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Hi, I’ve done some research but still need some help please.Are these 3 ply maple poplar? The seller says 1967 they are 6 digit serial numbers. How do they appear to you guys. Thank you. https://images.craigslist.org/01717_49qGnF4r0Msz_0pD0t2_1200x900.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00G0G_9v4ZnLK4s3wz_0r10t2_1200x900.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00U0U_7FSBT89Bg1Jz_0sV0t2_1200x900.jpghttps://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_33esHPWZgkRz_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpghttps://images.craigslist.org/01313_eQWVViVXhWdz_0tJ0t2_1200x900.jpg
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The drums shown are 3-ply with maple interior, but these are NOT '67 drums, they are mid 70's (approx. '73/'74 per the one serial shown). Badges, set-o-matic, wrap, tone controls, T-rods etc. all confirm '73/'74 timeframe.
 
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Thank you for the information much appreciated.
The drum shown is 3-ply with maple interior, but these are NOT '67 drums, they are mid 70's (approx. '73/'74 per the one serial shown).
 

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Thanks for your reply’s seller wants 1000. I’m not sure it seems that these slingerlands are affordable and in good shape. It’s hard to find 60’s 70’s Ludwig’s at this price and shape. I like the idea of vintage Ludwig’s but im not willing to deal with ply splits and seam lift that I’ve seen at $2500 and higher.
 

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Thanks for your reply’s seller wants 1000. I’m not sure it seems that these slingerlands are affordable and in good shape. It’s hard to find 60’s 70’s Ludwig’s at this price and shape. I like the idea of vintage Ludwig’s but im not willing to deal with ply splits and seam lift that I’ve seen at $2500 and higher.

I'm a Ludwig guy but I have to say that Slingerland did seem to put a bit more care into building their drums during this time frame than Ludwig did. They are both similar in construction and sound with Slingerland having a slight edge in build quality.

Nothing wrong with a set of Late 60s/early 70s Slingerland drums. They certainly worked for Buddy Rich.
I just recently put together a set of Slingerlands from this same era. 12/14/20 in, coincidentally, Black Diamond Pearl. Great drums and a good entry into the world of vintage drums. It will be interesting to see what DW does with the brand (if anything) and how that might effect the value of the vintage examples.
 

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Thanks for your reply’s seller wants 1000. I’m not sure it seems that these slingerlands are affordable and in good shape. It’s hard to find 60’s 70’s Ludwig’s at this price and shape. I like the idea of vintage Ludwig’s but im not willing to deal with ply splits and seam lift that I’ve seen at $2500 and higher.
$1000 is a decent price .
 
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I'm a Ludwig guy but I have to say that Slingerland did seem to put a bit more care into building their drums during this time frame than Ludwig did. They are both similar in construction and sound with Slingerland having a slight edge in build quality.

Nothing wrong with a set of Late 60s/early 70s Slingerland drums. They certainly worked for Buddy Rich.
I just recently put together a set of Slingerlands from this same era. 12/14/20 in, coincidentally, Black Diamond Pearl. Great drums and a good entry into the world of vintage drums. It will be interesting to see what DW does with the brand (if anything) and how that might effect the value of the vintage examples.
With the recent purchase by Roland , I’m afraid nothing but maybe some Radio King snares every once in awhile to keep the name …..UGH ……
I was hoping for a full on Sound King series ……
 

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Heck I think 1000 is a decent amount over market for these, unless there is a snare or some cymbals included. I would offer 800
 
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Thanks for the advice on pricing.
 

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One more minor thing to consider on these drums. The hardened metal wing screws for the floor tom and bass drum leg mounts tend to strip out the much softer metal on the mounts. Resulting in the legs slipping down. Easy fix with helicoil inserts. Not a deal breaker but might need to be addressed. Yep Slingerland BDP wrap is one of the best IMHO. Keep us posted on your decision.
Coy in Idaho
 

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Yep, keen observation Mark.
I only saw it when I clicked on the CL link and viewed the picture at its largest size. Became very apparent. It almost looks like they are early Ludwig brackets. However, the Ludwig brackets use 1-7/8" spacing, while Slingerland uses 2-1/4" spacing. I wonder if there are any extra holes.

-Mark
 
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