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Fibes Clear Acrylic SFT 690 Snare Drum

Description:
- 5 x 14
- Clear Acrylic shell
- Early 70's
 
Comments:

The Fibes Drum Company made shells made of Fiberglass and Acrylic. The Fiberglass shells were covered in various wraps, while the Acrylic shells were clear and some were
tinted. The Acrylic drums tended to crack and scuff. This drum has a pristine shell and strainer and was made when Martin owned the company.

 

Fibes SFT 690 Snare Drum

Description:
- 5 1/2 x 14
- Black Fivel Finish
- Fiberglass
- Late 60's
 
Comments:

In 1966, the Fibes Drum Corporation was founded. Their specialty was fiberglass drums and they offered them in various finishes and wraps. For a short time, the drums were very popular and many famous drummers used the drums, especially this model snare drum.

Buddy Rich was photographed using the SFT 690 while endorsing Slingerland. As you can imagine, this caused quite a stir.

This particular drum is finished in Black fivel, clearly one of the strangest finishes ever. It resembled a sprayed on black velvet paint. There were numerous colors offered, including blue, red, orange and combinations This drum also has the Fibes Sta-Way bumper attached to it. This device prevented the snare drum from rubbing against the hanging tom.

FIBES SFT 690 COF SNARE DRUM

Description:
- 5 1/2 x 14 (snare stand not included)
- Fiberglass shell / Chrome wrap
- Late 60's
 
Comments:

The Fibes drum company made drums from fiberglass, clear acrylic, and dark acrylic. The fiberglass shells were usually wrapped in various finishes with the chrome wrapped model being perhaps the most popular. Buddy Rich used this model for a short period in the late 60's

 

Fibes COF Snare Drum

 
Description:
- 5 1/2 x 14 (snare stand not included)
- Fiberglass shell / Chrome wrap
- Late 60's
 
Comments:

The Fibes drum company made drums from fiberglass, clear acrylic, and dark acrylic. The fiberglass shells were usually wrapped in various finishes with the chrome wrapped model being perhaps the most popular. Buddy Rich used this model for a short period in the late 60's


Fibes SFT 690 Black Beauty Snare Drum

Description:
- 5 1/2 x 14 (snare stand not included)
- Solid Black Acrylic Shell
- Early 70's
 
Comments:

This shell of this snare is made of solid balck acrylic. There is no wrap or lacquer involved.

Fibes coined the term " Black Beauty" in their magazine ads of the time. They named the drum after one of the founders of the company, Bobby Grauso.

 

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