The assembly is totally removed, leaving two holes. I see some on ebay but kinda crazy pricing, questionable full functionality plus they tend to not say "snare" specifically or if so there's some wording involving a "tom" also . . . Wondering if there's some other reasonable solution that would work with this drum without wrecking the vintage vibe too much. This drum sounds great and gets a lot of work for jazz gigs but would like to stop looking at those holes and see how or if a muffler could be used. Thx . . .