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Old 05-01-2015, 09:50 AM
indyracer indyracer is offline
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Default Another Premier "How old is my snare" thread.

I picked up this snare at an auction a couple weeks ago. I'm replacing heads, wires and polishing the chrome. It looks to be in good shape and I can't wait to get it back together and try it out.

If anyone could help me get what period this snare is from, that would be awesome. I can get more pictures if needed. Maybe a picture of the inside of the shell would help.

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Old 05-01-2015, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: Another Premier "How old is my snare" thread.

I'm going to say it's a Hi-Fi model from the 70s. Possibly was wrapped originally

This photo shows a 60s Hi-Fi along side a 70s (aluminum model) Hi-Fi so you can see the different style of lugs. They generally came with die cast hoops but it seems in America they were sold with triple flange hoops

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Old 05-01-2015, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: Another Premier "How old is my snare" thread.

Nice drum!>>I have some Prem die casts FS....if you want to hot rod it out....
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:20 AM
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Default Re: Another Premier "How old is my snare" thread.

Awesome info. I wasn't really thinking Hi-Fi because the badge didn't have that on it. I must have missed that info when I was reading up on these. I processed a lot of info in a short time so I'm not surprised I didn't catch it.

I picked this snare up for $50 so I think it was a pretty good find.


blairndrums - What would you be asking for those? Do you have pictures? You can send me a private message on it if you like.

Tony


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Old 05-04-2015, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: Another Premier "How old is my snare" thread.

the badge may be an American thing like the hoops if indeed that's where it's from. As you can see, mine's the same. $50 was a steal for such a cool drum.
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Another Premier "How old is my snare" thread.

I wanted to say late 60`s early seventies Hi-Fi but, I thought Hi-Fi was ten lugs not eight.
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:37 PM
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Default Re: Another Premier "How old is my snare" thread.

it's 8? I assumed 10. Hi-Fi is 10 as you say
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:59 PM
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Default Re: Another Premier "How old is my snare" thread.

Back to square one.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: Another Premier "How old is my snare" thread.

I'm still not convinced it's an 8 lugger, particularly when you look at the distance between badge and lug. Looks the same as mine up thread. I'm sticking with 10 until the OP confirms
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:29 PM
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You might be right, Old eyes, there is a lug close on either side of the throw, indicative of a ten......
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