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Old 02-07-2018, 08:13 PM
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The ad currently on the auction site speaks for itself.

'For sale is a vintage Pearl Snare Drum. I could not find much info on this drum. There was one website that had a picture of the same drum badge, and they claimed it was from the 50's. It looks very similar to the early Premier Drum badge. It has a ROGERS Snare Spring. There is condition issues with this snare drum. There is light surface rust on the rims of the drum. The finish has appeared to warp on each side. The snare throw-off works, but the lever appears to be weak. It seems to flex when pulled too hard, and I'm afraid it will break if not reinforced. I also noticed some light cracking in the inside of the drum where the throw-off is screwed in."
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:03 PM
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Ok, not a drum I would be interested in, but what is the problem with the description? I don't see one.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:19 PM
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If I didn't know better I would say the badge was a Photoshop of a Premier badge, lol. It probably really is a Pearl, though, in pretty rough condition. Four lugs, too!

At least the seller warns you - "There is condition issues with this snare drum."

I can see why someone would think it was a bogus ad, though.

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Old 02-07-2018, 10:30 PM
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Just a funky old Pearl snare... (it actually does have six lugs)

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Old 02-07-2018, 10:33 PM
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Just a funky old Pearl snare... (it actually does have six lugs)

253415417857


Whoops, guess you are right about the lugs! I just counted the tension rods I could see, but looking at the spacing, there are six.
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:07 AM
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... looks like a 12"
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:31 AM
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[quote=IDDrummer;1545621]If I didn't know better I would say the badge was a Photoshop of a Premier badge, lol. It probably really is a Pearl, though, in pretty rough condition. Four lugs, too!
At least the seller warns you - "There is condition issues with this snare drum."


Pearl never had a badge like that to my knowledge. That is a definite ripoff of the Premier "P".
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If I didn't know better I would say the badge was a Photoshop of a Premier badge, lol. It probably really is a Pearl, though, in pretty rough condition. Four lugs, too!
At least the seller warns you - "There is condition issues with this snare drum."


Pearl never had a badge like that to my knowledge. That is a definite ripoff of the Premier "P".
I didn't think so either, but I did find pics on a vintage drum forum.

http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/pearl_badges.html

I can't verify the authenticity of the badge at vintagedrumguide, but it looks the same, and you can see the gradual progressive change of that P in the logo over time.
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Old 02-08-2018, 04:23 AM
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Default Re: ebay.....wtf?

This thread might have been better-titled,"Japanese post-war manufacturing... wtf"

Japanese manufacturers copied almost anything and everything, until it was in their interests not to do so. Not too different from what's been happening more recently in Chinese manufacturing.
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Old 02-08-2018, 04:52 AM
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That's Earl's P snare.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:05 AM
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I didn't think so either, but I did find pics on a vintage drum forum.

http://www.vintagedrumguide.com/pearl_badges.html

I can't verify the authenticity of the badge at vintagedrumguide, but it looks the same, and you can see the gradual progressive change of that P in the logo over time.
Wow, thatís a brilliant find IDDrummer. That badge is something Iíd never seen (and judging by the reaction on this thread, something a lot of people havenít seen) and as a fan of Premier itís surprising that Iíd never stumbled across it before.
Well done that man, drum positively identified as a 1950s ish Pearl snare drum. As such itís probably quite rare, albeit that rarity doesnít mean itís actually worth much.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:44 PM
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I could be wrong, but in my uneducated opinion, this is a Pearl snare made during a time in which Pearl was just another brand name of stencil kit. That is a period-correct Pearl badge as far as I can tell.


Although they come in some pretty cool colors and offer a neat vintage vibe, I'm not a fan of stencil kits. They sound pretty questionable, and the hardware is super-cheap and not durable. YMMV.
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