Late 30's / Early 40s Slingerland Radio King 28" Bass Drum WMP - Huge Sound!!!!
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Hello - be forewarned this drum is not for the faint of heart. Up for sale is a late 30's / early 40's Slingerland Radio King 14x28 bass drum in white marine pearl. This drum is a "players drum" and its meant for just that - playing, and playing it loudly. For its age, I consider the drum in to be in good overall condtion. Stucturally, the drum is sound and round, and it tunes up easily - provided you know what this drum is meant to do: be played pretty wide open (I used a homemade thin "richie ring" on batter only), roar, and be the fundemental tone of your drumset, reinforcing each tom's own resonance through a wide open tuning. This drum was the corner stone of my jelly bean 13-16-18-28 RK kit, this is the last of those drums. I now have a matching 13-16-24 kit, and while I have used the 28 with it from time to time, I just don't play the style of music that affords me the opportunity to lug out the "big beef" anymore, so it needs to go to a loving home and player. The drum sounds amazing and feels amazing - the solid front head moves air like a bass cabinet, throwing out a chest thumping tone that is ear pleasing and physical. From behind the drum, you can feel the bottom end resonate through your leg. For those that play giant kick drums - this is not news to you. This sound is something a modern drum can't do - old, dried... read more