Anybody familiar with this snare? My question is being able to get replacement snares for it. The drum is 40 years old and was wondering if Yamaha even supports it anymore. Anybody have any insights?
Wow - $189 for gut/wire snares? I may try to find a way to retrofit regular extended snares to it instead. Or make the drum a total keep and replace the strainer and butt plate altogether ?looks like a marching snare throw.
I'd look in their marching percussion section
Replacement parts for marching snares, tenors, basses, frames, cases, and more. In-Stock items ordered by 12 p.m. CST ship same day.www.lonestarpercussion.com
Thanks so much!Yamaha have been very helpful previously when I've been looking for unusual bits and pieces. I know you're in the US but may be worth contacting the UK Yamaha instruments contact page and asking them on there. They may be able to point you in the right direction. This is the link;
When I get it, if it’s really bad, I may install a whole new system instead.Another possibility if you have a worn-out set of wires and can't find a replacement: Get a larger regular set of wires like 16" and have someone who's good at it solder those new wires to the old end pieces.