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Old 09-15-2019, 12:32 PM
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One of my favorite local music stores is changing hands and they've had a big blowout inventory clearance sale before the new owners take over. This Kent snare with the nifty case was found in the basement and I scored it for $50. It needs work, obviously; new heads, snare wires, a working strainer and butt plate, as well as a good cleaning, so it'll be a project. I picked up all the parts I need to restore it on sale as well.

But, I thought, would anyone have a Kent strainer in good condition? I'll post in the Wanted section.

Meanwhile, what did the Kent company call this finish? It appears to be rare.
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:02 PM
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I can't see in your pic the finish good enough to tell you what the finish is . Do you have a better pic ?
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:55 PM
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I can't see in your pic the finish good enough to tell you what the finish is . Do you have a better pic ?
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Yes, here's a better picture. It looks like an oyster of some sort.
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'64 Slingerland, 13/16/20/22 (to be restored)
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'73 Slingerland, Sky Blue Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Slingerland, Red Tiger Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Rogers, Black Strata, 13/16/22
'60s MIJ Apollo/Majestic, Red Sparkle, 13/16/20
'60s Stewart, Gold Sparkle, 12/13/16/22


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Old 09-15-2019, 08:30 PM
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Well it is an oyster for sure . They had their own unique Oyster Red and Oyster Blue as well as an Oyster Black that looked like Ludwig OBP or Rogers Black Strata . But from the those pics it looks to be Oyster Blue Pearl though I can't really tell 100% from the lighting .
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:11 PM
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It's definitely black, unless the finish was blue and it's faded to black. I'll try to take a real close-up photo tomorrow.
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'72 Rogers, Black Strata, 13/16/22
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:51 PM
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Looks like Oyster Black to me. I believe those Oyster wraps were unique to Kent, so that would be a cool score. I have this exact snare and finish - see pic. Kent is a cool entry in drum history. The strainer will definitely be a challenge to track down!
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Old 09-15-2019, 10:54 PM
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Looks like Oyster Black to me. I believe those Oyster wraps were unique to Kent, so that would be a cool score. I have this exact snare and finish - see pic. Kent is a cool entry in drum history. The strainer will definitely be a challenge to track down!
That's exactly what I have. Same color. I thought it was rare. I understand about the strainer. From what I read, they were poorly designed and often broke, just like the one on the drum now. I purchased a Pearl strainer and butt plate that I'll install, and yes, I realize it will cause extra holes, but it's a player's drum and not a museum piece. I have some oyster black that can be used to cover the holes. Not an exact match, but close.

Problem is, I find myself checking out Kent drumsets for sale now. There's a blue sparkle set not far from here.
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'64 Slingerland, 13/16/20/22 (to be restored)
'65 Leedy, Blue Sparkle, 12/14/20
'67 Ludwig, Burgundy Sparkle, 12/13/16/22
'73 Slingerland, Sky Blue Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Slingerland, Red Tiger Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Rogers, Black Strata, 13/16/22
'60s MIJ Apollo/Majestic, Red Sparkle, 13/16/20
'60s Stewart, Gold Sparkle, 12/13/16/22


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Old 09-16-2019, 08:14 AM
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That's exactly what I have. Same color. I thought it was rare. I understand about the strainer. From what I read, they were poorly designed and often broke, just like the one on the drum now. I purchased a Pearl strainer and butt plate that I'll install, and yes, I realize it will cause extra holes, but it's a player's drum and not a museum piece. I have some oyster black that can be used to cover the holes. Not an exact match, but close.

Problem is, I find myself checking out Kent drumsets for sale now. There's a blue sparkle set not far from here.
I think that wrap is kind of rare actually. And yeah, I check them out regularly too - they just have their own vibe
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:37 PM
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That's exactly what I have. Same color. I thought it was rare. I understand about the strainer. From what I read, they were poorly designed and often broke, just like the one on the drum now. I purchased a Pearl strainer and butt plate that I'll install, and yes, I realize it will cause extra holes, but it's a player's drum and not a museum piece. I have some oyster black that can be used to cover the holes. Not an exact match, but close.

Problem is, I find myself checking out Kent drumsets for sale now. There's a blue sparkle set not far from here.
DON'T DRILL IT ! There are a few different strainers out there with adjustable mounting points so they will fit any drum . The butt plates are easy to find if you need one .
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:42 PM
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DON'T DRILL IT ! There are a few different strainers out there with adjustable mounting points so they will fit any drum . The butt plates are easy to find if you need one .
What brands of strainer are you talking about?
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'64 Slingerland, 13/16/20/22 (to be restored)
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'73 Slingerland, Sky Blue Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Slingerland, Red Tiger Pearl, 12/13/16/22
'72 Rogers, Black Strata, 13/16/22
'60s MIJ Apollo/Majestic, Red Sparkle, 13/16/20
'60s Stewart, Gold Sparkle, 12/13/16/22


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