The Official Slingerland Drum Thread

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What is 80N?
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80N - Buddy Rich Outfit
22x14 bass
14x5 snare (Buddy Rich Model)
13x9 tom with single tom holder
TWO 16x16 floors
TWO bass mounted cymbal holders
Twin cymbal stands (Buddy Rich Model)
hats stand
snare stand
bass pedal
 

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Generally Speaking ...

80N - Buddy Rich Outfit
22x14 bass
14x5 snare (Buddy Rich Model)
13x9 tom with single tom holder
TWO 16x16 floors
TWO bass mounted cymbal holders
Twin cymbal stands (Buddy Rich Model)
hats stand
snare stand
bass pedal
Thank you, I didn't know.
 

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Guys,
What was the name of the cleaner/polish to use on my wrapped Slingerlands?
Mothers Mag?
Where do I get it?
 

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Did you buy it?? I’m really curious what someone paid for a genuine NOS set.
Only the dealer who currently owns it knows what they have into it.....or if on consignment, what the owner wants for it. Still for sale. If it sells on Ebay, should be able to find out the purchase price. I made an offer on it but it was not accepted.
 

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I was standing in a Dairy Queen recently waiting for my order and was looking at the decorations on the way when I focused in one this vintage band pic. I had seen t before but never really "looked" at it... "THE ZONKS" had good taste in drums thats for sure!

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A quick google search delivered this fun read from several years ago, but even mentions the photos itself!

 

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I think my first kit were Slingerlands
Otherwise some pics of assorted pieces over the years
Nice to see the Black Diamond Pearl Stage Band kit that I sold to DFO member Glaze148. That was my very first vintage kit I bought after getting back into drumming after a long hiatus. It always irked me that the 12 x 15 FT didn't quite match the other drums which had the deeper black pearl. It was nice to see that Glaze148 actually found a correct 14 x 14 BDP floor that had the the deep black pearl to add to that kit and the snare, which he owned previously, before he bought my kit. I said it once, I'll say it over and over... Slingerland Diamond Pearl wrap was the best in the business!

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Here's the second vintage Slingerland I bought and restored. What a pleasure to play this kit. This set is now in the hands of Jamie Drake of the TorQ Percussion Quartet out of Toronto, Canada... what a road trip for him! These drums were rewrapped as the original wrap was terrible. The snare was a 1958 7 x 14 Student model Radio King. Our own Mike Layton donated a set of vintage wires. Beautiful little kit! Funny the connections recalled simply by looking over some old pictures.

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Nice to see the Black Diamond Pearl Stage Band kit that I sold to DFO member Glaze148. That was my very first vintage kit I bought after getting back into drumming after a long hiatus. It always irked me that the 12 x 15 FT didn't quite match the other drums which had the deeper black pearl. It was nice to see that Glaze148 actually found a correct 14 x 14 BDP floor that had the the deep black pearl to add to that kit and the snare, which he owned previously, before he bought my kit. I said it once, I'll say it over and over... Slingerland Diamond Pearl wrap was the best in the business!

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Here's the second vintage Slingerland I bought and restored. What a pleasure to play this kit. This set is now in the hands of Jamie Drake of the TorQ Percussion Quartet out of Toronto, Canada... what a road trip for him! These drums were rewrapped as the original wrap was terrible. The snare was a 1958 7 x 14 Student model Radio King. Our own Mike Layton donated a set of vintage wires. Beautiful little kit! Funny the connections recalled simply by looking over some old pictures.

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What a beauty!
 

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Love Stage Band sets. I had a BDP with a 12x15 and sold it to a Forum Member in the NE about 10 yrs ago. Here’s a few, less the Champagne that I’ve been piecing out due to a damaged bass drum, snare and 14” are gone. A WMP would be cool but I only see one every 5 yrs or so and the timing has never worked.

Phil

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Here's the before and after on a mid-60's gold sparkle stage band kit that was mentioned in the "drums on CL" a few months back. Wrap was good. Just needed some missing reso hoops and tension rods/claws. 12/14/20 with matching 6 lug snare. A survivor.


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Speaking of survivors. This poor '48-'50 Radio King snare came back from the "dead" earlier this year. Not sure I would ever do it again as it was quite time intensive. Shell is 1/4" out of round, yet sounds better than my other 2 RK's which are round.

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That thing I loved about that particular BDP Stage Band kit is that the rail mount was top dead center from the factory. This always made sense to me for a left or right handed set up. I also like the drums positioned tight. I had a Rogers Tower kit with the same situation, 2 Swivo tom mounts top dead center of the 2 bass drum t-rods and lugs from the factory... Ideal!

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Hi all
Restoring my 1st bought new drum kit now.
Slingerland mid 70’s from Sam ash
12,13,14,18,24
3ply maple.
I added the 12 after I bought the kit.
Did the original cob snare also.& a marching snare I had.
 

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Love Stage Band sets. I had a BDP with a 12x15 and sold it to a Forum Member in the NE about 10 yrs ago. Here’s a few, less the Champagne that I’ve been piecing out due to a damaged bass drum, snare and 14” are gone. A WMP would be cool but I only see one every 5 yrs or so and the timing has never worked.

Phil

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did Joey Boom restore the red/grey snare?
 


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