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thejohnlec 09-16-2019 09:19 AM

Slingerland orphan tom - good deal?
Hi all,

Is this a good deal for $90 plus shipping? Extra holes and a non Slingy bracket, but the wrap is a solid match with a late 60s kick and snare I have.

Thanks in advance!

slingerfan 09-16-2019 10:46 AM

Re: Slingerland orphan tom - good deal?
Pass. You can do much better than that.

O-Lugs 09-16-2019 11:06 AM

Re: Slingerland orphan tom - good deal?
yeah, that drum looks pretty chewed up....pass

thejohnlec 09-16-2019 05:09 PM

Re: Slingerland orphan tom - good deal?
I know, it’s just that wmp orphans from this era are really hard to find without dropping a small fortune, if they show up at all!

K.O. 09-16-2019 05:51 PM

Re: Slingerland orphan tom - good deal?
You can no doubt find a better one for roughly the same money but they don't get much cheaper unless really trashed. The thing though is it can be very hard to find a decent match for yellowed WMP so that is worth something in the equation. I'd personally prefer a functional drum in slightly tattered shape that is a good match to my other drums to one in mint condition with whiter wrap that sticks out like a sore thumb from the other drums. Just food for thought. The original bracket will hide the extra two holes left from that other one.

I have a nicely yellowed 67 club date bass and mounted tom, it took me 2 years to find ANY WMP club date floor to add on. When I did I paid dearly for it but it is much whiter than the other two. I'm glad to have it and I doubt anyone else even sees it but it still bugs the heck out of me.

longjohn 09-16-2019 06:20 PM

Re: Slingerland orphan tom - good deal?
Looks like some of those lug screws have chewed out & have been replaced with self tappers?.. Colour is critical but that wrap does have some issues...


slingerfan 09-16-2019 08:37 PM

Re: Slingerland orphan tom - good deal?
The drum in the ad is very late 70's (serial 391xxx is ~'79). The WMP pattern from '73-'86 is different than the late 60's/early 70's pattern. if you want to match your other drums you need an appropriately yellowed '68-'72 tom. '68-'70 if you want the badges to match also. They are out there.

thejohnlec 09-17-2019 08:55 AM

Re: Slingerland orphan tom - good deal?
Thanks everyone - great info and advice!

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