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 07-25-2011, 10:19 PM
stew stew is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3
Default Slingerland Slap Shot Parts??

Hello all, first time poster with a question. I have a Slingerland snare drum that my parents purchased new for me in grade school in roughly 1980. It is 14" x 6" with 12 lugs but I am unsure of the model. It has a 501xxx serial number with the Niles, Ill badge. It is a wood shell, fairly thick multiple layers, with a chrome over wrap.

My question is, the slap shot snare mechanism has broken and I am looking for parts (if possible) to fix it. The plastic guide piece that the slap shot slides up and down on has broken. Any ideas if this is repairable? Would a another mechanism work?

Any help would be appreciated. I tried the search feature but did not find anything. If pictures would help, I can take them tomorrow. I haven't played since having kids and now they are wanting me to play again. Would love to get this drum back up and running. Thanks.
__________________
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got no swing
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-26-2011, 01:40 AM
MIKEY777 MIKEY777 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ORANGE ,CA
Posts: 5,003
Default Re: Slingerland Slap Shot Parts??

Quote:
Originally Posted by stew View Post
Hello all, first time poster with a question. I have a Slingerland snare drum that my parents purchased new for me in grade school in roughly 1980. It is 14" x 6" with 12 lugs but I am unsure of the model. It has a 501xxx serial number with the Niles, Ill badge. It is a wood shell, fairly thick multiple layers, with a chrome over wrap.

My question is, the slap shot snare mechanism has broken and I am looking for parts (if possible) to fix it. The plastic guide piece that the slap shot slides up and down on has broken. Any ideas if this is repairable? Would a another mechanism work?

Any help would be appreciated. I tried the search feature but did not find anything. If pictures would help, I can take them tomorrow. I haven't played since having kids and now they are wanting me to play again. Would love to get this drum back up and running. Thanks.
Hi, Photo's would help Slingerland used a few type's of strainers on the snare drum...I have alot of these parts just need to know what strainer you have on your drum..Your snare shell is 5 ply maple these are great sounding drums...Mikey
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-26-2011, 02:24 PM
tamadrm tamadrm is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,289
Default Re: Slingerland Slap Shot Parts??

If that is a 5 ply 12 lug drum,it very well may be a TDR strainer.I have a Slingerland 12 lug laquered brass Spitfire model and it has a TDR strainer on it,which I think is the best strainer Slingerland ever made.But like Mikey said photos please,and welcome to the forum

Steve B
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-26-2011, 02:54 PM
equipmentdork equipmentdork is offline
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 142
Default Re: Slingerland Slap Shot Parts??

That plastic piece is the Achilles heel of the whole system. Over time, that plastic either wears down or breaks. Luckily, a TDR throw/butt fits the Slapshot holes perfectly, so see if you can track one down. I thought I saw one on eBay.

I actually have an 8x14 Magnum snare, and when the throw failed, I had Precision Drum install a Tama Freedom throw. I don't regret it for a second!




Dan
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-26-2011, 09:38 PM
stew stew is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3
Default Re: Slingerland Slap Shot Parts??

Thanks for the replies. Here are some pics I took today.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/d...w/IMG_1501.jpg

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/d...w/IMG_1502.jpg

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/d...w/IMG_1503.jpg

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/d...w/IMG_1505.jpg

Hopefully these illustrate the issue. Sorry, I am having difficulty getting the picture to show in the post.
__________________
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got no swing

Last edited by stew; 07-26-2011 at 09:41 PM. Reason: Bad picture links
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-27-2011, 02:04 AM
MIKEY777 MIKEY777 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ORANGE ,CA
Posts: 5,003
Default Re: Slingerland Slap Shot Parts??

Hi, I think i have the parts you need and a complete strainer i will look in my shop later today i let you know...Mikey
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-29-2011, 07:56 AM
stew stew is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3
Default Re: Slingerland Slap Shot Parts??

Excellent, thanks for the help.
__________________
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got no swing
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 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign