VINTAGE SLINGERLAND DRUM SET--- COMPLETE---

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 10,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction

UP FOR AUCTION IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST SOUNDING KITS I HAVE EVER PLAYED. A COMPLETE SLINGERLAND 1950'S RADIO KING DRUM SET IN GOLD SPARKLE.

THIS AUCTION IS FOR THE FOLLOWING: 5 1/2"X14"RADIO KING SNARE DRUM WITH CLAM SHELL STRAINER, 9"X13" TOM. 16"X16" FLOOR TOM WITH LEGS AND A 14"X24" BASS DRUM WITH SPURS. ALSO INCLUDED IS A VINTAGE SLINGERLAND HI HAT stand with no clutch AND A VINTAGE SLINGERLAND BASS PEDAL ( I believe both being from the 1940's) I PUT A NEW GIBRALTER SPRING ON THE BASS DRUM PEDAL. BOTH PEDALS ARE SMOOTH AND SURE...CLAMP ON CYMBAL ARMS AND A CLAMP ON RADIO KING TOM HIOLDER ARE ALSO INCLUDED AS WELL.

AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT,THERE IS PITTING AND RUST TO THE CHROME. THESE DRUMS ALSO HAVE THE FAMED STICK CHOPPER RIMS AND CHICAGO DOG TAG BADGE (1950'S).

THE SNARE DRUM IS A BIT NEWER THAN THE REST OF THE KIT AS EVIDENT BY THE BRIGHTER SPARKLE. THIS DRUM ALSO HAS THE DOG TAG BADGE MAKING IT FROM THE 50'S AS WELL. I BOUGHT THE KIT THIS WAY AND DON'T KNOW THE STORY BEHIND THIS. THE REST OF THE KIT HAS MATURED TO A DARKER DEEP BUTTER-LIKE GOLD...THERE ARE SOME "AGE SPOTS" ON THE BASS DRUMS AND TOMS AS WELL AS SOME DISCOLORATION BY THE SEAMS...ALL CONSISTANT WITH A 56 YR OLD KIT. ALL SEAMS ARE TIGHT AND ALL DRUMS ARE "IN ROUND". THE SNARE DRUM IS MISSING ONE WIRE FROM THE SNARE BED AND ANOTHER WIRE IS A BIT PULLED...NOTHING AFFECTING THE SOUND IN A NEGATIVE WAY.

I HAVE INCLUDED FYBERSKIN HEADSWITH THE KIT IN KEEPING WITH THE VIBE. I HAVE AN EMAD HEAD ON THE BASS DRUM AND WILL INCLUDE AN EXTRA BRAND NEW 24" EMAD HEAD WITH THE KIT AS WELL. ALL TOMS ARE FITTED WITH CLEAR EVANS GENERA GI HEADS ON THE RESONANT SIDE. I AM ALSO INCLUDING A NO NAME SNARE DRUM STAND.

THESE DRUMS ARE SO WARM, ROUND AND FULL IT'S HARD TO REALLY PUT INTO WORDS. THERE'A NOTHING LIKE PLAYING A FULL SET OF RADIO KINGS **** THEY SIMPLY FEEL RIGHT **** JUST ADD YOUR CYMBALS AND GIG !!! THIS SET IS MEANT TO BE PLAYED AND NOT JUST LOOKED AT LIKE SOME MUSEUM PIECE...THEY SOUND GREAT---- PLAY 'EM !!!

I AM CURRENTLY PLAYING A SET OF DW COLLECTOR SERIES EXOTIC WOOD DRUMS AS WELL AS A SET OF YAMAHA RECORDING CUSTOMS, SO I FIGURED IT WAS JUST TIME TO LET THE RADIO KINGS GO...(RELUCTANTLY)

ALSO IF THE WINNING BIDDER PAYS $1200.00 OR MORE (EXCLUDING SHIPPING) I WILL INCLUDE A FULL SET OF LIKE NEW SOFT COVER GALAXY DRUM COVERS. ADD THIS PIECE OF "DRUM HISTORY" TO YOUR COLLECTION TODAY!!!!!!

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