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.
I have been playing drums since 1966. Back then all American drums were made in America. I knew William F. Ludwig Jr. He was a hoot. He lived in Oakbrook IL and loved to party. I lived there back in the 70s.
Anyway, I saw an article about where Ludwig makes their custom drums. I have owned 1960s...
I spoke with a person at Chicago Drum. I was not aware they now make the Slingerland Drum under their name. They also said they have former Slingerland employees.
Also, approx. 2 to 3 years ago, I typed in Slingerland Drums.
The site showed some beautiful drum sets, including the Buddy Rich...