SINGLE SNARE DRUMS

PHOTOS OF DRUM KITS: SINGLE SNARE DRUMS

Single Snare Drums
It may happen, that someone has a single snare drum or a marching snare drum only. So here’s the place
for it, if it’s made by Star.
In order to make it not too complicated, this section is not sorted into wooden or metal shells, but in
sequence of their registration here. Latest entries of photos: On the top of this page.

Artist Ltd. Snare Drum from the 60’s, metal shell, 14”x 5.0” (Marc, Council Bluffs, USA)
Artist Ltd. badge
Remarks: Snare drum in nice condition with a very rare badge

Apollo Snare Drum from the early 60’s, in Gold Sparkle Pearl, 14”x 5.0” (Marc, Council Bluffs, USA)
Apollo badge
Remarks: A rare wooden snare drum with early snare lever unit and stick-saver hoops

U.S.Mercury Snare Drum from the early 60’s, in a faded Gold Sparkle Pearl, 14”x 5.5” (Marc, Council Bluffs, USA)
U.S.Mercury badge
Remarks: This is, perhaps, the oldest type of a Star made wooden snare drum

Stewart Snare Drum from the 60’s, in Black Diamond Pearl, 14”x 5.5” (Marc, Council Bluffs, USA)
Stewart badge
Remarks: Beautiful classy finish at this wooden snare drum

Apollo so called ‘Megatone’ Snare Drum from the early 70’s, heavy metal shell, 14”x 5.0” (Tony, Boise, USA)
Apollo badge
Remarks: This is the ‘KingBeat’ snare drum, with heavy metal shell and parallel action, lug type 923

Lucky Star Snare Drum, from the 60’s, in Gold Sparkle Pearl, in 14” x 5.5” (Brett, Antioch, USA)
Black/ oval Lucky Star badge
Remarks: Snare drum in a nice classy wrap and with a rare badge, still with it’s original heads on

Star Snare Drum, model ’Professional No. 8256’ with 8 lugs, from the early 70’s, heavy metal shell, in 14” x 5.0” (Siegi, Schöder, Austria)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: The snare lever unit was worn out and replaced by Tama’s Imperialstar series 2011 model

Star Snare Drum from the early 60’s, in a Blue Sparkle re-wrap, in 14” x 5.5” (James, London, England)
No badge
Remarks: Due to the earliest version of Star snare strainer and lugs plus stick-safer hoops, this is a very early Star made snare drum

Royal Star Snare Drum from the early 70’s, in Silky Blue, in 14” x 5” (Xavier, Valenciennes, France)
Round/ silver Royal Star badge
Remarks: It has the One-touch-tone-control damper (not to be seen in this photo)

Mayfair Snare Drum from the early 60’s, in Blue Sparkle Pearl, in 14” x 5.5” (Gary, Des Plaines, USA)
Mayfair badge
Remarks: This rare beautiful snare drum is one of the oldest pieces to be seen in this collection

Star Snare Drum from the 60’s, in Red Satin Flame, in 14” x 5” (Mike, Boston, USA)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: A wooden snare drum in a rare finish

Star Snare Drum from the early 70’s, in Gold Sparkle Pearl, in 14” x 5.5” (Paul, Torquay, UK)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: A wooden snare drum in absolutely immaculate condition, even with the original tuning key in it’s pouch

Star Snare Drum from the late 60’s, in Blue Satin Flame, 14”x 5.5” (Johnny, Salt Lake City, USA)
Rectangular/ silver Star badge
Remarks: A wooden snare drum with the ‘Rapid Chrome Strainer No. 925’

Star ‘Parade King Marching Snare Drum’ from the early 70’s, in Red Sparkle Pearl, 14” x 12” (Steve, Kandern, Germany)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: A big and rare marching snare drum

Ibanez ‘KingBeat’ Snare Drum from the early 70’s, in Chrome Zoom, 14”x 5.5” (Daniel, Trois Rivières, Canada)
Ibanez badge
Remarks: An extremely rare wooden snare drum with reinforcement rings and parallel action, lug type 923

Star ‘All Metal Parade Snare Drum’ from the early 70’s, in 13” x 9” (Olindo, Liège, Belgium)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: A rare marching snare drum, still with the genuine ‘Kings Plastic Head’ on the resonant side

Star Snare Drum from the late 60’s, in Tiger Pearl, in 14” x 6.15” (Offer, Cologne, Germany)
Oval/ black Star badge
Remarks: Wooden snare drum with a rare finish; the exact heights of these wooden snare drums seemed to vary

Star Snare Drum from the early 70’s, in Gold Eddy Satin Flame, in 14” x 5.5” (Jukka, Kotka, Finland)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: Wooden snare drum with a rare finish and the no. 940 snare strainer (pictured: the fast tension snare bracket, no. 941)

Star Snare Drum from the 60’s, in Pearl Fantasia, in 14” x 5.5” (Mark, California, USA)
Exception: Round/ blue ‘Made in Japan’ badge: this badge was mainly used NOT for Star drums, but other Japanese producers
Remarks: All parts at this snare drum (.. besides the badge …) state that it was made by Star

Star Snare Drum from the 60’s, in Red Sparkle Pearl, in 14” x 5.5” (Mark, California, USA)
Oval/ black Star badge
Remarks: One of the very early wooden snare drums with ‘Stick-saver hoops’, made by Star: a rare piece!

