I saw a video recently of Paul Leim testing cymbals at Memphis Drum Shop and that snare drum sounded fantastic.I got a Paul Leim 5.5 x 14. I just love chrome and brass lugs together, very pretty and sounds great. Hit it in the middle and it has no ring, very good sweet spot. I got it tuned just right and I like it more than any other snare I have owned.
No biggie, after 12 years I love the look of the wooden bridges and now find lugs somewhat unattractive. I originally had a Pearl free floater with the one sided bridge with my Masters kit which is why I gave the radials a fair shake to begin with, after that I just let my ears decide what to buy.Wow, Peavey made some darn UGLY drums! Bet that thing is loud as hell though.