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Old 05-14-2017, 12:23 PM
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Default Leedy 4 pc. blue sparkle

Can anyone identify the year of this? Only picture I have.
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:40 PM
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Looks Slinger/Leedy but need a close-up of the badge.
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:58 PM
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Thanks slingerfan. Can't seem to upload badge picture, but it's oval blue with gold trim "Since 1895/Leedy Drums / Chicago 48, Ill U.S.A. Are these 3 ply like the 60's Slingerlands?
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:44 PM
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SlingerLeedy drums were made from 1956 through 1965. The drums in that picture seem to depict the Slingerland Stick Saver hoops that they used on Leedy drums when Slingerland made them.
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:49 PM
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Thanks. Are these the 3 ply's like the 60's Slingerlands? Some say they have a "thuddy" sound.
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Old 05-14-2017, 05:07 PM
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Thanks. Are these the 3 ply's like the 60's Slingerlands? Some say they have a "thuddy" sound.
They sound very good. Milk chocolate interiors, 3 ply shells with rings
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:36 AM
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They look to be some of my favorite drums in one of my favorite colors. Although, it's hard to tell from that one picture if the wrap is that very dark blue glass glitter.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:37 AM
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Thanks. Are these the 3 ply's like the 60's Slingerlands? Some say they have a "thuddy" sound.
Some of us love that "thuddy" sound to the overly "ringy" Luddy sound.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:18 AM
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Thanks slingerfan. Can't seem to upload badge picture, but it's oval blue with gold trim "Since 1895/Leedy Drums / Chicago 48, Ill U.S.A. Are these 3 ply like the 60's Slingerlands?
Blue badge with postal code "48" was used '62 and up. Per Dr CJWenk Leedy did not put badges on toms between '61 and mid '66. Mid '66 and up did have badges. This could help you narrow down the year of these drums. Picture is very small but at least one tom appears to have a badge/vent hole. Shells are Slingerland 3-ply with re-rings. '62 into '63 will have mahogany interiors, mid '63 to mid/late '66 will be clear maple interior and mid/late '66 and up would be expected to have the chocolate milk stained interiors that drumfx mentioned. Let us know what you find.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:35 PM
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I saw that set on the Guitar Center site this morning, and for once it is reasonably priced !
Interesting to see what looks like a virgin bass shell, and the suspension mount on one of the toms, maybe the other has one also but it is on the back side. If you give the store a call they are usually pretty good at sending addition pictures, and might even be nice enough to pop off a head to let you know the date stamp. I would jump on it if you like the vintage Leedy sound. My 58' WFL kit has that nice booming thuddy sound. I absolutely love it !
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