Dating slingerland badges

dating slingerland badges

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I've had this kit in my basement for about 12 years not knowing what it really was till this week. Im going to be selling it, but I want to know 100% on the kit. From various sites I could tell the kit is from the mid-'60s from the Slingerland Label/Serial Number. But, I don't have the kit at my current location for an further details.

Edit: I forgot the snare! It's all metal, there aren't any groves/lines in it do determine if it's the Buddy Rich snare that I've seen a few people talk about.

Made between 1963 and 1969. That is when they used the Black on Brass badges. They were notorious for having no real system for assigning or recording what serial number was applied to which drum. I certainly do not know enough to narrow it down any further than that. Take time to really clean those up and you could make out pretty well. Just go to ebay and do a search for "slingerland red sparkle" each piece could sell individually for a decent price.

Recently sold off a fairly similar kit . Once you have access to the kit to take more photos and really dive into the parts, head over to Vintage Drum Forum . Those folks were super helpful.

As to dating, looking inside the shells is certainly the first place I'd look. The serial numbers and badges can give you a vague idea of the date , but not much more.

The colors between the floor tom and the rest of the kit look a lot different in the photos. It also looks like you have a silver & black badge on the rack tom. Not a huge deal, but their re-sale value as a kit will diminish if the colors are off or if the badges don't match.

Use a magnet on the rims. If it sticks you have Chrome-Over-Steel hoops (COS), otherwise it is Chrome-over-Brass. Assuming the top of the rims curve inward (toward the center of the head), they are referred to as Stick Saver hoops.



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