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Besson 1920/30s snare drum

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Hello

I'm currently renovating a 1920/30s Besson Snare drum. Sadly it's 14.5" diameter and I have to source new heads. Any ideas please? I'm in UK.

There seems very little information out there on Besson drums of this period. I have contacted the Horniman Museum and the UK Boosey & Hawkes representative and they have no info, no old catalogues showing this drum.

I also need to source an appropriate snare screw. Not a throw off as this I believe would not be appropriate to this model.

Many thanks for taking interest.

For some reason I can't upload my images.

Posted on 4 years ago
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Drumwolf;455430

Hello

I'm currently renovating a 1920/30s Besson Snare drum. Sadly it's 14.5" diameter and I have to source new heads. Any ideas please? I'm in UK.

There seems very little information out there on Besson drums of this period. I have contacted the Horniman Museum and the UK Boosey & Hawkes representative and they have no info, no old catalogues showing this drum.

I also need to source an appropriate snare screw. Not a throw off as this I believe would not be appropriate to this model.

Many thanks for taking interest.

For some reason I can't upload my images.

Hello!

Try this thread/link for a tutorial which should help you on sizing/attaching pics on the VDF. Pics will of course help greatly on getting you an answer/help. BEST!!!

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=14026

Tommyp

Posted on 4 years ago
#2
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Potters in Aldershot may be able to help with the custom calf heads. I have no idea about the snare screw. Perhaps Potters or Footes in London can recommend vintage drum folks. I have no idea how to get in touch with Sticky Wicket but he seems to be a major vintage drum collector. Good luck.

Posted on 4 years ago
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Would like to see some pics...You probably just need to resize your pics to fit within the size restrictions of the forum...The link TommyP posted should help you...

Cheers

1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
Posted on 4 years ago
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