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Old 09-12-2017, 09:55 AM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is offline
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Default Re: Star snare drum 'Super Strainer No.940' buildup


I did some experimentation with my 940 to confirm a few things. The spring only supplies tension to the handle, but has nothing to do with the "On" or "Off" position. I removed the spring and the handle will be too loose, but still function. The cutout in the main body is what determines the front and back motion of the strainer, to tighten or release the snare wires.

Something else I noticed on your strainer is that the handle appears to be inserted into another tube. Is that correct? Look at my handle and you'll see the difference.

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