The second notable feature is the superbly elaborate parallel snare mechanism.
Dave Brown again: “The DuAll’s uniqueness came from its snare mechanism, a parallel action allowing both ends of the snare to be lifted or lowered at the same time. This invention didn’t go down well with Ludwig & Ludwig as it infringed the patent on their ‘Super’ strainer.
“Ludwig took Slingerland to court, Slingerland lost the case and had to stop production of the DuAll drums. This is why not many have survived today and these drums are some of the rarest models Slingerland ever produced. For that reason alone, one would grace any Slingerland collection.”
Vintage Gear continues each month in Rhythm Magazine.