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iamjohn 06-17-2013 06:10 PM

60's Slingerland Marching Snare
Hi Guys,

I just picked up this mid-60's Slingerland "Super Tension" parade snare. It's in showroom condition.

I'm wondering if anyone knows what wood(s) these were made from. I checked out the Slingerland history here and looked through the catalog scans and those were very helpful. However, they don't get into the wood used and construction details.

It looks to me like the drum has at least an outer ply of maple and maple re-rings. However, I can't tell if there are plies of other wood in there. It seems like a pretty thin shell since the drum is pretty light for a 12" X 15".

Any info is appreciated. BTW, the drum sounds killer!


vintagemore2000 06-17-2013 06:12 PM

Re: 60's Slingerland Marching Snare
That is the 60's 3 ply shell, maple/poplar/mahogany shell.

iamjohn 06-17-2013 06:15 PM

Re: 60's Slingerland Marching Snare
Hey thank you very much. That makes perfect sense.

Roscoe 06-18-2013 11:58 PM

Re: 60's Slingerland Marching Snare
Very Nice.

I have a '65 in Gold Sparkle.

The "super tension" of yesteryear wasn't anything near today.
If you crank up these old gals the cast lugs tend to stress and
break apart.

Definitely detune if you are going to put on the shelf or in a case.

On that note, I use mine as a "Ballad Snare"...


kevins 06-19-2013 05:28 AM

Re: 60's Slingerland Marching Snare
Here's a link to the Slingerland article on shells by DrCJW....

iamjohn 06-19-2013 07:44 AM

Re: 60's Slingerland Marching Snare
Cool thanks.

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