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Old 02-21-2010, 05:59 PM
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give it up! Show your old slingy's!
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:09 PM
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These aren't too old, Nov 1979 to be exact:



These belonged to Neil Diamond drummer Dennis St John, and appear in the Jazz Singer movie and soundtrack (these are the drums heard on America, Love On The Rocks, etc.)

There's a single-headed kick and another floor tom that also goes with it. :)

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Old 02-21-2010, 06:51 PM
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bermuda; I notice that you have several large concert tom kits. Is there a reason for that?
I played a large concert tom kit for years until I converted the drums to resos.
I kind of miss the sound. I play a Rhythm Traveler for practice and I still like the concert sound.
I also do like drums with resos very much. Concert toms are fun. I like to mic them also.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:57 PM
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Hi Bermuda
Very impressive!!!!!
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:53 PM
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bermuda; I notice that you have several large concert tom kits. Is there a reason for that?
I've got 2... and a half. They're ideal for certain sounds, and my Vistalites are surprisingly great with modern heads (Evans EC2 clear) -



I think most drummers' idea about concert toms stems from the disco era and dead-ish studio sounds resulting from hydraulic heads, often padded even further. Those drums were often mic'd incorrectly - from the batter side - which accentuated their deadness.

Unfortunately, some engineers still have to be told how to mic the toms: from underneath, fairly level with the bottom edge of the shell. A few inches either way makes a big difference. And with the improvements in head technology, concert toms, Vistalite kits, and stainless steel drums sound much better than they ever could when they were new back in the '70s.

I've done some sessions with the white kit, and they're absolutely wonderful. I'd have no qualms about taking possibly the bottom 4 concert toms on tour, but this Vistalite kit is very clean and they really don't do well with rough handling, so I don't want to subject them to the rigors of the road.

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Old 02-21-2010, 09:45 PM
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Wow, great looking kits Jon! The white one is great for your Star Wars Parodies :-). Looks kind of like a spaceship. How many kits do you own?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:04 AM
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I've got 18-20 kits at the moment, a few more on the way in the next few months. :)

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Old 02-22-2010, 10:05 AM
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That Slingerland kit is simply off the hook, Bermuda. Wow. Thanx for sharing that.
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:05 PM
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Bermuda, those are two beautiful looking kits. Look to be in great shape too. Here is my little Slingerland Avanti kit (missing two toms, gone but not forgotten) Kit was just refurbished. All new bearing edges. Fun to play again.
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cool kit 2b, what is that finish? Pink Sparkle?

What year is that?
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Hi,

Thanks for the compliment. The kit is the Slingerland Avanti 1971. That is a pink sparkle from Slammin Sams. The kit was a mess as you can see. It needed all new edges cut and some of the plies needed to be glued. They are 3 ply shells, Mahogany outer, poplar or birch middle? and maple inner with maple reinforcemnt rings.
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holy cow, i didnt even realize that was the same kit!

hahaaaaaaaaa
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These belonged to Neil Diamond drummer Dennis St John, and appear in the Jazz Singer movie and soundtrack (these are the drums heard on America, Love On The Rocks, etc.)

There's a single-headed kick and another floor tom that also goes with it. :)

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this is so amazing! this is a candidate for modern drummer's "kit of the month" at the back of the magazine! seriously, you should send that photo in.
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mine is a 61, just got it recently...



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mikelaw, that is one of the nicest slingerland kits I've ever seen. Very nice!
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I like those floortom and bassdrum legs :-)

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My first set of Slingerlands and my new kit for recording! Just got this a few days ago, haven't had time to set it up (not my picture). I'm still trying to date them exactly but I think 79-80.

6,8,10,12, 14, 18. 22x14 and 24x14 bass drums, 14" 12 lug snare. Custom ordered with Ludwig hardware.
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http://stonecustomdrum.com

Bernie Stone bought all the old Slingerland molds and tools and refurbished them to 21st century standards and is now making 3ply and 5ply Niles Era shells. So if you've got an old Slingy you need an add on for, that's something he's entertaining doing.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:50 PM
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My modified late 40's 7X14 Radioking.



