White Sparkle lacquer and TAR mounts were introduced in 2003 for the Force 3003 series so it is not likely a Force 3001.
And as @force3005 noted, lugs changed for the Force 3007 (and tom depths were reduced by 1 inch) so it is most likely a Force 3003 or 3005. The 3003 had square metal badges with Maple/Basswood shells and the 3005 had round plastic badges with full Maple shells.
With missing badges, it’s probably easiest to determine which of those two series by looking for the date code on the inside of the shell. The date code is a 3-digit ink stamp under the breather hole (behind the tar mount on toms) on each drum with the first digit being the year and the last two digits being the month of manufacture:
Force 3003: years 2003 and 2004
Force 3005: years 2005 and 2006
Caveat: production usually began in the fall of the previous year of release and often extended into the year after discontinuation so a date stamp of 2005 could be either series... and you’ll have to inspect the shell plies closer to determine wood species.
EDIT: my first guess would be Force 3005 as the round plastic badges were known for coming unglued, but just a hunch...
The 12" date code is 308 and the 14" is 408.......So I guess mine would be te 3003 series. Thanks for all the info guys. Now I need to find a double tom mount fo this bass drum, since I only got the 3 drums, a Yamaha snare stand and a Tama single tom holder stand with it. Oh and a very nice 1960's 22" Zildjian heavy ride to add to my Zildjian cymbal collection
As fl.tom said, if they’re 3003 series they’re Maple and Basswood, if they’re 3005 they’re Maple.
I used to have a 3005 kit but I’m no expert. If this was a kit in the UK and I was being forced to decide I’d lean towards the 3003 only because TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE and memory I don't think white sparkle was offered as a uk colour option for the 3005. As I recall there were no sparkles and gloss wood finishes were the main offering . But my memory could be off and in other world markets it could be entirely different.
Focusing on the positives, whatever it’s made from it looks good, will sound good and is well made. If even us lot are struggling to know the difference then it kind of doesn’t matter.
All these Force series should have date code stamps, but if it’s missing on a particular drum it shouldn’t be a cause for concern. If you don’t see one by the air hole at the bottom of the bass drum shell, it probably just got wiped off by the previous owner(s).
Also, the wood species used for each (from the all basswood 3001 to the all maple 3005 & 3007) are largely insignificant. They were all 9-ply of similar shell design and thickness. You have a good quality and sounding kit in a desirable finish that you should be proud to play. Great find. Congratulations!
Having played on a 3003 for a few years and owned a 3005 I can say it is for certain not a 3005 as the grain in these pics runs vertically. The last time they did this was with the 3003's. As mentioned above the TAR mounts were introduce in 2003 so that eliminates the 3001s. White sparkle was only available in the 3003 line (maple/basswood), and not in the 2003 series (birch/basswood). The 1003s do not have TAR mounts, but the grain still runs vertically.