Fibes Vintage SFT 5x14 Snare fibreglass shellsku
Very hard to come by complete and in great shape. Copper wrap finish with 10 lugs SFT throw off functions very well with original wires.
The lug casings seem to be low profile and the tension rods are set at an angle but they are not inhibited in movement by thios. I have not seen enough of these drums to know if this is typical. Drum is in nice original condition and is part of an eastate so it has not been cleaned or touched since we received it. This will clean up very nicely.
It is widely known that Buddy Rich favored these drums for many years.
Here is the info on the SFT snare from the Fibes website:
SFT Snare Strainer & Butt Plate
The Fibes SFT snare strainer, a design exclusive to Fibes, is the same original design that was conceived over 30 years ago. It is made in our own factory out of solid brass and other machined metal parts. Their are no internal springs or cams to break or wear out. The wire snares, also made at our factory, are kept under constant tension regardless of the snares being switched on or off the drum head. This gives Fibes snare drums the sensitivity of a parallel action-style strainer, without the hassle of a sophisticated snare system. When playing a Fibes snare drum it is responsive in all areas of the head, from the outside edge to the center of the drum.
The butt plate on the opposite side of the drum is just as unique as the SFT strainer. It is not attached to the shell, but to the tension casings (lugs) on either side. An adjustment bar inside the butt plate allows the vertical setting of the snares for proper on/off snare sound.
The SFT is more crisp and articulate than the MFT, and is recommeded for drummers playing Jazz, or Symphonic music.
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