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Old 01-09-2015, 04:26 PM
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Default Help replacing rare throwoff/strainer on old Sonor snare

Hello forum members. This is my first post, and I'm hoping you can help. I have an old Sonor kit whose snare was knocked over by one of my young'ns. As you can see from the pics, the part that houses the throwoff/strainer broke, and I've not been able to find a replacement. I looked on eBay for one, and I've even checked with Sonor in Germany. No luck. And my local repair guy won't drill into the shell to install a new one (which the folks at Sonor thinks is the only option).

Sooooooo, I'm wondering if anyone here may know where I can get my hands on a replacement OR know of a throwoff/strainer which might fit the existing holes (which are horizontal). I'd rather not drill into the shell unless I absolutely have to.

Pics included of the snare and the damage (sorry for the sideways pictures). I appreciate any assistance/advice you can throw my way!

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Old 01-09-2015, 05:08 PM
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Those throwoffs are out there. might b a while before one pops up tho....
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: Help replacing rare throwoff/strainer on old Sonor snare

Manny knows Sonor about as good as anyone around here, maybe he'll know someone you can contact for the part.

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Old 01-10-2015, 10:39 AM
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Perhaps I'll PM him. Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: Help replacing rare throwoff/strainer on old Sonor snare

You have the most important piece, the cap.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:19 AM
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Doc, He got back to me,....http://www.sonormuseum.com/forum/vie...p?f=14&t=15960.

Don`t loose that cap,...it`s worth more than the drum now days.
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: Help replacing rare throwoff/strainer on old Sonor snare

Thanks. What part, exactly, is the "cap"? Initially I assume the cap was the round (plastic) cover or housing (which is indeed the part that broke).
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:23 PM
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The cap is the round cover on the very outside of the throwoff. They are almost always missing.

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Old 01-11-2015, 01:39 PM
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Any chance you can repair it? Like glue/epoxy the broken cover? That's if it is indeed plastic. Not the most ideal solution but will keep the drum in playing order till replacement parts can be sourced.
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:17 PM
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*Maybe.* The bottom of the cover is in bad shape, and seems pretty essential to a properly working throw/strainer. The whole darn thing came apart today, so now it's a matter of reassembling the mechanism as well as trying to repair the cover.

Since this is my only snare, I think I'd like to find a new throw/strainer that fits the existing holes and just wait for something to pop up on eBay.
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