Slingerland Snare Question?

robthetimekeeper

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I picked up this snare and noticed that it doesn't have a tone control. All the vintage Slingerlands I've ever seen have had one. What's the deal?
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Some interesting details of this drum suggest spring of '61. Is there a date stamp?
 

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Oct 13 1958 maybe? Has to be no later than mid 1963 when they went to maple interior.
 

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Yup, pretty sure 61 the only year the throw to the left of the badge.

jptrickster, I thought you would pick up on that detail. Singerland historian Dr. Wenk claims snare hardware was oriented that way from the summer of '60 to the spring of '61. How do the date stamps on your snares align with that statement?
 

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robthetimekeeper, could you post a straight on picture of the strainer?
 

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Based on 6 examples I have/had all were '61 latest being July. I've only heard of one with the '60 stamp and I've lOOked!
 

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I don't have a problem with where they put the strainer. I don't mind one bit that there's no tone control. However, why did they decide to put the wrap seam in the worst possible place? Such a pain to get the strings through the butt.
 


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