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Old 09-11-2017, 11:27 AM
deansdrums59 deansdrums59 is offline
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Default Re: Slingy guys 15 inch Sling orchestral snare PROJECT COMPLETED

Ta-Da. As always, left to me a hit & miss affair and mediocre results versus help from you guys-a good looking and satisfying finished project. THANK YOU!
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:00 AM
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Wow ! Great job.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: Slingy guys concert (?) snares-what to do?

Thanks Creighton. Your help was appreciated!
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:19 PM
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I don't see much information about these larger orchestral snares. What do you know?
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:56 AM
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They're NOT orchestral drums. They are concert band drums. Popularized in the post war school band era... Typically when you had a concert band (playing marches mostly and the like) of 100 people, rather than using a marching drum, they would use a 15 x 8 (Most of the marching drums at that time were 15" anyway) and double the snare player. After the baby boom of the 60's the drums fell out of favor as ensembles evolved into more "Symphonic Wind Ensembles" where smaller drums 14 x 6.5 and 14 x 5 were better suited to the repertoire.

I like 15 x 8's because of the oddball size and that for certain rep (I'm also an Orchestral player) like a Sousa march they fit in pretty well...
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:48 AM
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I would leave the older snare with the badge as is, the "original look" and then refurbish the newer drum by a completed disassemble, sand down, re-stain and a few coats of polish along with a shine to the hardware. An old school - new school display. if there are any pictures from old yearbooks or school papers of the band I would put them up in the background.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:15 PM
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They're NOT orchestral drums. They are concert band drums. Popularized in the post war school band era... Typically when you had a concert band (playing marches mostly and the like) of 100 people, rather than using a marching drum, they would use a 15 x 8 (Most of the marching drums at that time were 15" anyway) and double the snare player. After the baby boom of the 60's the drums fell out of favor as ensembles evolved into more "Symphonic Wind Ensembles" where smaller drums 14 x 6.5 and 14 x 5 were better suited to the repertoire.

I like 15 x 8's because of the oddball size and that for certain rep (I'm also an Orchestral player) like a Sousa march they fit in pretty well...
Thanks for the insight nittanyperc. I missed the connection of simply down sizing a 15 inch marching snare for a concert band setting. Makes sense. By coincidence, I'd be a boomer playing school bands from 1969 through 1977. My school district (Pottsville PA) used Slingerland exclusively. So even though playing Pearl semi-professionally all these years, I still have a fondness for Sling drums. D.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:19 PM
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I would leave the older snare with the badge as is, the "original look" and then refurbish the newer drum by a completed disassemble, sand down, re-stain and a few coats of polish along with a shine to the hardware. An old school - new school display. if there are any pictures from old yearbooks or school papers of the band I would put them up in the background.
Michael
My thoughts exactly! And that is cool advice on the old pic idea. I appreciate your input CTMichaelV

I'll be sure to send some pics when the total rehabbed drum is behind glass at the school. D.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:08 AM
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Great job! They look beautiful, and will no doubt impress anyone who looks in the display case.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:34 PM
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Thanks for the kind words. It was a satisfying project. Is the blue agate set you list with your name anywhere on the forum? I'd love to see the set. d.
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