SOLD - 1952 Slingerland Radio King Ensemble 6N

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Time to list this bad boy! Been sitting in my house for too long, needs to go to someone who can give it some love!

It is a 1952 Radio King Ensemble 6N set with most of all the original accessories. I’ve had this set for about 5 years now and I bought the kit from the son of the original owner, who bought the drums new in 1952. I have all of the hardware, snare stand, cymbal stands, hi-hat stand, tom mount, bass drum muffler, and so on that comes with it.

13/14/24 sizes

The snare is the steam bent single ply Radio King snare. The rack tom is mahogany/poplar, and the bass drum is maple. The bass drum hoops were repainted by the previous owner. Everything is nickel and would look brand new if polished again - it’s been about 4 years since I’ve last done that.

The drums were kept in storage for a long time by the previous owner, so the lug holes in the bass drum have elongated slightly due to being pulled by the stretched calfskin heads. This causes no problems whatsoever, as everything tightens as it should.

The rack tom had a few small cracks in the shell that were also filled in by the previous owner with wood glue, which are not problematic at all.

Rack tom will come with original calf head, I can include the bass drum calf head if you prefer, but as you can see it’s torn.

Cymbals aren’t included - they’re just for show.

Looking to get $1400 plus shipping out of it. Open to offers! I’m trying to move this set, so please message me if you’re interested. I’d rather not split the set up right now, but if it resorts to that, we’ll see. Would prefer to meet up with you as oppose to packaging everything for shipment.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Luke

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Bump. Willing to split this kit up. DM me if you're interested.

Thanks.
 
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For the snare drum, could you tell me if those screws in the reinforcement rings are original? I've not seen that before on these drums. Thanks
 

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For the snare drum, could you tell me if those screws in the reinforcement rings are original? I've not seen that before on these drums. Thanks
Screws in the reinforcement rings? I'm not sure I understand what you're mentioning, there aren't any screws in the rereings. As for originality, I got this set from the son of the original owner, so everything on it is original, or a very old replacement if for some reason it was ever changed.
 

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What would you sell the kit for without the snare?
 

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Thanks for your interest, everyone. I've replied to all the DMs. A friend of mine offered to take these down to the St. Louis Drum Show on 10/19, so they will be there, hardware and all. Go check them out!

I will let everyone know whether the drums sell there or not. Thanks for your interest, all.

Luke
 

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Drums made it through the St. Louis show without being sold, so they're still available.
 

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Rack tom w/bass drum mount, bass drum, and two L-arms are pending sale.

Snare drum, hi-hat stand, cymbal stand, snare stand, bass drum pedal, and misc hardware are all still available!
 

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The pending sale above has been completed. Those parts of the kit are sold. Everything else is still available.
 

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