Mannheim metal snare

texasshawn16

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I have a metal shell mannheim snare drum that I'm having a hard time researching. Hoping anyone on here may have some info as far as year and country of manufacturing?
 

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I didn't know Mannheim made snares... I thought they just made steamrollers :)

That looks like a Japanese (might be old Pear) or Korean made snare a with a "white label" foil badge on it. A pic of the snare strainer might reveal more.
 

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Not vintage. I've never seen the Mannheim badge, but these exact same drums are also sold new under the GP or Groove Percussion name as a student package with all the same accessories as that Reverb listing, so probably made in Taiwan.
This snare with various strainers and badges has been sold for at least the past 10 years.
Lots of them on ebay, or Sam Ash, Walmart, and many other retailers selling as GP drums.
 
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Agree, it looks Asian to me.

Another thing: no German company would have used that font. Reminsicent of Nazi Germany, so a clear no-go. That font doesn't need to be Nazi-related, could also have a place in the Metal/Gothic scene, think "Rammstein", no expert there.
 


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