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Old 10-05-2013, 04:53 PM
Stixnergard2 Stixnergard2 is offline
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Default Re: My Vintage Mid 60's Slingerland Jazz Kit

Originally Posted by bobdadruma View Post
Thank you eamesuser, I figured that the Slingerland Bop kits don't have the value that the others have. I did pay a reasonable market price that is on the upper end of the Slingerland price chart. Understandable because I got a complete kit You get what you pay for.
The lower value of vintage Slingerland's is what gives you the window to modify them.
It would be crazy to modify a Gretsch because of the high value. Modifying a Slingerland kit will not lower its value.

After long thought I have decided to do a DW Jazz Series build out on this kit.
It will include a DW bass drum lifter.
A DW Rail Consolette with a 12.7mm mounting rod.
Ludwig Atlas 12.7mm tom isolation mount.
Two DW bass drum mounted long cymbal holders.
Gibraltar folding bass drum spurs
Gibraltar 10'5mm floor tom legs and mounts with memory locks.

This will make the kit adhere to my needs.
Great way to ruin an intact completely original kit. It's yours to do what you wasn't with although it's too bad the kit isn't going to someone who would appreciate the true value it has.
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