I read a quote from Bill Ludwig Jr. pertaining to when they switched the re-issued Black Beauty line to bronze shells for a time in the early 80's. I don't have the exact quote but in essence he said it was no big deal because nobody could possibly hear the difference between a bronze and brass shell. If that was the standard thinking on the production end at the time either company probably had the shells made from whichever alloy (copper/zinc = Brass or copper/tin= Bronze) they could get the best price on.This really makes you have to wonder how many COB Slingerlands from that period are actually COBronze?
I believe my BB is from that period. Sounds great to me....I read a quote from Bill Ludwig Jr. pertaining to when they switched the re-issued Black Beauty line to bronze shells for a time in the early 80's.This really makes you have to wonder how many COB Slingerlands from that period are actually COBronze?
Nicely done atomic, I went the same route except with the TDR strainer instead of the Zoomatic. I took pics last nite but forgot to bring my memory card with today so I'll post later.View attachment 107176 Here is my completed drum. I went with what I thought the drum would have been had the factory built it. Mid 70s Sound King hardware. I did add Puresound 16 strands. Looks great, sounds good, but not on a par with my Ludwig brass drums. Fun project. Edit: I have been playing with the tuning on this and have followed Purdie Shuffles advice about really cranking the bottom heads. Viola! Now it is sounding VERY good. I was dissappointed at first, but now I am more enthusiastic!