Acro for Acro?

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  1. wayne

    wayne Very well Known Member

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    I have a mid 60,s KB 5x14, would trade for 6.5...very nice shape.
     
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    andlours Well-Known Member

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    Aren't 6.5 acros extremely rare and really pricey? Good luck.
     
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    Not sure about price, but there are fewer of them. I,d consider a new model which should reflect in the price. 60,s acros are hard to find in very good condition.
     
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    andlours Well-Known Member

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    I believe the only vintage 6.5 acros were ordered by the NYC board of education for the schools. It'd be cool to find a vintage one.
     
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    Rotarded Well-Known Member

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    The "cheapest" 6.5x14 Acrolite is going to be a 90's Black Galaxy. If you can find one, it will be in the $300+ dollar range. Of course the reissues are available new at around $425. If you are lucky enough to find a vintage Keystone or B/O badge one, you'll be looking at the $1000+ range.

    That being said, many 5x14 60's acrolites are out there, and unless absolutely flawless, they go for less than $300. In fact, there is a 1964 (COB hoops) listed for sale on this forum for $200.

    Good luck with your search!

    Shameless picture of my '76 NYC Bd of Ed:
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    mlayton Night Creature

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    Rotarded is correct. I've found a few Black Galaxy 6.5s in the 275-350 range over the years. I've found a couple of nice used newer 6.5 Acros in the classic finish in the 300 range as well.
     
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    wayne Very well Known Member

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    Who knew an 1.5" could make that much difference!!...These 5" Acros sound brilliant, I was just tossing the idea around.
     
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    mlayton Night Creature

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    Plus the 6.5 Acros are 10 lug instead of 8.
     
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    dale w miller Well-Known Member

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    I had one and I can’t say they did anything for me. I thought maybe the 6.5 would, but then I realized there are so many other drums I’ve never even given a shot.
     
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    fun2drum Team DFO Staff Member Moderator

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    It's hard to beat the sound of a run-of-the-mill 5x14 60's Acro, so the huge price difference between depths definitely has to do with things other than sound. Things like rarity and overall cool factor are the biggest part of it. It would have been cool to buy up a bunch of them before they were discovered by collectors, but back in the day who could have known?
     
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    fun2drum Team DFO Staff Member Moderator

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    Mike, just curious, how many 6.5 Acros do you have? I think I remember you posting pics of several over the past few years.
     
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    jptrickster DFO Master

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    Can you imagine if Ringo played and Acrolite ;)
     
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    Happy New Year Gary! In the deep Acros, I have three currently. I have a Black Galaxy, a 70's NYC BD of ED, and a 60's Keystone badge model.
     
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    jptrickster DFO Master

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    Al Jackson jr's Stax Records kit complete w Keystone Acro. Price just went up ! booker-t-s-organ-and-al-jackson-jr-s-drum-kit-in-studio-a-at-stax.jpg
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    wayne Very well Known Member

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    Nice to see. He,s got that muffler up nizintite to the head to...no ring!
     
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    fun2drum Team DFO Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice collection! Happy new year to you too Mike!
     

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