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    Very few people make drum shells the same way...

    Very few people make drum shells the same way they were made 150 years ago-- by steaming and bending a solid piece of wood about 1/8" thick, 12" wide, and 5' long into a circle. I have been making...
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    36" goatskins are your best bet in terms of a...

    36" goatskins are your best bet in terms of a good balance of affordability, authenticity and sound quality. They will need to be trimmed down to about 34" or 35" for a 30" drum
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    jacket is sold pending payment

    jacket is sold pending payment
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    Price reduced to $110 shipped

    Price reduced to $110 shipped
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    Price reduced to $125 shipped

    Price reduced to $125 shipped
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    Richmond Depot Type III

    Richmond Depot Type III made by Craig Schneider. Size 44-46. Epaulettes have been cut off.

    Asking $140 shipped

    Please email libertyhalldrumcorps@gmail.com if interested

    Will Chappell
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    First pair sold. Second pair still available....

    First pair sold.

    Second pair still available. $30 shipped
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    Confederate Trousers

    1st Pair (the one with patches). Waist about 34, inseam about 29. Missing adjustment buckle.

    2nd Pair. Waist about 32, inseam about 32. Sutler row variety.

    $30 for one pair or $50 for both....
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    For some reason the resolution on the files I...

    For some reason the resolution on the files I uploaded is really low. Trying again...

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    More photos including assembled drum with snares...

    More photos including assembled drum with snares installed.

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    Restored Original Snare Drum

    I've got a restored original for sale. The drum had been abused by a previous owner, painted green, converted into a "table" and the original brass tacks pulled out. The drum has new skins, tacks,...
  12. Learning to drum by studying the period manuals...

    Learning to drum by studying the period manuals is good advice, but finding an experienced drummer to learn from is even better (but stick to what is the manuals). CDs can help too, but I have...
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    Boats and bass drums-- you can never pay too...

    Boats and bass drums-- you can never pay too LITTLE. They are so big that it is pretty easy to find people who want to get rid of them because they don't have anywhere to keep them.

    Even though...
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    Sending you a PM
  15. I've got a used bass that I've been planning on...

    I've got a used bass that I've been planning on fixing up. It is made from a 18" x 24" Keller shell. It is currently disassembled with the tacks taken out (The old ones lost their brass plating. I...
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    In 1812, Charles Stewart Ashworth, "Leader of the...

    In 1812, Charles Stewart Ashworth, "Leader of the Marine band of music Washington City" published a drum and fife manual.

    In 1853, George D. Klinehanse, also of Washington, D.C., published "The...
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    When Johnny Comes Marching Home was first...

    When Johnny Comes Marching Home was first published in 1863. I think it was wildly popular, at least with civilians, from 1863 to 1865. Goober Peas was first published in 1866, so you may be right...
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    I make and occasionally sell drums. You can see...

    I make and occasionally sell drums. You can see some of the drums I have made at

    drumandfife.blogspot.com

    All the drums on the blog were made with 1/8" solid ash or maple steam-bent into a...
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    Hemp Rope for tents, etc.

    I have several 40+ foot sections of 3/16" (5mm) genuine hemp rope. The rope has 4 strands and is hand laid in the USA from imported hemp. This is not manila or sisal rope but genuine hemp.

    Each...
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    The black plastic fife is an inexpensive musical...

    The black plastic fife is an inexpensive musical instrument. Good for beginners.

    The maple fifes from Cooperman are toys.

    The Model F fife is a copy of a fife designed in the 1940s.

    The...
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    As far as teachers are concerned, you might try...

    As far as teachers are concerned, you might try these options if possible: fife teacher, flute teacher, Ed Boyle's CD from beafifer.com.

    For fifes, Peeler's Firth and Pond model is the ONLY...
  22. Don't forget that they would sometimes march 15+...

    Don't forget that they would sometimes march 15+ miles per day. The band and drum corps were not playing the whole time. In theory, the drum corps would regulate the men to take 110 steps per minute,...
  23. In the infantry, army musicians were either...

    In the infantry, army musicians were either drummers, fifers, buglers, or bandsmen.

    The drummers and fifers from each company were massed together to form the regimental drum corps, also referred...
  24. You might contact the Carolina Fifes and Drums......

    You might contact the Carolina Fifes and Drums...

    Also, you might consider learning to play the fife yourself. Most fifers and drummers agree that the fife is easier to learn anyway. And if you...
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    Model F Fife

    For some reason I can't get the photos to upload right now. Send me a PM and I will send photos. Or just look here:

    http://beafifer.com/modelf.htm

    2. Bb. Grenadilla wood with long, chrome...
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