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Old 08-05-2018, 01:53 PM
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Default Star Butt Plate (Strainer?)

Is anyone familiar with this "different" Star butt plate. I'll describe it since I cant take pictures. It is from a vintage round badge, chrome Star snare. Probably late sixties to early seventies. The plate is attached to the shell by two vertical holes about 7/8 inches apart. The actual snare plastic ribbon attaches to the lower part of the plate in the conventional manner with two screws. This lower plate slides onto an upper. Both are connected with a screw on the mounts. A wheel through which the screw is threaded serves to turn it to loosen or tighten the wires. Also on the screw, there is a bolt that can also be adjusted. To be honest, I can't determine why it is there. This is almost like having a double strainer. The snare is equipped with a typical Star strainer of the ere. I know this is a difficult question to answer with no pictures but, I I know some of you guys are true experts!. I have searched but, to no avail. Oh! I have an identical Star snare with just a conventional butt plate. Thanks very much, guys!
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:14 PM
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Hi Brian,

I've attached pictures of my Majestic snare drum that has the butt I believe you are referring to. I hope this is the one! If you look closely at the adjusting wheel in the butt, you can see a "jam nut". That nut tightens against the knurled wheel, so that when you turn the wheel, the long bolt turns with it. Make sense? You also need to adjust the nut and wheel so there is space between the top of the wheel and the housing, allowing for smooth turning of the wheel. Hope this helps!

-Mark
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:26 PM
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Mark!
Thank you so very much! You are amazing! With you pictures, I can now understand the function of the nut as well! Unbelievable! Thanks again. I am really indebted!
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:40 PM
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Brian!

Can't believe I already had those pictures...and glad they helped you out!

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Old 08-07-2018, 01:06 PM
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Hi, Mark!
Thanks to your great pictures and description, I was able to get this old contraption running quite smoothly! The only thing I had to change was the jam nut itself. I don't believe it was original because it was too big thus rubbing against the plate and preventing the wheel from turning. I found an old MIJ lug insert in my stash and used that. Lots of clearance and the wheel turns perfectly! Not a bad idea for its time. Thanks again, Mark! I really appreciate the lesson.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:02 PM
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Hi, Mark!
Thanks to your great pictures and description, I was able to get this old contraption running quite smoothly! The only thing I had to change was the jam nut itself. I don't believe it was original because it was too big thus rubbing against the plate and preventing the wheel from turning. I found an old MIJ lug insert in my stash and used that. Lots of clearance and the wheel turns perfectly! Not a bad idea for its time. Thanks again, Mark! I really appreciate the lesson.
Brian
Brian!

A great idea using a lug insert! Definitely won't interfere with turning and you won't see it anyway. Well done!

-Mark
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:15 PM
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Thanks, amigo! The old snare doesn't sound too bad! I threw some Puresound wires on it and it has a pretty good crack. Thank you, Mark!
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:32 PM
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My COS Star snare has one of those butt plates, works well.

Cheers.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:20 AM
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My COS Star snare has one of those butt plates, works well.

Cheers.
Yep, that's the one alright! I'm beginning to become a fan. It's a great gizmo for fine tuning! Thanks for posting, sir.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: Star Butt Plate (Strainer?)

Same set up on this Lido Supreme snare salty
In fact, I had to steal the lower half with the pinch bar
from a no badge, but otherwise complete, red sparkle snare drum that I have over here
So now I have an eye out for another to replace the one I stole.

I am currently working on a Star made blue oyster snare
same strainer and butt end on it as well.
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