jptrickster, I thought you would pick up on that detail. Singerland historian Dr. Wenk claims snare hardware was oriented that way from the summer of '60 to the spring of '61. How do the date stamps on your snares align with that statement?
I don't have a problem with where they put the strainer. I don't mind one bit that there's no tone control. However, why did they decide to put the wrap seam in the worst possible place? Such a pain to get the strings through the butt.