SLINGERLAND 1960's Gene Krupa COB Shell, StikSav Rims, Zoomat, X-lent. Genuine

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 05, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
Selling this genuine, Chrome over Brass 1960's Gene Krupa Vintage Slingerland Snare Drum, in excellent visual and playing condition- as good a snappy, snare drum as you'll find, with great range, and outstanding tone, due to its Brass shell. Everything is right about this drum, and verifies its authenticity, from the shape and size of all hardware, the Chrome Over Brass construction, the Zoomatic throw, the correct butt end, the correct COB Sticksaver Rims, top and bottom. Amongst the photos in the array you'll see one I took of this same drum in the Slingerland catalogue from 1965, which unfortunately appears stretched, but I compared all aspects, and they check out fine. This snare drum is a firecracker, with fine sensitivity, major projection, classic Brass shell cutting edge sound, and has been babied, for all or most of its 55 years of existence. From that perspective the drum is in incredibly fine condition. There are no issues, no dents, a rare minor scratch, no rust, only the most surface pitting that rubs off with a chamois towel. The chrome glistens, the drum is in the round. The rims are smooth, as is the body/ shell of the drum. This is a fine legitimate U.S. made Slingerland 1960's vintage Sound Master era snare drum that will sing its heart out for you, all the while stealing yours. You will LOVE this drum. This is NOT a late model Slingerland drum. This is a drum manufactured during Slingerland's hey day. The same time period that they made the infamous Radio King drums. And this drum model, which came in 8 or 10 lug variations, was second in line.
Here are a few more details:
Gold on Black Oval Badge, Niles, Illinois: Serial Number: 106312Zoomatic Throw, works flawlessly Damper knob is original and works fine on batter head muffler (which may be a replacement)** Chrome over Brass shell, and hardware. New batter head, Aquarian "Studio X". Snare head is a Remo Diplomat in very good condition. Sticksaver Hoops (rims) top and bottom (are also COB). Not worn. Dimensions: 5" x 14" Weight: (Heavy) roughly 13 pounds (due to brass) Three center stripes on exterior shell.


I am guaranteeing that this is exactly what I've represented it is: COB Gene Krupa era, shell, COB Sticksaver Hoops, and all else stated. 14 day return policy. This drum sounds fabulous, and looks as good as they come. Collectible no doubt. One of the finest of its genre I've had the pleasure to have owned, played, cared for, and now sell. Thank you for your interest, and good luck bidding.