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Old 07-17-2006, 02:30 PM
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Default 1978 Slingerland drumset

I'd really like to get a ballpark figure on the value of these drums. I still play them out on occasion and they still sound and look great!

- Slingerland 7-piece kit
- Made in Niles, Illinois
- white gloss pearl finish
- maple shells (3 or 5 ply - no reiforcement rings)
- badge: Black and Silver Oval Badge, Niles IL 70's through the early 80's
- Snare: Steel w/ Chrome finish 5" X 14" COB Slingerland Radio King with 3-point strainer Niles Era
- Interior finish : Natural
- 10" tom, 12" tom, 13" tom, 14" tom, 18" floor tom, 24" bass drum, 14' x 5' snare
- Original stands, mounts, hoops and lugs
- Original snare stand & hi-hat stand
- Two original cymbals, both Zildjian: 13" hi-hats and 24" ping
- Original "Speed King" yellow & black bass drum pedal that still works like new
- Finish on toms and snare is excellent
- a few lugs missing from bottom hoop of snare
- a few lug handles missing from bass drum lugs
- 2 boom cymbal stands, 1 snare stand, 1 hi-hat stand still works well
- Booms have counterwieghts that are tightened with wing-nut screws and slide on and off
- Bass drum hoops are scratched and gouged and have some black paint missing.
- Most toms have some rust on the chrome hoops
- My father knew a guy in sales at the Niles factory in 1978 and I went up there and had-picked my set from the factory floor.

Go to My Space page to see the kit in action (today I use a gibraltar rack instead of the stands that came with it. I also use new double-bass pedal, new hi-hat stand and new snare stand, but I continue to use the Zildjians I bought with the set back in '78. Click on "Pics" and see two pictures of the kit in action ( I currently don't use the 10" tom):

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...endid=80352090

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Old 07-17-2006, 02:54 PM
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Default Re: 1978 Slingerland drumset

Let's narrow that snare down a little closer, can I see a picture of it?

- Snare: Steel w/ Chrome finish 5" X 14" COB Slingerland Radio King with 3-point strainer Niles Era

I'm not a myspace member so I can't see the pictures, can you post it on the forum?

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Old 07-17-2006, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: 1978 Slingerland drumset

I don't have any good photos of the snare but I'll take one soon and post it.

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Old 07-19-2006, 09:29 AM
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I would say $600 to $800 for the set. These particular Slingerlands
will not bring as much as earlier Slingerlands and Slingerlands in a rare finish. Unless someone really wants the 18" floor and 24" bass, which are gaining in popularity.

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