MY COLLECTION

Here are some photos of my personal collection.

 

Early 1930’s Sea Green Pearl Slingerland set. The tom tom on the right is a Leedy but matches perfectly. The set also has a 16x16, 9x13, and 5x14 Artist Model, all in Sea Green. The Slingerland Arch Rail is actually from the late 1930’s but it looks great with this set! This set was on display at the 2015 Chicago Drum Show. Matching green banjo!!

 

9x13 Slingerland Sea Green Pearl tom tom

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5x14 Slingerland Sea Green Pearl Artist Model with Tone Flange

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1930’s-40’s Sea Green Pearl Slingerland Radio King drum set. This one-of-a-kind drum set features a 14x24 bass drum that was expertly (and incredibly) cut down from a 14x26 or 28. During the late 1940’s, it was common to cut down bass drums to accommodate the growing trend toward smaller bass drums. The snare drum is from about 1940-41. It is a Krupa model 6.5x14 solid maple shell drum. The tom toms are 16x16 and 9x13.

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5x14 Slingerland Sea Green Pearl “Fancher Model” snare drum with Tone Flange. This drum features a solid mahogany shell and was named after famous rudimental drummer, Frank Fancher. Matching 14x28 bass drum and reproduction painted head.

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1930’s Leedy Green Pearl 5x14 Broadway Standard snare drum. Solid walnut or mahogany shell.This beauty was re-plated in “Nobby Gold” by Adrian Kirchler (AK Drums Italy).

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1930’s Green Pearl Leedy Broadway Standard. Solid mahogany or walnut shell.

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1930-32 Green Pearl Leedy Broadway Parallel

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1930’s Green Pearl 7x14 Leedy Broadway Parallel. This drum was actually re-wrapped years ago, using (most likely) a piece of Green Pearl from a bass drum. While I don’t advocate that practice, it certainly did produce a gorgeous drum!

 

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1930’s Green Pearl Gretsch 5x14 “Economy/Junior” snare drum

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Late 1920’s Liberty Sea Green Pearl 5x14 snare drum with Tone Flange. Little is known about the Liberty Musical Instrument Company. Around 1928, the company sold its drum making equipment to the Slingerland Banjo and Drum Company. This purchase most likely propelled Slingerland into drum manufacturing.

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1930’s Greenwood Pearl Carlton 5x14 snare drum. This snare drum was manufactured in England and features a thick solid Birch shell. The throw-off appears to be a Slingerland #967 or a copy of one.

 

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1930’s Green Pearl Leedy 9x13 tom tom

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1920’s “Gretsch American” Emerald Pearl drum set

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1929-34 Slingerland Rose Pearl drum set, banjo-ukelele and banjo

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1930’s Leedy Full Dress drum set and Sparkling Gold Banjo!