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Old 12-12-2012, 11:19 PM
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Hot Dang!! That's a nice baby. Sweet.

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:29 PM
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Hot Dang!! That's a nice baby. Sweet.

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Thanks for looking, and I'm so glad because the slap-shot strainer works like a dream. No damaged plastic part inside the strainer : )

Fred
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:18 PM
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OK, someone needs to explain this to me, the snare here is beautiful, I like it so much I did an ebay search to try to buy one, this is the only one that came up and it looks NOTHING like this fine specimen here, whats up?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Slingerland-...item23253d5662
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:29 PM
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I'm guessing that's a late 90's spitfire made by Gibson. I think Fred's is a late 70's.

Great looking snare Fred

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Old 12-13-2012, 05:33 PM
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[QUOTE=slingerland;224218]OK, someone needs to explain this to me, the snare here is beautiful, I like it so much I did an ebay search to try to buy one, this is the only one that came up and it looks NOTHING like this fine specimen here, whats up?

/QUOTE] Hi there,

My black spitfire snare is from 1982. Here is the Slingerland catalogue, which explains that it's from the 200-series of spitfires.

Pic 1. The black is "no 202".

Pic 2. All my four "spitfires", where the white is "no 201" (the two 5" x 14" in the middle are brass spitfires from 1979 with TDR-strainers),all were manufactured in the US between 1979-85 in Chicago.

Louie Bellson was the endorser of Slingerland's first "Spitfire" in 1979!

Thanks for watching,
Fred
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:24 AM
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That's sweet!
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:52 AM
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I'm guessing that's a late 90's spitfire made by Gibson. I think Fred's is a late 70's.

Great looking snare Fred

Cam
Thanks, Cam,

The guy who sold it on ebay bought this snare in 1982. Here the spec:


""VERY RARE" SLINGERLAND "202" SNARE DRUM - 6 1/2 X 14 - WITH 12 LUGS

ALL ORIGINAL PARTS ( INCLUDING THE SNARES )

ORIGINAL FINISH WAS A PIANO BLACK WRAP....DRUM IS NOW PIANO BLACK LAQCUER ( FINISH IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION )

OLD FINISH WAS REMOVED AND DRUM WAS REFINISHED - ORIGINAL AIR VENT GROMMETS HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH DW THREADED GROMMETS

SHELL IS EXCELLENT IN SOLID CONDITION

5 PLY - MAPLE , POPLAR , MAHOGANY

Purchased new in Pearl river, LA, United States 1982."
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:17 AM
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That's sweet!
Yes, these four spitfires will keep me alive for many years "Rocky Beach".

Fred

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:59 PM
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OK, someone needs to explain this to me, the snare here is beautiful, I like it so much I did an ebay search to try to buy one, this is the only one that came up and it looks NOTHING like this fine specimen here, whats up?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Slingerland-...item23253d5662
Hi again, regarding the "Tre Cool" signature snare that you found on ebay. I found some interesting information by a guy speaking about this signature kit. Here:

"Doesn't Tre Cool play Slingerland? I know he used to....

Stranjluv101

I thought he was playing Leedy now.

Stranjluv101

The low end Taiwan kits and the Studio King Keller shell kits from the mid 1990's to present were made by Gibson. Prior to that, they were briefly built and distributed by Hohner/HSS. Some of the HSS kits are exceptional, but most were cheap. Before that, Gretsch was the caretaker of Slingerland. If you ever visit the Gretsch warehouse, you'll see a lot of droolworthy vintage Slingerland drums, still in their original boxes, untouched since the day they were made.

If you're looking for a good set of vintage drums for not a lot of dough, look for drums with the black and silver oval badge that says "Niles, IL"

Fred here again. My advice is, if you want to spend 400 dollars on a "Slingerland" snare, then buy a TDR 10-lug snare from the 70s (Buddy Rich) or Louie Bellson snares like my "Spitfires" (new video here!)

By the way, I have a 5th "Spitfire" NOS brass, size 5" by 14", 1979 (Louie Bellson) model if someone wants to buy? Contact me for offer, (same copper color as pictured in my blue sofa!)
Location of drum is in New York!

/Good Luck!
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