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Has anyone ever seen mounting hardware like this? I'm guessing it's not Slingerland, looks like some kinda' plumbing. Opinions welcome!!

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Has a flavor of the early 70s mount.
Not sure though.
 

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Dang , now I’m flat broke ……

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Thank you all. I'm going to take a look at a different Slingy kit, photo below. 'Looks like a 70s kit. I see that the tension rods on the player side of the kick are not original. Seller says he has them. Anything in particular I should watch out for when checking out their condition?

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The black kit appears to be later 70's, possibly even early 80's. They may be 5-ply shells if that makes a difference to you.
 
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Those appear to be later 70's, possibly even early 80's. They may be 5-ply shells if that makes a difference to you.
Aside from the number of plys is there a significant difference between the Slingerland three-ply and five-ply shells? Do you know if the serial numbers will help estimate the year(s)?

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Aside from the number of plys is there a significant difference between the Slingerland three-ply and five-ply shells? Do you know if the serial numbers will help estimate the year(s)?

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5-ply shells do not have re-rings. Yes, serials can help estimate date.
 

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Thank you all. I'm going to take a look at a different Slingy kit, photo below. 'Looks like a 70s kit. I see that the tension rods on the player side of the kick are not original. Seller says he has them. Anything in particular I should watch out for when checking out their condition?

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If they are 3-ply shells, check all the bearing edges for ply and reinforcing ring separation. It's not the end of the world, but you will certainly spend hours with a glue syringe and clamps.

This will get you started on dating the drums based on the badge type and serial numbers.

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The five ply shells have a brighter sound, more resonance and more projection. The three ply shells are more muted, mellower, quieter. Both can be great depending on what you are going to play with them, heads, tuning and your basic technique. The five ply shells are comparable to other thick no re-ring drums of that era ie. Sonor, Ludwig.
 

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The set-o-matic is placed a bit too far forward for a single tom kit. Might it have originally had a super-set-o-matic double tom holder, as they had to be placed forward of the centerline.
 

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The set-o-matic is placed a bit too far forward for a single tom kit. Might it have originally had a super-set-o-matic double tom holder, as they had to be placed forward of the centerline.

I'd agree, Slingerland put the base in different spots depending on which holder was going to be installed. That far forward configuration was for the Super Set-o-matic. Single set-o-matic was biased towards the batter. Regular double Set-o-matic was more in the center or the same as the single.
 

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The set-o-matic is placed a bit too far forward for a single tom kit. Might it have originally had a super-set-o-matic double tom holder, as they had to be placed forward of the centerline.

Perhaps, especially being a 22”. Appears a bit crooked which may mean a DIY job? Would be worth examining the interior.
After years of playing a single SOM in the more standard center position, I now also have a set with the mount in the pictured position. Imo, it’s actually far more versatile as it doesn’t force the tom out into left field.

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