Can someone help me out

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Post Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:17 pm

I might be buying one of these snares: http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-WFL-Ludwig- ... ZWDVWQQrdZ
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http://cgi.ebay.com/1960s-vintage-Sling ... ssPageName
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-14-Slingerl ... yZ119014QQ
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Are any of these very good? I don't really know much about vintage drums but these are
some of the ones I found on ebay that I liked and thought I could get a good deal for.
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Post Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:14 am

I would go with either of the Slingerlands. The Ludwig is a single-tension marching drum that will have a low, boxy sound and would not be good for drumset playing. The metal shell Krupa Slingerland is nice but it looks like the muffler has been replaced and the bottom hoop is not original, but for the price, is a nice drum. The wood shell drum is nice too and looks to be all original, including the strainer, but it has been refinished. Both are esentially the same drum with different shells. If I had to decide, I'd go with the wood shell Slingerland, I have a Leedy Shelly Manne 5.5x14 version of that drum and it sounds great, a nice warm sound. All are quality drums though, but either of the Slingerlands would be better for drumset playing.
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vincemie
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Post Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:54 am

i have the slingerland cob. its a nice drum but listen carefully to me right now, they are not very practical in most playing situations because they both have zoomatic strainers. the snare tension knob easily becomes loose when playing medium or heavy at all. half way through a song if you are hitting the drum hard( and by hard i dont mean metal just with some ooooomph ) the snare will get too loose and will turn itself off making your snare sound like a tom, ther are solutions out there for this problem, i dont know how well they work but heres more info

http://www.prestoplate.com/zoomatic_info_page.html
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Post Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:56 am

The Zoomatic strainer was Slingerlands Achilles heal just for the reasons you mentioned, it doesn't stay engaged or loosens and can be finicky. You can replace the strainer to a more modern models but DO NOT drill any additional holes. The Leedy I have has the 3-point strainer and it has the same problem, it loosens while playing.