Unfortunatly the tension knob was missing when I got the drum but it is a 3 hole Rapid strainer. My Slingy snare with serial # 234706 Niles brass/black badge is a six lugger. the shell interior appears to be natural unpainted mahogany.The red glass glitter wrap is the darker shade of red which usually means that it is the "reversable" wrap with the dark blue (almost purple) glass glitter on the reverse side. I would like to find a tension knob for it and would also like to know what it's ballpark value is. I've had it for 20 years and have mostly kept it in case except when playing it with my cheap-ass TKO kit.Here are links to the different Slingerland Drum Company History sections on this web site.
The fifty years from Ludwig’s inception in 1909 to the early 1960s deserves its own article, so in order to give you the most pertinent information for dating, we’ll be looking at drums from the early '60s onwards.
Unlike the many components and changing particulars which make dating a guitar difficult, a few key, consistent elements make identifying a drum’s year of manufacture much easier.
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We have Slingerland Drum Finishes, Slingerland Drum Badges, Slingerland Drum Set Catalog Pages, Slingerland Snare Drum Catalog Pages and the Best Slingerland History Section ever on Slingerland Drums by our resident expert Dr CJW.
It has been documented that a box of drum badges could turn up that are older and were used up so there was no waste.
In many cases new serial number badges were put on top of older serial number badges which puts a newer drum with an older badge.
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You can also find other Slingerland items in the My Collection pages of the web site.
To my knowledge,only the Shelbyville badged drums used oak re rings.