30 years is a long time. For my high school graduation, I was given a 7 piece Slingerland Magnum Force drum set. Pretty cool stuff at the time. Because it was a gift I didn’t have input as to the features it came with so unfortunately, the toms came single headed. They are heavy, three ply maple shells, but without the bottom heads, they just couldn’t produce the overtones and timbre of standard drum set toms. Result: they have a concert tom sound. They are very resonate drums however and I’m considering restoring them. Because it will be costly and time consuming I’m publicly blogging the entire project and collecting as much information from readers as possible.
It’s possible what I have is something different than what I thought I had. The posted image is what I thought I was getting in 1983, however, what I got didn’t look exactly like this. There are similarities and after 30 years, perhaps, it’s not really that important.