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Old Dog new Cans

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Stubblefield drums. 20" x 12". Got a heckuva deal on it. I think it was ordered and then not paid for, but not really sure. Got it through Reverb. Punchy, light weight, cool looking smaller turret style lugs I guess you would call them? He does great work.

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drumnut87

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looks lovely! have you contacted the maker for specs? or dont need to know them, only that its a lovely drum? :)
 

Old Dog new Cans

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looks lovely! have you contacted the maker for specs? or dont need to know them, only that its a lovely drum? :)
I don't know everything about it just yet. Birch shell, very light--haven't tried counting plies yet either. I would assume the hoops are maple?
Other than the fact it's 20" x 12" and birch. . . 🤷‍♂️
 

newoldie

Silver Member
Have you gigged with it/are you going to, and hear it live in the mix?

I have a Sonor Player bass drum (along with the entire 4 piece kit), same dimensions. I've gigged with it for years and it delivers a solid low punch that has worked well for the venues I've played it in with a blues group. I've used a PS3 clear batter and black PS3 resonant head with a built in kickport.
 

Old Dog new Cans

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Have you gigged with it/are you going to, and hear it live in the mix?

I have a Sonor Player bass drum (along with the entire 4 piece kit), same dimensions. I've gigged with it for years and it delivers a solid low punch that has worked well for the venues I've played it in with a blues group. I've used a PS3 clear batter and black PS3 resonant head with a built in kickport.
Yes, it would certainly be my first choice to use in a live situation. But I haven't as of yet. It has a clear EQ4 batter and an EQ3 reso. My love of this drum starts with it's size and weight--or lack of. I used to be the guy in marching band that carried the LARGEST bass drum. I'm over it, lol. My back gives me fits. If I don't have to lug a big bass I won't.

looks lovely! have you contacted the maker for specs? or dont need to know them, only that its a lovely drum? :)
I went back to the listing on Reverb. . . :rolleyes:


  • all birch 8 Ply Keller shell 12x20
  • 12x20
  • Double 45 degree Bearing edges
  • Transparent Red Mahogany Satin finish
  • Natural Maple Hoops
  • Single Point "S" lugs
  • Evans Clear EQ4 batter and EQ3Resonant heads
"S" lugs refers to Stubblefield
 
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IBitePrettyHard

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Congrats, that's a nice lookin' bass drum. I've always wondered why 12" depth bass drums are so rare. You can either get a deep "normal" sized bass drum, or a shallow 8" depth portable bass drum, but almost never an in-between size like 12 inches. I happen to have a 22x12" single-tension Slingerland bass drum from 1948. It's such a great size!

Tell us, how does it sound?
 

Old Dog new Cans

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Congrats, that's a nice lookin' bass drum. I've always wondered why 12" depth bass drums are so rare. You can either get a deep "normal" sized bass drum, or a shallow 8" depth portable bass drum, but almost never an in-between size like 12 inches. I happen to have a 22x12" single-tension Slingerland bass drum from 1948. It's such a great size!

Tell us, how does it sound?
It has an interesting punch. Still has a great low tone. I started drumming in the 80s. So stuffing the bass drum with blankets and pillows was the way to go. I still do that a lot. But, I'm going to MILDLY do some dampening on this drum. I think too much dampening would just be silly.

It doesn't have a shallow look to it. I mean, it's nothing like a 24x22. But it doesn't look like a baby, lol.

That Slingy has to be interesting! Do you have pics here? link? Lol
 

IBitePrettyHard

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That Slingy has to be interesting! Do you have pics here? link? Lol
Yup! Here it is...a student Slingerland "outfit" that came with a 22x12" bass drum, and a 14x6" snare. This is from 1958, not 1948 like I said before, haha.

I got it back in 1989, and it was dirty and had rough looking hoops that needed paint...so my 11 year old self simply painted the hoops black again, WITH A BRUSH, lol.....without sanding it or anything. Today I would've cringed and/or yelled at someone doing that...but I knew nothing back then, lol.

So, 30 years later, I decided to refinish the hoops properly by taking off the inlays and sanding the old paint off. I then used many light coats of black semi-gloss. They turned out great! I just need to reapply the Black Diamond Pearl inlay to one of the hoops, and I'll be done. [almost forgot: I got a Slingerland decal to go on the Ambassador that I still need to apply as well]. I've been considering getting the DW clamp-on spurs so I can use it for gigging.

It sounds great. I went with a Powerstroke 3 batter and Ambassador coated reso because I wanted a boomier more open sound. It sounds very Carlockian. It's a nice contrast to all my other bass drums that have muffled Superkick or Emads.




The snare that came with it...


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AFTER
 
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Old Dog new Cans

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Yup! Here it is...a student Slingerland "outfit" that came with a 22x12" bass drum, and a 14x6" snare. This is from 1958, not 1948 like I said before, haha.

I got it back in 1989, and it was dirty and had rough looking hoops that needed paint...so my 11 year old self simply painted the hoops black again, WITH A BRUSH, lol.....without sanding it or anything. Today I would've cringed and/or yelled at someone doing that...but I knew nothing back then, lol.

So, 30 years later, I decided to refinish the hoops properly by taking off the inlays and sanding the old paint off. I then used many light coats of black semi-gloss. They turned out great! I just need to reapply the Black Diamond Pearl inlay to one of the hoops, and I'll be done. [almost forgot: I got a Slingerland decal to go on the Ambassador that I still need to apply as well]. I've been considering getting the DW clamp-on spurs so I can use it for gigging.

It sounds great. I went with a Powerstroke 3 batter and Ambassador coated reso because I wanted a boomier more open sound. It sounds very Carlockian. It's a nice contrast to all my other bass drums that have muffled Superkick or Emads.
Wow, what a neat and pretty drum. I love old Slingerlands. . .

Hey, for 11yr old you to have the sight to paint the hoops and make them look better than they were, we all start somewhere. And that was darn early. I don't think I picked up sticks until I was 11 or 12.

It's also cool that you kept it. I've griped and griped about my old Crestlines I had to play on. But if I could get those back, I'm not even sure what happened to them.
 
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