Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke
Lovely kit. Is the 18" bass drum hard to come by? I don't see too many vintage 18"s,
Thanks, and yes it is. Most Jazz kits back then were 20". 18" BD's are not super rare, but they are scarce.
Slingerland drums are in the same league as Gretsch, Rogers, and Ludwig.
Slingerland was on top during the 30's and 40's and they held their own during the 50's, but for some reason Slingerland lost out in the 60's. They didn't get big star endorsers and they slowly withered away during the 70's.
It is a somewhat sad tale.
I repainted the hoops in black lacquer today and I glued a loose wrap seam on the 12" tom.
I am waiting for goodies that I ordered to begin arriving next week.