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Old 10-07-2014, 11:13 PM
ycdrumcompany ycdrumcompany is offline
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Hey friends,

I picked this bad boy up tonight.... very cool drum in very good condition. All the hardware seems original on it. The wrap is clearly a re-wrap but was done very well..... it's the shell that gets me! It seems to be a single ply mahogany with a maple re-ring..... whats up with that? I thought Radio Kings only came in maple, and the mahogany/poplar/mahogany ones were the "student" model.

The badge clearly has a newer heavy duty vent, and looks to my eye as if it was painted at some point to make it look new..... or it's a completely new badge in all!

The hoops have the engraving and do fit a slightly larger head then today (a la aquarian american vintage)

Any info on this would be great (even if someone could guarantee me that this is not a slingerland shell!), as well as an approximate value on this drum!

Thanks!

Jordan
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:42 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland Radio King - Whats up with this?

the badge and screw in vent hole are both new the shell is a 3 ply shell not a solid shell
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:05 AM
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the badge and screw in vent hole are both new the shell is a 3 ply shell not a solid shell
I can't seem to see the three plies though..... I figured if it was a slingerland it would have a thick "baseball bat" bearing edge like I'm used to seeing?

I knew the vent was new, but figured that badge maybe had been re-done? Painted and such?
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:58 AM
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I can't seem to see the three plies though..... I figured if it was a slingerland it would have a thick "baseball bat" bearing edge like I'm used to seeing?

I knew the vent was new, but figured that badge maybe had been re-done? Painted and such?
the plies are easily visible look at this link on the badges. I misspoke about the badge it is original http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/drcj..._1_badges.html
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:22 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland Radio King - Whats up with this?

Slingerland DID make a 1-ply mahogany Student Radio King.
I had one back in the late '80's and sold it to Nicko McBrain.
Often wondered if he ever cut any tracks with it.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland Radio King - Whats up with this?

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Slingerland DID make a 1-ply mahogany Student Radio King.
I had one back in the late '80's and sold it to Nicko McBrain.
Often wondered if he ever cut any tracks with it.
Are you sure it was mahogany? I have never seen that before. They did produce some shells with rather dark, reddish brown maple.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:33 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland Radio King - Whats up with this?

Took it to Dave's Drum Shop here in Ottawa.....even he was a little spooked about it too!

It's a mystery guys!
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:51 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland Radio King - Whats up with this?

Not much of a mystery. Re-wrapped three ply Radio King snare. The odds of it being solid mahogany are slim.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland Radio King - Whats up with this?

Hard to see it but first pic looks like 1 ply of mahogany to me ?
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:21 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland Radio King - Whats up with this?

It's not a three ply Cooper. Unless the plies are super thin, which they shouldn't be from this era?
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