Bass drum

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Bass drum in the Hard Rock Cafe, Baltimore, MD, in 2003.

This decorative bass drum was used by Gentle Giant between 1969 and 1971. Judging from our 2003 color photo, the drum is hanging in the Hard Rock Cafe in Baltimore, Maryland. (Thanks to Dan Vespi.)

Reportedly, "The illustration [on the drum] has been nicked from the front cover of a children's book called Le merveilleux chef d'oeuvre de Seraphin (meaning something like, "The marvellous masterwork of Seraphin") by Philippe Fix; however a few minor amendments have been made to the drawing, for example, removing the person playing the instrument." (Thanks to Sven Eriksen.)

The drum also appears in the book Rock And Roll Memorabilia by Hilary Kay, published by Simon & Schuster, New York in 1992: