Slingerland Drum Kits
Slingerland is a famous drum brand which was well respected amongst jazz drummers of the 1930s and 40s, as well as having a great deal of success through the 1960s and early 70s.
The brand is currently owned by Gibson, but there are still many vintage Slingerland drum kits available.
Differences between vintage and modern kits
- Vintage Slingerland kits can command high prices, with a vast difference between models. For many drummers the only way to obtain the vintage sound they want is by playing on a genuine vintage drum kit. There are plenty of vintage Slingerland drum kits available, with many being in great condition due to the high levels of build quality and materials used.
- Modern kits offer a more affordable way to own a Slingerland drums and provide modern features that players now expect. Reproductions of classic Slingerland kits such as the Broadway, Gene Krupa Signature or Radio King snares offer the same look and feel of the vintage models, but with a modern build process. Whether you are searching for vintage authenticity, or just wanting to experience the Slingerland sound, there are many options available
The benefits of owning a Slingerland drum kit
- Durability – With vintage Slingerland drum kits from the 1930s to the 1970s still available in outstanding condition, you can drum away knowing that you have a kit which is built to last
- Heritage brand – The Slingerland brand is equally well known for its jazz heritage of the 30s and 40s, as with countless rock bands of the 60s and 70s. Buying a Slingerland drum kit puts you in the company of some of the world’s greatest drummers.
- Selection of finishes – Available in a selection of finishes to suit your style
- Variety of genres – Slingerland kits are available in a variety of set ups which are well suited to a range of musical genres
- Budget – Whether you are looking for a legendary Slingerland jazz drum kit from the 1930s or a more modern incarnation, there are a range of Slingerland kits available, enabling drummers of all budgets to enjoy playing a real Slingerland kit
- Spare parts – Slingerland drums are compatible with many other drum brands, making it easy to maintain and repair your kit