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Early 40’s Slingerland Radio King Snare Wood Hardware

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I have this great vintage snare with original heads in great condition. I haven’t had it appraised yet, but thought some of you may know more about it and be interested. My end goal is to sell it.

Posted on 6 years ago
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Looks like a WW2 era Rolling Bomber. Very nice.

Posted on 6 years ago
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sksmith2500;423608

Looks like a WW2 era Rolling Bomber. Very nice.

Thanks, that confirms what a couple others have said. I'm hoping to get the formal appraisal soon with more details, because I can't find anything quite like it. -Seth

Posted on 6 years ago
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gretschrb13;423631

Hi Seth,

sent you a PM. I'm interested in buying the snare to complete a Rolling Bomber set I'm working on.

Thanks, I wasn't able to reply to your message, it said you don't have that enabled on your account, but I just replied to your email address that was listed. Thanks.

Posted on 6 years ago
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Traveler;423605

I have this great vintage snare with original heads in great condition. I haven’t had it appraised yet, but thought some of you may know more about it and be interested. My end goal is to sell it.

Some members here have these, some members (like me)would like to have these. You wont have any trouble ID`ing it or selling it here.

In the Slingerland catalog section, you`ll find it advertised in a catalog from the years they ran.

The wood is because of the metal restrictions of those war years. Ludwig has them too.

Batter head`s been changed, but that`s expected no value drop. Maybe the hoops were re-worked, the inlay fade is not the same as the shell. The resonate hoop is larger than the batter hoop, indicated by the splay of the tension rods. I`m not a Ludwig guy so I can`t explain that.

It`s a drum,.....Hit It !!

.....76/#XK9207 Phonic Sound Machine D454/D-505 snares !i
Posted on 6 years ago
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You can`t move a snare hoop because of the strainer as you can with the batter hoop so the clips will always grab the same spot.

It`s a drum,.....Hit It !!

.....76/#XK9207 Phonic Sound Machine D454/D-505 snares !i
Posted on 6 years ago
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Hi Traveler, nice snare. Like OB said, if your looking to sell it, you have a yer right here. Let us know.

Michael

No Guru - I just love collecting & learning about vintage drums!

Some of my favorites from the kits in the collection
58 WFL New Yorker Blue Sparkle
67 Ludwig Hollywood Red Psychedelic
69 Ludwig Standard Red Ruby Strata
70's Ludwig BOP "Ringo" Kit

A few of my favorite snares
20's Leedy Black Elite
51 Leedy & Ludwig Knob Tension
58 WFL Buddy Rich Classic Blue Sparkle
63 Walberg & Auge Sea Blue Agave Green Pearl
66 Leedy Shelly Manne Blue Agate Pearl
Posted on 6 years ago
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OddBall;423673

Some members here have these, some members (like me)would like to have these. You wont have any trouble ID`ing it or selling it here.

In the Slingerland catalog section, you`ll find it advertised in a catalog from the years they ran.

The wood is because of the metal restrictions of those war years. Ludwig has them too.

Batter head`s been changed, but that`s expected no value drop. Maybe the hoops were re-worked, the inlay fade is not the same as the shell. The resonate hoop is larger than the batter hoop, indicated by the splay of the tension rods. I`m not a Ludwig guy so I can`t explain that.

That's helpful, thanks for your reply. I'll certainly be selling it, just awaiting an appraisal and hope to be able to list it soon. Thanks again.

Posted on 6 years ago
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Just a quick update on the snare. I've checked with a couple places specifically along with several drum shops and people, and the range of fair market value is between $1000-1500. One guy appraised it around $1200, a couple others lower or higher, all within that range, most of them basing it off of pictures and my description.

It is solid 1-ply maple. I'll post another pic here of the inside. I'm seriously interested in selling it, but still determining an asking price and how to move forward with it. It's such a unique item, it's hard to let go of!

Posted on 6 years ago
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