Miller Snare Drum help

fishdrummer

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I Just acquired this ten lug Miller snare drum. I understand it was sold by the Miller Band Instrument Co. during the 60s/70s.

As part of my restoration work I am looking for the right top hoop.

Any help in identifying it would be appreciated (see images of the snare and snare-side hoop).

ps. Any history to share about this drum would be appreciated as well.
 

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Top looks like a standard style. Bottom with the curve around the tension rod looks interesting........I don't think I've seen such a hoop.......is it COB or COS? Good luck.
 

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Hey, hey - by "solid shell," do you mean one-ply?

There was a very down-home amp company here in Michigan called Miller. They made beastly, powerful guitar and bass amps and PA's. All the country guys used them.
 

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Hey, hey - by "solid shell," do you mean one-ply?

There was a very down-home amp company here in Michigan in the 60's/70's called Miller. They made beastly, powerful guitar and bass amps and PA's. All the country guys used them.
 

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I also have a Miller snare drum in red sparkle. It's an 8 lug drum with a 5 ply shell with 5 ply re-rings and white painted interior. Simple Ludwig / Slingerland style throw and butt. Ludwig baseball bat style muffler with a round knob. Not sure where or by whom the parts were made, but all in all it's a well made drum.

Miller snare 1.jpg Miller snare 2.jpg Miller snare 3.jpg Miller snare 4.jpg
 

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