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Old 10-09-2017, 04:47 PM
Zawada Zawada is offline
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Hi there!

Does anyone have any idea what kind of snare is presented on the attached pictures? It has a rod inside connected with springs mechanism and very original lugs. I will be grateful for your help. Cheers! Michal
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:12 PM
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Hmm.. that's a new one to me. I'm leaning toward it being made overseas some where, perhaps Japan or Indonesia. I'd put a pay check on it that it's not American.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:36 PM
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East German vintage stuff?
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:14 PM
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Looks European/Eastern European to me. Maybe Italian? Definitely not American.

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Old 10-10-2017, 12:57 AM
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It`s got different top rods and hoops from the bottom. The lugs are shimmed out to prevent splay.

It`s not all factory.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:31 AM
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Hi there!

Does anyone have any idea what kind of snare is presented on the attached pictures? It has a rod inside connected with springs mechanism and very original lugs. I will be grateful for your help. Cheers! Michal
The build doesn't look very refined, lugs are pretty ugly and the rods oddly take a flat screwdriver, but it has 10 lugs and a snare mechanism which apparently maintains snare tension when the snares drop down. As Oddball points out there are two different hoops. The snare side appears to be a fairly conventional looking triple flange type, and the batter side is different. Very unusual.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:06 AM
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It seems to work like a Super Sensitive where the snare strainer raises and lowers simultaneously on both sides when released or engaged. Cleaver design. It's highly possible that there is some kind of 'snare rig' like on a Rogers Dyna that originally held the snares and is now missing. I'm thinking it might also be Russian. Have you put a magnet to it to see if it sticks?

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Old 10-11-2017, 03:35 AM
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Purdie: I haven't put the magnet, I will try to.

Thank you all, hmm, it seems that it is very mysterious snare, I am gonna explore the history of it deeper. I bought it 15 years ago with a whole Mapex M Fusion drumset, previous owner was using this snare as additional piccolo.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:27 PM
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Purdie: I haven't put the magnet, I will try to.

Thank you all, hmm, it seems that it is very mysterious snare, I am gonna explore the history of it deeper. I bought it 15 years ago with a whole Mapex M Fusion drumset, previous owner was using this snare as additional piccolo.
Is there anything printed or stamped or engraved into the shell inside or out?
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:50 PM
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Well this may be a starting point. It appears that both Trixton and Premier at one time used slotted rods. The photo is of a vintage premier snare and note the similarity of not only the rods but the vague similarity of the hoop to the batter side hoop on the mystery drum. Wondering whether this was a cheap European drum, perhaps cold war Eastern European, to which a cheap premieresque style hoop was added at a later date, or perhaps the other hoop was added later.
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