Slingerland Avantes 
Here's the photo of the set as shown on ebay.
Here's the photo of the set as shown on ebay.
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It's very hard to see with all the chrome against chrome, but there are TWO Set-O-Matic tom holders here. A double holder is facing away, and a single is facing the camera.
It's very hard to see with all the chrome against chrome, but there are TWO Set-O-Matic tom holders here. A double holder is facing away, and a single is facing the camera.
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The Slingerland black and silver badge. Slingerland has always had a knack for understated badges.
The Slingerland black and silver badge. Slingerland has always had a knack for understated badges.
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Here's another shot from the ebay add showing the twin 'Matics.
Here's another shot from the ebay add showing the twin 'Matics.
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Here's how they look, right out of the box. Notice no resonant (bottom) heads on ANY of the drums.
Here's how they look, right out of the box. Notice no resonant (bottom) heads on ANY of the drums.
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Here they are from the front. The maple interior plies are clearly visible.
Here they are from the front. The maple interior plies are clearly visible.
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A shot from the
A shot from the "driver's seat." That 12" tom is a WAYS away. Also not the paper towel taped to the tom to kill overtones. Well, to kill ALL tone, really.
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Floor tom, no flash
Floor tom, no flash
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Interior of 12
Interior of 12" tom, no flash, but plenty of yummy maple.
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