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    Since I switched the drums out . . . New Q for Slingerland know-er-about-ers

    Your BDP's really nice. They haven't "yellowed" either, which is great. I've even seen some BDP's go "green". I wonder how the original owner set up his tom with no mounts. Nobody was using a separate snare stand for their toms back then, not unless their tom-mount broke.
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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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    While I got the camera out: My '79 5.5 X14" WMP Slingerland Spitfire.

    I saw your auction. It looks really nice for a 40 year old drum. I think you'll be happy with it. Not much corrosion, it looks like. COW spits are rare, and I would have bought it if money were not so scarce these days. I was outbid on an uber-rare black chrome one 2 years ago ... I have several...
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    What year is my Black Rogers Tower snare?

    They are original Rogers wires, and the drum sounds nearly as nice as its big brother, a complicated '68-ish black Dynasonic (thank you Steve Maxwell!). The Ludwig muffler does not have the same footprint as the Rogers version, sadly. One of it's screws go through the reinforce hoop. But it...
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    While I got the camera out: My '79 5.5 X14" WMP Slingerland Spitfire.

    The lighting was off, and made the finish look blotchy yellow, but there is hardly any noticeable yellowing after 41 years. The lovely blue tinge is gone, even from under the lugs. She is 5-ply. She came with gut snares, but they were ragged, so I put new wire snares on, requiring a new...
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    What year is my Black Rogers Tower snare?

    And what is she worth, as I'm thinking of selling her? I got it on eBay many years back. The original owner said that the music store added the Ludwig bat-and-ball muffler for him, a common addition, since apparently Towers didn't offer tone control knobs. 0 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr 0-1 by...
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