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    New Rogers Drum Sets now available in the US...update from Pro Drum

    Chicago Drums has been making new "slingerlands" for nearly a decade now. They made me a three ply black beauty spitfire a couple years ago - vintage build out with TDR strainer and a tone control knob. http://www.chicagodrum.com A new Buddy Kit: They're even offering a new Mardi Gras...
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    New Rogers Drum Sets now available in the US...update from Pro Drum

    They better hurry up. Their demographic is either dying, retiring, getting arthritis, or is running outta funds. Only we boomers are going to buy this stuff ... well mostly ... and the "Great Boomer Sell Off" is coming ... Me, I'll gladly buy a one-up, two-down, tone-controlled Celebrity kit in...
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    Ludwig 80's anomaly - as usual...

    Perhaps you could mount that 12 X 12 as a floor tom and make a mini 1-up 2-down kit of her. I bet they can sound really great unaltered.
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    Phil Rudds Supposed Black Sparkle Slingerland kit

    I'm glad they doubled the BD spurs to handle the weight of the three toms!
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    what happens to your collection when you don't plan an exit stratergy

    Then it is our responsibility to leave them a record - an detailed itemized list - of approximately how much each item is worth in today's dollars. Describe the rarity and popularity of the individual drum or set. Be realistic. Leave instructions on how and where to sell them. Give them a...
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    Vintage Ludwig riveted seams

    Found this pic online. Back then, nobody worried that drilling extra holes ruined resonance ...
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    what happens to your collection when you don't plan an exit stratergy

    A preview trailer of "The Great Boomer Selloff" ... Coming sooner-than-you-think to a theater near you ...
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    Poll: Drum Wrap Options

    I like black sparkle, er, I mean ebony glass glitter ...
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    Since I switched the drums out . . . New Q for Slingerland know-er-about-ers

    KC would be better off buying a brand new Steve Maxwell replica mount.
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    Since I switched the drums out . . . New Q for Slingerland know-er-about-ers

    The single set-o-matic is the best vintage single tom mount, IMHO. I heard that Buddy special-ordered an extra-long arm from the factory so he could safely crank it all the way over. Mine was off a minty double "super-o-matic" mount that I got off eBay, which also means I now have a spare. The...
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    Frank Wolf 6.5 x 14 2-to-1 Snare Drum Finished -

    I just posted this on my own slingerland thread! The 1979 Slingerland version: 0 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr The modern version, the Dennis Chambers Model, a 12-over-8 lugger, by Pearl:
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    True Masterpiece: A One-off Innovation/Renovation Drum Co. rebuilt Slingerland Spitfire

    I have a NOS, 2-to-1 COB, 5" spitfire. It is heavy as anything. The idea did not originate with Slingerland. There was a Chicago drum maker in the 1920's named Frank Wolf, methinks, that created it. Slingerland just updated it. Modern drummer and Pearl Artist Dennis Chambers brought it back, but...
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    Hip photo of my drums

    As MntnMan64 asked, what is hip?
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    Anyone else starting to like original condition kits more?

    I gig my Big-R Rogers Memriloc kit with new Tama stands. But I do have my own private, one-kit, never-gig-it, 1979 time-capsule museum. 0-3 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr
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    True Masterpiece: A One-off Innovation/Renovation Drum Co. rebuilt Slingerland Spitfire

    Background: I bought this rebuilt Slingerland Spitfire snare drum from Steve Maxwell several years ago. It belonged to a completely overhauled, white sparkle lacquer, five piece Slingerland bop set, 18,12,13,14, 14 snare. While I didn't want the kit (not my sizes), Steve accepted my offer for...
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