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Slingerland Drums

Production Start: 
1928

Slingerland was founded by Henry Heanon "H.H." Slingerland in 1912. The company started out importing ukuleles from Germany, but set up its own production because it could not meet demand. Soon, they produced their own banjos and ukuleles and eventually, also guitars (including electric guitars from 1936 or earlier). Production of drums was started in 1927 in answer to the entry of the Ludwig & Ludwig drum company into the banjo market. The first Slingerland drum kits came out in 1928.

Carmine Appice

Carmine Appice is an American rock drummer the older brother of drummer. He received a classical music training and was influenced by the jazz drumming of Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Appice is best known for his associations with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice.

Neal Smith

Neal Smith was the drummer for the rock group Alice Cooper from 1967 to 1974. It has been stated by Alice Cooper and Bob Ezrin that Smith would frequently call the Keith Moon and ask him how many drums he had. It was a priority of Smith's to always have one more drum than Moon. Alice Cooper confirmed this in an interview included in the video compilation "Prime Cuts".

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