SLINGERLAND 1958 "RADIO KING" 5.5x14" BLUE SPARKLE SUPER KRUPA MODEL 3-PLY SHELL

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 13,2012
  • Channel: Online Auction
VINTAGE SNARE DRUM

1958 ~ SLINGERLAND 5.5x14" RADIO KING "BLUE SPARKLING PEARL!!" "SUPER KRUPA" MODEL

~ Up for auction and your bidding pleasure is a Beautiful & RARE "1958" 5.5" X 14", B.D.P., SPARKLING BLUE PEARL, SLINGERLAND SNARE DRUM "SUPER KRUPA" "RADIO KING" 16-LUG "Model", W/3-ply, MAHOGANY SHELL!! "ALL ORIGINAL", "NO ALTERATIONS" OR "EXTRA-HOLES"!! The badge is the FAMOUS 50's Black and GOLD outlined "OVAL BADGE" design, Sporting : QUALITY DRUMS, Chicago, ILL., U.S.A.! This drum features the infamous "3-PLY" MAHOGANY / POPLAR/ MAHOGANY" SHELL w/SOLID MAPLE, "Reinforment-Rings," Beautiful inside MAHOGANY-Interior!! There are Stamp or Ink Markings Inside of the shell depicting a DATE: APR. 29 1958 & Also a P-020. THE 8 is smudged, but fairly ledge-able. In addition, this drum has 8-SOUND-KING LUGS and hoops. The TOP RIM is CHROME over brass & has the SLINGERLAND "Stick Saver" Sound King Design. The BOTTOM rim is SLINGERLAND'S "WIDE" SOUND-KING STYLE SNARE GATE DESIGN, that was produced to accommodate 20-STRAND WIRES! IN addition this R.K. comes equipped w/brand new PURE SOUND Radio King style 20-Strand Wires **IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS DRUM HAS a RARE 3-ply SHELL! Many Radio King collectors like the Solid Maple Shell, but this drum really has the desirable R.K. Tonality and Sounds Fantastic. SLINGERLAND WAS KNOWN..................... FOR USING UP ALL AVAILABLE PARTS, ESPECIALLY DURING THIS HISTORICAL JAZZ-BEBOP RAGTIME" PERIOD!!*

The Throw-Off is the "CLAM SHELL" OR "SUPER KRUPA" strainer and the butt plate is the SAME CLAMSHELL DESIGN w/adjustable knob, finetune tensioning! There is a working FACTORY, HAROLD DODD muffler installed! IN addition, ORIGINAL EXTENDED 16" SLINGERLAND 20-strand snare wires are equipped!! The CHROMIUM plating on all SOUNDKING hardware is still very Vibrant with Typical Scratches & Wear! NOTICE: The SPARKLING BLUE PEARL WRAP IS VIBRANT W/NO FADING!!

FURTHERMORE, The SEAM is VERY TIGHT! In addition, this drum looks NICE, CLEAN & SHINY, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY SOUNDS FANTASTIC!! "SLINGERLAND" produced VERY FEW of these Snares & Sets in B.S.P.! Therefore, you would be hard pressed to find one in this GREAT Condition and UNIQUE FINISH! Recently these drums are in high demand w/ their SOLID3plyS nd are selling for as much as $800.00-1,000.00! RECENTLY, THE SAME EXACT SUPER KRUPA MODEL IN W.M.P. SOLD FOR OVER $900.00! B.S.PEARL IS MORE RARE IN THIS YEAR!! This snare drum has been in MY personal collection since I purchased it in the early 1960's. I have owned several of these MODELS and have seen 2-3 versions of the B.S.P. Finishes being very BLUE , TURQUOISE BLUE, OR EVEN GREEN-ISH BLUE, PURPLISH BLUE, etc??!! THE hue of this B.S.P. SNARE is MEDIUM BLUE SPARKLE! ! Getting to one of the most important factors?! This Snare Drum is very desirable to record with and posesses excellent sound tonality and brightness. Great warm and sensitive response, PIANISSIMO to triple FORTE. Do Not Be Fooled-Misinformed, this clam shell R.K. snare drum can be FINE TUNED & sounds every bit as good or better than any R.K. w/ the 3-point strainer?!! THE Sound & Tonality can be compared to SLINGERLAND'S "ARTIST" & "BROADCASTER" MODELS!! THIS VINTAGE RADIO KING WAS MADE W/GREAT SKILL & CRAFTMANSHIP! To sample this RADIO KING SNARE sound character, let me direct your attention to THE GREAT "JAZZ DRUMMERS", "GENE KRUPA" Playing ON his CLASSIC VINTAGE "RADIO KINGS" Pounding out "SING, SING, SING" or "BUDDY RICH", PLAYING ON HIS CLASSIC RADIO KING KIT, CRANKING UP W/ TOMMY DORSEY........ TASTE THE POWER! You get the idea!! A great vintage DRUM Sound!!! NO RESERVE!!! * A Great WARM Vintage Snare Sound!!!

**Prototype SOLID MAPLE & 3-PLY MOHAGANY SHELLS that were used on the ARTIST, TONE FLANGE, FANCHER & BROADWAY MODELS and WERE PRODUCED BETWEEN Circa.,1928-1936! HOWEVER, THERE WERE QUITE A FEW RADIO KING EARLY 3-PLY MODELS MADE, AS WELL! ** *SLINGERLAND WAS KNOWN FOR USING...