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how do i know if they are Slingerlandhoops

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I'm looking to sell off some gear soon and I seem to have a bunch of hoops I don't need. I think several are Slingerland...how do you know? thx
 

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Also check metal type with a magnet, if you haven't.

I've put COB sticksavers on other brand drums with great results.
 

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Also the tension rod "ears" are rounded. Modern repros have flat sided ears. Some MIJ companies copied the sticksaver design but generally the chrome doesn't look as good as Slingerland's.
 

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Here are two slightly different Slingerland 13" hoops. The difference is subtle, but when they are side-by-side, it becomes obvious. Later 70's and 80's hoops have a shorter top inside flange, making the hoops appear taller. When the hoops changed from brass to steel, the steel hoop was identical, most likely because it came from the same supplier. If I'm not mistaken, I believe that Slingerland made their hoops in-house for sometime. Not sure when they outsourced them.

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Also the tension rod "ears" are rounded. Modern repros have flat sided ears. Some MIJ companies copied the sticksaver design but generally the chrome doesn't look as good as Slingerland's.
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