I have two of these 12-lug beauties wrapped in factory rosewood: A five ply 5.5 X 14 and a 3-ply 6.5 X14, both circa 1980. I have yet to fix the small nicks in the finish (easy), but the hardware is near perfect. The finish of the 5-ply is slightly darker.
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Too bad the network didn't buy the show. Those Luddies do sound nice!
At the end of each episode, it was planned that Buddy would take a random audience member into a bus and scream obscenities at him. :director:
I have a pre-Memrilock Rogers Supreme stand, a tubular Slingerland BR, and a Capelle/Promark hi-hat stand - all in near mint condition. The Supreme is by far my favorite.
I used to have your exact model, and a matching bass pedal, but my socks kept sliding off the Big R versions!
I always thought it was sketchy for Slingerland to have to mount two tom-mounts - a single and a double setomatic - in order to do this. Two sets of five holes, in the same plane, doubtless weakens things. Rogers made a special triple mount for their "Londoner Six". Slingerland should have made...
I use a 10" and a 13" (Rogers, resonant, and black) on a stand to my left, with an 18" floor tom. To which I can add a 16" floor and/or two 8" toms of varying depths on a boom over the hats, if desired.
On an aside, a few years ago, I never even heard of the "Gypsy-jazz" genre, of which you play, but now I'm a huge fan of it!.
The Avalon Jazz Band is a favorite of mine, although they don't always employ a drummer: