VINTAGE SLINGERLAND DRUM SET--- COMPLETE---

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

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
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