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If BD switched to Ludwig, they'd have used Yamaha, Dynasty, Pearl, System Blue and Ludwig in the last 20+ years.  That's almost a full bingo card.

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If BD switched to Ludwig, they'd have used Yamaha, Dynasty, Pearl, System Blue and Ludwig in the last 20+ years.  That's almost a full bingo card. Mike

System Blue was selling hard goods (horns and drums) as well. The horn company in China they'd been using just shut their doors, so that avenue was dead. It's a good move for Conn Selmer, to be sure,

COOOOOONNNNNNNNNN! I don't know why.

1 hour ago, MikeN said:

If BD switched to Ludwig, they'd have used Yamaha, Dynasty, Pearl, System Blue and Ludwig in the last 20+ years.  That's almost a full bingo card.

Mike

just missed Premier. were they Slingerland ever back in the day?

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44 minutes ago, Jeff Ream said:

just missed Premier. were they Slingerland ever back in the day?

They used Slingerland pre 1976. I'm not sure how long. This is from 1975.

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43 minutes ago, Jeff Ream said:

just missed Premier. were they Slingerland ever back in the day?

They did use Premier snares in 1989 - the Yamaha free floaters weren't done yet.  

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Whatever happened with Slingerland marching percussion?

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5 hours ago, jwillis35 said:

Whatever happened with Slingerland marching percussion?

The same thing that happened to their drum sets. The quality and the brand died years ago. Drum Workshop owns the Slingerland name now.

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13 hours ago, Slingerland said:

The tubs they've been playing the last few seasons (their own branded gear) was not exactly top of the line, and their staff was fine with it. Ludwig's drums are "me too's" the same way that Dynasty was (BD played them as well), so there shouldn't be any issues. Plus, reef down a Kevlar head and tape the snares, and they're all pretty much the same from 20 yards away.

Plus, no no one's sacrificing anything to get Musser's instruments.  It's a good move for Conn Selmer and for BD as well, as it saves some face following the implosion of their hardware division.

It isn't hard to find a line of percussion equipment better than the System Blue stuff. It just didn't sound good. As you also mentioned, BD cranks the crap out of their snare drums anyway. You might actually be able to hear the tenor line on the field next season though. I thought the SB tenors were especially weak in their projection.

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7 hours ago, jwillis35 said:

Whatever happened with Slingerland marching percussion?

Neil Peart found Tama

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19 hours ago, Jeff Ream said:

just missed Premier. were they Slingerland ever back in the day?

Premier is technically still around, so there's still time for that one. They'll just need Mapex and Tama to make the clean sweep then!

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On 4/29/2020 at 3:22 PM, KenDrum said:

They used Slingerland pre 1976. I'm not sure how long. This is from 1975.

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Lol as Westshoremen bought these unis after 1975 season and used them for 3 seasons. Just changed the pants stripe and used our old shakos (which were exactly the same as what you see here).

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