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  1. Registered User

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    Default Help identifying Pearl snare.

    Hi everyone,

    I need some help trying to identify the exact model of a Pearl snare. You can see a photo attached.

    14 x 6,5. 10 lugs. Badge as seen in the photos. Gladstone S015 Strainer. Triple flanged hoops. Three ridges (with the vent hole in the middle one). And it is steel, since magnets stick to it.

    I checked out the 80´s catalogs (as the bagde suggests) and the better candidate I found is a S-514D in the japanese catalog from 1982.

    Any ideas? Could it be that model?

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. Pearl does it for me

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    Hi and welcome to the PDF and the vintage section

    The badge is certainly 80-83.
    Unfortunately your one pic doesn't let us look at the snare protectors on the rims.
    Also check out the 83 professional series catalogue and find the M-514D and compare that to your snare.


    Did you use steel wool or a scourer while cleaning it up?

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    Hi 3pearlkits,

    And thanks for your welcome and quick answer.

    The is no snare protectors as in the professional series. You can see it in this new picture. I will check the 83 catalogue as you suggest. Thanks for the hint :-).

    I bought it some weeks ago and general status was poor: a lot of scratches and damages to the chrome you can see in the pictures. I dissembled and carefully cleaned it up with no erosive products (WD40 and Brasso) until I got the rust and dirt go and some shining appeared.

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  4. Pearl does it for me

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    Ok, I will look some more too.

    Try again with the snare. Throw the tension rods in vinegar overnight, rinse and polish.
    Try a quality auto chrome polish with soft open weave cloths on the shell, one for polish, one to buff, to get rid of some of those rub marks...

  5. Pearl does it for me

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    Question for you:
    Is there an inspection sticker on the inside of the shell?

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    No. There is no either sticker nor traces of an old one being inside of the drum. Would this absence be because it is a fake Pearl drum?

  7. Pearl does it for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by os32za View Post
    No. There is no either sticker nor traces of an old one being inside of the drum. Would this absence be because it is a fake Pearl drum?
    No.
    I don't think it's fake...

  8. Rockin' the Cosmos..

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    Quote Originally Posted by os32za View Post
    There is no either sticker nor traces of an old one being inside of the drum. Would this absence be because it is a fake Pearl drum?
    3pk already said but no .. I've bought plenty of 70's/80's shells that didn't have factory inspection stickers inside .. some owners take that stuff off and when they sell it to you or me it's not there

  9. The Hardware Guy

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    Apart from the badge and air vent location, it looks the same as my 4214D snare. Except that's chrome-over-brass, and circa 1977-80 (I think)
    (picture below not my snare, but identical)
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