Slingerland vs Gretsch

rondrums51

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The old thin shelled drums had a wide tuning range. They weren't hampered by big slabs of metal, massive tom mounts, etc., that limited the shell response.

I played both Slingerland and Gretsch back in the day. Slingerlands were wide open with a lot of overtones. Gretsch, because of the heavy die cast hoops, had a more focused note, but they still had lots of resonance. Both were great. It was just a matter of what you wanted from a drum.

I miss the old vintage drums.
 

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My 3 ply G’s with calf heads, stick choppers, in a class of their own, so sweet If I was a jazzer I would’ve held onto them forever. I’ll tell ya they were so nice I actually sounded pretty good ! I got an offer I couldn’t refuse, they’re now somewhere in the Netherlands Se la vie
 


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