WFL Buddy Rich Model Snare Drum

WFL 5.5" x 14" Buddy Rich model snare. This is an extremely clean drum. Only the batter head, throw-off handle and one tension rod are not original. The bearing edges are in perfect condition and there is only minimal pinpoint pitting (hardly noticeable) on the lugs. The snare side head is the original calf skin head. Mahogany interior. COB hoops. This is the "real deal."
It's my understanding that this drum was only made between 1946 to 1957...please correct me if I'm wrong on those dates.
I’m asking $499. Add for shipping to the continental US only.

For local pick up I will throw in the snare stand and tombstone case.
Thanks for looking!

Seller's return policy: No Returns
quantity: 1
Listing created Sep 24, 2021

Public discussion (5)


11 months ago

The muffler is not original, it's a similar Era Leedy and Ludwig.

Technically the drum is a WFL, not a Ludwig.

Kim Neidert

11 months ago

You are absolutely correct on the drum being a WFL. I must of had my head up my “you know what” when I wrote up the listing. I know that WFL’s were made from ’47 to “56 and Ludwigs were after that. Please explain the difference on the muffler. I wasn’t aware of that! Do you think I’m asking a fair price?


Kim Neidert

11 months ago

The muffler doesn’t appear to have been replaced. Is it possible WFL originally installed a L&L muffler?

Rick Dior

2 months ago

Hi Kim

Do you still have this drum?

If so would you accept offers.



Kim Neidert

2 months ago

No but there is one at Will West Music in Jefferson City MO.

Call and ask for Will. I’m not sure if he wants to sell it or not but you might ask.

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