One Million Pound Drum Kit
Restoration: Snare

The snare drum is a standard English Rogers snare drum – I have several just like it – but this one is Red Sparkle.
The shell is beech and the re-rings are laminated birch. It has a deep snare bed and sharp edges. It has these features in common with the later USA Holiday snare drums before the introduction of the USA Powertone with it’s shallower snare bed. I’ve never seen anything like an English wood shell Powertone.
There were no cracked lugs! …………………… I know, amazing!
Despite being pretty dirty all the snare needed was a good clean and turned out very nicely.
I noticed when taking the photos that there was a blob of glue under the script logo under the lower part of the “R” and the “o”.
I noticed when taking the photos that there was a blob of glue under the script logo under the lower part of the “R” and the “o”.
Looks like somebody broke a peg off their logo and then glued it back on.