Help identifying a snare drum

DSMDrum

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I bought this snare recently and I'm not quite sure what it is.

I don't recognize the lug casings.

The top hoop is a Pearl MasterCast. The resonate head is a Pearl ST.

Throw off is a Nickel Drumworks, probably first gen before they went to an all metal lower.

The tension rods are slotted rather than the traditional square.

Number 910 stamped on the inside.

It could be a custom piece or a collection of parts. Either way, I've haven't found much.

Any thoughts or leads are very much appreciated!
 

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I think it'sa bitsa, made from an off-cut from a 14" power tom, looks like a re-wrapped Sonor Force 2000 with later Sonor single-point lugs.
 

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I think it'sa bitsa, made from an off-cut from a 14" power tom, looks like a re-wrapped Sonor Force 2000 with later Sonor single-point lugs.
I think you´re spot on. The lugs are definitely not intended to be used as doubles and I wouldn´t be surprised if the tuning rods bottom out on each other at higher tension. The vertical grain inside the shell means Made in Germany.
 

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Thanks everyone for your help!

Sonor S Class franken-snare it is!

This drum came from an estate sale with a set of rope-tension drums, 1968 Ludwig black diamond pearl set, a modern Mapex set, an assortment of 1950s-1970s Zildjian cymbals, and many others.

Enough oddly paired items that the explanations above make sense.

Thanks again!
 

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