Since I switched the drums out . . . New Q for Slingerland know-er-about-ers

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I got new cases for my 20/12/14 SSB G's so i had to break them down to indulge my love for new stuff (see thread: https://www.drumforum.org/threads/barton-drum-co-drum-bags.172036/)

Since the Slingerlands are set up again I had to post a pic. Slingerland 22/13/16 might be the Platonic ideal of "the drumset." These are my favorite drums I've ever owned, and the BD is the best I've ever played!

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Awsome drums, what is the snare, 3 ply? 1 ply?
3-ply, but not Slingerland! it's a Ludwig Standard (almost certainly from '68 since it has white interior paint, which I understand only happened on the very early drums. It's been re-wrapped in modern BDP, so it's not quite a perfect match. I think I am going to go ahead and put stick-savers on it at some point, mostly because I prefer them, but also to make it blend more with this kit (it's already a re-wrap with a modern grommet and no attached badge - I have the badge, but it's not on). I also have a 70s COB Sound King, (And a very modified 60s student model).
 

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3-ply, but not Slingerland! it's a Ludwig Standard (almost certainly from '68 since it has white interior paint, which I understand only happened on the very early drums. It's been re-wrapped in modern BDP, so it's not quite a perfect match. I think I am going to go ahead and put stick-savers on it at some point, mostly because I prefer them, but also to make it blend more with this kit (it's already a re-wrap with a modern grommet and no attached badge - I have the badge, but it's not on). I also have a 70s COB Sound King, (And a very modified 60s student model).
Ok cool, and the main thing is you now have a kit which is the main thing, 60s slingerland as well which I bet sound beautifull.
 

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Those are beautiful. Almost 20 years ago I was checking classified ads and picked up a mahogany Slingerland set of that era and sizes for I think it was about $200.00. Everything was excellent including the heads. I wasn't looking for a new set but for the price I decided I could flip them for an extra hundred and still give somebody a great deal. I had them set up for a couple of weeks and they sounded so amazingly good, but I still decided to go through with the flip. Somebody got a great deal, that's for sure. I did get my $100 profit but my brain was AWOL on that one.
 

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I've posted this before, but for the sake of thoroughness, I picked these up last November at the local GC. "Vintage" had rejected them* so they were just "used" at $499 (including a COS festival snare.)
* The reason they were rejected was that the floor tom is a mismatch. Late 50s mahogany interior, no badge/vent (definitely legit though, and intact/working muffler and push-button floor tom legs) the 22/13 are mid 70s maple interior. So the set was listed as "jelly bean" because the floor tom is a hair darker!
By the time I sold the snare drum, and bought a new bass reso and decal, I think my net cost was about $450!
 

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Hey, y'all. That tom positioning is more or less exactly where I want it. Can I get it into that position if I someday decide to throw down the cash for the tom mount (which frankly is unlikely, it's a giant proportion of what I paid for the whole thing to get one)
 

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"question reminds me of that Buddy picture he had it at the absolute bottom (24" bass yea





which might be what you'll be looking at -/+
from the looks of it +/-
which is Ok

 

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Yeah, I was thinking of him (and the long arm which is even more expensive I think!)
 
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Just a quick run thru..


 

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The single set-o-matic is the best vintage single tom mount, IMHO. I heard that Buddy special-ordered an extra-long arm from the factory so he could safely crank it all the way over. Mine was off a minty double "super-o-matic" mount that I got off eBay, which also means I now have a spare. The original is chewed up and pitted.

0-9 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr
 


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