Picked this snare up recently, first Brady I've owned
What I do know:
5.5" x 14
5.5mm thick shell
Black lacquer finish on the outer shell, painted black inside.
Shell composition, year, estimated value?
Model AS876 in 1991, model number changed to CW326 in 1992 through 1994, CW326L in 1995.
Appeared in Japanese catalogs only.
Outer plies are cordia, inner plies are birch.
The Roller Action throwoff and butt end were available on certain Japanese snare drum models well into the 90's, not so here...
I recently purchased a Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute, 10, 12, 14, 22, w/5.5 x 14" snare, Vintage Natural finish, excellent condition for $1500 shipped. Older version with absolute lugs and Dyna Hoops.
I think at least $2500 shipped to the right buyer is possible, especially with the 18" and 20"...
Mr. Deems passed away in 1998, here is his obituary from a British tabloid:
While not on the popularity level with Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa, he was a fairly well known jazz drummer who appeared in a few films...
The maple vs. birch Superstar discussion comes up on another forum devoted exclusively to Tama drums, from an expert (not me)
" That catalogue is generally considered to be stretching the truth :)
The only maple Tamas prior to Artstar I BEM were a snare called the MEGA8 Maple, which were old...
Here are pix of a 20" tama birch bass drum with re-rings once owned by Billy Cobham, very similar finish to the drums on Ebay
the seller hedges in his listing, he says maple or birch, but he's got the plies wrong, they're 4-ply shells, 6mm thick...
I agree with Thin, matte finish birch shells, 9600 Series, 4 ply 6 mm shell with reinforcing rings, Tama angled seam. 1977- to early '79
The Mega8 snare was the only maple shell with a Tama badge in the late 70's, no re-rings, vertical seam
You got it wrong, I'm not defending him, just trying to understand what makes no sense to me. How can this happen without repercussions?
Here is the relevant section of the eBay Seller Protection Policy:
In cases where a buyer has made unreasonable demands (including extorting a...
I'm not Jonas/Gayle or one of his "cronies". I've never met him or talked with him. I'm an eBay seller since 1999 with a perfect feedback record, no negative feedback rating in 15 years. I've had several successful business transactions with forum members here and on eBay. If you spent a couple...