“I found a source that had what I wanted. Vintage Drum Center has the best selection in vintage snare drums in the U.S.A. I purchased four outstanding Ludwig brass tube-lug 1920 &1930 snare drums – they’re the best!”
-John “JR” Robinson
Los Angeles studio legend; drummer with Barbara Streisand; studio drummer for: Michael Jackson, Steve Winwood, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie; producer/writer.
“It’s impossible to get more qualified and personalized attention from any other place. The care that Vintage Drum Center takes matching each customer with the desired product makes all the difference.”
Drummer for the Pat Matheny Group, Michael Brecker, Gary Burton, and many more.
“Most of my work is playing with big bands and acts from the big band era. With the 1940’s Radio King snare drum I purchased from Vintage Drum Center, I feel I am playing a legendary instrument with legendary performers. This drum sings over the woodwinds and cracks with the brass… there’s nothing like it!”
Freelance performer/recording artist with: The Tribute to Benny Goodman Orchestras, Jimmy Dorsey, Charlie Spivak, Bob Crosby.
“My 60’s Gretsch kit looks brand new and sounds incredible. Ned deals with very high quality stuff. He is an amazing source of knowledge on great old drums and will work with you to get the sound you are looking for.”
Studio drummer and performing artist.
“The service and selection at Vintage Drum Center are outstanding. The drums and cymbal I purchased sound great and fit all my needs. With Ned, a gent’s a gent, and a pro’s a pro, it’s premium one-stop shopping!”
Percussion instructor: Julliard School of Music, Yale University; guest with NY Philharmonic, Imperio Serrano Escola de Samba – Rio de Janiero; studio musician.
“Ned Ingberman worked out a creative way for me to get the drums I wanted. I trust him 100%. He stands behind what he says.”
Director: School for Musical Performance, Brooklyn, NY
“I became sold out to the vintage sound while touring and recording with the ‘king’ of vintage gear himself, Lenny Kravitz. Recently, I bought a 5 .5″ X 14″ late 50’s Leedy Shelly Manne from Vintage Drum Center. Words cannot describe the sound of this snare – it’s music to my ears! Ned really knows what he’s selling – he knows drums. And Vintage Drum Center’s collection is amazing! Do yourself a favor and purchase a piece of history from someone with the knowledge and experience that Ned has. You’ll be glad you did.”
-Zoro the Drummer
Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Jody Watley, New Edition
“The drums I bought from the Vintage Drum Center far exceeded my expectations; they were in pristine condition. I think Ned Ingberman has the finest quality snare drums available anywhere. Ned helped me find the drums that suit my individual sound.”
Engineer/staff percussionist: Dreamland Recording Studio, Woodstock, NY
“My search was over with just one phone call to Vintage Drum Center. The vintage snare drum I purchased was exactly what I needed to compliment my set ups. Ned’s extensive knowledge is a wonderful help to anyone looking for the special sound of a vintage drum! And the photo-filled catalog is very educational and entertaining!”
drums/percussion: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
See our write-up in Modern Drummer