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Old 02-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Haakon Haakon is offline
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Question Identification OLD snare drum - Help!

Hi!

I'm new at this forum and I'll start right away with some pictures of my snare drum. I have no idea what this is and can't really find any similar drum or drum kit anywhere. Not even on the internet :/

I would appreciate any help i can get finding out the manufacture of this snare drum.

In one of the pictures, you can see where the badge was plased. It's a shame it's missing, but that's the condition I bought it in(about 500 US$ for complete kit with Ludwig Speed King pedal premier vintage hi-hat stand).

Maybe someone here knows the valuation of a complete drum kit in this design and age?

Many thanks from a Norwegian drummer
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Identification OLD snare drum - Help!

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I'm sure you'll find this forum very helpful and entertaining - it's a great community!

Your snare is most likely of German make, but I do not know which. Could be Sonor, Trowa, Tromsa... Anyway, shark-tooth lugs AND sibler-schwartz wrap make it german quite safely, I suppose. I'm also guessing it's 50s/60s.
Could you post a picture of the interior?
Nice drum!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: Identification OLD snare drum - Help!

This website may be of help:

http://home.arcor.de/pfaue/tromsa/tromsa.htm
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:49 PM
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! Unique drum for sure.... looks like it was a favorite snare and got lots of use.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: Identification OLD snare drum - Help!

You'll get somebody to ID this for you......only a matter of time on here.

BUT - you might want to consider re-posting this in the non-USA Drums section.

Best Blessings,

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:41 PM
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I'm pretty sure this is not a Sonor.

Possibly a Trixon.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:02 PM
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Possibly "Trowa" Russian, I think.
Lug design looks familiar.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:07 AM
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I think its a RKB....German drums. The finish was used by Sonor and RKB....Its called Cabana Leopard. I have a Sonor set on the exact same finish. A beauty!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:24 AM
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Possibly "Trowa" Russian, I think.
Lug design looks familiar.
Trowa wasn't Russian. It was East Germany.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:43 AM
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Khm... thread passed me...
It's TROMSA snare.

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...German drums. The finish was used by Sonor and RKB....Its called Cabana Leopard. I have a Sonor set on the exact same finish. A beauty!
This wrap had a catalogue name "M-Kristall Schwarz-Silber" and was used on Tromsa/ Sonor/ Trowa/ Amati/ Tacton drums.

George.

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