`60 Slingerland COB snare

mattmalloy66

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Every time I pull this snare out and play it, I fall in love with it all over again.
Approximately `60, and it does sound a bit different than the 3 line Sound King snare I have.
This drum, and a `66 Acrolite I own, are definitely 2 of my favorites.
 

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That is a pretty drum! The strainer really makes it. I've never played one but would love to.

Dave
 

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Very Nice. Does it have the pressed snare beds? I had a GK 3 line from March 1966 that had them. The 2 Mid 70's GK I have now have the very shallow non pressed beds.
 

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Really cool! This is most likely the precursor to the Sound King snare drum. An inside shot, plus a picture of the bearing edge will help. Like the SK, the beds were crimped. Still the shell and hoops are most likely COB. Love the strainer, too!

-Mark
 

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Yes, crimped beds and COB shell and hoops. I see almost no difference between the beds and bearing edge on this `60-`61 shell, and the shell on a `65 GK Sound King I own.
 

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I have a near mint super sound king if anyone is looking the drum really sings.
 

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