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Old 06-20-2019, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland Hollywood Ace question

Originally Posted by Jay_M View Post
That said, $250-$300 is about right. I got one in a rare wrap for $187 shipped but that was an eBay auction. Rare wraps command more, but IMO it sounds better than the wood snares the other 3 major American brands made. (Hides from wood Dynasonic crowd).
$250-300 is what I see them going for, more if it's a desirable finish.

I agree--I've owned several Jazz Fests, some Gretschs, and a couple of wood Rogers. None of them compare to the Hollywood Ace. I don't know why. I would think that the Ludwigs would sound comparable, but they just don't.
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