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Old 02-02-2020, 11:43 AM
MutantMozart MutantMozart is offline
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Default Re: Slingerland Drums No City Label

Originally Posted by slingerfan View Post
OK. Metal BD hoops would indicate Spirit model. 940xxx serials are consistent with later HSS era. According to Dr. Wenk the shell construction on early Spirits was 5-ply mahogany. Later HSS Spirit models were 7-ply mahogany with an interior ply of maple.
Someone is wrong about something because these are 3 ply, not 5, and not 7. Anyway I'm not sure I much care anymore. These drums sound great, very much like my old Slingies and way better than my old Rogers. I guess in the end that's all that really matters.

Thanks for everyone's input.
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