Sold Slingerland snare

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70’s drum with original stand and vacuum pad, drums needs a really good cleaning. There is some really light rust here and there that the camera won’t pick up. I see these listed by dreamers asking 2 & 3 hundred. $125.00 shipped
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that's a COS Festival model. I have a 10 lug version and it's one of my favorite drums. I paid $70 for the drum alone about 5 years ago, so $125 for all that isn't bad at all. My gum washer was long gone too.
 

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I'm not in the market for any more snare drums at the moment but I'm curious: Is it really a steel shell? Rob Cook's book has these as COB but in the catalog they don't specify the shell construction.
If so, I'd love to hear how it sounds.
Best of luck
 

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Slingerland's Festival snare drum has been a mainstay in their catalogs since the early 60's. The COB version is as rare as hen's teeth, as the majority found for sale are usually COS. Regardless, they are very nice snare drums! Not long ago, I paid $25 for NOS gum rubber washer to repair one of my Rapid strainers! Finding a snare drum with a Rapid strainer and gum rubber washer in great condition? Priceless!! If anyone here needs a great workhorse snare drum for an excellent price, buy this one!!

-Mark
 
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Here's a link to Slingerland Cataloged snare drum pages... HERE

The Festival snare drum first appears in the 1963 catalog and proudly mentions the COB shell. By the 1973 catalog, it only says "chrome shell snare drum", which was a way to say "COS" snare drum! It sometimes took years before Slingerland would correct their catalog listings, so my gut tells me that the COS shell was probably introduced by 1971.

Back in the 60's and most of the 70's, Slingerland's bread-n-butter snare drum was the COB Sound King, aka Gene Krupa Sound King, so you didn't find many Festival snare drums back then.

-Mark
 

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