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Old 03-23-2020, 01:55 PM
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Default Vintage Champion Snare Drum

Anyone have any info on this drum? I got it for around $65. I don't have any really old snare drums and was intrigued by it. Says it's a 13" drum. USA made? Date made? Any help would be appreciated
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:35 PM
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In the supplement 1952 to the 1950 Grossman Music catalog(Rogers) catalog there is a Champion classmate shown with a different snare tension-er . A year or two later there is the same named classmate with an eagle badge that sports your snare tension-er. So early to mid 1950s for a date.
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:47 PM
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In the supplement 1952 to the 1950 Grossman Music catalog(Rogers) catalog there is a Champion classmate shown with a different throw off. A year or two later there is the same named classmate with an eagle badge that sports your throw off. So early to mid 1950s for a date.
Wow...thanks so much! Google wasn't getting me anywhere. So was it made by Rogers then?
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Old 03-23-2020, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: Vintage Champion Snare Drum

Champion was Rogers lower line. Years ago I found this un cataloged snare drum with the traits of a Rogers snare(orchestra throw off and Rogers lugs) and has a Champion badge. So yes made by Rogers/Grossman Music.
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Old 03-23-2020, 03:27 PM
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Ok, thanks again for the info. Looking forward to getting this drum
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:13 AM
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Got the snare drum cleaned up etc....here is a couple videos I uploaded:
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: Vintage Champion Snare Drum

nice job on the clean-up.
looks good.

Wayne
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:36 PM
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nice job on the clean-up.
looks good.

Wayne
Thanks! I was surprisingly easy to clean
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:58 PM
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Cool Re: Vintage Champion Snare Drum

Cool little affordable snare drum!!

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Old 03-27-2020, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Vintage Champion Snare Drum

She cleaned up well. Nice job! Enjoy!
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