DW Acquires Slingerland

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DW Acquires Slingerland

Postby GoAndPractice » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:05 pm

https://musicplayers.com/2019/11/drum-w ... om-gibson/

Looking forward to this, assuming they keep the original formulas and make the shells in the US.
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Re: DW Acquires Slingerland

Postby piccupstix » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:25 pm

Whoa, hold the phone...that's some news!
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Re: DW Acquires Slingerland

Postby langmick » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:47 am

They should bring these Magnum Mega-Tom monsters back. Might not sell any but...

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Re: DW Acquires Slingerland

Postby drumpal » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:21 pm

I hope they make them like they did in the mid-1990s when Gibson owned them and they were made in Nashville, TN. Those drums were flawless. Gregg Bissonette had a signature kit from that era. Highly-regarded drum builder Sam Bacco, now the production manager of Craviotto drums, was in charge of building those Nashville-era Slingerlands. I would argue that they were just as good, if not better, than the best Gretsch kits. I wish I would have gotten one of those mid-1990s kits.

Anybody else remember those mid-1990s/Nashville-era Slingerlands?
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Re: DW Acquires Slingerland

Postby bensdrums » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:36 pm

drumpal wrote:Anybody else remember those mid-1990s/Nashville-era Slingerlands?

I haven't owned one, but one of the best drum kits I've ever heard was a set of Slings from that era. A drummer named Leif Bondarenko in Birmingham has one, and I've heard it in multiple venues. Always spectacular (Leif is also a great player, which of course has a lot to do with it). Sat in on that kit once or twice and always loved the sound of it.

At this point, what doesn't DW own though? Anyways, I hope they strive to retain a character and identity to the drums that goes beyond aesthetics... maybe kind of like what Bill Detamore and Steve Maxwell did recently bringing back the Dynasonic. Looking forward to hearing them in the future.

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