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Old 03-09-2010, 08:48 PM
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Can anyone date this vintage Slingerland snare?

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:39 PM
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Looks like stick saver hoops, and has a Radio King 3 pt strainer and bridge. It is probably from around the late 50s.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:00 PM
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I know a little bit about Slingerland drums. A snapshot of the badge would be most telling though.

Assuming the finish is original it could be Sparkling Pink Champagne which would date it early 60's, 1960-63. It could also be Sparkling Champagne, Slingerland dropped "Pink" from the finish name, but the wrap still looked pink in hue in some lights. However, your drum sparkles a little more like a crushed glass finish so it could be Sparkling Pink Pearl late 50's to mid-to late 60's. Sparkling Pink Champagne was a sand finish and had a more uniform texture to the sparkle. It doesn't look dark enough to be like Smokey Sparkling Pearl which was a rare finish.

One thing that seems a bit odd to me is your drum's 3 point strainer. I don't think I have seen one that was affixed to the shell with four screws (unless I am blind and can't see the 5th and 6th), usually it was six screws (3 on each side) on the earlier models and 2 on the later models. Perhaps someone else could fill you in on this.

Also seeing a snapshot of the inside of the drum would be helpful. The presence of reinforcement rings is telling with Slingerlands as well and the make up of the shell (3-ply? maple, poplar, mahogany with maple rings? maple, poplar mahogany with Oak rings?) Slingerland had a lot of variations in their shells through the years.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:09 PM
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:15 AM
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I know a little bit about Slingerland drums. A snapshot of the badge would be most telling though.

Assuming the finish is original it could be Sparkling Pink Champagne which would date it early 60's, 1960-63. It could also be Sparkling Champagne, Slingerland dropped "Pink" from the finish name, but the wrap still looked pink in hue in some lights. However, your drum sparkles a little more like a crushed glass finish so it could be Sparkling Pink Pearl late 50's to mid-to late 60's. Sparkling Pink Champagne was a sand finish and had a more uniform texture to the sparkle. It doesn't look dark enough to be like Smokey Sparkling Pearl which was a rare finish.

One thing that seems a bit odd to me is your drum's 3 point strainer. I don't think I have seen one that was affixed to the shell with four screws (unless I am blind and can't see the 5th and 6th), usually it was six screws (3 on each side) on the earlier models and 2 on the later models. Perhaps someone else could fill you in on this.

Also seeing a snapshot of the inside of the drum would be helpful. The presence of reinforcement rings is telling with Slingerlands as well and the make up of the shell (3-ply? maple, poplar, mahogany with maple rings? maple, poplar mahogany with Oak rings?) Slingerland had a lot of variations in their shells through the years.
Here's a couple photo's of the interior.


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Old 03-10-2010, 06:09 PM
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nice one! if it still has a badge -- check here:
+ http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/drcj...ers_page3.html
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