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Old 07-10-2019, 10:45 AM
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Default Slingerland Schooling Needed

Can somebody tell me why this Slingerland kit has been languishing on e bay for nearly a month now?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Slingerland...d443%7Ciid%3A1

I almost went for this kit, but I asked the seller a few questions and he never responded. Being a newbie, I guess I got spooked. Seems to be a very fair price to me, and even has a Make Offer and free shipping! And it is in pretty neat condition, and that lipstick red looks killer to me.

So school me on this guys. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:03 AM
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Late 80's early 90's imports.
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:09 PM
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Late 80's early 90's imports.
Ahhh. Ok. I didn't know it was an import.

He said it was from 84 and a "special order" kit, so it never dawned on me that it was an import. Japanese or was it China/Tawian by that time?

What do you think its worth?
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:15 PM
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Made in Taiwan. Seller is mistaken on the year being '84. '84 was still Niles, Illinois. Good quality imports but the market says they are not worth what the seller is asking.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:22 PM
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Made in Taiwan. Seller is mistaken on the year being '84. '84 was still Niles, Illinois. Good quality imports but the market says they are not worth what the seller is asking.
Thanks slingerfan, you just made me feel better about not buying them.

That lipstick red almost got me though! How embarrassing...
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:55 PM
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If you're interested in Slingerland drums, stick with the USA stuff, and there are plenty of sets for sale. Some dingbats are asking stupid money for older sets, but there are bargains out there. Usually, delusional sellers list sets at sky-high prices, then after no one responds, they drop the prices accordingly, sometimes dramatically.

I've seen Slingerland sets listed at $1500 and wind up selling for $800 and change.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:08 PM
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That eBay kit appears to be from the early 90's HSS era and would be the Artist Classic series. Five-ply shells, consisting of inner/outer plies of Canadian Maple, with three inner mahogany plies. Yes, assembled in Taiwan, but nice drums.

Wait! I take back what I said about the HSS era. Those badges were black/gold and had "USA" on the bottom, which was very misleading. I'm not sure what wood was used in the kit in question. I purchased my 1994 HSS kit for $300, with free shipping. There was no wrap and all hardware removed from the shells, but included. Here's what I did with them...

So, yeah, $520 is a bit much!

-Mark
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:04 PM
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Holy Moly - that is an awesome looking kit Mark! Perfect for a July 4th, Memorial Day, or Veterans Day gig!

DrumBob, not looking right now. Just bought a kit (the Norma) and before I do anymore shopping, I need to learn more, both about playing and what's good and what's not. As you can see, I almost got snookered by the pretty red lipstick color, so I need some education. And that's why I'm here! Thanks!
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:50 PM
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That eBay kit appears to be from the early 90's HSS era and would be the Artist Classic series. Five-ply shells, consisting of inner/outer plies of Canadian Maple, with three inner mahogany plies. Yes, assembled in Taiwan, but nice drums.

Wait! I take back what I said about the HSS era. Those badges were black/gold and had "USA" on the bottom, which was very misleading.

-Mark
Mark your info is correct. Two badge types were used on imports during the HSS period. Black/silver oval without any country of origin and Black/gold with the lone (misleading) U.S.A. on the bottom.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:33 PM
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Mark your info is correct. Two badge types were used on imports during the HSS period. Black/silver oval without any country of origin and Black/gold with the lone (misleading) U.S.A. on the bottom.
slingerfan!

I was not aware of this. Thanks for educating me!

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