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Looks like a Slingy bass (might even be a 12x18 tenor turned on it's side...note the keyholder) and the tom looks Leedy-ish to me. Plus some sort of Ludwig snare drum. Definitely worth a look see.
 

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I was thinking the same thing about the bass drum because of the key holder. There is also some kind of bracket on it down near the spur. I've never seen a 12x18 tenor, didn't even know they existed. Large tom is MIJ for sure. I would sure like a chance to check them out, if I get a call back.
 

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I have a 12x18 tenor from the RK era...wood hoops, small lugs, key holder, looks pretty much just like that.
 

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Bummer. No telling if someone here got them or not, but don't ever post an ad you're looking at. No telling who's reading on the www.
 

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Tough break,
That almost had to be a 12x18 tenor, that was the largest size tenor they made at the time (so it's not a 20" and the wrong lugs for a factory bass drum). Could have made a nice RK "jazzette" bass drum for someone. Hopefully whomever snagged them has a clue what they got and will act accordingly.
 

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Bummer. No telling if someone here got them or not, but don't ever post an ad you're looking at. No telling who's reading on the www.
Believe me...I thought about it. I wasn't dead set purchasing this stuff though. Not like the 35 L&L super that turned up on CL. I didn't tell anyone, left work, got a jump for my dead battery, drove to the ATM and left it running while I got the cash. Drove an hour, left the car running while I made the deal and headed back to work. I'm secretly glad that this lot was sold, because I'm trying to buy a house and shouldn't be buying anything! well, almost anything.
 

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Tough break,
That almost had to be a 12x18 tenor, that was the largest size tenor they made at the time (so it's not a 20" and the wrong lugs for a factory bass drum). Could have made a nice RK "jazzette" bass drum for someone. Hopefully whomever snagged them has a clue what they got and will act accordingly.
That little "bass" drum sure got my attention. I was thinking "what the heck?" Did they even make an 18 back then? maybe a 20? I'm going to look for one of these from now on. It would be big-time coolsville to have a RK Jazzette!
 

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I once had an earlier Slingerland 12 x 18 10 tube lug drum that I used as a bass drum. It sounded awesome, but when I wrapped it I couldn't get heads on it.
 

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Looks like someone over at the VDF got them. The BD is a 16" converted tenor, snare is still a mystery:

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=29019
 

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Whoever got them now has snare back up on CL. New heads and wires for 220. Still not sure what model this is.
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/2948616832.html
 

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Looks like the RK "bop" bass is back up for grabs too.

I'm not sure on that snare, looks like a six lugger. I'd think it's a newer student or Rocker COW model (80's 90's) with some old WFL parts attached but I don't know 100% for sure that WFL didn't make a straight sided metal snare like that at some point in the early to mid 50's.
 

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The tom is mentioned in the snare ad as being for (re)sale. Looks like he's just keeping the 16 inch Slingy Tenor (bass drum) though. I've seen a couple of 18 inch tenors on ebay, that would make a great bop bass drum since seeing this ad. There is a 50's slingy and also an L&L single tension. I think I'm going to make it my next project, finding one and converting it. Right now though my effort$ going into a house purchase. If anybody picks one of them up, I would sure like to see a discussion about it.
 

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I think I'm going to make it my next project, finding one and converting it. Right now though my effort$ going into a house purchase. If anybody picks one of them up, I would sure like to see a discussion about it.
I have one. I still have plans for it but one problem is it's a duco drum so there isn't room to add wrap. I even bought some 18" American Vintage but it would still be too tight. Of course I could go the lacquer route with it. It's been on the back burner for quite a while. I'll get to it sometime as I paid a pretty good chunk of change for it on ebay. I think a couple of other guys had the same idea about what to do with it.
 

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