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Old 06-12-2018, 11:04 AM
AlloyBoy AlloyBoy is offline
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Default Re: Slingerland Avante in Sparkling Orange Pearl

Originally Posted by Dw91290 View Post
Itís an absolutely gorgeous kit. Itís not my dream kit but I definitely love it! I just recently sold my blue ripple stageband with matching 8 lug snare about a month ago so I had a void to fill and this just seemed to fall into my lap!
Wow, real sweet! I've never seen the orange sparkle in person. That indeed is rare! I agree with my friend Vibes. I'd keep it. I have a Sparkling Maroon Pearl Avante set. Mine is missing the original 14" so I had to improvise. The rest of the set has 698xx, 698xx, 705xx, 706xx, 706xx. The 14" I had re-wrapped, its S/N is 575xx. The good people here on this site suggested my set to be '71 or '72. I agree. Your S/N's I would think are maybe '69 or probably '70. As Vibes also correctly stated, the beauty of the set is it's versatility. I have mine set up now with the 12,13 and 14 (on a stand) across with the 16 obviously on the floor. The person who owned the set before me put a Ludwig cymbal holder on the 22" bass drum, below the right side tom. I left it there, and have set up the ride cymbal off the BD, with the 13 on the left, the 14 on the stand, the 16 on the floor. It works great any way you set it up. I've included a few photos of some of my setups below. I may be interested in buying them, I'm into rare sets.....let me know! Good luck and thanks for posting the pics. They are beautiful!!
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