For everyone's info, when Slingerland went out of business, "Chicago Drum" hired the Slingerland employees and kept the Slingerland set but put their name on the drum. This is what I was told when in Chicago.
Does anyone remember Slingerland's plastic tip with flat head drumsticks from the late 1960s to early 70s? I really liked them. Maybe they will bring them back when DW gets the company going again.