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Vintage Slingerlands

'72 Slingerlands V2
\’72 Slingerlands V2

If you’re not into vintage drums, this probably won’t interest you. Last year I swapped my vintage ’69 Ludwig Club Date kit with a beautiful ’72 Slingerland kit in a White Tiger Pearl (WTP) wrap. I just love the old school 3-ply sound of the classic jazz and bop drummers! The only downside of the swap was it just had a 16″ floor tom and I prefer the smaller jazz size shells like a 14″ floor tom.

However, I just managed to augment my kit (via clever sales/trades) with a matching 3-ply mid ’70s 14″ tom and 3-ply 10″ rack tom in WTP! Woot! I also found a ’69 Slingerland jazz sized snare in WTP and an mid ’80s 8″ tom re-wrapped in WTP. I have an AWESOME full kit now! If I can find another Slingerland kick drum from that era in WTP it will be the bomb with dual bass! Too bad I can’t play ’em (or even tune the new shells) on account of the shattered arms and nerve trauma. Stupid hanglider. ARGH!!!!!!