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Old 11-13-2013, 04:57 AM
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Default Zim-Gar Snare Drum

Just bought this today for a cool $12.00! Did I get a good deal? Anyone else have one or know anything about them? What's it worth?
I have to get more snare cord before I can hear it. The snares that I got with it say Made In Japan. The hoops and rods are kind of heavy. I wonder if they are the original parts. The strainer works fine.
Aside from being dirty it is in great shape. I haven't even wiped the dust off yet. The inside is very clean and I was surprised by the lack of bearing edges. I'm really digging the wrap. It just screams 1970's!
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:53 AM
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Default Re: Zim-Gar Snare Drum

No love for the Zim-Gar? I just put a magnet to the hoops and it didn't stick. I'm now thinking it may be a 60's model. Anyone know for sure?
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:38 AM
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Default Re: Zim-Gar Snare Drum

Wow, that appears to be a no frills drum except for the cast hoops. I have never seen one in person or played a Zim-Gar so I know nothing about them.
The shell looks like luan ply on the inside.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:55 AM
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Default Re: Zim-Gar Snare Drum

Sorry Rob, Thought I already commented on this.

Great find. Looks like a 60's stencil kit snare. I'm curious as to how it sounds. If it tunes up easily enough and has a good sound then I'd say you got a helluva buy. If not then you could always put it on the shelf and keep it as a conversation piece, the finish is interesting enough. Heck, if those hoops are brass then I'd say thats worth more than the price of admission alone.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:45 AM
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Default Re: Zim-Gar Snare Drum

Thanks for the replies guys! I was starting to think my thread was broken.
I thought I saw another thread on the zimgar before but I didn't find any with the search function.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:01 PM
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Die cast 6 lug hoops are something that does not exist, so that makes this snare pretty rare. Appears to be from an importer/assembler guy maybe? Imports shell and parts, puts it together and sells under his brand?
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:50 AM
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Default Re: Zim-Gar Snare Drum

Zim-Gar was one of Pearl's many stencil brands. Both my Whitehall kits had that same finish on the interior. And yeah, I'd say $12 was a pretty good price!

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