SLINGERLAND RADIO KING SNARE EARLY 50'S WMP

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 18,2010
  • Channel: Online Auction
IS A SLINGERLAND RADIO KING 1953-1956 (That is when the chicago brass badge was used) THIS TRULEY IS A VERY NICE DRUM. ALMOST IN MINT CONDITION T ARE NO MARKS ON THE WRAP. AND ALL THE CROME IS IN NEAR PERFECT CONDITION. THE ONLY THING WRONG IS THE TOP PART OF THE STRANER LEVER IS MISSING.STILL FUNCTIONS RIGHT.AS WELL AS ALL THE LUGS AND MUFFLER ALSO A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF HOOP SEPARATION ON THE BOTTOM (SEE PICTURE). THIS DRUM WAS WELL TAKEN CARE OF.ALSO COMES WITH SOFT SNARE CASE. THANKS FOR LOOKING!
Q: Good evening. Very nice drum you have It dates to a narrow range from 1955 - early 1956. The stamped brass "dogtag" badge was in fact in use from 1953 through mid-1956, but the lugs on this drum (the "Sound King" design) were introduced in 1955, so that's the earliest it can be. The "three point" strainer with bridges is a desireable snare system, more so than the more common "Super" (aka "clamshell") strainer. It also has a one-ply, solid maple shell (as opposed to the 3 ply mahogany/poplar shells most makers including Sling used on their lower-line snares) which makes it more valuable. I imagine you know this, but mentioning it in the listing would attract more attention. Good luck with it. Mike Stevesand

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