Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Vintage Drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-04-2020, 09:46 AM
MikeW MikeW is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Michigan
Posts: 41
Default Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

Hi all. Got me a 20 dollar chrome over 3ply mahogany 8 lug snare hoping to do some resto magic on it but I fear the chrome wrap is too far gone to be made very pretty, just too much pitting. It is all original and complete. Shell is sound and round. The hoops and hardware are solid and I know those will clean and polish up to 'excellent used' condition. My choices here are to: 1 - clean and polish, reassemble with new heads and sell it as is (call it 'patina'), or, 2 - re-wrap (I'm pretty good at this having done several) with some leftover nice veneer from a previous project, new heads, clean polish and reassemble, or 3- re-wrap with same chrome wrap and rebuild. Options 1 and 2 will cost me just some varying amounts of time, option 3 will cost that plus whatever the wrap costs. Oh, plus 30 bucks in heads no matter what. Looking for insights and suggestions, maybe an option 4. Thanks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1047.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	97.1 KB
ID:	132544   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1049.jpg
Views:	155
Size:	105.5 KB
ID:	132545  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-04-2020, 12:25 PM
jccabinets jccabinets is online now
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,349
Default Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

I would try to clean up that she'll, you might be surprised how good it could look. I did that to a fibes set years ago and I couldn't believe how good they came out. I like to save original fimishes on drums, took me a while to get that original is just the best choice. A little patina or whatever you want to call it can give the drum some mojo!
__________________

Thank you!
Jeff C

"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-04-2020, 12:42 PM
slingerfan slingerfan is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 889
Default Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

Nice project. Also, you may want to 'factor in' that this was not one of the top line snare models of it's day.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-05-2020, 04:45 PM
Scotty A Scotty A is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 12
Default Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

Try Quick Glo. Did a post on this here a while ago.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-13-2020, 01:12 AM
khmerali khmerali is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Cambodia
Posts: 27
Default Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

Clean it up!

I have a Slingerland COB that was in a slightly better condition - it turned out pretty good.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P_20190331_234808.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	146.1 KB
ID:	132568   Click image for larger version

Name:	P_20190422_235946.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	74.7 KB
ID:	132569  
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-13-2020, 04:56 AM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is online now
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,696
Default Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

Quote:
Originally Posted by khmerali View Post
Clean it up!

I have a Slingerland COB that was in a slightly better condition - it turned out pretty good.
Very clean! It appears to be the Two-to-One snare drum, with 12 lugs on top and 6 on the bottom. Is that what you have?

-Mark
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-13-2020, 11:09 AM
khmerali khmerali is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Cambodia
Posts: 27
Default Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=64400

Yes Mark, you are right. In fact you commented on it when I was working on it last year!

I'm just trying to encourage Mike W to carry on with his project!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-17-2020, 07:33 PM
longjohn longjohn is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 3,412
Default Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

If the wrap is not salvageable to your satisfaction maybe look at some "Mirror Chrome" wrap from Jammin Sam's... worked for me... wont cost the earth either,,

Cheers
John
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-01-2020, 01:22 PM
MikeW MikeW is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Michigan
Posts: 41
Default Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move - updated

Thanks for the replies. What I did: tore the drum apart, assessed everything and cleaned as much as I could with the Quick-Glo stuff (a new favorite product), and put back together without bothering with new heads. Turned out okay. I figured the components alone are valuable to someone even if they don't like the....ummm....patina. Lugs and throw are excellent, hoops are good.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1064.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	77.0 KB
ID:	132682   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1065.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	77.4 KB
ID:	132683   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1066.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	75.0 KB
ID:	132684  
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-01-2020, 02:01 PM
slingerfan slingerfan is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 889
Default Re: Slingerland snare basement find, not sure next move

Nice work MikeW.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign