When I walked into the South Bend, Indiana, drum studio of veteran drummer/teacher/collector Eddie Knight, I picked up more sensory input than I could process. On the walls were autographed pictures of past guests and former students. While I looked them over, Eddie talked about having dinner with Gene Krupa, and then he pulled out a pristine 1929 Leedy Broadway Dual snare in white marine pearl, and an equally impressive early-’30s Broadway Standard in rainbow pearl....

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