Slingerland Modern Combo 75N - for your enjoyment!

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Our member, lanebune, recently had a post about a Slingerland Modern Combo 75N kit. Through the support of many here, he did purchase that kit! A really nice Light Blue Pearl wrap. While it still needs a few parts to make it complete, it will be well worth it! Just a really cool kit that you don't see often. A practical kit? Well, maybe not for many of us, but a fairly rare kit that is fun to play and might be just right for that certain gig!

I looked through my hundreds of Slingerland pictures and actually came up with 6 Combo kits, each wrapped in a different color. The colors include Green Satin Flame, Blue Agate Pearl, Blue Ripple Pearl, Oyster Pink Pearl, Sparkling Purple Pearl and Red Satin Flame. I hope you enjoy them!

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Nice kits and interesting sizes. I suppose that the ability to stack the toms inside each other would have been appealing to some drummers for easy transport.
I wonder why the catalogs showed it set up with the larger mounted tom on the left of the player, and the smaller on the right.
The same photo was used in every catalog it appeared in, but still, why was it the only kit set up that way?
 

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Mark, Each one of those sets blows my mind! I'm enjoying mine, but still looking for the bass plate. Drumphils came through with a beautiful double tom holder and you've encouraged me with maybe being able to get the bass plate made. I can't be more appreciative of this forum.
 

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I also wondered why the catalog kit has the tom sizes backward! Could it be it was just a mistake and the photographer didn't want to take the time to do it again?

Lane! Your drums are looking good! I'll find out about the plate on Tuesday. I'll take the attached picture with me so we can figure out the size.

Mark
 

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I would think that the art director just thought it looked better with the larger tom to the left. They would look at it with a far more critical eye for art than we would as drummers.
 

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retrosonic said:
I would think that the art director just thought it looked better with the larger tom to the left. They would look at it with a far more critical eye for art than we would as drummers.
You may have a point there!
 

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Cowbell mount was standard. Also, the double tom mount came with a funky rubber (usually missing) tube that pushed up against the toms so they wouldn't sag.
 

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I recently picked up an early 70s Modern Combo in WMP. Years ago someone listed a pink oyster set on ebay, but had the toms in a separate auction from the kick. I managed to win the kick but was outbid on the toms, I tried to track them down but was never able to. I've been fascinated with these kits ever since, I love the telescoping idea. Like most I'm not normally keen on concert toms, but the idea of a compact "nesting" kit back then is just so cool to me. They sound really great too and a blast to play!
 

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Submitted for your approval, a Gold Satin Flame Modern Combo, date stamped 1967, that I purchased 5 years ago from the original owner. I refer to it as my "Gold Satin Flamethrower". I've since taken the bold step of augmenting it with a matching 12" Gretsch tom and Gold Astro Ludwig Standard snare. Love my tubs!
 

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Submitted for your approval, a Gold Satin Flame Modern Combo, date stamped 1967, that I purchased 5 years ago from the original owner. I refer to it as my "Gold Satin Flamethrower". I've since taken the bold step of augmenting it with a matching 12" Gretsch tom and Gold Astro Ludwig Standard snare. Love my tubs!
Love the wrap and looks great with the snare.
 

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I recently picked up an early 70s Modern Combo in WMP. Years ago someone listed a pink oyster set on ebay, but had the toms in a separate auction from the kick. I managed to win the kick but was outbid on the toms, I tried to track them down but was never able to. I've been fascinated with these kits ever since, I love the telescoping idea. Like most I'm not normally keen on concert toms, but the idea of a compact "nesting" kit back then is just so cool to me. They sound really great too and a blast to play!
It looks like there might be room to nest the snare in there with the toms.
 

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The Pink Oyster set goes way back. It has the old style double-tom holder, which I never liked, as the rivets would come loose in time, and the toms would droop. My favorite, of all the photos here is the one in blue ripple. Very cool.
 

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Gold Satin Flamethrower update! The wrap on the Gretsch matches nicely. Does anybody know if Slingerland and Gretsch sourced their Satin Flame wraps from the same supplier?

BTW: I recently saw a pic of the kit Jim Gordon used with Traffic. Almost the exact same configuration. He augmented his Camco 4 piece with 2 Ludwig concert toms on both sides of his rack tom.
 

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Submitted for your approval, a Gold Satin Flame Modern Combo, date stamped 1967
Kstone, welcome to the forum. Could you post a picture of the 1967 date stamp? Also, what is the badge serial number with that stamp?
 

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I have the three toms and bass in blue glass glitter. Bought the toms off eBay and about a year later bought the bass from same guy in another eBay auction. Will probably get flamed, but had the 10 and 16 drilled and bearing edges cut to make them double headed. There were no bearing edges on either end of the 10 or bottom of 16. Already had a 13 so it is still a single headed drum. Sent them to a guy named Chris in California to do the work that Keller recommended.
 

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Does anybody know if Slingerland and Gretsch sourced their Satin Flame wraps from the same supplier?
like to know /find who/ that supplier was/
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I'd say yes
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