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Old 08-11-2017, 09:01 AM
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Default 1978 14"x6,5" Super Sensitive snare bed...

Hey guys.
I Wanted to put another snare head on my SS and notices this, when I put the drum on a flat table: It has a smal 'dip' in the bearing edge on both sides, where the snare would be.

Is this normal, or is my shell out of shape...

The first two photo's are from the edge on both sides where the snare would come. You can clearly see a dip.

The third photo is from the badge side of the drum. The edge is flat on the table. The same is at the other side. So no dip on these sides...


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Old 08-11-2017, 09:23 AM
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Default Re: 1978 14"x6,5" Super Sensitive snare bed...

Those are the snare beds, which were the same on the supras as on the super sensitives.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:58 AM
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Default Re: 1978 14"x6,5" Super Sensitive snare bed...

So it's normal that the bearing edge of the reso side is not flat on the table?
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: 1978 14"x6,5" Super Sensitive snare bed...

Yes,without snare beds the drum would choke in terms of sensitivity and response.

Most snares have them in varying degrees of width and depth.

Some drum corps style marching snares do not and use special zero collar snare side resonant heads to work correctly.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: 1978 14"x6,5" Super Sensitive snare bed...

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So it's normal that the bearing edge of the reso side is not flat on the table?
The way the snare beds on most modern snare drums are designed is to "fool" the snare head into thinking it's flat. In other words, they're very gradual and wide, sometimes not even noticeable when the head is tensioned properly.
Drums like the Rogers Dynasonic, while it's said that they have no snare bed, but they actually do, and it's only (barely) visible when checked on a flat surface, without heads on.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: 1978 14"x6,5" Super Sensitive snare bed...

BTW, the drum in your pictures looks like a Supraphonic, rather than Super Sensitive. The difference would be that the strainer mechanism
on the SS would have a different drilling pattern, with holes to allow for the parallel mechanism rod to pass all the way through the shell (above the bead). Otherwise, the shells are the same.
Also notice that the snare beds are (or should be) centered where the strainer and butt side are drilled.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: 1978 14"x6,5" Super Sensitive snare bed...

It's not a super sensitive. The snare beds are factory and perfectly normal looking...

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Old 08-11-2017, 07:36 PM
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Default Re: 1978 14"x6,5" Super Sensitive snare bed...

Thanks for the info!

I'm sure it's a super sensitive, here is an extra photo when the SS strainer and all are attached. The third and fourth hole for the rod are not visible on the photo's I have already send. They are slightly higher, and didn't make it on the picture.

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Old 08-12-2017, 07:32 AM
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Default Re: 1978 14"x6,5" Super Sensitive snare bed...

I apologize for my mistake. Nice drum.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:24 PM
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Default Re: 1978 14"x6,5" Super Sensitive snare bed...

Another question sorry...
Is it normal that the rim of the reso head gently touches the strainer mechnism (steel part attached to the shell)?
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