Old 12-01-2022, 10:55 PM
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Default What is this?
Greetings all!

It's a single head, mahogany shell, reinforcement ring on one side.
The green sticker shows Timp-Tom tuning range. I've not seen these tension rod styles before. Head is a Premier.

So...what is it?

No badge or anything inside.

Thanks!
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Old 12-02-2022, 11:54 AM
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Pedal_Pusher Pedal_Pusher is offline
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Default Re: What is this?
It looks to me like it is an Orff children's music drum that once stood on legs like a floor tom. Some of these were made by Sonor and the more expensive ones had an internal timpani like tuning mechanism. I have seen them in sets of three or four. Some of the Orff instruments are very high quality but tend to be expensive when new.
Old 12-02-2022, 12:46 PM
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Default Re: What is this?
It is a Premier New Era timp-tom. Kind of a low end drum but still a Premier. They show up on Ebay every once and a while. I haven't seen them in any catalogs that are available online. They were probably aimed at the educational market. It's a three ply Mahogany shell with a single Beech re-ring. The square holes in the shell were for legs. I will try to find some pictures.


According to this post from 2013 the New Era drums and hardware were Premier's school/educational offerings.


https://www.vintagedrumforum.com/sho...47&postcount=4


They made single headed snares, three different size timp-toms, tamborines, hoop drums, Fiberglass Timpani, cowbells, wood blocks, hardware, mallet percussion and other items.


There is a current or at least recent relaunch of the New Era brand that has nothing to do with Premier.




How about posting a good picture of the green sticker on the head?

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Old 12-03-2022, 09:00 AM
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Rik_Everglade Rik_Everglade is offline
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Doesn't look like the head's crimp hoop will take much more tension.
Old 12-04-2022, 08:13 PM
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Here's the picture.
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1961 Ludwig Super Classic 22,13,16,18, WFL BR Snare WMP
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1960s/70s Polaris MIJ 20,12,16 Red Sparkle
2005 Gretsch Catalina Club WMP First Run
2008 Pearl Masters MCX 20,10,12,14f,16f & 14 Diamond Glitter
1999 Yamaha Stage Custom 22,10,12,14r,16f. Marina Green

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