Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Restoring Vintage Drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #151  
Old 01-12-2013, 03:42 PM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,221
Default Re: Slingerland Radio King WMP project kit........

Looks great Glenn, doesn't matter how long it took now. Has been fun following this thread. Im sure liking my Slingys too!

Jeff C
__________________

Thank you!
Jeff C

"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 01-12-2013, 03:59 PM
FFR428 FFR428 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: CT.
Posts: 5,347
Default Re: Slingerland Radio King WMP project kit........

Thanks Jeff. Your right on the time it takes. It's been fun to get these together. BTW the reso bass head is a original RK skin. It's old look has grown on me but I do plan to get a new one with the RK logo or a shield with my initials.

Yes some non original parts so don't look too close.
__________________
Glenn.

Not a guru just havin fun with some old dusty drums.
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 01-12-2013, 04:12 PM
FFR428 FFR428 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: CT.
Posts: 5,347
Default Re: Slingerland Radio King WMP project kit........

Last pic. This bass BOOMS!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	RKdone6.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	58.8 KB
ID:	52627  
__________________
Glenn.

Not a guru just havin fun with some old dusty drums.
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 01-13-2013, 08:52 AM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,221
Default Re: Slingerland Radio King WMP project kit........

My Slngerland bass drum is the best sounding one I have. Its a 24" and has a Remo powersroke 3 batter head. Forgot who made the front head because I painted it white and installed a Slingerland Logo on it. It came from billnvick. It has a very deep thud sound, I wonder if the painted reso head has anything to do with it???
As you can see from the pics, it had an awful red and white paint job.I was able to fix that burn by cutting around it with a razor blade and removing the burnt inner ply, then just simply patching it in with new veneer. I did the same thing with the large holes from the incorrect tom mount.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_2372.JPG
Views:	49
Size:	45.5 KB
ID:	52635   Click image for larger version

Name:	100_2371.JPG
Views:	55
Size:	84.1 KB
ID:	52636   Click image for larger version

Name:	bass drum.JPG
Views:	76
Size:	140.0 KB
ID:	52637  
__________________

Thank you!
Jeff C

"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 01-13-2013, 09:06 AM
FFR428 FFR428 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: CT.
Posts: 5,347
Default Re: Slingerland Radio King WMP project kit........

Wow Jeff great job on your bass!! 24's are great sounding drums. My old Slingerland kit had 2 24's. This one is a odd duck as a 6 lug 22x12. Sort of odd for the era of big bass drums. I'd love to have add a 24 or 26 someday to add to this kit. 18 and 20 floot toms too~!~!

That's interesting you painted the bass head and added the logo. Looks just like a factory gloss white head. I'd never have known.
__________________
Glenn.

Not a guru just havin fun with some old dusty drums.
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 01-13-2013, 09:42 AM
james james is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 717
Default Re: Slingerland Radio King WMP project kit........

Glenn,

Those turned out beautiful! I have really enjoyed following this thread and am so glad to the end result. I bet they sound incredible. I agree with you and Jeff -Slingerland bass drums pack quite a punch . The little 20" I have sounds huge. Thanks for sharing the photos man!

James
__________________
50's - 60's Slingerland WMP (20-12-14)
50's - 60's Slingerland WMP (22-13-16)
1966 Ludwig Champagne Sparkle (20-12-14)
1967 Ludwig Blue Sparkle (22-13-16)
1978 Ludwig OBP (22-13-16)
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 01-13-2013, 09:49 AM
FFR428 FFR428 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: CT.
Posts: 5,347
Default Re: Slingerland Radio King WMP project kit........

James, thank you very much. Indeed these are the best sounding drums I've ever had. It's nice to finally play them all together.
__________________
Glenn.

Not a guru just havin fun with some old dusty drums.
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 01-13-2013, 12:09 PM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,221
Default Re: Slingerland Radio King WMP project kit........

Quote:
Originally Posted by FFR428 View Post
James, thank you very much. Indeed these are the best sounding drums I've ever had. It's nice to finally play them all together.
Glenn,James they are the best sounding drums I have too. Cant wait to score a 14"x14" ft shell to add to mine. Thats one great thing about the new wrap, you can add more drums and make them match perfect.
__________________

Thank you!
Jeff C

"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 01-13-2013, 04:41 PM
FFR428 FFR428 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: CT.
Posts: 5,347
Default Re: Slingerland Radio King WMP project kit........

Got some stuff moved around and able to set up the 68 kit too. My next purchases will be some nice cymbals. We are lacking in the good cymbal dept. LOL. Anyway it's nice to have both kits setup for practice. Please excuse the messy room!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	drumroom3.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	71.1 KB
ID:	52673  
__________________
Glenn.

Not a guru just havin fun with some old dusty drums.
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 01-13-2013, 04:44 PM
FFR428 FFR428 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: CT.
Posts: 5,347
Default Re: Slingerland Radio King WMP project kit........

Quote:
Originally Posted by jccabinets View Post
Glenn,James they are the best sounding drums I have too. Cant wait to score a 14"x14" ft shell to add to mine. Thats one great thing about the new wrap, you can add more drums and make them match perfect.
Jeff your so right on the new wrap. Nice to have them all match. My 13" sticks out like a sore thumb color wise. But for now it's fine. I might rewrap it down the road if I can find something better. The creme pearl is nice color wise but the small chip pattern looks kinda funky.
__________________
Glenn.

Not a guru just havin fun with some old dusty drums.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign