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FDP Forum / I'd Hit It! - Drums and Percussion / Is slingerland done?

Larry B.


Aug 28th, 2012 08:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I read somewhere that the Gibson company has finally succeeded in killing the Slingerland name.

Is this true? I also heard that there might be some other parties interested in taking over the Slingerland name with the aim of reviving the brand. Is there any truth to this as well?


Larry B.


Aug 28th, 2012 08:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As I understand it, the Gibson company bought the name, had most of the products were made here in the US, and then the did nothing to promote the line, and then I heard they just wanted to kill the line. I mean Levon Helm played them as did others. If this is all true, why do it. So much for loyalty to one of Gibson's own subsidiaries.

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Aug 29th, 2012 05:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I hadn't heard about this but hope it's not true. Hopefully others will chime in on this one.



Oct 9th, 2012 09:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just picked up a beautiful set of 1964 Slingerland Radio King's finished in Gold Flame Pearl for our bandroom practice kit. Awesome sounding and looking drums!! I hope Gibson doesn't kill such a legacy. But then GM killed Pontiac over Buick so who knows...

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Dec 3rd, 2012 03:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“hope it's not true.”

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