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Old 02-28-2012, 11:40 PM
SlingerLynn SlingerLynn is offline
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Default WFL Twin Spring Speed King pedal

It appears that this pedal is all original and correct. Can someone confirm or explain what may not be right? Is the beater original and if not, what maker? Also, what price should one expect to pay for this piece?

Thanks for sharing any information!
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:27 AM
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Default Re: WFL Twin Spring Speed King pedal

The pedal is from the late 20's to into the 30's.The beater is right.You see another hole nest to the beater it could be used for another beater-{ i seen that}- but i say the other hole is for a stricker for a hoop mounted cymbal...Mikey
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:37 AM
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Default Re: WFL Twin Spring Speed King pedal

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The pedal is from the late 20's to into the 30's.The beater is right.You see another hole nest to the beater it could be used for another beater-{ i seen that}- but i say the other hole is for a stricker for a hoop mounted cymbal...Mikey
That makes sense. I appreciate the info. Any idea of what it's worth?

I was shocked at how smooth the pedal operates and how solid it is...no side-to-side play. My Slingerland AA is smooth, but moves from side-to-side an inch or more in either direction.
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Psalm 150:5
1945 Slingerland RK sparkling gold pearl 26/13/14/16/early 50s 5.5x14 Krupa RK
1967 Slingerland green glass glitter 20/12/14/Hollywood Ace
60s Slingerland 24/13/16/7x14 project
24/13/16/7x14 project RKs
60s 5 & 6.5 Sound Kings
1942 7x14 WMP Krupa RK
1930s Slingerland Universal
1967 Ludwig Hollywood sparkling blue pearl 22/12/13/16
1967 Ludwig Supraphonic 400 & 402
1965 Ludwig Jazz Fest sparkling blue pearl
1923 Ludwig 5x14 NOB

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:43 AM
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Default Re: WFL Twin Spring Speed King pedal

Hi, that is an early model spped king from around 1938 until production was stopped for the war. After the war the footboard was changed. The current footboard design started around 1950. Nice find!
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:29 AM
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Default Re: WFL Twin Spring Speed King pedal

Here is mine,with the ORIGINAL BEATER.I had never seen one ,so I have no idea if it is really ORIGINAL. But it is a mighty fine pedal.I dont remember how much I paid for it,under a hundred I think.V

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:52 AM
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Hi, that is an early model spped king from around 1938 until production was stopped for the war. After the war the footboard was changed. The current footboard design started around 1950. Nice find!
That's interesting. Thanks for the info!

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Here is mine,with the ORIGINAL BEATER.I had never seen one ,so I have no idea if it is really ORIGINAL. But it is a mighty fine pedal.I dont remember how much I paid for it,under a hundred I think.V
Nice pedal you have there! Thanks for the input!
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Psalm 150:5
1945 Slingerland RK sparkling gold pearl 26/13/14/16/early 50s 5.5x14 Krupa RK
1967 Slingerland green glass glitter 20/12/14/Hollywood Ace
60s Slingerland 24/13/16/7x14 project
24/13/16/7x14 project RKs
60s 5 & 6.5 Sound Kings
1942 7x14 WMP Krupa RK
1930s Slingerland Universal
1967 Ludwig Hollywood sparkling blue pearl 22/12/13/16
1967 Ludwig Supraphonic 400 & 402
1965 Ludwig Jazz Fest sparkling blue pearl
1923 Ludwig 5x14 NOB
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:23 AM
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Default Re: WFL Twin Spring Speed King pedal

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It appears that this pedal is all original and correct. Can someone confirm or explain what may not be right? Is the beater original and if not, what maker? Also, what price should one expect to pay for this piece?

Thanks for sharing any information!
Hi,

Is this pedal for sale?

SAZ
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:51 AM
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Hi,

Is this pedal for sale?

SAZ
How did you stumble onto this 6 years later? Just curious.

-Mark
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:39 AM
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Default Re: WFL Twin Spring Speed King pedal

I'm guessing forum search.

Mike
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:26 PM
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Default Re: WFL Twin Spring Speed King pedal

That is probably a late 30's pedal. WFL started making drums in 1937 and production on this pedal was halted when the war started(as was mentioned previously). After the war though WFL started up again making zephyr lugs and regular sets again but it was within a years time that WFL senior designed the classic lug and shortly after the next speed king design that also included the hi-hat. I would guess 1947-48 is when the next design came out. I think that beater is original. I have one like it with lambs wool.

It's hard to put a value on them though as it's not something I would most likely bring to a gig. Maybe 75-100 bucks?
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