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    Slingerland 1970s 5x14 snare drum

    Does the badge measure approx. 2-1/4" long?
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    Ludwig Rocker Particle Wood Shells?

    I believe when you say 'plywood' you are referring to a lower grade plywood like common softwood plywood (typically pine) as opposed to hardwood plywood drum shells made with mahogany, maple etc. Softwood plywood or even 4 plies of poplar would be a budget material in comparison.
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    What type of shell is this Slingerland snare?

    Forget it. Multitude of issues.
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    What type of shell is this Slingerland snare?

    The three line shell usually denotes brass, but it is not typical to see that particular badge on those shells. Please post some additional pictures if you can as the link is no longer active.
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    Help with Leedy & Gretsch (?) Purchase - What I have and what to do?

    Your question is not silly and your theory is indeed one possible explanation. Per Dr. CJ Wenk the date stamp went on when the shell was fabricated and before the finish was applied. Didn't you say earlier that the year portion of the date stamp on the FT was smudged/illegible?
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    Help with Leedy & Gretsch (?) Purchase - What I have and what to do?

    K.O. is correct, mahogany/poplar/mahogany. The mahogany inner ply dates both these toms to pre '63-1/2. Taking into account all the other details (ink stamps, tone control, lug fasteners, FT leg mounts etc.) these toms can be further narrowed to '58 - '61. Here's an interesting twist...
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    Slingerland experts - is this a Slingerland drum?

    Parted out (see: everything else for sale). Was the shell damaged?
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    Slingerland Center Lug Drums?

    Stageband kits and individual drums are shown in the '74 pricelist. With individual Stageband drums included in the '76 catalog one would assume they were still being made in '75 and '76.
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    Slingerland Center Lug Drums?

    Good question. Stageband kits and individual drums show up in the '73 catalog. No kits in the '76 catalog but individual Stageband drums are still shown. No Stageband kits or individual drums in the '77 catalog.
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    WTB Slingerland Consollette Rail Mount

    Two different versions during the 60's, a two hole mount and a 4 hole mount, you may want to specify. Good luck on the hunt.
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    Slingerland experts - is this a Slingerland drum?

    '58 - '60 most likely for that tom.
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    Can Anyone identify this drum?

    There is no evidence of that in the pictures provided.
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    Can anyone help identify this floor tom? Slingerland maybe?

    Adding to drumtimejohn's observations (per Slingerland historian Dr. CJ Wenk): First year for 1" wide re-rings was '56. First year for uniquely detailed 'blue tint' WMP wrap was '56. Last year for open bracket leg mounts was '57. First year for 'double slot' lug fasteners was also '57. So...
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    What did I buy? I think it's an early 50's one ply Slingerland

    Per Slingerland historian Dr. CJ Wenk, Slingerland snare drum depths are generally "a healthy bit" over the catalog stated size. Yours is a 5-1/2".
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    What did I buy? I think it's an early 50's one ply Slingerland

    Badge was used '53 - '56, lugs are pre '55, three point strainer with bridges, so '53 or '54 Krupa model Radio King.
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