Mannheim metal snare

Discussion in 'Vintage Venue' started by texasshawn16, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. texasshawn16

    texasshawn16 Active Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2018
    Location:
    texas
    I have a metal shell mannheim snare drum that I'm having a hard time researching. Hoping anyone on here may have some info as far as year and country of manufacturing?
     
  2. texasshawn16

    texasshawn16 Active Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2018
    Location:
    texas
    Screenshot_2019-01-08-15-33-08(1).png
     

    Attached Files:

  3. KevinD

    KevinD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    I didn't know Mannheim made snares... I thought they just made steamrollers :)

    That looks like a Japanese (might be old Pear) or Korean made snare a with a "white label" foil badge on it. A pic of the snare strainer might reveal more.
     
  4. JazzDrumGuy

    JazzDrumGuy DFO Master

    Messages:
    6,079
    Likes Received:
    314
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2016
    Location:
    Pebble Beach, CA
    texasshawn16 likes this.
  5. mattmalloy66

    mattmalloy66 Very well Known Member

    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Not vintage. I've never seen the Mannheim badge, but these exact same drums are also sold new under the GP or Groove Percussion name as a student package with all the same accessories as that Reverb listing, so probably made in Taiwan.
    This snare with various strainers and badges has been sold for at least the past 10 years.
    Lots of them on ebay, or Sam Ash, Walmart, and many other retailers selling as GP drums.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
    texasshawn16 likes this.
  6. Seb77

    Seb77 Very well Known Member

    Messages:
    1,288
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Location:
    Germany
    Agree, it looks Asian to me.

    Another thing: no German company would have used that font. Reminsicent of Nazi Germany, so a clear no-go. That font doesn't need to be Nazi-related, could also have a place in the Metal/Gothic scene, think "Rammstein", no expert there.
     
    texasshawn16 likes this.
  7. JazzDrumGuy

    JazzDrumGuy DFO Master

    Messages:
    6,079
    Likes Received:
    314
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2016
    Location:
    Pebble Beach, CA
    There you go......
     

Share This Page