Slingerland Radio King Snare Drum 14 x 5.5 *USED*

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Feb 01, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

Slingerland Radio King Re-issue Snare Drum


14" x 5.5"

Welcome to the DRUMNUTT LTD Ebay auction

Slingerland's most famous product line is the Radio King series of drums. These drums were introduced in 1935, and remained Slingerland's flagship snare drums and drum sets until 1957, when the Radio King model briefly disappeared from the product line. Between 1960 and 1962, Radio Kings were reintroduced and remain the premier product for the Slingerland Drum Company. Older Radio Kings are obsessively collected by vintage drum enthusiasts. Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich were both Radio King endorsers.

The original Radio King snare drum is distinguished by its construction: rather than several plies of mahogany , like most snare drums of the era, a Radio King drum is created from a single piece of steam-bent maple with solid maple reinforcement rings, which assist in keeping the drum round under the pressure of the metal hardware attached to it, along with the wear and tear drums are regularly exposed to. Single-ply wood drums are known for their resonance and bright tone.

The popularity of the old Slingerland Radio King snare drum is evidenced by myriad professional drummers that still use the snare in 2010, despite endorsing other brands.

Condition: 9.5/10 with 2 brand new Remo Ambassador Heads (Coated on top, Hazy on the bottom) and brand new Snare Wires

SHELL: Maple with Maple Reinforcement Rings



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Contact info:

Drumnutt Ltd

20 Orchard Street,



Tel: (01792) 30 10 10


Returns Policy:

'No fault' returns within 7 days â� “ You can cancel your purchase at anytime either before or up to 7 days after delivery of your product by:
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Drumnutt Ltd,

20 Orchard Street,



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Your product must be complete, unused and in 'as new' condition (e.g. if you have opened the box to examine the product you must have done it without marking the product in anyway). It should be returned with the original box, packing and accessories. Pre-recorded videotapes and DVDs must be sealed. Any 'Free Gifts' received with the product must also be returned.

We make no charge if you return the product to our store in person. If you choose another method you must bear the costs.

We will not refund your purchase when:

You have returned your product without proof of purchase. The goods were specialy ordered to your specification and requirements.

The following are guidelines. Wherever possible we will respond to your individual circumstances. Most goods (except consumables like sticks and heads) are guaranteed by the makers against faulty materials or workmanship for twelve months. Some products are guaranteed for longer. While it is at the manufacturers discretion, we will act as their agents to seek a repair or replacement. Wherever possible we will loan you, free of charge, an equivalent product until the problem is resolved.

To qualify for a refund or exchange, the product must be:-

in otherwise 'as new' condition. complete with any accessories and free gifts offered with it (and if possible, the original box and packaging). Accompanied by proof of purchase.

The guarantee does not cover faults caused by accident, neglect, misuse or normal wear and tear, nor consumable items (e.g. drum-sticks, heads etc) unless there is clear evidence of manufacturing fault.

If a pre-recorded videotape or DVD is faulty under guarantee we wil...