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Old 10-10-2017, 07:42 PM
clubdate64 clubdate64 is offline
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Default Re: Slingerland Pop outfit 85N resto

Originally Posted by Starship Krupa View Post
Beautiful! I actually like the greening of the wrap. Did it come with the Krupa Sound King snare and the flat base stands?

As for the sloppy re-ring, yeah, I wound up cutting new bearing edges on my 1970ish New Rock 50 because the original edges were so sloppy. Well-made shells, and with the new edges they sound like a million bucks, but before that, they were much harder to tune and had wolf tones.

Perhaps some future drum collector will bemoan the fact that I put my vintage Slingerlands on the router table and cut precise 30-degree edges with a roundover so that they would sound good and be easy to tune. How awful for them.
No I got the snare( “gene” as I call it) about a year ago it’s from around 1968. The set came only with the snare stand and a throne, which ironically are the two pieces I was missing for an entire set of hardware.
I had the stands for my Slingerland built Leedy.

Seeing as I am actually using it as a concert tom set, I’m not worried about the bottom edges. If I do add resonators then originality is out the door anyway.
I like Drums...
1964 Leedy (Slingerland) Blue n Silver Duco
1964 Ludwig Club Date Sparkling Silver Pearl
1966 Ludwig Super Classic Sparkling Silver Pearl
1972 Slingerland 85N Pop outfit Light Blue Pearl
1981 Gretsch SSB Gran Prix Rosewood
1987 Yamaha Turbo Tour Custom Mellow Yellow

Last edited by clubdate64; 10-10-2017 at 07:43 PM. Reason: More info
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