and he stepped right in and without hesitation stole the show with his class and spontaneity...a true living legend in the story of American drum history.  
Bun E Carlos of Cheap Trick fame is a "GIANT" in the vintage drum community. In this video, he discusses a rare abalone finished snare drum and fills us in on his 09' endeavors and latest acquisitions.
Mike Curotto and Dave Brown share info about the new gold triumphals they each purchased in 09' and some talk of miracle worker Adrian Kirchler who actually made the gold triumphal reissues for Ludwig. Also' the absolutely mind blowing story of Dave’s incredible Slingerland discovery that also included Mike.
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