Very interesting that a portion of the color got stripped. I like that bronze mirror look too.
Don't know why John wouldn't be able to engrave that drum; he would have had to go through all that material anyway to actually get to the brass shell???
Your best bet is to find a plater that deal with Faucets.. They have all the different color, pattern and type of finishes.
Normal plater only deal with basic chrome and nickel finishes but black chrome or black nickel are a specialty not everyone has a tank specifically designed for it. And it xpensive..
I mean it’s obviously a players drum now, it was when you first got the muffler installed, so I wouldn’t worry too much about getting the black color perfectly on there. It’s a really pretty drum and I bet it sounds great, I wouldn’t invest a whole lot more money in it.
If you already bought the drum, paid to have the muffler installed, stripped the plating and then paid to have it replated... shoot for the amount of money you’ve put into it you’re starting to get near the price of a original black beauty
But I’m not one to talk, I’m sure we’ve all dumped a lot of money into this expensive hobby. And at the end of the day that snare is gonna serve you right for years, so it’s good to see you’re treating it nice