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Old 11-14-2018, 08:35 PM
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Wow! Great set of drums there. I just bought my ‘66 Champagne set a few weeks ago. Haven’t gigged with it yet, but the guys and I are loving it at rehearsal. Congratulations!
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:51 PM
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Thanks, Josh!

Those pics in the OP are from my first gig with them, which was just last Friday. The guys in the band loved the sound and vibe. So far I couldn't be happier. Traded in a modern high-end "fine furniture" set for these, and I"m not regretting it one bit.
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:54 PM
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Great looking kit - enjoy!
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:55 AM
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[QUOTE=rculberson;440497]Yeah, it's a Radio King. Slingerland just wasn't calling them Radio Kings in that particular time frame. The Super Krupa snares had the clam shell throw while the Krupa model had the 3-point. Info gleaned from Mark Cooper's website and Dr. Wenk's page here on VDF. Catalog pic from Cooper's website.

Your info is correct if your snare is a '61. In '62 the clamshell strainer was replaced by the zoomatic. Snare names were changed slightly with the zoomatic model becoming the Krupa/Artist and the 3-point version becoming the Radio King Model. The wood shell is not cataloged till '64 but was available starting in '62 along with its cataloged COB shelled counterpart.
http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/imag...gerland_15.jpg
This was the first reuse of the name Radio King since approx. '57-'58.
Does your snare have a date stamp? Is the muffler a single pad with J-hook or a double pad?
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:02 AM
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Thanks for the clarification/education, slingerfan!

No date stamp in mine. Only date stamps on the set are in the toms. i won’t be near the drum again till tomorrow. Will check the muffler type then.

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Old 11-15-2018, 04:14 PM
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Chances are, these drums aren't as loud as your modern set because they're smaller sizes, although I do believe they sound warmer than modern drums in some cases. My vintage sets are mostly 13/16/22 and they're equally as loud as my DWs.
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'65 Leedy, Blue Sparkle, 12/14/20
'67 Ludwig, Burgundy Sparkle, 12/13/16/22
'73 Slingerland, Sky Blue Pearl, 12/13/16/22
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Old 11-17-2018, 04:11 AM
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slingerfan, the muffler is a single pad with J-hook.

Thanks again for the info and education. I'm a Slinger-rookie, so all info I can learn is most appreciated.

Cheers,
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:48 PM
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rculberson, your snare is a 1962 Radio King Model. As you know the badge on yours was only used '61 & '62. '61 used the old dual pad muffler, '62 was the first year for the single pad J-hook. Also, small differences in the 3-point strainer occurred between '61 and '62. Your strainer is consistent with '62. All per Dr Wenk, here are a couple of links:
http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/drcj...3point-11.html
http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/drcj...3point-10.html
Now if the shell interior is maple you have a solid shell, if it is mahagony you have a 3-ply shell. Great drum either way.

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Old 11-17-2018, 01:14 PM
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Thanks again for all the info, slingerfan!

Interior is maple and definitely a solid shell.
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:57 AM
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Great kit to get back in the vintage game with.
And a Radio King snare to top it off!
Enjoy

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