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Vintage 40's Era Slingerland Radio King Drums WMP - $2,650 (Santa Fe/Albuq)

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Cerrillos Road near Airport Road
make / manufacturer: Slingerland
model name / number: Radio King
size / dimensions: 24" 16" 13" 7x14"
I’ve owned this kit for about 45 years now!

14x24' Bass Drum, 16x16' Floor Tom, 9x13' Rack Tom 7x14' Solid Shell Snare Drum.

Original White Marine Pearl Wrap 40’s Cloud Badge era kit consists of a 7x14' solid shell snare drum. In the wonders never cease category, it has a working clam shell strainer! The top hoop has the engraved (stamped?) RK logo.

I never had the original snare wires. The drum has a quite new set of Puresound’s. (Note: the snare stand in the photo is not part of the sale.) Original internal muffler works great. Heads are Aquarian, American vintage (medium) on the batter side and a clear Aquarian snare side.

Tuning rod washers: I replaced the metal ones with ‘plastic’. I still have a bag with the originals.

The virgin kick is 14x24'.
Note the period correct (original ??) spurs. I never felt like they were too effective so I purchased a set of DW clamp-on replacements. While obviously not original, the DW's do work great.

Both sets of spurs are included. The kick comes with two calf heads. I left the reso calf in place and replaced the batter side with an Aquarian Performance II. (The other calf head will go with the kit.)

Tuning rod washers: I replaced the metal ones with ‘plastic’. I still have a bag with the originals.

The ‘rack’ tom is 9x13'. The top hoop has the RK logo. While this drum does have the original hoop clamp mount, I never use it. I didn’t want to ‘mess up’ the kick drum hoop. ( The DW snare stand pictured holding the 13" tom is NOT included with the kit!) Aquarian heads, a medium and thin..both coated. Original internal muffler works great.

Tuning rod washers: I replaced the metal ones with ‘plastic’. I still have a bag with the originals.

The 16x16' floor Tom. Someone stole some of the parts from this drum! The ‘borrowed’ items included just some of the tuning rods.

The original straight radio king floor tom legs are included, although legs shown in one of the photo's are newer after market.

Likewise for the tuning rods. You can find vintage, nickel-plated period rods but, I didn’t want to pay the price. I replaced all of them with new, chrome plated rods. I forget how many of the original rods I have but whatever I have will be included.

Original internal muffler works great. Oh, same thing for tuning rod washers: I replaced the metal ones with ‘plastic’. I still have a bag with the originals. Heads: batter Aquarian Vintage thin; American Vintage medium clear on the reso side.

I have lots of photos that I took during the rehab process. I included one showing many parts from the kick. Every nut, bolt, washer, lug, tuning rod, and the white marine pearl, was cleaned an polished - on every drum.

This kit is quite a survivor, floor tom parts not withstanding.

Serious inquiries only please.
Not Interested in trades!!
Local Cash in Person Transaction.
Not Interested in Shipping anywhere!

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