Help me identify this drum's age!

rstix

Member
Hi everyone,

I've had this snare for almost 11 years - it was my first drum ever. It is a steel Slinglerland Jam Session.

Anyone know when these things came out? I'm guessing it is kind of old - I bought it from an old man who had an ad in the bargin news in the 4th grade lol.






Thanks!

Rstix
 

opentune

Platinum Member
Hmmm, no place of origin for manufacture on badge? Slingerland badges that say Niles Illinois on them are "pre 1980's". Post 1980's do nto have Niles on them, were imported and eventually Slingerland became bought up by Gretsch then Gibson and folded.
My estimate is yours is post 1980's and likely 1990's made offshore. If you're wondering about value its not much, being recent and imported.
http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/slingerland_badges.html
 

rstix

Member
Hmmm, no place of origin for manufacture on badge? Slingerland badges that say Niles Illinois on them are "pre 1980's". Post 1980's do nto have Niles on them, were imported and eventually Slingerland became bought up by Gretsch then Gibson and folded.
My estimate is yours is post 1980's and likely 1990's made offshore. If you're wondering about value its not much, being recent and imported.
http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/slingerland_badges.html
Wow cool investigation! Well at least I know a little more about this snare. And the value of this snare is priceless to me! :D
 

opentune

Platinum Member
Wow cool investigation! Well at least I know a little more about this snare. And the value of this snare is priceless to me! :D
Hey I'd totally agree. I should have qualified using 'market' value.
TRUE Value (the real value) really rests with the owner.
Its in great shape too.
 

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
Hmmm, no place of origin for manufacture on badge? Slingerland badges that say Niles Illinois on them are "pre 1980's". Post 1980's do nto have Niles on them, were imported and eventually Slingerland became bought up by Gretsch then Gibson and folded.
My estimate is yours is post 1980's and likely 1990's made offshore. If you're wondering about value its not much, being recent and imported.
http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/slingerland_badges.html
I don't know my Slingerland History off the top of my head, but I was thinking that snare drum looked suspiciously similar to an 80's era Pearl snare drum.

So the explanation of an import makes sense.
 

tamadrm

Platinum Member
Those snares were made during the Music Yo ownership of the Slingerland name.They are MIJ/MIT imports and the only thing they have in common with made in USA Slingerlands is the logo on the badge.

The later Ridgeway and Nashvile made drum were of excellent quality but not to the same specs as original Slingerlands.

Steve B
 
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