Instead of your band’s name on your kit, how about a painting? Check out these vintage drum kits from the 20s and 30s to see how it’s done

Everything was cooler in the 20s and 30s. Modern music was finding it’s feet, America was spitting in the face of alcohol prohibition and you got to wear a suit 24/7.

Turns out, drum kits weren’t left out. These kits from way back when showcase a touch of class you don’t see anymore, with hand painted bass drums depicting anything from a humble cottage to a winter’s night, and plenty of windmills to boot.

vintage drum kits

Jump through a time machine back to the swinging 20s and 30s, when musos decorated their drum kits with incredible hand painted artwork.

The finishes on some of these kits are also worth noting, beautiful designs that would have been made with an extraordinary attention to detail and love for craft.

One could argue about the usefulness of such intricate designs on an instrument that’s purpose is to constantly get bashed, but regardless, it’s a classy addition that would surely impress an audience.

If mind-blowing visuals, crazy outfits and intense, customised light shows have a place on stage, then why doesn’t a kickass custom drum kit? King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard even have room for two of these bad boys – it’s not a hard ask given these guys’ love for a bit of theatre.

vintage drum kits






Via Dangerous Minds. Learn more about these kits with Polarity Records.