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Old 11-25-2019, 05:57 PM
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Default DW Buys Slingerland Name

It was announced today that DW has purchased the Slingerland name from Gibson. The guys over at the Slingerland Facebook page are split, but most are already bemoaning this new deal, with the usual stupid responses: "They're gonna be too expensive," "DW sucks," "DW drums sound like sh**," etc. I for one, play and love my DW drums, I know the people at DW, and I'm sure they'll do the name proud.

I intend to contact my AR guy at DW to ask him what the plans are for the new Slingerland drums. I'll report back.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: DW Buys Slingerland Name

I can't see this being a bad thing.

Gibson went Chapter 11, and as it emerges, it will want to get back to their guitar business and nearly everything else will be shed. They simply don't have the money to keep Slingerland going, and besides, how many people even knew Slingerland still existed under Gibson? Not many is my guess, unless your a real Slingerland guy.

DW is healthy from what I can see, they have a good reputation and I think they will do a better marketing job for Slingerland than Gibson ever could.

I'd be optimistic, Slingerland survives!
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:57 PM
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It's a good thing he's dead !
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:07 PM
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I agree! This is a good move for all involved.
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: DW Buys Slingerland Name

It will at least get the name back out, with a reputable builder and distributor. I'm Happy with it.,
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:35 PM
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Looking forward to what you hear back. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:41 PM
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:55 PM
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I don't see the point, let's say the new Slingerlands are 2 grand, if you have an extra 2 grand to blow on a kit, are you going to by the DW/Slingerlands or a 1950's Radio King? Or even a clean 60's Slingerland kit. I mean, Slingerland isn't just a name, it's sorta like going to see a tribute band over the real thing, makes no sense.
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:04 PM
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I don't see the point, let's say the new Slingerlands are 2 grand, if you have an extra 2 grand to blow on a kit, are you going to by the DW/Slingerlands or a 1950's Radio King? Or even a clean 60's Slingerland kit. I mean, Slingerland isn't just a name, it's sorta like going to see a tribute band over the real thing, makes no sense.
I'll give you three guesses as to who wants to put their brand on a Rich/Krupa kits....the first two don't count.
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:58 PM
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I don't see the point, let's say the new Slingerlands are 2 grand, if you have an extra 2 grand to blow on a kit, are you going to by the DW/Slingerlands or a 1950's Radio King? Or even a clean 60's Slingerland kit. I mean, Slingerland isn't just a name, it's sorta like going to see a tribute band over the real thing, makes no sense.
Of course when you buy a new drum you get a new drum. There’s no reason someone cant make a modern drum with high quality control thats as good as the vintage drums.
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