Vintage Slingerland Radio King Copy Drum Kit - 26 x 12, 13 x 9 & 16 x 16

1940’s Vintage Slingerland Radio King Copy Drum Kit

26 x 12, 13 x 9 & 16 x 16

No prizes for guessing which band I’ve just left!!!

Up for sale is part of the kit I’ve been using with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and others for the last ten years or so. I put it together in a rush and it has been well used so the general finish and especially the covering isn’t immaculate. Please study the photographs before you bid.

The idea was to assemble a replica of the drums used by Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa in the 1940’s using as many genuine original parts as possible from the stock I had. This is the result and I have enjoyed playing it immensely and I’ve had lots of favourable comments from other drummers over the years but I need the space so it’s time for it to go. I will describe it as fully and honestly as possible. Please note; I’m selling just the three drums – what you see in the photographs is what you get. I would stress, this is NOT a complete Slingerland Radio King kit but various period parts assembled to look like one.

These drums have been gigged all around Europe and across to the USA but have always been kept in substantial flight cases and ‘gently’ treated by roadies and technical staff! They have been played in some of the most prestigious concert halls and theatres in the world including Buckingham Palace for the Queens
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