Slingerland 18x14 Bass Drum Help

Blkonyx

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Hi all, picked this one. The finish looks to be original since the inside doesn’t look to be fooled around with or anything. Anybody know the finish?

Also, I’m assuming the muffler was added, any idea if this is a slingerland?

Now who’s got the matching toms
 

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Very late-70's, maybe early -80's, when Slingy did a lot of lacquering. T's look to be that time period, too.

Bass drum muffler looks downright experimental.
 

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Looks like an old Radio King muff and torpedo turn knob, could be a concoction of W&A with Slingerland parts. The double Tom mount should be dead center and not askew, probably added on. Interior shots and spurs/mounts could reveal more precise info.
 

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I've seen mufflers like that on ancient 30's/40's/early 50's stuff, and the T-knobs looks very much like a Slingy T-rod. Maybe search old catalog scans and see if it was an accessory.

The spurs look like Rockers mounts with maybe Tama legs? If so, those are very close to the original Slingy holes.
 

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The #933 "Internal Tone Control Bass Drum Muffler" was a cataloged item into the late '70s. That is definitely a Slingerland... could have been added later by the owner or shop where it was purchased or ordered from Slingerland when the drum was ordered.
There were very common on late '50s, very early '60s Slingerlands.
 


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