The snare’s top hoop has a wider lip-over and Dave reveals he actually bought the snare with its perfectly matching finish from Ingo Winterberg in September 2012.
Ingo says, “The [wider] top hoop was used until 1956, so it does not match exactly. This must have been changed in the late- to early-1950s as this is how I received it.”
“Aquamarine Sparkle finishes are mostly faded,” continues Dave, “but not with this kit, which is in very nice condition. I gigged it for the first time last night and got a great deal of interest from everyone. It sounded full, the rack tom with its two dampers doesn‘t ring at all and the snare drum has a great crack to it and is fabulous for rim-shots.”