Slingerland Yellowjacket pedal acquisition

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  1. RickP

    RickP Guest

    AABDCC16-AB60-46F1-87F2-A6665F143A69.jpeg I have been looking for one of these since they were new back in the late 70’s . One of our local shops had one in stock back then and I was so impressed with the feel of this pedal . I am aware these were only made in the yellow version for two years or so . This particular pedal is still surprisingly smooth and will go great with my 80n kit . Big thanks to Treviso for finding this for me .
     
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    Tama CW Very well Known Member

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    Just saw one of these pedals pop up from a 1962 Slingerland kit. That style pedal and other gear were being parted out on Ebay a couple weeks ago. Cool looking BDP kit too with original hardware, bongoes, cymbals, and cases.
     
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    mattmalloy66 Very well Known Member

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    I have one that I bought new around`81, so it was the black version. First new pedal I ever bought. It was the only pedal I used for years, until about `99.
    Still have it and still use it from time to time.
     
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    Gunnellett Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking for a yellowjacket for a while but they just don't pop up locally.
     
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    sksmith-1 Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a black Yellowjacket a couple of months ago for my COW 80N also, Rick.
    I'll be hitting you up in a couple of weeks for the stands!!
    Steve
     
  6. RickP

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    Hey Steve
    I have three of the Buddy Rich Stands now if you want a third one added .
     
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    sksmith-1 Well-Known Member

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    RickP,
    Yes, I would be interested!
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
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    Sent you a PM
     
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    mlayton Night Creature

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    Nice acquisition there Rick! Always fun to find the goodies to go with our vintage kits.
     
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    The "S" hook and bearing from the Yellow Jacket is a great upgrade for the Tempo King pedals! Here's a picture of my modified TK, using these parts from a donor Yellow Jacket that was beyond repair.

    -Mark
     

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    Here's my custom/one-off "Red" Jacket. I bought this from an Ebay auction on a whim. It was in pretty bad shape and needed an overhaul. The original yellow paint was about half gone so I decided to customize the color to match my Slingerland red sparkle kit. It's built like a tank. Has a very different feel than my other pedals (Axis A and DW 5000 strap-drive).
     
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    That red one looks great.
    Does anybody have a parts breakdown diagram for these Yellow Jacket pedals?
    I would like to take mine apart and rebuild it.
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
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    JDZ Asst. Manager, rhythm section

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    Big fan of the yellowjacket here. I gigged mine steady for 23 yrs before it failed...…..on the last song of a set. Here is the component that failed. Eventually, I found some parts and rebuilt it.

    Use caution when buying a used pedal for this reason. Always check if the holes are being elongated. yellowjacket.JPG

    Dave
     
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    some before and after pics of my Yellow Jacket refurb. !!!44.jpg !!!444.jpg !!!4444.jpg !!!444444.jpg !!!4444444.jpg !!!444444444.jpg
     
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    Very nice refurb. I'm jealous!
     

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