Slingerland Bass Info

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  1. leray1

    leray1 Well-Known Member

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    Looking for info on this bass. It's late 50s, 22x12, the hardware has been spray painted. Anyone know what it's made of, how many plies, is this the original finish, etc.?
     

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    3 ply drum. Outer ply appears mahogany, or possibly maple if re-finished. If re-finished this would be easy to tell with the hoops off. Looks to be an old marching drum.
    I don't know about the innermost ply but most of the day were a combo of either mahogany-poplar-mahogany, or maple-poplar-mahogany.
     
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    I have seen a 50's single-tension Slingerland bass that was an outer mahogany ply over a Masonite shell, with re-rings. It had hoop mounted spurs.
    Strangest thing I ever saw.
    Steve
     

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