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No. 12 Posted on Jun 21, 2013 5:46 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
paul wrote:
Thanks.

Slingerland has always made underappreciated snare drums, IMO. I love my RK, although I did switch the strainer for a Trick, and the stick saver hoops for diecasts.


I had Diecasts on the Snare before this Slingerland SSK, so the change in response and tone was noticeable beyond the fact that they were both COB Snare shells. I must be an odd one, though, as I did tend to like the Stick Savers for what they were.

It's a really nice drum, which is why I keep it where the big band rehearses. A drummer friend put me on to it on ebay. It's a modern drum from when Slingerland was in South Carolina.


Hmmm ... I never kept up to speed with Slingerland history, unfortunately - was that when Gretsch tried to keep them from dissolving?

I'd love to hear an 8x14 mahogany snare. That would be a powerful rock drum. Their chrome snares have always been really nice drums, too. Much better, IMO, than Gretsch metal snares.


I've been keeping an eye out ( well, a lazy eye, if you can pardon my expression ) for a match for that one model. It had excellent tone and was very, very responsive - as one expects from Concert Snare Drums. Funnily enough, I liked the two Slingerland Snares I've had the pleasure to play - one metal, one wooden. Nice stuff the whole way round.

I always liked my Gretsch COB, but the Slingerland Super Sound King was easy to tune, very responsive, full-bodied, and had terrific crack when you wanted. I felt at home with it. I think I had the 5x14" version. The drum sold me on parallel snares.

I don't have the dough for a Ludwig Bronze Super Sensitive, but I suspect that would equal or better the SSK . Irrespective: the SSK is a sentimental favorite -


OldFart edited on Jun 21, 2013 5:57 PM

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2050 Re:In praise of my snare drum Singlestroker 551 Jun 19, 2013 2:03 PM
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2037 Re:In praise of my snare drum Andy 370 Jun 20, 2013 5:09 AM
2058 Re:In praise of my snare drum paul 442 Jun 20, 2013 11:13 AM
2030 Re:In praise of my snare drum OldFart 659 Jun 20, 2013 7:35 PM
2039 Re:In praise of my snare drum paul 545 Jun 20, 2013 10:07 PM
2334 Re:In praise of my snare drum OldFart 1775 Jun 21, 2013 5:46 PM
2032 Re:In praise of my snare drum Singlestroker 350 Jun 21, 2013 3:15 AM
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