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Old 09-15-2019, 10:54 PM
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Default Re: Latest Score: Kent Snare

Originally Posted by thejohnlec View Post
Looks like Oyster Black to me. I believe those Oyster wraps were unique to Kent, so that would be a cool score. I have this exact snare and finish - see pic. Kent is a cool entry in drum history. The strainer will definitely be a challenge to track down!
That's exactly what I have. Same color. I thought it was rare. I understand about the strainer. From what I read, they were poorly designed and often broke, just like the one on the drum now. I purchased a Pearl strainer and butt plate that I'll install, and yes, I realize it will cause extra holes, but it's a player's drum and not a museum piece. I have some oyster black that can be used to cover the holes. Not an exact match, but close.

Problem is, I find myself checking out Kent drumsets for sale now. There's a blue sparkle set not far from here.
'01 DW Collectors, Oyster White, 10/12/14/16/22
'64 Slingerland, 13/16/20/22 (to be restored)
'65 Leedy, Blue Sparkle, 12/14/20
'67 Ludwig, Burgundy Sparkle, 12/13/16/22
'73 Slingerland, Sky Blue Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Slingerland, Red Tiger Pearl, 12/13/16/16/22
'74 Slingerland Gold Sparkle, 13/14/18/24
'72 Rogers, Black Strata, 13/16/22
'60's Stewart, Gold Glass Glitter, 12/13/16/22
'00's Tama Swingstar, White Satin Flame, 12/13/16/22

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