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Old 07-03-2020, 04:48 PM
ConvertedLudwigPLayer ConvertedLudwigPLayer is offline
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Default Slingerland Blue Flame

I picked up a Slingerland Blue Flame kit today. 20, 12, 13, 16 with the 3 line chrome snare. It came with a Slingerland pedal, flat based cymbal stand, and white top throne, a newer snare stand, and a 22" Zildjian A cymbal. A magnet did not stick to the snare shell and it has the long oval washers inside the drum, so I am assuming it is brass. It has the double tom post where the times are relatively close together.

It is in pretty good shape, but has a couple of areas where the wrap was bumped. I will probably tear it all apart and really detail it at some point.

It is complete as far as hardware goes. But, I do need to find an inlay for one of the 20" bass drum hoops. Does anyone have an original one? I saw a hoop with one on eBay, but would rather just pick up the inlay if possible.

I will post some picks after I get it cleaned up a bit.
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Old 07-03-2020, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland Blue Flame

Sounds like a later 60's/early 70's "Modern Solo 2R". Looking forward to some pictures.
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Old 07-03-2020, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland Blue Flame

Please post a "before" picture of the drums just as they are when you bought them. Your spiffing up will be more dramatic that way.
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Old 07-03-2020, 06:25 PM
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Please post a "before" picture of the drums just as they are when you bought them. Your spiffing up will be more dramatic that way.
They are in pretty good shape already, but I did notice quite a bit of pitting on spur mounts.
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Old 07-05-2020, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland Blue Flame

If it has the 3 lines & is 60's. 70's then the Snare is COB...

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Old 07-05-2020, 06:04 PM
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If it has the 3 lines & is 60's. 70's then the Snare is COB...

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John
What I came in to say. I just finished disassembling and cleaning mine, they sound quite good!
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Old 07-05-2020, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland Blue Flame

The COB Gene Krupa Sound King snare drum is an excellent drum! It was Slingerland's bread-and-butter snare drum, beginning in the early 60's and included as the standard snare drum with thousands of kits! I've had close to a dozen of them over the decades and have always preferred the shells that have rounded bearing edges and aluminum lug backing plates. Having COB hoops is also a nice addition, but the COS hoops that came immediately after are just as nice.

I currently have a '70-'71 that still has the shell I like and goes with my same-year Modern Solo in original Sparkling Purple Pearl!

I also have an early 60's, first-generation, Sound King that has the smooth shell...no lines! It will be used with my recently acquired 1965 Modern Solo set!

-Mark

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Old 07-06-2020, 07:20 AM
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Anxious to see that newly acquired Slingerlland set.
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Old 07-06-2020, 02:28 PM
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Thanks everyone!

The backing plates were throwing me off, as I don't recall them being on another Slingerland snare I had.

It is still sitting to be cleaned up. I am trying to finish the 1967 Ludwig OBP kit I picked up about 10 days ago. Then I will start on the Slingy.
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Old 07-06-2020, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: Slingerland Blue Flame

please be generous with pics
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