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Used Slingerland Gene Krupa Signature COB 14x5 Snare Drum 70s

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  • Used Slingerland Gene Krupa Signature COB 14x5 Snare Drum  70s
  • Used Slingerland Gene Krupa Signature COB 14x5 Snare Drum  70s
  • Used Slingerland Gene Krupa Signature COB 14x5 Snare Drum  70s
  • Used Slingerland Gene Krupa Signature COB 14x5 Snare Drum  70s
  • Used Slingerland Gene Krupa Signature COB 14x5 Snare Drum  70s

Topshelf Instruments

Used Slingerland Gene Krupa Signature COB 14x5 Snare Drum 70s

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Slingerland Gene Krupa Signature Sound King chrome over brass snare drum, 70s vintage. You don't see a whole heap of vintage Slingerland snares around these parts, which is a shame, because they're nice! This is a very high quality COB snare: it sounds warm and bright without being harsh, it's very responsive and musical and has a perfect 'snap' to it. The chrome has held up very well over the years, it's in good shape. The throw-off is sturdy and works perfectly. The stick-saver rounded hoops are solid enough to hold tune well but still let the shell sing. This is a truly versatile vintage snare that'll hold up for another 40 years easily!

Manufacturer: Slingerland
Model:  Gene Krupa Sound King Snare
Size: 14" x 5"
Lugs: 8
Year: 1970-77 (black & silver Niles badge, serial 45550)
Made in: Niles, IL, USA
Finish: Chrome
Shell construction: Chrome over brass
Hoops: 'Stick saver' round-over hoops
Mods: none (as best we can tell)
Batter head: Remo Ambassador coated, new
Resonant head: Slingerland branded snare reso, possibly original

Condition notes: No major scratches or dings. Shell is in round. Chrome is in great condition with vey little noticeable aging. Throw-off and internal dampener work fine. Tunes up easily, no issues with lugs or tension rods. Overall: excellent condition.