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Please help identify MIJ snare

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I picked this snare up at a yard sale on Saturday.  I found the covering listed as Dark Blue Diamond Pearl in a 1970s-ish Pearl catalog.   There isn't a badge or traces of a badge on it.  I have not seen a muffler like this before and thought that it might help identify the drum.

The drum is in pretty nice shape other than a P85 strainer that is put on crooked.  Thanks in advance for anyone that can provide more info on this drum.

 


1971 Ludwig Rock Duo set in Blue Oyster Pearl
early Mapex dual bass drum Saturn kit
1964 Leedy Ray  Mosca kit in Blue Sparkle
1959 Slingerland Super Gene Krupa snare in WMP
1968 Slingerland Hollywood Ace Snare Drum
1969 and 1977 Ludwig 400 Supraphonic snares
1965 Acrolite snare
Ludwig Coliseum snare
'68 Rogers Dynasonic snare
Pearl free floating piccolo snare
13" Mapex piccolo snare
6.5" deep Mapex steel snare
Mapex 6.5" Brass snare
I know there's more snares than that.
UFIP cymbals / Avedis Zildjians
Ghost pedals or Tama King Beats
you kids get off my lawn

 

Posted on 3 weeks ago
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A VERY general guess would be that it is a stencil drum made in the Pearl factory and potentially sold through a mail-order catalog. It has the typical luan wood shell with the grain running vertically. Probably sounds just fine -like a snare drum! This one appears to have 8 lugs....Is that correct? 

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Posted on 3 weeks ago
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Yep, 8 lugs, luan shell with wood grain going the wrong way. 

It  sounds pretty good after I put a once piece batter head on it.

I might upgrade to actual snare cord instead of fishing line.

It actually works pretty well.  Over 50 years hitting these things with sticks, it never occurred to me to use fishing line for snare cord.  Definitely better than shoe strings.

 

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1971 Ludwig Rock Duo set in Blue Oyster Pearl
early Mapex dual bass drum Saturn kit
1964 Leedy Ray  Mosca kit in Blue Sparkle
1959 Slingerland Super Gene Krupa snare in WMP
1968 Slingerland Hollywood Ace Snare Drum
1969 and 1977 Ludwig 400 Supraphonic snares
1965 Acrolite snare
Ludwig Coliseum snare
'68 Rogers Dynasonic snare
Pearl free floating piccolo snare
13" Mapex piccolo snare
6.5" deep Mapex steel snare
Mapex 6.5" Brass snare
I know there's more snares than that.
UFIP cymbals / Avedis Zildjians
Ghost pedals or Tama King Beats
you kids get off my lawn

 

Posted on 3 weeks ago
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I thought maybe it was a guitar string!

Posted on 2 weeks ago
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