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Super Maple Snare / Model# 9606 / KG Parallel Action Strainer
UnityGain
#1 Posted : 7/13/2017 12:25:32 AM

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Hey TAMA fans, just finished up restoring this 9606 KG snare. Came out really nice. I'll post more links to pics from the full restoration in the next few days.

9606 KG Series Super Maple Snare

9606 KG Series Super Maple Snare
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#2 Posted : 7/13/2017 12:37:10 AM
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Wow gorgeous! Selling it?
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#3 Posted : 7/13/2017 10:25:57 AM

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Not right yet. But possibly soon. Haven't even had time to enjoy it yet.
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#4 Posted : 7/13/2017 4:42:05 PM
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That turned out really nice...Kudos.
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#6 Posted : 7/17/2017 9:06:13 PM

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Photos of the restoration can be seen here - TAMA 6.5x14 Superstar 9606 King-Beat Snare Drum Restoration
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#7 Posted : 7/17/2017 9:38:03 PM
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Originally Posted by: UnityGain Go to Quoted Post
Photos of the restoration can be seen here - TAMA 6.5x14 Superstar 9606 King-Beat Snare Drum Restoration


UnityGain: Tell me more about the badge grommet. I can see it has been cleaned up yet looks to have
green tape under the tabs. Plus it is not the usual 14 tab Tama grommet I am used to seeing.
What's the story/process there ?

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1974 Imperialstars Bop kit 24/14/16 (undergoing restoration).
1978 ImperialStar Saturn 12+1 Kit in Midnight blue.(outfit #8993).
1978 ImperialStar Mars 9 kit in Hairline chrome.(outfit #8909),plus 6/8/10/12 concert toms.
1979 SuperStar Super Sunburst kit 22/12/13/14/16 & 6.5" snare
1983 Superstars in Super Mahogany X-tra deep series 22/22/10/11/12/13/14/16/18. 6.5"snare & 8" split lug snare.
1976 Superstars in Custom Black 13/14/16/22X15 (restored)
1982/83 Superstars X-tra deep series in Cherrywine 22/12/13/14 (restored)
1986 Crestars in CherryWine, std depth 22/12/13/16 (restored).
A plethora of snares, 1974-2013. vintage & custom.
Paiste Innovations series cymbals. Tama stands and pedals.
Managing to squeeze out a few nice kits, but it's a tough slog.
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#8 Posted : 7/18/2017 1:38:38 AM

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Yak,
I placed the green tape on the shell to protect it from damage while I removed the rust. As for the grommet splines, you are correct. I've seen many different TAMA grommet spline patterns over the years. I have a lot of old pics showing them I could post, if you like. In this case, you can see there are (8) sets of two splines, where it looks like they just didn't split out as an even 16 individual splines, but stayed together as (8) pairs. Maybe a different or worn press that day? The badge/grommet are absolutely factory and on the correct panel on the shell, relative to the strainer. I've compared it to other archived photos I have of 9606 Superstar King-Beat snares.
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#9 Posted : 7/18/2017 2:44:25 PM

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I don't remember Tama offering a parallel strainer like that. Man, it looks really nice. Why did they stop making them? Were there problems with it? Was it too expensive? Even Ludwig recently stopped offering the Supersensitive strainer. I wish these types of strainers would make a comeback.
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#10 Posted : 7/18/2017 6:40:45 PM

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dsop,
I wonder myself why this strainer system went away. No strings or straps to stretch and great adjustability. They were in the catalogs. Here's a Mahogany version.

TAMA King-Beat Superstar snare with KG Parallel Strainer
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#11 Posted : 7/21/2017 12:30:29 PM

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Originally Posted by: UnityGain Go to Quoted Post
dsop,
I wonder myself why this strainer system went away. No strings or straps to stretch and great adjustability. They were in the catalogs. Here's a Mahogany version.

TAMA King-Beat Superstar snare with KG Parallel Strainer


A great strainer but too many parts and an extended size led to the demise imo.
Besides Tama and Ludwig, Pearl made a nice parallel Supersensitive too (probably others).

Has anyone ever seen a Superstar snare with one of the older KG versions ?
Or were those just on Imperialstar snares ?




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#12 Posted : 7/21/2017 12:56:41 PM
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http://www.tamadrum.co.j...hp?cat_id=175&now=1

Aqua one bottom left. Bit hard to see, but it's definitely a KG...scan is from my own catalogue :)
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Originally Posted by: treetopclimber Go to Quoted Post

A great strainer but too many parts and an extended size led to the demise imo.
Besides Tama and Ludwig, Pearl made a nice parallel Supersensitive too (probably others).



Too many parts??? What does that have to do with anything? And the size isn't an issue either, aside from having to have a case that it would fit into. The only thing I can think of is the expense and extra work involved assembling it. NOBODY makes anything like it anymore.

Phil Collins, Bill Bruford, and even Buddy Rich used a Ludwig Supersensitive as their snare drum of choice for MANY years. I used one for many years too and it was the perfect drum. My only issue was the cost to replace wires, which was too much for me at the time. But a few other companies started making wires that would fit since then and the price came down.

Seriously, you guys do not know what you're missing with these types of strainers. The strainers that we're left with are so rudimentary in comparison that it's pathetic.
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#14 Posted : 7/21/2017 3:57:34 PM

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For me, the greatest thing about this strainer is the micro-adjustability that gives you the ever-so-slightest change in the snare sound. You just can't do it with the other strainer systems. You can really dial in on the exact sound you want.
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