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Old 02-08-2012, 01:48 PM
eaglewing59 eaglewing59 is offline
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Default restoring a slingerland 1963 snare

I'm new to the site and have a couple of questions. One is I have a slingerland snare that I've identified as a "deluxe concert king". It's missing the strainer and has busted reinforcing rings top and bottom. I need to replace or repair the rings and don't know where to start. Couls omeone guide me in the right direction? I also need to kkn0w where I can buy parts ie. strainers etc. for this drum. I need alot of help on this. You can contact me at my email eaglewing59@gmail.com. Thanks
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:27 PM
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Hi Jim. You might want to post a few pics of the re rings for everyone to see. This would give everyone a better idea on what your looking at to comment on. Put a want to buy ad in the wanted section for the parts you need. I'm sure you'll get some help there as well. to VDF. Glenn.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:09 PM
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Can you describe how they are busted? Are the rings physically cracked to the point that they cannot be reglued or are they simple loose from the shell? There are very few circumstances I've come across where the ring cannot be cleaned up and reglued to the shell. Even if they've gone out of round, you can usually place them inside a steel drum hoop and steam them back into round with a clothing steamer.

From what I can recall, the Deluxe Concert King was generally a mahogany/poplar/mahoagny shell with clearcoated exterior. If it's 1963, the missing throwoff is a Zoomatic which should be easy enough to procure. I'm going to assume that the drum dried out and the rerings have come unattached, because generally speaking if the ring is physically broken and damaged the shell near the break is in even worse shape. If that's the case, some patience, sandpaper, a good fine wood file, Titebond glue, and about 20 $1.49 U clamps from Harbor Freight will fix you right up.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:21 PM
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Can you describe how they are busted? Are the rings physically cracked to the point that they cannot be reglued or are they simple loose from the shell? There are very few circumstances I've come across where the ring cannot be cleaned up and reglued to the shell. Even if they've gone out of round, you can usually place them inside a steel drum hoop and steam them back into round with a clothing steamer.

From what I can recall, the Deluxe Concert King was generally a mahogany/poplar/mahoagny shell with clearcoated exterior. If it's 1963, the missing throwoff is a Zoomatic which should be easy enough to procure. I'm going to assume that the drum dried out and the rerings have come unattached, because generally speaking if the ring is physically broken and damaged the shell near the break is in even worse shape. If that's the case, some patience, sandpaper, a good fine wood file, Titebond glue, and about 20 $1.49 U clamps from Harbor Freight will fix you right up.
Very good advise! The Concert Kings are GREAT DRUMS! The only thing I can add to barjack's reply is to be patient & educate yourself. Not sure if you know about the Sister Site "Vintage Drum Guide", but it is a warehouse of information! Good luck & post some pics...if there's no pics, it never happened. LOL!
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