Strainer for a snare drum

  • US 9,697,810 B2
  • Filed: 11/12/2015
  • Issued: 07/04/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/13/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A strainer for a snare drum having a bottom drumhead, the strainer comprising:

  • a snare assembly including at least one snare carrier and a plurality of snares coupled with the at least one snare carrier at one end thereof and constructed and arranged to be coupled to the snare drum at another end thereof, anda throw-side component including a bracket member constructed and arranged to be releasably mounted to the snare drum, and a slide member manually linearly moveable relative to the bracket member and engaging the at least one snare carrier;

    the slide member including at least one slider handle fixed thereto so that the at least one handle moves linearly together with the slide member, and a locking toggle such that when the strainer is coupled to the snare drum with the snares generally adjacent to the bottom drumhead, movement of the slide member via manual linear movement of the at least one slider handle causes the snares to move toward the bottom drumhead, with the locking toggle being constructed and arranged to be

         1) moved to a first, locking position engaging the bracket member so as to prevent the slide member from moving further thus, locking the slide member to the bracket member, and

         2) moved to a second, release position releasing the slide member from engagement with the bracket member.

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