Star Snare Drum from the late 60’s, in Gold Eddy Satin Flame, in 14” x 5.5” (Mark, California, USA)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: Wooden snare drum with a rare finish

Star ’Deluxe’ Snare Drum from the early 70’s, in White (Marine) Pearl, 14”x 5.5” (Gonzalo, Santiago, Chile)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: Equipped with the ‘One touch tone control’ damper

Star ‘KingBeat’ Snare Drum from the early 70’s, heavy metal shell, 14”x 5.0” (Mark, London, UK)
Tonneau-shaped/ black Royal Star badge
Remarks: Heavy metal shell snare drum with parallel action, lug type 923

Star ‘KingBeat’ Snare Drum from the early 70’s, wooden shell, in Silky Red, 14”x 5.0” (sold here in Germany)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: A very rare wooden snare drum with reinforcement rings and parallel action, lug type 923

Jason Snare Drum from the around the year 1963, in White Marine Pearl, in 14” x 5.5” (Matt, Drouin Vic, Australia)
Jason badge
Remarks: Most probably one from the earlierst Star production date: It shows genuine lugs and snare strainer

Boston Snare Drum from the late 60’s, heavy metal shell (from the ’KingBeat’ model), in 14”x 5” (Matt, Drouin Vic, Australia)
Boston badge
Remarks: A snare drum with a very rare version of a snare strainer

Tempo Snare Drum from the early 70’s, in Oyster Pearl, 14”x 5.5” (Nick, Montreal, Canada)
Tempo badge
Remarks: A wooden snare drum with re-rings inside

Star Snare Drum from the late 60’s, metal shell, 14”x 6.5” (Jarrett, Saskatoon, Canada)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: A rare deep shell version

Ralston Snare Drum from the early 70’s, in Blue Marine Pearl, 14” x 5” (Jeff, Boston, USA)
Ralston badge
Remarks: A very rare wooden snare drum

Star Snare Drum from the 60’s, metal shell, 14”x 5” (Offer, Köln, Germany)
Oval/ black Star badge
Remarks: A rare version with six offset single lugs per side

Star Snare Drum from the early 70’s, metal shell, 14”x 5” (Peter, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands)
Tonneau-shaped/ black Royal Star badge
Remarks: Strainer type no. 930 and the ‘One-touch internal tone control’

’Parade King’ Tenor Drum from late 60’s/ early 70’s, in White Marine Pearl, 14”x 12” (Wouter, Steenbergen, The Netherlands)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: Drum has 8 lugs per one side

Lido Supreme Snare Drum from the early 70’s, in Peacock Pearl, 14”x 5.5” (Mark, California, USA)
Lido Supreme script logo badge
Remarks: A rare wooden shell snare drum from Lido Supreme with an extremely rare finish

Royal Star Snare Drum from the early 70’s, metal shell, 14”x 5” (Sean, Stockport, UK)
Round/ silver Royal Star badge
Remarks: A heavy metal shell with a rare type of strainer

Royal Star ’KingBeat’ Snare Drum from the early 70’s, wooden shell in Silky Red, 14”x 4” (Jörg, Erndtebrück, Germany)
Tonneau-shaped/ black Royal Star badge
Remarks: An extremely rare wooden snare drum with lug type 923 and the first parallel strainer system from Star for a snare drum

’Parade King’ Parade Snare Drum from the late 60’s, in White Marine Pearl, 14”x 10” (Roy, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: Strainer type no. 930; this marching snare drum has two re-rings

’Deluxe Concert Model’ Snare Drum from the early 70’s, in Blue Agate Pearl, 14”x 6.5” (Manuel, Freiburg, Germany)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: Equipped with the first Star strainer type called ‘Super Snare Strainer’

’Deluxe Concert Model’ Snare Drum from the early 70’s, in White (Marine) Pearl, 14”x 6.5” (already sold, in Germany)
Oval/ black Star badge
Remarks: A rare and thin shell snare drum with a later added third re-ring in the middle inside, in order to keep the shell round

Imperial Star ’KingBeat’ Snare Drum from the early 70’s, heavy metal shell, 14”x 5.5” (sold some time ago)
Round/ silver Imperial Star badge
Remarks: Contains the first parallel strainer system from Star for a snare drum

Star Snare Drum from the late 60’s to early 70’s, in Clear Acryl, 14”x 5.5” (Lee, Isle of Wight, UK)
Round/ silver Star badge
Remarks: A rare shell version with lug type no. 923

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