Vintage snare drums online ludwig, slingerland, leedy, camco. From the 1950s this is a single ply slingerland 7x14 radio king snare drum in a white marine pearl wrap. The nashville era drums were overseen by pat foley,and are highly regarded as far as quality,and the finishes were top notch. The super radio king model is a recent addition to the line and uses a 10lug diecast hoop configuration with the standard solid. Its a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at. Between 1960 and 1962, radio kings were reintroduced. The snares have an overall length of 15 78, and a strand length of 15 from solder point to solder point. Slingerland s biggest strength by far is brand recognition. Apr 06, 2014 but whatever you decide to call it, t he underrated slingerland sound king snare drum remains one of the best quality chromeoverbrass snare drums ever built, delivering all the punch of a metal snare with a depth and warmth that became part of the 1970s signature rock sound. Slingerland dog tag badge gene krupa deluxe radio king. I dont really see them in local stores, just online, so its hard to try before you buy.
For sale vintage 1945 slingerland radio king aluminum cloud badge single ply steam bent shell snare drum in bluegreen duco finish. The drum dates back to the pre1938 radio king era, which coincides closely with the years. Our featured snare drum today has to be the drum that arrived yesterday, as i personally have never seen one before. The model should be specified at the time of order. My father gave me a two slingerland snare drums when i was just a wee pup and of course i didnt know what i had. Features staggered beavertail lugs in a setup of 6 top6 bottom, rosewood throwoff and butt end and. The name radio king was used on snare drums and drum sets from at least 1936 until 1957. The chrome is in overall good to great condition with very little signs of pitting. Slingerland super gene krupa radio king snare drum a whole lot. Radio king vintage snare drums online ludwig, slingerland. Slingerland radio king snare modern drummer magazine.
These drums were introduced in 193637, and remained slingerland s flagship snare drums and drum sets until 1957, when the radio king model briefly disappeared from the product line. Nashville slingerland radio king snares dfo drum forum. Some crowdpleasing reissues to test the waters before going big. Slingerland s most famous product line is the radio king series of drums. Slingerland slingerland drums radio king drum history. The name temporarily disappeared from catalogs for a few years and came back approximately in 1960. This is a history and demo video on a 1955 slingerland radio king wmp vintage snare drum. Slingerland radio king snare drum musicians friend. The history of slingerland drums the vintage drum guide shows you slingerland finishes, slingerland drum badges, slingerland drum set catalog pages, slingerland snare drum catalog pages and the most complete slingerland history all on one vintage drum web site. Vintage slingerland snare drums vintage slingerland drums. Slingerland black diamond pearl vintage drum set early 60s.
View snare drum pictures of our high quality vintage ludwig snare drums, vintage slingerland snare drums, vintage rogers snare drums, vintage gretsch snare drums, vintage leedy snare drums and more. Dw takes over slingerland brand from gibson page 6. We have a lot of slingerland history available for people to learn about slingerland drums, slingerland badges, slingerland hardware and slingerland shells. Slingerland radio king snare drum a brief history ask many drummers what the ultimate snare drum is, the holy grail, the must have, and youll hear the words radio king. Get the best deals on slingerland drums when you shop the largest online selection at. I sincerely hope they stay true to slingerland style and design when they do come out with something. This is a page devoted exclusively to drums made by the slingerland drum company from 1936 until 1956.
Slingerland aluminum name plates from the factory original all 3 plates are new. I have a 6 12 deep nashville radio king and it is one of my favorite snares by far. This superior snare drum would be perfect for any drummer or drum collector. Mar 23, 2016 slingerland radio king snare drum a brief history ask many drummers what the ultimate snare drum is, the holy grail, the must have, and youll hear the words radio king. In 1940 slingerland decided to go back to the drawing board and create a new radio king snare drum model. So, i ordered up some ludwigstyle gull wing spurs from our good friends at drum center of portland, nh, and some vintage ludwig brackets from ebay. So, ive had this wellused and abused, oldschool, 14 slingerland slapshot gut snare tdr field drum waiting for some action.
The extended snare wires covered the entire bottom head and were controlled by the speedy snare strainer and a pair of radio king snare extension brackets. This snare drum has normal wear and tear as seen in the pictures, and produces excellent quality sound. Reference to their product names and parts numbers is intended for object identification purposes only and does not imply any connection to, nor ownership by or affiliation with. Slingerland radio king, 60s, silver glitter, clam shell strainer vintage drums how to play drums snare drum drummers clam percussion silver glitter sticks guitars vintage slingerland snare drum niles ill badge six lug white pearl wrap. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Slingerland snare drum with case and stand 14x4 8 lug. Slingerland radio king snare drum vintage drums legendary. Slingerland radio king in snare drums for sale ebay. Slingerland nashville era radio kings vintage drums vintage snare drums online is the place to ask your vintage drum question. Get the best deals on slingerland vintage snare drums when you shop the largest online selection at.
Dw takes over slingerland brand from gibson page 7. The wrap does have a slight yellowing, but it appears to be even. From that point on it was still used for snare drums. It has a natural maple interior, the original marine pearl wrap, and has tight wrapped seams. Make offer 1950s slingerland super radio king snare. Slingerland radio king snare drum 14 x 8 the reverb. Feedbacks your satisfaction and positive shopping experience with us is our number one priority. Snare drums are an essential component of any drummers kit. Call steve at 6308656849 to inquire about purchasding this extremely rare, historic instrument. Amounts shown in italicized text are for items listed in currency other than canadian dollars and are approximate conversions to canadian dollars based upon bloombergs conversion rates. New slingerland radio king snare drum white marine pearl made in conway. Slingerland nashville era radio kings vintage drums. I also read in the drum guide here there was a radio king made. The top 10 vintage snare drums, according to a vintage reverb.
