Slingerland 60s and early 70s were different than the Slingerland of the late 70s. The bearing edges were very different. As you know, the earlier edges were rounded ... seriously fat and have an almost flattish roundover.Slingerland internal maple ply cracking and rering separation are common in the mid 60s. Do these problems stop by the late 70s? What makes 70s Slingerland a good build? Thanks.
Fair point indeed, but the fat edges and thin shells make for a wonderful combo. With the new repro lugs us B&B owners can enjoy another few decades, or more, to come out of these. But, I will acknowledge the original ones are the one flaw I - as a life long Rogers fanatic - will admit the brand had.B&B (“Bread & Butter”) Die-cast Lug. This lug was used on Rogers drums between 1959 and 1964. The original iconic design was made of drawn brass with chrome plating. Known as the Bread & Butter lug,“B&B” or the “Tab Lug”, which refers to two threaded tabs that mounted the lug to the drum.
no one's including those years right..
note: excluding the round badge round head screw up to about "68" ..(with self-tapping screws)....
Slingerland internal maple ply cracking and rering separation are common in the mid 60s. Do these problems stop by the late 70s? What makes 70s Slingerland a good build? Thanks.
Thank you so much! I’m in the middle (loose term) of a Slingerland project and this is super helpful. I may PM with more questions. Thanks again!Ok. Found the pics.
These are three Slingerland 13 inch toms ... mid 60s, early 70s, and 1979.
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A look at the edges together
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This is the 60s fat roundover.
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This is the early 70s edge. It has a bit more cut to it and is slightly thinner.
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This is the late 70s 3ply special order. Note the sharper edge.
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And here is the 60s next to the 1979 ... there is a very real difference the naked eye can easily perceive.
And that one of the biggest impacts on the late 70s 3ply special order Slingerlnd drums that I've been able to quantify.
It is a remarkable difference in feel and sound.
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Hope this helps. It's all spoken in generalities, but is easily felt when you sit behind the kit.
Absolutely.Thank you so much! I’m in the middle (loose term) of a Slingerland project and this is super helpful. I may PM with more questions. Thanks again!
I was told a story one time from a man with the initials WFL II that he told his father in the height of the sixties rush for Ludwig that they should use Jasper shells to keep up with orders but WFL I said "they wouldn't be Ludwig then." So you know the rest.Ok Vintage fans - what vintage drum manufacturer in your opinion has the best build quality and why ?
Bound quality would include , shells , lugs , hoops and finishes . Let’s not include Tom mounts in this instance .
So what is your choice ?
I have a Fibes fiberglass set.I don't own any and don't know much about vintage. I have learned about the vintage stuff here by reading the knowledge that you guys have. So take what I write as "vintage amateur".
What about Fibes?
Reason I ask is because I've read plenty of posts that praise them.