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People put the wrong strainer on to make the drum work properly.
So just how hard is it to find and safely land your own vintage prize?
So look for gear that has not been well described: 'Drum Kit', eg: by an owner who is not sure what they have.
That might throw up the odd bargain."Dave Mcready: "Try searching different spellings of well-known brands on e Bay, Facebook, and Gumtree."Alan Buckley: "The web is one of the last places I would look because you cannot see what you are getting.
These can be dealt with but will ultimately affect the price you should offer.
A multitude of sins can be hidden under coated heads - bodged repairs or 'Frankenstein' drums can be caught out with a thorough (inside) shell inspection."Dave Mcready: "Check for shell delamination, warped hoops, missing parts.