Slingerland Experts Question, Push Button Floor Tom Leg Mounts

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
I am considering buying a mid sixties Slingy kit with a floor tom that has push button release FT leg mounts.
They are not functioning and I want to know if they can be fixed in a practical way?
Or;
Is it better to replace them with other Slingy FT leg mounts with wing nut locks?

Thanks in advance.
 

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bobdadruma

Platinum Member
OK, so I take it from the lack of responses that these FT leg mounts are crap and I will replace them with wing nut style mounts if I decide to buy the kit.
I looked at the pics that I conjured up of them from the net and as an automotive repair tech I think that they have no practical design meaning.
 

opentune

Platinum Member
Bob your 2nd post was only 30 mins old. Takes a little bit of daytime for west coasters to see/reply.
I'd go with the wing nut floor tom leg mounts. Tried and true. Many on ebay for decent price (of course some are an indecent price). Those others look like they can stick.
With all those other vintage 3 ply kits, why are you going Slingy?
 

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
Actually, It has been 24 1/2 hours since the IP :) I see that you looked at the time but you didm;t look at the day. Opps :)
My first kit that I owned in 1970 was a mid 60's Slingerland and I just thought that I would like to own one again. A friend contacted me about a Slingerland kit that he had for sale and it drew my interest.
I still love my vintage Luds. I am not letting them go. No Way, No How!

Just for the sake of argument, let's say this; What if Ringo had played a Slingerland kit? Would the drumming world be a different place today?
I think that it would. Slingerland made great drums, as did Rogers.
 
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lsits

Gold Member
Well, looking at the photos it looks like a fairly simple design. Think of the little metal piece that props open a self-closing screen door. My guess is that the 90-degree metal piece is broken or the spring needs to be replaced. There's no way to be sure without looking at the brackets in question. Maybe your best solution is to replace the button type brackets with wing nut type, but I'm a tinkerer and I would see what could be done with these.

By the way, I noticed your post yesterday. The photos are a recent addition.
 

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
Well, looking at the photos it looks like a fairly simple design. Think of the little metal piece that props open a self-closing screen door. My guess is that the 90-degree metal piece is broken or the spring needs to be replaced. There's no way to be sure without looking at the brackets in question. Maybe your best solution is to replace the button type brackets with wing nut type, but I'm a tinkerer and I would see what could be done with these.

By the way, I noticed your post yesterday. The photos are a recent addition.
Yes I added the photos this eve. They wouldn't upload the other day for some reason.

Didn't the Ludwig Club Date kits of that era have a similar mount that wasn't covered by a casting?
The whole thing just looks weak to me. Without having a set screw, I can't see it being a trustworthy tom leg mount.
 
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