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Old 09-15-2018, 10:50 PM
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I just bought a used slingerland cob snare. I finished dismantling it and noticed some weird symetrical dents by where the snare strainer goes. Whats up with this? I am pretty sure it isnt supposed to be like this.
I have pictures linked below ( I know the shell’s dirty, that’s why I dismantled it)
Both sides of the drum have the exact same dent

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lD...iNeJkh7K8h1RFM

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Eq...uPI1Gg2Ho5qv9K
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:05 PM
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That is the snare bed, for where the snares lay, it is intentionally made that way.
You see a dip there on all snares.
Carry on, should be a nice snare. Sound King?
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:06 PM
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Virtually all snare drums have these. They're called snare beds and they allow the wires to rest against the head better to avoid snare buzz.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:16 PM
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I guess nobody looked at the second picture---someone used a hammer to make the snare bed deeper---that is not normal :(
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:22 PM
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first pic looks normal like others said for the snare bed. That second pic just makes me cringe. Is that on the exact same side the first pic was taken? Can't see that crease on the inside on the first pic.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:26 PM
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Those dents are not the snare beds. Those are, "it's been dropped" or otherwise mishandled at some point.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:34 PM
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That thing needs some serious bodywork---since he said it is the same on both sides it's fairly obvious that it was done deliberately---Idiots should not be allowed to "work" on drums!
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:39 PM
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Almost looks like someone tried to bend the snare bed back out with pliers or something. Looks like there is an inward crease to me. Maybe not, camera tricks are funny.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:03 AM
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Those are not dropped or hammered or damaged.
That's how they made snare beds on metal drums in the past. It's crimped.

Hollywood Jim has a snare like that.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:08 AM
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Those are not dropped or hammered or damaged.
That's how they made snare beds on metal drums in the past. It's crimped.
My Dynasonic from the early 70s does not have these marks. Maybe the OP's snare predates this?
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:14 AM
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Here's Hollywood Jim's thread with a snare like that.

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...d.php?t=110441
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:21 AM
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Those are not dropped or hammered or damaged.
That's how they made snare beds on metal drums in the past. It's crimped.

Hollywood Jim has a snare like that.
Those dents do not line up with the holes for attachment of the snare throw off. No way. Not even close to the photos Jim showed in his thread,. In the first photo you can see another small dent in the shell. That has been abused
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:53 AM
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Those two pictures are very bad pictures. Itís too hard to make a proper evaluation using the two photos supplied. Take better pictures. Take some pictures from further away. In better light. In better focus.

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I've had the same metal Slingerland snare and that's what they did back at good ole' Slingerland. They crimped like that. The crimp is exactly centered to those 2 set screw holes one sees. Cringe if you like, but it worked. Some older Supras have the same, google images of 'metal snare beds'.
Its not been dropped. Symmetrically dented by a drop exactly where the snares are supposed to go??
OP, carry on, assemble the drum, make a vid and show us how lovely it sounds buddy.
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:52 AM
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My Dynasonic from the early 70s does not have these marks. Maybe the OP's snare predates this?
Yep, pre 1970’s. Those are crimped snare beds . Many metal snares had crimped beds pre 1960’s. Don’t know the year they all stopped that but my 68 luddy Supra doesn’t have them. Think most stopped that in late 50’s or very early 60’s.

Better pics would help but from what I see looking at the pics on my phone that seems normal and I’m guessing a pre 60’s slingerland . Like him said post some better pics .
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Those are absolutely, without doubt, factory snare beds. I worked in a music store/prosound dealership for many years and changed a lot of heads on old drums. I've seen those bed-crimping marks hundreds of times.

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Your drum is perfectly fine and factory correct. Ask this question on the Vintage Drum Forum if you want a half dozen experts to chime in immediately and confirm it. http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/
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