Gretsch snare drum dating
That being said some drums did get date stamped on the inside shell and that is the most accurate indication when a drum was made.
The problem was that the stamp was created with an ink that easily wiped off during routine cleanings!
Look at the bottom of your badge and note where the drum was manufactured.Slingerland is a drum manufacturer originally based out of Chicago, Ill., that has produced quality drum sets and snare drums since 1928.The drum brand was famously played by Buddy Rich, who's still considered one of the greatest drummers of all time.Slingerland drum company manufactured drums at many different locations throughout the years.For example, from 1928-61 their drums were manufactured in Chicago.
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