Bass drum used by Grant Hart

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Bass drum used by Grant Hart

By: admin | Item of the Day | November 29, 2010
Bass drum used by Grant Hart

Bass drum used by Grant Hart of the influential Minnesota punk/indie band Hüsker Dü. Made by the Ludwig Drum Company in the late 1950s, the head has handwritten lyrics to the song “Diane” from the album Metal Circus, released in 1983.