And the same snare after the latest fleshing up.




Although a 2010 post, I like what Bermuda says about the concert tom kits. I as well I am sure many drummers have a stigma about taking our bottom heads of, sort of a purist sacrilege. One of my all time favourite albums for drum sound is Genesis Seconds Out Live. I always pictured Chester Thompson with the big Bubinga Sonor kit which is what I thought he used. Last year I met him at a clinic, he corrected me, it was a big old concert tom kit mic'd from underneath. Talk about making my head spin.
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frankenstein #1 - unrefurbished 1960's orphan toms and bass:



frankenstein #2 - refurbished orphan toms from 1970's, with a Superstar bass drum.

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The story goes that this kit was in a closet for 30 years, not sure how accurate that is, but here are some pics. i don't think the finish is original but i dig it.Took a little time to gather a few missing parts but here she is all buttoned up and sounding fabulous.
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Sweet Radio Kings Paradiddle Pete.

Here is mine, it's a 1965 with an 18" bass drum, 12" high tom, and 14" floor tom. Orginal matching snare.
I added some modern hardware to the bass drum from dw and Ludwig for tom and cymbal mounts. I also added a dw bass drum riser and modern floor tom legs and mounts from Gibraltar.
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Sweet Radio Kings Paradiddle Pete.

Here is mine, it's a 1965 with an 18" bass drum, 12" high tom, and 14" floor tom. Orginal matching snare.
I added some modern hardware to the bass drum from dw and Ludwig for tom and cymbal mounts. I also added a dw bass drum riser and modern floor tom legs and mounts from Gibraltar.
Nice! tha additions don't look out of place at all.
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:39 AM
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Thanks Pete, I would love to have a Radio King kit someday.
I just haven't found the right one yet.
Someday...
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My first set of Slingerlands and my new kit for recording! Just got this a few days ago, haven't had time to set it up (not my picture). I'm still trying to date them exactly but I think 79-80.

6,8,10,12, 14, 18. 22x14 and 24x14 bass drums, 14" 12 lug snare. Custom ordered with Ludwig hardware.
I could be wrong, but it seems to me that this was Don Henley's kit! I have the sensation I saw an advertisement somewhere on the net a few years ago with that exact kit and claiming it was Don Henley's kit: since my first professional kit was a Slingerland, I still tend to pay a lot of attention to this brand when I see pictures.

Anyway: love this set, and if it effectively was Don Henley's set you made an even greater find!
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I could be wrong, but it seems to me that this was Don Henley's kit! I have the sensation I saw an advertisement somewhere on the net a few years ago with that exact kit and claiming it was Don Henley's kit: since my first professional kit was a Slingerland, I still tend to pay a lot of attention to this brand when I see pictures.

Anyway: love this set, and if it effectively was Don Henley's set you made an even greater find!
You might have seen it a few years ago when it was available, but this kit actually belonged to Phil Ehart of Kansas.
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For all you slingerland fans, check this out!

http://stonecustomdrum.com
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For all you slingerland fans, check this out!

http://stonecustomdrum.com

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You might have seen it a few years ago when it was available, but this kit actually belonged to Phil Ehart of Kansas.
Phil Ehart, right! I knew I had seen it before, but was not sure anymore about the famous previous owner! I'm getting really old, my memory often fails! Anyway, great find, you're a lucky man! Will you show us new pictures?
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Phil Ehart, right! I knew I had seen it before, but was not sure anymore about the famous previous owner! I'm getting really old, my memory often fails! Anyway, great find, you're a lucky man! Will you show us new pictures?
So new pics but no new additions to the kit yet. These are the old Slingerland stands it came with, not too sturdy these days and I'll be getting rid of them.
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