The Stone Custom Drum Niles shell pack has the heart and soul of a late-1970s Slingerland drum kit. In fact, it's a dead ringer. That's because the Niles' 5-ply shells are formed in the same molds Slingerland used for over half a century. With maple and poplar wood coming from the Great Lakes area and authentic reinforcement ring-less construction, they sing with the same brilliant attack and rich, open tone as the originals. They even look the part thanks to Slingerland-style appointments — Stick Saver hoops, bullet lugs, and amber-finished shell interiors. You truly won't find a production kit that comes as close to a classic Slingerland as the Stone Custom Drums Niles shell pack.