Slingerland/Leedy Tom

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I’m restoring a beautiful ‘67 Ludwig sky blue pearl kit with this 13” tom.
I’ve done some research but would love some verification that it’s a Slingerland/Leedy since there’s no badge on it or even an air hole.
Thanks so much!
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Yup, that's what you've got. Please don't dismember that drum. It is one of the finest examples of a SlingerLeedy I have seen. It's a funny thing, most of the SlingerLeedys I have seen are stamped around the same time as yours, including my own! That color is quite common for Ludwig over quite a time range, so I'd think you could get decent bucks for the tom you've got and get a Luddy to REALLY match.
 

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Aww, thanks, guys! This is exactly what I needed to know. Didn’t know about the badge thing. Don’t worry, I am not altering these in any way. They were thankfully in pristine condition, just a little dirty and rusty.
Btw, I highly recommend Evapo-rust for cleaning rusted hardware. Safe and non-toxic.
Happy drumming!
 

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1965 might mean it was made in Shelbyville....would be a rare tom, indeed.
Leedy beavertail lugs, along with the build date would nail it as a SlingerLeedy tom.
Built as a wrap finish drum, too..."P" for Pearl.
Nice drum, good luck with the project....welcome to the forum, as well. =)


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Good call. Mahogany interior, too. This drum gets nicer all the time....

 

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Thanks, everyone!
While I have your attention, maybe you can tell me what these markings mean on the '67 Ludwig shells.
Appears to be an "A" written with a Sharpie?? Is this factory written or maybe previous owner scribble?
(14 x 20 kick, 16 x 16 floor)
 

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Hard to say.
Its likely not a date stamp, if that's what you're wondering.
Those usually take the form of month/year or month/day/year of one iteration or another, but a single letter like that...yeah, hard to say.

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Good call. Mahogany interior, too. This drum gets nicer all the time....

That's Maple. Not Mahogany.
 

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Thanks, everyone!
While I have your attention, maybe you can tell me what these markings mean on the '67 Ludwig shells.
Appears to be an "A" written with a Sharpie?? Is this factory written or maybe previous owner scribble?
(14 x 20 kick, 16 x 16 floor)
I've seen "C" before on mid-60's Ludwig shells, which is probably an inspector's mark. That "A" is probably similar.
Slingerland ended the Mahogany inner shell run around 1963. And the mahogany is a reddish brown color. Hard to miss.
 

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