totally agree about the P85 and P86There is nothing like a supra of any blend, but the P-85 should have been retired years ago. The P-86 is much smoother and nicer and ought to now be standard fare.. A supra, depending how it is set up, can do anything a drum can be asked to do; and do it better than the rest!
Interesting story. Now, when people say "the most recorded" snare, is it the LM400 or LM402?l.
Ludwig at the time,(1963) just stopped using brass,started using aluminum and renamed the drum.Nobody knew it would sound so good,and go on the become,the highest selling,and most recorded snare drum of all time.Cheers
I researched the same question a couple of years ago. I pretty much came to the conclusion that it's both. Back in the day when the Supra earned that reputation, the 400 was probably a little more widely used than the 402. So if anything, I think the official vote probably goes to the 400, but there's no doubt that in general terms when you see statements like "the Supra is the most recorded snare ever," it encompasses both. There were certainly enough 402's being used to help build the rep at any rate.Interesting story. Now, when people say "the most recorded" snare, is it the LM400 or LM402?
I would say the LM 400 because not only could you buy individual drums,but there were student kits that were available just like with the Acrolite.The LM 400 was also the standard snare drum included with most Ludwig drum set configurations in the 60's through the 70's.Interesting story. Now, when people say "the most recorded" snare, is it the LM400 or LM402?