Up for sale is this simply spectacular Slingerland Duet 14N factory matched set in black diamond pearl! 20/20/16/13/12 with two snares, all sporting the classic Gold & Black Niles badges. BDP matching 14 snare is a 6 lug deluxe student model with new snare wires and heads. Chrome over brass 14 snare is an 8 lug sound king with zoomatic throw (good amount of pitting on the throw), original snare wires and new heads.
Set features chrome over brass stick saver hoops and new heads on all shells. Very minor pitting on chrome hardware, mostly on the leg mounts and thumb screws, otherwise super clean. All shells are in-round with the milk chocolate wash interiors and appear to be 3 ply with reinforcement rings. Most shells stamped with the P indicating they were destined a pearl wrap but no date stamps are apparent. All bearing edges are original and in great shape. Some ply separation visible here and there, but very minor. Shells tune up great and sound huge! Wrap is original, tight with only little fading. A little bit of discoloring on the floor tom wrap seam, but no lifting anywhere.
Hardware included is the double tom setomatic mount stand, rocket snare stand, hi-hat stand and two cymbal stands. Sorry, no bass drum pedals included. All hardware is pretty pitted, but perfectly functional. Throwing in this hardware at no cost towards the asking price of the set.
Matching serial numbers are:
BDP 14 Snare #147432
COB 14 Snare #231476
Here’s a link to the original catalog page.