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59 Slingerland: student radio king, black/gold duco 8 lug snare for sale

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This 1959 Duco is in great shape and probably only had one owner because it still had the calf slingerland head on it. Great sounding drum that when not being played, will probably be displayed because it looks so good.

this drum tunes up nice and sounds good especially up in the high range. Is not ringy and has a good sound much like a ludwig jazzfest.

3ply mahogany and poplar with solid maple rings.

All original parts except heads.

priced based on review of 24 past sales on Reverb. Many were the deluxe student which has same 3ply and rapid strainer, but only 6 lugs but does have stick saver hoops.

Besides what you can see from the pictures are some details you would want to know about.
The Good
1. Shell in perfect round.
2. Tension rods (with original washers) in great shape and spin freely. In fact I easily finger tightened all lugs and measured frequency and all were within 3 hz of each other.
made tuning easy as I just fingered tightened and then gave each two more complete turns and all lugs were sitting right around 270. from there I fine tuned it up to 305 on batter and 350 on reso. G#
4. Rim clips like new. No bending or cracking very strong. no fear of cranking the heads to 400hz if you want. This was a great relief because these clips can be spendy to replace (if you can find nickel ones).
4. There was no rust on any parts and nickel polished up really nice and mirror like.
5. No seperation or cracking of the reinforcement rings.
6. Top bearing head even, placed on quartz counter top and head did not have any high spots or wobble side to side when you put pressure on it.
7. Brass rims. The Cross stick is loud and easy to get. If you like cross stick this is a great drum because you can get a good sound without having to have your stick exactly placed. Also brass adds a little extra brightness to the drum which is good if you plan to use it in a more rock environment.

The not so good.
1. The original snares on not perfectly straight, sounded pretty good when I played and no extra buzz, probably would suggest replacing.
2. Not a fan of the rapid strainer. Works like its supposed too but seems like a worse design then ludwig p83.
3. Bottom head (Rogers) has a couple of dents in it like someone tuned it with a drumstick.
4. Orignal calf head was split. I put a slightly used evans g1 on there so you wont need a new head for awhile(if you like G1s).
5. One spot where the paint was nicked. (See picture). Only panel that has scratch, luckily its near back side and not near badge or throw side. There are some really small flakes missing near one of the lugs(see pic) but very small in comparison to the amount of drum that looks great.


Why am I selling it.
I am not a collector, I just like finding these drums and having them for a little while. I already have 6 snare which is more than I use so I don't need another, I just like finding these cool older drums, especially when they are in this good of shape and don't require any work.

270 + shipping in USA for a polished up beauty.
 
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Spot with paint flaw and snare wires not straight.
 

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Your drum appears to be quite nice. I suggest getting "Slingerland" into the title. Might draw more folks in, more accurate searches, etc.
 

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A sweet spot for Slingerlands!
Very fair price for the quality of sound.
Likely be gone this weekend is my guess.

Phil
 

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Bump, Take a gander at others of this model currently for sale, you will see that this one is way lower and in even better shape.
 

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for a vintage 3 ply this is cheaper than a ludwig pioneer but can tune it to a higher range with the 8 lugs. Way less than a jazzfest. And this thing is in such good shape.
 

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The last time I PM'd you about this snare drum you provided a shipping price, and the combined price was more than fair. Now all I have to do is to avoid looking at and listening to the media in this post and I'll be fine :) It IS tempting ... and the price is right.
 


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