SOLD Slingerland Silver Sparkle 6 Lug Shelbyville Era SOLD

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For sale I have a beautiful 1965 Slingerland 6 lug snare. This is from the Shelbyville era (1965-66) and is a 3 ply maple shell with oak re-rings (a feature unique to the Shelbyville drums). All the part are original, hoops are chrome over brass. Brand new snare wires. The original wrap was badly cracked so this drum was professionally rewrapped in silver sparkle at Drum Supply House.

I no longer have my silver sparkle set so it's time to pass this drum along. $225 or would consider trade for certain cymbals. Manly looking to add to lines I already have: Istanbul Agop Signature ride or a crash over 17", Paiste Masters Dark hi-hats or ride, Paiste Giant Beat 24", Zildjian Constantinople hi-hats or ride, Zildjian A Avedis 21" or 22" ride, or Bosphorus Black Pearl 24".

I might also consider partial trades for drum parts. I need Slingerland floor tom brackets, Ludwig 5/16" spurs, Camco bass drum claws and tension rods / Camco tom mount / Camco tom brackets, and a few other Slingerland and Ludwig odds and ends

Would also trade for a Leedy (Slingerland era) Red Sparkle 12x8 tom

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WOW! So in truth, I'm the only guy on this forum that has not bought into 6 lug snares... but if I were to, it would be this one for sure! That is stunning! Good luck with the sale, that's a very cool drum!
 

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This is a really nice drum, and a great value. I have a six lug "Slinger-Leedy" with a similar shell. (Maple hoops.) I love how it sounds. I expect that this will sell fast.
 

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I believe I have this sold...someone locally had a double Camco tom arm to partially trade.

The 6 lug Slingerland's are fun. A bit less forgiving with tuning but they definitely do their own thing, but I have another that matches my kit.
 

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I honestly can't tell that the re-rings are oak. As to the badge, it doesn't appear to be the Maroon/Brass Shelbyville badge. Can you show a closeup?

-Mark
 

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Two details a Shelbyville buyer is going to want to see are the maroon badge and the oak rings. While on close inspection it does appear these are correct it is far from obvious. GLWS.
 

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Even though it's a moot point now, here's a picture of the Shelbyville badge. I'm just not seeing this in the pictured drum. If I'm buying a Shelbyville Slingerland, I expect to see the Maroon/Brass badge...and oak rings!

-Mark
 

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Well I sold it in person so it’s gone and I don’t have a closer picture of the rings but here’s one I found of the badge if it puts your mind at ease. It’s maroon and brass and says Shelbyville on it...
 

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Yes! It does put my mind at ease! Is this the same drum from your first picture? The badges appear completely different. But, at least this one does show that it's a Shelbyville. I'm sure the new owner will be very pleased!

-Mark
 

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Yes! It does put my mind at ease! Is this the same drum from your first picture? The badges appear completely different. But, at least this one does show that it's a Shelbyville. I'm sure the new owner will be very pleased!

-Mark
Same drum, same bench! I think however the light was the other day made it look black
 

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What make the Shelbyville drums good ?
The oak re rings, or is it other things as well ?
I have a 6 lug Niles, and am curious about differences.
Thnx
 

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glaze148, the main differences between a Shelbyville and a Niles drum are the oak re-rings and maroon badge on the Shelbyvilles. Primarily collectible to some for being unique rather than somehow better.
 

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Even though it's a moot point now, here's a picture of the Shelbyville badge. I'm just not seeing this in the pictured drum. If I'm buying a Shelbyville Slingerland, I expect to see the Maroon/Brass badge...and oak rings!

-Mark
If you look closely at the original badge picture you can make out the second line of text at the bottom that does not appear on the Niles badges ("assembled in"). I concur with you, it is not obvious.
 

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If you look closely at the original badge picture you can make out the second line of text at the bottom that does not appear on the Niles badges ("assembled in"). I concur with you, it is not obvious.
Honestly, for my eyes...and even with my large monitor, I could not make out the text that you see! I'm also quite surprised that the lighting was so off that the badge appeared black and not maroon. Again, completely moot now!

-Mark
 

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glaze148, the main differences between a Shelbyville and a Niles drum are the oak re-rings and maroon badge on the Shelbyvilles. Primarily collectible to some for being unique rather than somehow better.
Thanks for the explanation
 

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