Who made this snare?

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  1. Ash

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    I purchased a used kit that came with this 8 lug “super 500” snare it has a Tama strainer, but I could not find any info when searching Tama super 500. Anyone know who manufactured this snare?

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    I'm guessing its a made in japan stencil with a new tama throw off. are there any extra holes under the throw?
     
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    Bingo. Import.
     
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    Bad wrap, cheesy badge, "slingy" s-hoops, "radio king" lugs and a hack throw = MIJ.

    dtk - there are at least two visible holes under the throw.
     
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    Same lugs as on my mid-60's Crown snare drum, which was built by Hoshino. I can see that round nut behind the Tama strainer. It's something like the nut used with Slingerland's Zoomatic strainer. My snare has the original strainer and that same nut.

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    After looking at my MIJ snare drums in my Drum Room, I found one that is most likely what the OP has. The pictures show my "Musketeer" snare drum, before it was detailed. Same lugs and hoops. This is also a Hoshino-built snare drum. The strainer uses that nut and wide hole spacing as those from the OP's snare drum. I was mistaken with my Crown snare, as it does not use that same type of nut.

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    Yeah, others got it. I think this is Hoshino K built, versus Hoshino G, given the 'shark tooth' type lug. My Baxter has similar type, could be wrong though, I've had a few Bushmills. Not uncommon for people to upgrade the strainers on these.
     
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    Thank y’all for your replies! Much appreciated! Now to research Hoshino!
     
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    Yeah, I always get confused as to which "Hoshino" it is! At least I'm in the ballpark!!

    -Mark
     
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