Slingerland Radio King converted rock set with Rogers snare, cymbals, hardware, throne, everything! $995.00
White marine pearl Slingerland Radio King drum set from the late 1940’s. Over the years it was converted to a rock set. Evidence of the updating is as follows:
The bass drum rim has filled holes where the old spike hardware used to be. New spikes were added sometime in the early 60’s I think. They are mounted through the shell. I have the front wooden rim and the tuners, so all it needs is a head if you want one in the front. The dual tom tom mount hardware on the bass drum has been changed it seems by the holes under the present flange that are hidden but tell me there was another mount previously.
The dual tom toms have filled holes where hardware was removed – probably the felt dampeners that adjusted the tone somewhat. Also, different mounts for the previous bass drum mount I’m assuming.
The floor tom has the least amount of change over the years. Perhaps, however, the legs were added at sometime?
All of the toms are missing the bottom rims and threaded tuning-rods. The lugs are there, however. This was typical of many rock sets. I never had them and never changed anything over the 40+ years I’ve owned the set. I changed pedals, cymbals, hi-hats, etc. but nothing on the Slingerland Radio King set. Only cleaned and polished.
There are no badges. The wraps have yellowed with age and have some dings and evidence of provenance. See pictures.
This is a great live drum set and also for recording. It includes:
BASS DRUM – 24” X 14” DEEP W/SPIKES & MOUNT FOR 2 TOM TOMS
(2) TOM TOMS – 13” X 9” DEEP
FLOOR TOM – 16” X 16” DEEP
TO COMPLETE THE SET ARE THE FOLLOWING
PREMIER 0204 BASS DRUM PEDAL
SOUND PRECISION SNARE STAND
1962 ROGER’S RED SPARKLE 14” X 5” HOLIDAY SNARE DRUM
20” SABIAN CRASH RIDE CYMBAL
16”/ 40CM ZILDJIAN THIN CRASH CYMBAL
10” ZILDJIAN CRASH CYMBAL
PAISTE 15” GIANT BEAT HIHAT TOP
PAISTE 15” GIANT BEAT HIHAT BOTTOM
DW 5000 HIHAT STAND W/BEARING HINGE
SOUND PRECISION 12” THRONE
YAMAHA CYMBAL STAND W/(2) BRANCH STANDS
ROCK BOOM CYMBAL STAND
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