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Old 08-23-2016, 02:21 PM
oddmofo oddmofo is offline
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Default Ported Slingerland Toms, just got a huge collection from Slingerland artist!

Hi, my first post, long time professional drummer and vintage enthusiast. I just got a big collection of 70's / 80's Slingerland drums from my buddy who is moving. He was a Slingerland artist based in Chicago and sold me two custom badge Magnum Maple kits plus a bunch of other random cool drums including these 12" and 16" toms. They have ports cut between the lugs along the top rim. Were these available to the public or is this a prototype type of thing? (Sorry for the graffiti on the small tom!) They are fitted with the May special 57 internal microphones. Any ideas what they are or value? No bass drum, just the toms. I had never seen a ported one before. I'll post more pics if interested.


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Old 08-23-2016, 02:43 PM
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Default Re: Ported Slingerland Toms, just got a huge collection from Slingerland artist!

Here is the gallery of pics of the collection. I have been cleaning them up and they are looking even better!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz...3E3OHhXWGpkMTQ
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:50 PM
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Default Re: Ported Slingerland Toms, just got a huge collection from Slingerland artist!

First off welcome to the forum. I've never seen these ported/ vented toms either. You've gotten a nice haul on your hands.
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: Ported Slingerland Toms, just got a huge collection from Slingerland artist!

to the forum! I've never seen those ported toms, either. They do look factory, though, so my guess is that they were a prototype. All the other drums are also great!

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Old 08-23-2016, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: Ported Slingerland Toms, just got a huge collection from Slingerland artist!

Cool, thanks for the info! I forgot to get exact details from my friend and figured you all would have fun seeing some of the drums. I will probably list these toms for sale. I have some fun in store. I'll post some better shots once the kits are assembled and ready for sale
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: Ported Slingerland Toms, just got a huge collection from Slingerland artist!

I'd say somebody with an idea & a router had some free time... If you look closely you can see that the cut edges are rough and I'd say recent...

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Old 08-23-2016, 10:24 PM
R.Adam McHugh R.Adam McHugh is offline
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Default Re: Ported Slingerland Toms, just got a huge collection from Slingerland artist!

These guys have a new interior miking system for bass drums, just speaking of ported drums. I saw these at the Sydney Expo the other week. Not my scene at all, but looks like a good product.
http://www.kellyshu.com/

That's a good haul, by the way. I've never heard of MAY drums, though...
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:15 AM
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Default Re: Ported Slingerland Toms, just got a huge collection from Slingerland artist!

Thanks guys! May Drums just implies it has the internal microphone mounted inside that were made by May.
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