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Old 10-22-2018, 04:58 AM
Dave Drums Dave Drums is offline
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Default Snare Manufacturer "VIBRATION"

dear all, does someone know who built the snare drum (see pic attached)? Who is Manufacturer "VIBRATION" and how old might the snare drum be?
thanks in advance & best regards
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:32 AM
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Hello Dave,
If you can, post some pics of the lugs and other hardware
If I had to guess based on that one pic, I would say Hoshino K.
as the badge is a foil sticker type and not made of actual metal.
I am pretty sure that rules out Star.
That leaves only Pearl and Hoshino K.
Of those two, the badge looks much more like something used by Hoshino K.
The name Vibration is just a name and not a maker
and I have never seen that name spelled out in full like that .but I have seen Hoshino K. drums badged "VIBRA"
But again,having a look at the other hardware may help.
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:44 PM
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I've never seen that badge before...Very cool!!

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Old 10-26-2018, 05:06 AM
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hi Kenwood,

thanks for your feedback! Attached 2 pics which might help to identify

regards & happy weekend!

David
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:14 PM
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Hi David!

I'm with Kenwood about this being a Hoshino K. All Pearl and Star drums I've seen always had metal badges, but no decal badges. Also, Hoshino seemed to take more liberties with lugs, such as Gretsch and Rogers style lugs. Your lugs look more like a Rogers design. For those of us that have an interest in MIJ stencil names, "Vibration" is a new one for many of us!

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Old 10-26-2018, 07:12 PM
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Hello again Dave
yes indeed that snare drum is Hoshino K made all the way
and like Mark mentioned "Vibration" badges are not very common (first time for me)
But an abbreviated version "Vibra" is much more common
I would take a guess the drum is early to mid 70's

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Old 10-26-2018, 08:22 PM
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Yeah, that's a Chrysler all the way!
I hope you have not use steel wool on that snare. It will scratch up and indeed make it dull.
Green bottle of Turtle Wax Rust Remover/Chrome Polisher - with a micro-fiber cloth is the way to go.

Nice looking snare!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:11 PM
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Sorry Dave Drums - my mailbix is full, can't get messages until I find time to clean it out.

At the time, there were three major drum manufacturers in Japan. In the analogy of the "Big 3" of the US Auto world - Ford, GM, Chrysler......It was Pearl, Star, Hoshino and Hoshino was the 3rd place producer at the time, while most of the time Chrysler has also been 3rd place behind GM and Ford.

I actually started a thread about this (using this analogy) but I can't remember if it was here or over at DFO.

The value of that snare:
I believe that if that is the original strainer, it would more likely be 1980s, or late 70s if before 80. While sometimes rare MIJ Stencils can demand more value than others (recently the Trump stuff, or with rare wrap, like Fantasia for example) probably 98% of the stencil stuff out there is priced considerably lower than American.
If I were to guess at the market value of that snare - I would land it in the $50-75 range. Rare to find any stencil snare priced at 100 or more.

If it sounds good, I would certainly PLAY IT and Love it to pieces
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:21 PM
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Hello again David
I just noticed that you are in Germany
which may help explain why many of us at least, have not seen Vibration badges before
depending on where the drums where exported from Japan
certain regions of the world got stencil names not common with other regions

one example that comes to mind is "Boston" badged drums which are made by Star
I live in Rhode Island which is only 50 miles from Boston. and being a collector I have always wanted a Boston badged kit for my display unfortunately for me, every Boston kit or orphaned drum I have found available online was exported from Japan to Australia and seemingly none here to the U.S.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:49 PM
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Now I have definitely much more background information about the snare drum ... thank you Kenwood & John!
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