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20x14 12x8 14x5 Slingerland Jam Session Kit.

Date stamped Oct 66.

Also stamped "P" indicating wrap.

3 ply maple-poplar-maple shells with reinforcing rings and mufflers.
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Vintage Vibe using Hipstamatic app
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With shiny black lacquer maple kick hoops.
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Iíve heard these old drums lose moisture over time and get pretty light, and that that is often part of what accounts for their beloved vintage tone. Is that true for these drums?
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Iíve heard these old drums lose moisture over time and get pretty light, and that that is often part of what accounts for their beloved vintage tone. Is that true for these drums?
I'm sure that aged wood with less moisture will sound different than newer wood. I'm not sure it sounds better; maybe just different. I think the vintage sound of old drums comes more from the three ply thinner construction. Or maybe the glue they used.

I have a 1963 Slingerland drum set that I received new in 1963. It sounds wonderful to me. Although because of the rounded bearing edges and re-rings they have a narrow tuning range. I'm sure that after about the first 10 years or so the wood is as dry as it's going to get. I live in Arizona and a few summers in my 110 degree garage probably fully dried out the wood in my Slingerland drums.


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Not sure about sound changing, but I guess it could. Its one variable. Same variable that would be in play with classic violins, upright bass, guitars, really any instrument made with a ply or multiple plys of wood.

In some cases the wood has been in a moist environment and the opposite thing happens; it absorbs moisture (think basements and other damp environs).

There are other age-dependent variables, too. The glue that holds plys together, the glue that holds re-rings to plys, the actual aging of wood and splitting of individual plys, etc.

Good question. I don't know the answer but if I were to postulate I would say that a 50 year old drum in 2018 does sound different than it did the day it was purchased by a parent for their budding Buddy Rich in 1966. But as far as which variables or variables impact the sound, I don't know. Probably research has been done on family Stradivari instruments and their sounds, since mucho dinero is involved there, but $200 pawn shop Slingerland finds naw.

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I'm sure that aged wood with less moisture will sound different than newer wood. I'm not sure it sounds better; maybe just different. I think the vintage sound of old drums comes more from the three ply thinner construction. Or maybe the glue they used.

I have a 1963 Slingerland drum set that I received new in 1963. It sounds wonderful to me. Although because of the rounded bearing edges and re-rings they have a narrow tuning range. I'm sure that after about the first 10 years or so the wood is as dry as it's going to get. I live in Arizona and a few summers in my 110 degree garage probably fully dried out the wood in my Slingerland drums.


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