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Old 05-05-2012, 07:31 PM
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I got my current SS from Purdie, and he must have followed his own advice.
It purrs like a kitten.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:43 PM
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Does this apply to late 60s early 70s SS also? And to early to mid 60s too?


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Old 05-05-2012, 09:35 PM
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Ed - same 'basic' mechanism. The only difference really is in the size of the components, the 60's and earlier being smaller, less massive and more compact overall. But the basic design is the same in both strainers from both eras. Learn one, you know the other.

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:28 AM
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Wow! The generosity and knowledge of this group is amazing.

Sorry for not replying to you sooner, John. I was out camping with the Scouts this weekend. I really appreciate your offer to fix the drum.

I think I got it figured out. I spend some time examining the troublesome strainer. Took it apart, straightened the forks and removed some slop in the snare wire carrier. Doing this, along with trying different strainer adjustments, seemed to get rid of the buzz. The threaded rod is not bent, but it is a little loose. What is the best way to tighten the rod?

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Tim
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:40 PM
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The rod is secured to the strainer by a flat, octagonal lock nut. Make sure the rod is properly seated in the receivers, then make sure the nuts are locked down on both ends. Shouldn't be any slack in the system. It 'should' all operate smoothly when engaged or disengaged.

Just a suggestion: Crank the snare head! As high as an 'A' note. Tune the top/batter medium to tight and give it a listen. Snare drum Heaven...

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:41 PM
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John,

I learn something every time I read one of your posts....

Thank you!

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Old 05-08-2012, 04:08 AM
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John,

I learn something every time I read one of your posts....

Thank you!

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I learn much more here from all you guys (on a daily basis) than any of you will ever learn from me. So, thank -you-!

Pass your knowledge on to other drummers and then ask them to pass it on. We're all part of a chain, an oral tradition where musicians pass on the knowledge they've gained to the young bucks who are coming up. We already have a tradition that stretches back decades if not millennia. The teacher teaches the student who, in turn, then progresses to become the teacher. Handed down from teacher to student generation after generation.

It's good to have a sense of history about all this (highly specific) shared information about the instrument we all love. It makes the information all the more valuable and each new generation adds to the database. Evolution at work!

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:44 PM
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I have a question. I have this Gibralter snare in the package and it says SC- 363E 14"/20 strand, Split Snare 10/10. Definately to long for a regular snare and has metal ends with a rivet in the middle. The split snares have rivets in the middle too that connect to the end piece. Was wondering if this was for a SS snare drum?
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:32 PM
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The rivet in the middle is there so the unit can swivel into proper position when placed under tension. (So the snares stay squared away as they sit on the head.) Length of the snares is what determines if it is intended for a ss type set-up. (In any ss set-up the snares extend beyond the bearing edges on both sides of the drum.)

If your snares fit (inside) the perimeter of the snare head, they are regular snares. If they extend beyond the bearing edges, they were meant for some kind of ss strainer mechanism. Hope this helps. Tough for me to say without seeing them.

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:05 PM
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Here is a pic of those snare wires. Not a great one but maybe you can tell.
The wires do extend beyond the snare edges. Maybe a inch on each side.
I got this with some heads or something and figured it was for a Super Sensitive.
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