Dave’s Drum Shop in Ottawa is one of the largest sources for vintage drums for sale in Canada. We buy, sell and trade all the time allowing us to acquire the best vintage drums you will find anywhere. If you are looking to exchange your gear, we can appraise your used drums and offer a trade value toward your next piece of gear. All vintage drums for have been checked and repaired as needed. Most vintage drum kits will have new or almost new USA made heads from Evans or Remo installed so your used drum is ready to play right away. Many of our vintage drums are in excellent condition and look as good as they can. A vintage drum can look well-worn to museum quality.

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A.D.M 14 x 6.5 Jarrah Block Shell Snare - Used drum kit ADM A.D.M 14 x 6.5 Jarrah Block Shell Snare - Used drum kit ADM
ADM A.D.M 14 x 6.5 Jarrah Block... $999.99
A.D.M 14 x 6.5 Jarrah Block Shell Snare - Used Very cool Australian snare made in the block tradition creating a shell about 1/2" thick. Drum is dated 5/5/91 Not sure I have seen any other ADM drums dated other than 1991. Very well constructed drum with a gloss finish. Shows some typical wear on the finish but looks and sounds killer.  10 Tube style lugs triple flanged hoops  flip out throw off New Evans Coated G1 and Snare Side heads Made in Perth Australia
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AJAX 5x14 AJAX 5x14
AJAX AJAX 5x14 "Pipper" Snare-used $250.00
Very hard to find UK made snare in almost complete condition. Awesome Green Pearl. THis is called the "Pipper" model and was the flagship snare of the late 50's-early 60's as far as I can tell. Drum is 90% complete with a very nice what appears to be 3 ply beech or birch shell. Cast hoops, 16 staggered bullet lugs, sloted t rods and a fully functioning parallel throw off original wires installed but only 5 strands remain still has snare tone although a little dry. These would be some of the easiest vintage snares to replicate with something off of the shelf. The throw off lever has been bent over but the mechanism still has the full throw and does not inhibit the snare action at all. Finish is very nice and clean looking with a few splits on the throw off side. Chrome is in overall good condition and better than average condition for a drum of this age. Fit's modern 14" heads easily! Grab something cool and retro without breaking the bank!  
ASBA 14 x 5 Steel Snare 1970's drum kit ASBA ASBA 14 x 5 Steel Snare 1970's drum kit ASBA
ASBA ASBA 14 x 5 Steel Snare 1970's $599.99
ASBA 14 x 5 Steel Snare 1970's MAde in France. A rare find ASBA steel snare in complete original shape. Rolled steel shell with 10 lugs, die cast hoops, internal damper and Gretsch like Key holder with key. Overall excellent shape with some pitting and chrome flaking on hoops. one extra hole inside shell behind a lug, not sure if it is factory or not.  A great drum for any snare collection!
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ASBA Caroline Pedal ASBA Caroline Pedal
ASBA ASBA Caroline Pedal "Daniel... $299.99
ASBA Caroline Pedal "Daniel Humair" Model Used fully functioning legendary Caroline Pedal from Asba. Made in France. Asba are just getting ready to re issue this pedal.  This particular pedal has the Sticker under the footboard that says "Daniel Humair Model" Here is a little blurb from MikeDolbear.com about Daniel: Daniel played Asba, Sonor, Gretsch, Hayman and there’s a picture of him with Pearl drums. And he was responsible for various innovations in the drum world. He certainly popularised the 18” diameter bass drum and the ‘Russian Dolls’ nesting set and Caroline bass pedal (named after his daughter) while he was with Asba. Pedal is used in still great functioning condition, a great addition to any pedal collection.   
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Ayotte Keplinger 13 x 6 Stainless Steel Snare drum kit Ayotte Ayotte Keplinger 13 x 6 Stainless Steel Snare drum kit Ayotte
Ayotte Ayotte Keplinger 13 x 6 Sta... $1,099.99
Ayotte Keplinger 13 x 6 Stainless Steel Snare Original Ayotte made in Vancouver "Keplinger" stainless steel shell snare. Excellent used condirion Aging of shell is normal with some fingerprints. Throw off functions well. 
Custom Cymbal Crates for Storage drum kit Dave's Drum Shop Custom Cymbal Crates for Storage drum kit Dave's Drum Shop
Dave's Drum Shop Custom Cymbal Crates for St... $119.99
Custom Cymbal Crates for Storage Locally made cymbal storage boxes made out of 2x4 and/or 2x6 lumber and stained in a walnut. A great way to keep your valuable cymbals organized and off of the floor. These are custom made and take about two weeks from time of order. boxes are made to fit up to 22" with small casters and are individually made to order. Handles are an optional item. If you have any specific size requests let us know and we can try to accommodate. These items are for local sales at this time and not a shippable product.    
DW Canister Throne with Wheels and Handle (DW 6100) drum kit DW DW Canister Throne with Wheels and Handle (DW 6100) drum kit DW
DW DW Canister Throne with Whe... $499.99
DW Canister Throne with Wheels and Handle (DW 6100) New Old Stock! The DW 6100 Height-Adjustable Trap Seat Case makes transporting your 6000 Series drum and cymbal hardware easier than ever. First introduced in 1972, the case is made of a durable lightweight material. It includes a telescopic handle and built-in 3" wheels for transport. The molded seat top is identical to DW's 9000 Series tripod drum thrones. The canister adjusts from 21"-28" in height, allowing convenient transport and storage. Inside the DW case is an accessory tray to hold pedals and accessories. It also serves as a hard seat cover for protecting your vinyl seat top. Once packed, the seat becomes a case perfect for around-town gigs. FEATURES Telescopic handle 3" wheels Molded seat top Canister adjusts from 21"-28" in height Accessory tray also serves as a hard seat cover to protect vinyl seat top Perfect for around-town gigs
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Edgeware Snare by Boosey and Hawkes 5 x 14 drum kit Edgeware Edgeware Snare by Boosey and Hawkes 5 x 14 drum kit Edgeware
Edgeware Edgeware Snare by Boosey an... $299.99
Edgeware Snare by Boosey and Hawkes 5 x 14 Almost completely original snare in White Pearl. 16 staggered bullet lugs. Throw off is difficult to operate but still functions. Cast hoops. Top has a fracture that is not completely through the hoop but possibly a weak point if you were to play heavily. Made in the UK.  "W" is missing from the Logo badge.
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Fibes Crystalite Snare 5.5x14 - used drum kit Fibes Fibes Crystalite Snare 5.5x14 - used drum kit Fibes
Fibes Fibes Crystalite Snare 5.5x... $449.99
Nice vintage Fibes acrylic snare in a smoke finish. FST strainer. All parts appear original. Shell has no badge but these were just stick and often fall off. Early 70's drum
Fibes Crystalite Tom 13 x 9 in Smoke drum kit Fibes Fibes Crystalite Tom 13 x 9 in Smoke drum kit Fibes
Fibes Fibes Crystalite Tom 13 x 9... $299.99
Fibes Crystalite Tom 13 x 9 in Smoke Martin Nazareth Pennsylvania era drum. Good used players condition drum with no cracks. Shell has some scuffs and scratches. 
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Fibes Cystalite Acrylic Snare - used drum kit Fibes Fibes Cystalite Acrylic Snare - used drum kit Fibes
Fibes Fibes Cystalite Acrylic Sna... $449.99
Fibes rare 70's acrylic drum 6 x 14. This drum is missing a the badge and the shell has a crack at the throw off. The drum has FST throw off and proper wires plus the original snare bumper. Other than the crack drum is solid and functions well. Typical pitting and light rust on metal parts.  
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Fibes Vintage SFT 5x14 Snare fibreglass shell snare Fibes Fibes Vintage SFT 5x14 Snare fibreglass shell snare Fibes
Fibes Fibes Vintage SFT 5x14 Snar... $800.00
Very hard to come by complete and in great shape. Copper wrap finish with 10 lugs SFT throw off functions very well with original wires. The lug casings seem to be low profile and the tension rods are set at an angle but they are not inhibited in movement by thios. I have not seen enough of these drums to know if this is typical. Drum is in nice original condition and is part of an eastate so it has not been cleaned or touched since we received it. This will clean up very nicely. It is widely known that Buddy Rich favored these drums for many years. Here is the info on the SFT snare from the Fibes website: SFT Snare Strainer & Butt Plate The Fibes SFT snare strainer, a design exclusive to Fibes, is the same original design that was conceived over 30 years ago. It is made in our own factory out of solid brass and other machined metal parts. Their are no internal springs or cams to break or wear out. The wire snares, also made at our factory, are kept under constant tension regardless of the snares being switched on or off the drum head. This gives Fibes snare drums the sensitivity of a parallel action-style strainer, without the hassle of a sophisticated snare system. When playing a Fibes snare drum it is responsive in all areas of the head, from the outside edge to the center of the drum. The butt plate on the opposite side of the drum is just as unique as the SFT strainer. It is not attached to the shell, but to the tension casings (lugs) on either side. An adjustment bar inside the butt plate allows the vertical setting of the snares for proper on/off snare sound. The SFT is more crisp and articulate than the MFT, and is recommeded for drummers playing Jazz, or Symphonic music.  

