Info wanted: 1961 Slingerland 8-lug wmp snare

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Yesterday, I drove 3 hours round-trip (including some backcountry roads in blizzard conditions) to pick up this Slingerland snare. Seller was the original owner, and got it in 1961 when he was in middle school band. All original, including case, heads (calf on top), wires, stand, and a nifty Camco key. Needs a thorough cleaning, after which I think it will gleam. Looks to be 3-ply mahogany. Can anyone tell me the model name and general value? I dropped 2 bills for it.
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Hollywood Ace or Student Model. Definitely 3-ply but the "M" stamp on the interior designates an outer ply of maple. "M" stamp shells are usually not wrapped. Nice find.
 

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Hollywood Ace or Student Model. Definitely 3-ply but the "M" stamp on the interior designates an outer ply of maple. "M" stamp shells are usually not wrapped. Nice find.
Thank you. Does a Hollywood Ace have 8 lugs, and student model 6?
 

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looks like the student would have had clips and straight hoops standard
or flanged for $4 extra : )
 

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looks like the student would have had clips and straight hoops
Yeah, using the 1960 guide, the student model has clips and the Hollywood Ace has stick savers. Otherwise identical...
 

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well the option on the student was flange hoops for 4 dolla..(LOL
you had to read the fine print
 

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how bad was the blizzard is what we all East coaster want to know..
It didnt lay did it Just Blew
 

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That's a Nice snare comparable to a 60s 4103 Gretsch Renown 8L. Perfect snare all ya need,.
Just need a drum set to put up to it.
What's it going to be.
 

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how bad was the blizzard is what we all East coaster want to know..
It didnt lay did it Just Blew
It was sticking. The last 10 miles or so was the worst kind, where you have about .5" on top of an already icy dirt road with lots of hills.
 
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That's a Nice snare comparable to a 60s 4103 Gretsch Renown 8L. Perfect snare all ya need,.
Just need a drum set to put up to it.
What's it going to be.
My only Slingerland kit. This one (which, incidentally, has an RB Gretsch wmp snare behind it in this photo):
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My only Slingerland kit. This one (which, incidentally, has an RB Gretsch wmp snare behind it in this photo):
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Oh that (Sling snare) is going to go great in there... way to go " WMP snare can go with anything and look good..)"
It's like "you're a" Specialist or (or at) something.

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Plus your Slingerland 'sound' will now be compatible (and 'true') (sustain ting tang & tong), between all four drums
like a musical Chord..
 

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Plus your Slingerland 'sound' will now be compatible (and 'true') (sustain ting tang & tong), between all four drums
like a musical Chord..
That’s what my ocd drum mind tells me, anyways…
 


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