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Old 07-22-2019, 04:38 AM
johnnyringo johnnyringo is offline
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I picked up this 1965 Leedy kit in a black diamond pearl finish. I was looking for an inexpensive MIJ to knock around on and I received a text from a friend in Austin who offered me this bdp kit. This is where it gets interesting, this dude also owned the Leedy fiesta pearl I listed here for trade. After offering bdp, he then offers fiesta for a few hundred dollars more. I just couldn't swing the extra cash, so I took him up on the bdp.
I texted a buddy who lives here in San Antonio and made the offer to him for fiesta. Long story short, I picked up both kits, delivered fiesta to my buddy and got a $50 discount on the already discounted bdp for helping sell the fiesta.
All in all, it was a very productive Saturday morning.
9x13,16x16,14x20
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:37 AM
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That's a very nice kit Mark, although in your case I'll not say it's a keeper.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:08 AM
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You're probably right, I initially bought them because the price was dirt cheap for a kit in this condition and my intention was to flip and make a few bucks. But, then after seeing the kit for the first time in person I started having second thoughts. This kit is in near mint condition, all drums are dated November, 1965 and other than the wing screws on the floor tom legs, is all original.
The only draw back I have is the hardware, I was never a big fan of Slingerland hardware. So, for that reason alone, I may still sell them for the right price.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:56 AM
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That is the twin of my 1963 Shelly Manne 13-16-20 Leedy set. It also came with the 5x14 matching BDP Shelly Manne snare drum. All of the drums came to me with drum heads bearing the dealer stamp for Henry Adler's shop in New York City. If I was forced to keep only one drum set, and sell off all of the others, this would be my keeper. This is the most pristine vintage set of drums to ever be in my possession.
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:33 PM
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That's a nice kit, I don't think I've ever had a kit as nice as this one.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:58 AM
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Let's not spread the word about how great SlingerLeedy drums are. We don't want too many of those Luddy huggers and Gretsch Geeks fouling the water for us Slingy snobs and Leedy lovers. I hope that you decide to hang on to that beautiful drum set.
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:08 AM
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let's not spread the word about how great slingerleedy drums are. We don't too many of those luddy huggers and gretsch geeks fouling the water for us slingy snobs and leedy lovers. I hope that you decide to hang on to that beautiful drum set.
agree!!
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:57 PM
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Anyone who has a 60's Slingerland won't be surprised, basically the same kit with cooler lugs
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:45 PM
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OMG, are those nice. I want them...
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'64 Slingerland, 13/16/20/22 (to be restored)
'65 Leedy, Blue Sparkle, 12/14/20
'67 Ludwig, Burgundy Sparkle, 12/13/16/22
'73 Slingerland, Sky Blue Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Slingerland, Red Tiger Pearl, 12/13/16/16/22
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'72 Rogers, Black Strata, 13/16/22
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:12 AM
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Bob: As I stated earlier, these 1963 SlingerLeedy BDP drums in this configuration of 13-16-20 with matching Shelly Manne snare drum are the finest vintage drums I've ever owned. And, I've had a few dozen sets of vintage drums since I began collecting about a dozen years ago. I think that this particular set of drums is nicer than all of the vintage drums I owned back when those drums were brand new. I always went back to Slingerland after gigging with Rogers, Gretsch, Camco, and Flat Jacks. "Slingy Land" was my comfort zone. It's a funny thing that I was only slightly aware of the Leedy brand of drum hardware even though I was born and raised in the Indiana suburbs of Chicago where I gigged for many years. I lived within an easy commute of Chicago, Niles, and Elkhart, and two hours from Indianapolis. Why did I not know about the wonderful SlingerLeedy drums of the 60's? Apparently, none of the music stores I patronized in Indiana and Illinois carried that brand.
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