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Old 09-23-2019, 11:57 AM
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Default Re: 1953/1956 Slingerland Radio King Be Bop

A vintage cocktail kit. Cool! Even though there seems to have been a market for cocktail kits over the decades, in my 73 years I have seen them being used on a gig perhaps 2 or 3 times. Most cocktail kits tend to have a smaller snare drum attached directly to the floor tom/bass drum to meet the original goal which was an ultra compact easy to use, easy to set up kit taking up minimum space in bars and cocktail lounges. Most were intended for playing while standing. This setup is obviously intended for sitting. I have even seen a few which eliminated the snare altogether and had snares under the top head of the floor tom. Of course the weakness of that approach was the need to release the snares to get a tom sound. Was this kit referred to as a Be Bop kit by Slingerland?
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: 1953/1956 Slingerland Radio King Be Bop

Only thing I have found so far. 1955 catalog page.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:34 PM
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Default Re: 1953/1956 Slingerland Radio King Be Bop

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Only thing I have found so far. 1955 catalog page.
Very interesting.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: 1953/1956 Slingerland Radio King Be Bop

Badge and accessory box etc...
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:02 PM
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Default Re: 1953/1956 Slingerland Radio King Be Bop

Very cool! Glad you posted these
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:40 PM
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Cool Re: 1953/1956 Slingerland Radio King Be Bop

Thumbs up!! Major mojo emanating!!

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Old 09-24-2019, 11:58 AM
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Default Re: 1953/1956 Slingerland Radio King Be Bop

Now that is just too cool of a kit!

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Old 09-24-2019, 01:57 PM
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Default Re: 1953/1956 Slingerland Radio King Be Bop

That is just supercool...suit and tie mandatory.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: 1953/1956 Slingerland Radio King Be Bop

Great to see... Thanks for posting..

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