Simple question. What is this bracket on my snare for?

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there is a guy here in Boston who swears that Ludwig acrolites are the best for marching/New Orleans type bands.
you could put a cord w/a clip on a drum key and you'd know where it is (doesn't that stick rattle?)
 

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Looks to me like where you would put a sling for a marching snare. No idea why it's on your concert snare though.
I wondered about it being for marching but was sure how well it would have worked on this snare.
 

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Good idea on clipping a drum key to it. I played a couple of minutes with the stick hanging there and it swayed a some but I didn't hear any noise from it over the snare or hi-hats. I don't know if I will keep one there. Just seeing if I could use it for something.
there is a guy here in Boston who swears that Ludwig acrolites are the best for marching/New Orleans type bands.
you could put a cord w/a clip on a drum key and you'd know where it is (doesn't that stick rattle?)
 

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Yep, it's for a strap. We used that back in the old days when I was marching in high school.

They also had a clip type of thing mounted on the shell to hold the tuning key.

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I see those all the time with second line drummers marching... In my experience they often will use stage snares as marchers instead of actual marching snares! just my observation!
 

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All the old marching snares had that clip for the shoulder sling. The drum would hang way down to the right--which is why we all played trad grip. It actually goes back to the civil war and even before.
 


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