I had a Royalstar set. 83 model I think. Your snare looks like the same as the snare on my kit. I really liked it too.Here is my old Tama Rockatsr 14 x 6.5 chrome over steel snare. I cleaned and polished it up over the weekend. Looks pretty good for a 23 year old drum. I also installed a Boom Alley B.A.D. Knocker batter hoop on it.
Next up is my MK1 Pearl Free Floating 8" Brass. This has never been cleaned or had any love or attention in the 25 years that I have owned it. (Proper Punk Snare ) Ridiculously loud & has a fantastic sound. Will cut through anything I am now going to attempt to restore it as I could never sell it.
Hello guys , this is my current collection!
Mapex Black Panther _ NOMAD 13x6
Crush Multispecies - 14x6
Crush Phosphor Bronze - 13x7
DDrum Artisan Special Series Brushed Iron - 14x5,5
Mapex Black Panther - Mayan 14x5,5
Mapex Black Panther - Sledgehammer 14x6,5
I actually like the way that the brass has gone. Will completely strip it down & get it blasted & re-chromed. I "may" get the shell painted in Piano Black to match the rest of the kit or, leave it as is as a reminder lolWow, that is abused and neglected. Some May like the patina on the brass, but all the corrosion on the frame hoops and lugs should and could be dealt with. I would sand blast it and then find a nice powder coat colour and has someone spray it for you. Replanting would become pretty cost prohibitive.
I'm impressed to see those hoops on a non Guru drum. There's a famous story of Andy stonewalling JoJo Mayer at the 2012 (I think) London Drum Show when JoJo asked Andy if he would sell him a set of the ovangkol hoops. (Jojo was dismissive to Andy and his son at a prior event, so Andy returned the favor is the real reason IIRC) Funny how Andy will bend over backwards for a nobody like me, yet treated JoJo like he was a nuisance lol.I got these Guru ovangkol wood hoops to try on my 13X7 Sonor Amboina Artisan Snare for Christmas from my wife. Thanks to Andy-can't say enough nice things about him. I had planned to have one of my daughters engrave and gold emboss the outside edges of the wood hoops a bit (so it matches the gold hardware), but I haven't been able to take them off to give to her and they are just so beautiful as they are. They sound awesome too!