Slingerland super gene krupa radio king snare drum a whole lot of clams. A look at some of the rarest and most coveted snares of all time. New listing slingerland black diamond pearl vintage drum set early 60s. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands.
Great deals on slingerland radio king in snare drums. Slingerland sets and snare drums public group facebook. Unfollow slingerland radio king to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. The super radio king model is a recent addition to the line and uses a 10lug diecast hoop configuration with the standard solid maple shell.
Vintage snare drums online ludwig, slingerland, leedy. Slingerland radio king snare drum shell like the original, the shell used to construct these snares is a single piece of steambent maple with reinforcement hoops on both top and bottom. The drum came in a variety of sizes, including the extremely rare 4 x 14 that is pictured here. Slingerland radio king 14 white marine pearl wmp tom for your drum set. Perhaps they might even follow rogers example and reissue the yellow jacket pedal or improve the zommatic so its more reliable.
If new radio king or slingerland drums come to be they will represent a new option for buyers, but having this option wont automatically banish vintage examples to the dustbin. Tone flanges were made from solid brass with holes, solid aluminum with holes and solid. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Buddy rich 1968 slingerland artist model snare drum and drumsetken loomerpart. Below is a catalog page from 1948, illustrating the new slingerland super gene krupa radio king snare drum. Slingerland radio king snare drums 1960s vintage original musical instruments. For more on the slingerland radio king snare, check out the july 2011 issue of modern drummer magazine. The largest online vintage drum museum on the planet. Slingerland super gene krupa radio king snare drum a whole. Vintage slingerland radio king snare drum beavertail lugs set of.
Slingerland radio king 1955 wmp vintage snare drum. Slingerland is an active registered trademark and is not the property of or affiliated with. Slingerland gene krupa sound king snare drum radio. Vintage 1950s slingerland 7x14 radio king snare drum white marine pearl. This web site is purely a slingerland dedication site about slingerland history and the slingerland radio king. Dw takes over slingerland brand from gibson page 5. I have one of those as well and i seem to be using it a lot lately. The slingerland radio king snare drum is one of the most sought after snare drums on the vintage market. Slingerland 50s vintage super krupa radio king snare drum clamshell strainer new. Slingerland radio king snare drum nashville reissue designed by pat foley at the gibson guitar factory 6. The original radio king snare drum is distinguished by its construction. The drum was offered in one size and one color, with chromium being the only plating option. Im in search of a radio king snare, preferably a 6. Slingerland super gene krupa radio king snare drum a.
The shell is stamped september 1941, but the badge indicates a much later date. Mine isnt as pretty as yours, but its still a great drum. Designed as a replacement for vintage 14 slingerland radio king clam shell snare drums, the radio king snare wire has 16 individual strands of premiumgrade steel wire. Im testing different tunings on a 14x7 radio king snare, 1 ply maple shell. Slingerland catalogs mention several other radio king models in the 1930s and early 40s and each one had its own special features.
As you can see at the bottom of the 1964 catalog page shown here, the deluxe student model featured the 3ply maplepoplarmaple shell with rerings, chromeoverbrass stick saver hoops, tone control, the basic but functional rapid throw, and six sound king lugs. Puresound vintage series slingerland radio king clam shell. I have over ten vintage ludwig sets but my one new classic maple set probably is among the better sounding of the group, and certainly has the most functional spurs. Most young drummers probably havent even heard of the radio king, they just know that slingerland means drums. This white marine pearl world war ii era slingerland radio king 7 x 14 snare drum has full bodied, deep rich fat tone. Unfollow slingerland radio king snare to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. This snare drum has been a best seller since it was introduced and remains highly popular among players and collectors worldwide. Tonight i was going through some drum cases and i came across a snare that i. Get the best deals on slingerland snare drums when you shop the largest online selection at ebay. The snares made famous by krupa are still going strong, and the priceless tone makes these worthy successors to the radio king title. Every vintage snare drum we offer is expertly inspected and graded. Oct 26, 2014 slingerland manufactured this iteration of the deluxe student model snare drum from 19631976. How is the quality of the 90s nashville era reissue radio king snares with the solid maple steambent shells. Hoops the radio king original model uses an 8lug, chromeplated brass hoop engraved with the original slingerland radio king logo.
You are looking at a slingerland radio king snare drum measuring 14 x 8. But whatever you decide to call it, t he underrated slingerland sound king snare drum remains one of the best quality chromeoverbrass snare drums ever built, delivering all the punch of a metal snare with a depth and warmth that became part of the 1970s signature rock sound. Find great deals on ebay for slingerland snare drums. Hey all, ive searched dfo, and found a little bit of info about the slingerland radio king snares, that were made during their nashville phase. For a few reasons those snares kept me loyal to slingerland for several years after. I have never seen a radio king thus equipped but it was possible. Slingerland super gene krupa radio king snare drum a whole lot of clams july 31, 2016 james anzelone in the late 1930s the slingerland drum company had been rocketed into one of the most successful drum companies in the world. This model would become known as the new super gene krupa model with a unique and innovative strainer system which became known as the clam shell strainer. Find the best ones from ludwig, dw, tama and more here on reverb. Slingerland artistgene krupa snare drum butt plate chrome extended gate 60s og. Slingerland manufactured this iteration of the deluxe student model snare drum from 19631976. Produced in the 1960s, this slingerland radio king snare drum is here on consignment. This is all original aside from the heads and wires. Slingerland radio king snare drum a brief history vintage.
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