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Old 09-18-2009, 09:38 PM
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I think you can special order heads from Remo. I may be wrong. I think I heard that you could awhile back, though.

That's EASILY one of the coolest snare drums I've ever seen. It's like a version of a Leedy Broadway....but not.

I think the shell is beech wood and the re-rings are maple.

Man, thats a cool one!
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:41 AM
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Default Re: Imperial snare.

You can buy new heads at STdrums in germany, A great (web)shop and they have many non-international drumheads.

Love the green sparkle colour
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:48 AM
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Default Re: Imperial snare.

I am perplexed by the wood species of that shell. It's the color of mahogany or luan...but the grain is neither.....

O-Lugs...isn't Beech usually lighter in shade ?

The Remo custom sized heads thang...it may be true in theory...but oh, man..I have even had guys who are approved Remo dealers tell me that trying to communicate with that company to special-order is like trying to...well, I dunno what....

But that IS a weird size, it may take you a bit of looking to find someone who can supply those....
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:07 AM
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Beech wood is darker than maple and it darkens even more with age.
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:21 AM
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I am perplexed as to what the wood is on that drum! It might be beech. It might not. It for sure, isn't luan or mahogany.

It's a 3-ply shell of unknown composition. The center ply is lighter in color than the inner and outer veneers. And the inner and outer grain alignment is vertical. VERY unusual! I am completely unfamiliar with this shell composition.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:27 AM
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Default Re: Imperial snare.

Hello everyone.

I own an imperial drum set, like this one. Snare is exactly the same than the one showed on the pictures, and its diameter is 14.5" (or 14 1/2 ").

Does anyone know if "blonkins" found the heads?

Can anyone advise me about how/where to find new heads for this unusual-size snare?

THank you in advance.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: Imperial snare.

Hello folks!
I've got an Imperial snare as well, the model is known as "Grand Luxe".
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