We have sold many brands of vintage drums cymbals and parts from Ludwig. Gretsch, Slingerland, Trixon, North, Stacatto, Leedy Drum Workshop, Yamaha, Tama, Pearl, Premier, Zildjian, Paiste, Sabian and others. Our used vintage drums come in from local customers or are often sent to us from customers all over the country as we are trusted to offer fair honest service and quick payment.

Our customers have found our vintage drums for sale from all over the world. We have shipped our vintage drums safely to all corners of the globe. Vintage drum kits have been shipped to almost every European country the UK, Australia, New Zealand, every state in the US, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, the far east including Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan. Please contact for international shipping quotes.

At Dave’s Drum Shop we have many vintage drum items come through the doors every year. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see what comes in we do post our inventory daily often selling it before we can list on our website.

Dave’s drum shop vintage drums can cover a wide range of drummers needs. We have had simple snare drums to iconic sets from Leedy, Slingerland, Gretsch, Ludwig, Zildjian, Paiste to name a few. We have supplied vintage drums to artists, recording studios, collectors and museums.

If you are looking for a vintage drum, cymbal or accessory in Ottawa, Canada or the world please look at our current inventory or follow us on social media to find out what is available. Buying vintage drums from Dave’s is easy as we offer many forms of payment on our website including financing. If you are purchasing in our shop at 270 Catherine St., we can also offer layaway to make it easy for you to obtain your dream vintage drum or cymbal.

Our website DavesDrumShop.com is the best resource for buying vintage drums and cymbals from us but we do offer a Reverb store (link this) that allows international buyers a secure safe buying experience in their home currency. We offer many of the same items on our website on Reverb also.

All vintage drums for Dave’s Drum Shop include a 6-month warranty against any issues that might occur. We have an extensive selection of used drum parts allowing us to repair or help you maintain your vintage equipment without delay.

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