SOLD !1969 Slingerland "Black Beauty Pearl" Set

Rich K.

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Very good. Oddly enough I have recorded an example of an Apr. '66 date stamped drum with a similarly high serial. Quite an outlier as 80xxx's - 90xxx's is typical for early '66. 145xxx would be expected as '67. This one is particularly interesting because it is a higher than expected number on an earlier drum. The OP's set is lower than expected numbers on later drums.
Dumb, geeky, possible theory... shell was wrapped black in '66, but since the color was not popular it was badged and sold later?
Not sure if they "pre wrapped" shells
 

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Very good. Oddly enough I have recorded an example of an Apr. '66 date stamped drum with a similarly high serial. Quite an outlier as 80xxx's - 90xxx's is typical for early '66. 145xxx would be expected as '67. This one is particularly interesting because it is a higher than expected number on an earlier drum. The OP's set is lower than expected numbers on later drums.
My champagne sparkle Gene Krupa model 1N kit also has 66 stamped inside. I don't remember the months on each stamp, but I believe that it has always been a set and not a collection of orphans.)


20" Bass drum - 109771

16" Floor tom - 106192

13" High Tom - 107092
 

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My champagne sparkle Gene Krupa model 1N kit also has 66 stamped inside. I don't remember the months on each stamp, but I believe that it has always been a set and not a collection of orphans.)


20" Bass drum - 109771

16" Floor tom - 106192

13" High Tom - 107092
Those are expected numbers for '66 (typically July or later).
 

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Dumb, geeky, possible theory... shell was wrapped black in '66, but since the color was not popular it was badged and sold later?
Not sure if they "pre wrapped" shells
Not out the question. Dr. CJ Wenk has stated that drums in popular finishes were built and stocked.
 

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But that's just the point - it was NOT a popular finish....hence the few and far between examples...
Correct. The second statement was in reply to Rich K.'s question regarding "pre-wrapped" shells.
 

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A couple of times, along with 9 other fb drum sites and Reverb too....crickets
 

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Beautiful kit! Great work on the restoration and wrap repair. I sold a black/gold badge WMP Radio king back in the day and have regretted it since day 1
 


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