yeah i know it's a weird question. just wanted to get some opinions, and thank you all for the contributions! i think i'll just try both and see which one the band/sound guy likes more.I just don't get the question. They're both great snares.....in large venues or small venues. One only sounds better than the other if you think it does. Natural dynamics of the individual drum have been eliminated by a mic and PA anyway. So use the one you wanna hear.