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Old 03-29-2018, 09:06 AM
Sevenchaos Sevenchaos is offline
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Default Old Sonor shell identify

Hi guys.

This time i bought this one.
Seller only knew, that it is old (didn't know how old thou) Sonor where have been drilled few extra holes. On one pic there is something very reddish material under the chrome, where the extra hole has been drilled.
I tried it with magnet and it sticks to the shell. Also this feels really light. It is 14 x 5, or actually under, but found info, that it is normal on sonor shells.
8 lugs
Snare strainer and butt hole looks very strange to me. What kind of strainer i can even put there without the need to drill some more holes.
Also there is one small hole upside of the airvent hole.
Oh, and it is seamed.

Would love to knowm what model this is so i could try to find original parts for it, or atleast similar ones
Here are the pictures.

Here you can see that Mr.driller has slipped his drill and peeled some chrome where you'll find this reddish layer under the chrome


Here is, what i believe, holes for strainer, on the other side of it is only 1 hole thou.


And here are the mystery holes
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:21 AM
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The crescent- shaped scratch next to the hole is the copper layer of the plating. The first step in their plating process was copper, then nickel, then chrome. I read that in a MD article about Sonor some years back.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:29 PM
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If it`s got a seam, it`s not a Ferro snare. The footprint from the lug don`t look like teardrop. If it`s SONOR it`s 90`s or better.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:23 PM
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What gives you the idea that it's sonor?
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:42 AM
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What gives you the idea that it's sonor?
Only sellers word actually.
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:02 AM
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Here you can see the seam.
It's "hidden" very well. On the outside you cant see it but inside the shell, its there
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:48 AM
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Ok.
I measured it, i only have metric measure tape.
Anyway, the shell size is 35cm (not under, not over. Precise) x 12.5cm. So that would be in inches around 13,77" x 4.92".
I also did googleing and sonor swinger had snare strainer end only with one screw.
Also they had some models with plastic lugs so could this be why previous owner has drilled extra holes to the shell and replaced some of the broken lugs?
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Old 03-30-2018, 06:59 AM
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Ok.
I measured it, i only have metric measure tape.
Anyway, the shell size is 35cm (not under, not over. Precise) x 12.5cm. So that would be in inches around 13,77" x 4.92".
I also did googleing and sonor swinger had snare strainer end only with one screw.
Also they had some models with plastic lugs so could this be why previous owner has drilled extra holes to the shell and replaced some of the broken lugs?
Before I go that way, I need to place the edges and the crimp don`t look right. But many plastic lug snares met that change - out.
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:56 AM
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Before I go that way, I need to place the edges and the crimp don`t look right. But many plastic lug snares met that change - out.
I found this.

Looks very same as my shell.
Round bearing edges, has seam, those 2 odd holes (damper attached) and even lugs look to have same kind of shape.

So could this be shell D440?

Here are pictures what i found
https://www.adverts.ie/snares/early-...5-x-14/7894314
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:37 PM
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Yes it could. The throw on Henk`s drum is drilled the same as yours, with vent hole under.

The plastic lug models were steel/chrome. Not drawn seamless Ferro`s. SONOR hid seams well too. All of those were after 70 and never made it past the Anniversary Phonic from 75. It`s in those years. They had lick and stick foil badges.
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