The problem is... I do. But that's the entirety of my disposable income. Now I have to choose between:But not all of us have $700 of disposable income, yes?
I at times wonder about used gear until the other day I figured out my Gretsch Renown are 7 years old. Immaculate condition because I take care of them and don't gig, but still 7 years old. And you could have had my Gretsch Renown 14 x 5 Satin black snare for less. Oh well
Ron,I recently picked one up just like that but mahogany stain.
I had a bit of an issue trying to tame the overtone- at medium tuning the drum has a weird overtone that can be heard with or without the snares on.
I settled for a higher tuning and half a moongel. Maybe I should tune the resonant head lower??
The other issue is that since it has 10 lugs, the one where my stick tends to come down keeps de-tuning on me.
You might be able to compromise a bit by aiming the 57 at the center of the snare where there is no/little overtone. The overtone seems to live on or near the rim on all my snares.My guitar player/soundman has me wary of any overtone since he doesn't like it when he mikes the snare. I usually turn the muffler on my Acro for sound check and loosen it as the night goes on to open up the drum.
It's definitely a classic maple, but it is the "Classic Maple Jazz Festival Limited Edition" lug configuration.it looks like this drum only has 8 lugs? Could be a classic birch if so, although it does look like the badge is gold, which indicates maple. The classic birch snares all had 8 lugs, and a silver keystone badge. How thick is the shell? Both series are great drums either way.