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Old 06-17-2013, 05:10 PM
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Default 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!

John

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Old 06-17-2013, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: 60's Slingerland Marching Snare

That is the 60's 3 ply shell, maple/poplar/mahogany shell.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: 60's Slingerland Marching Snare

Hey thank you very much. That makes perfect sense.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:58 PM
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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"...

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:28 AM
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Default Re: 60's Slingerland Marching Snare

Here's a link to the Slingerland article on shells by DrCJW....
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Enjoy....
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:44 AM
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Cool thanks.
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