The Official Slingerland Drum Thread

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I've had more Slingerland sets and snare drums than any other make! Here are three of them. If the 1968 BR 80N kit looks familiar to you, it's because it's now in the hands of a drummer who does them justice...our own member CSR!

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Just looked through my computer and I believe these are all the sets I've owned. Still have plenty of separate snare drums to post! Love my Slingerlands!!

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Just looked through my computer and I believe these are all the sets I've owned. Still have plenty of separate snare drums to post! Love my Slingerlands!!

-Mark
Sick!

You are a Slingerland aholic
 

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Ooh baby. 20" new dimensions scdr?
Exactly! Really cool cymbal I picked up used at Sam Ash for $125. Wish I kept it, but I replaced it with a '76 22"

Hello everyone.....Drums bought brand new in 1969....Photo shot in 1978


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That's a great finish - the damaged drum that I purchased for parts was that exact color. I did the opposite of you - I went from concert toms to double headed. :)
 

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This is my favorite part from the @Scott K Fish interview with the great Frankie Dunlop about Slingerland. Frankie sounds like a little kid that just got his first decent bike!
Great video. Thanks so much. Ha. Can you imagine getting a free set?

I bet the set he was talking about that was falling apart was a Gretsch.
 

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The only Slingerland anythings that I've ever owned are a pair of No. 66 Buddy Rich cymbal stands and one of their cast COB snare drum hoops (part of the Vistalite touring rig I used in the '70s). The stands were steady as rocks and the hoop cured a rash of standard triple-flange hoops that broke under 4 hours a night of heavy rimshot backbeat playing on my Fibes SFT690 snare. Slingerland made good stuff, especially those hoops.
 

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Sounds freakin' great to me, both with and without the muffler. I wouldn't do a thing to it.
Yeah. Its sweet in that video. Ill go back and tune it to that tension again
 

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Bought these from a former forum member. He mentioned an air hole Had been added to the floor tom, but didn’t tell me about the other 16 extra holes in the drum. It was originally drilled for the small beavertail lugs. I know this would make most peoples head explode, but it’s the best sounding floor tom I’ve ever played. My absolute all time favourite kit! 24/13/16 . One day I’ll get a matching snare.
 
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Secret?
There's no "secret" to tuning a slingerland snare drum that I'm aware of.
They're drums. I tune 'em to my preferred tension.
:D

More to the point. The snare beds are the weirdest things ive ever seen..... and i could be wrong..... specific to Slingerland
 
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