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Hermman 02-09-2018 09:48 PM

What's the best snare you have tried?
 
What's the best snare you have tried?... in your entire life!

kevinmac 02-09-2018 10:20 PM

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Rogers dynasonic, then Ludwig supersensitive.

singleflammedmill 02-09-2018 10:26 PM

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Joyful Noise TKO Brass 14X5

incrementalg 02-09-2018 10:28 PM

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Hmmmm...I don't think I could name a best snare because I have a handful that I love for different reasons...

Gretsch Brooklyn Bell Brass
Gretsch Rosewood
Gretsch New Classic Maple
Oriollo Phantom
Unix Stave Bubinga
Some random Premier Snare that I grabbed years ago

Bo Eder 02-09-2018 10:55 PM

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I like sitting in on someone's dilapidated drum set, and then re-tuning his snare to sound incredible, and then playing with the band. It gives folks hope of what their instrument can really sound like with proper experience and knowledge.

But I've owned and tried several high-end snares, and most times I'm a bit disappointed by how much tweaking you have to do to make them sound good. It's rare when I meet a high-end snare that required almost nothing of you to sound good. Maybe this is why I recommend Ludwig Acrolites so much?

J-Boogie 02-09-2018 10:57 PM

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Maybe not the best but years ago I had this black Zildjian alloy snare that was wonderful, wish Id never gotten rid of it.

Rattlin' Bones 02-09-2018 10:57 PM

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Craviotto $1,500 snare, and Ludwig Acrolite mint condition I bought recently for $190.

Bo Eder 02-09-2018 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by J-Boogie (Post 1546054)
Maybe not the best but years ago I had this black Zildjian alloy snare that was wonderful, wish Id never gotten rid of it.

Did that also come with a set of Zildjian Pitch Black cymbals? That would be awesome!

J-Boogie 02-09-2018 11:03 PM

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That would've been, sadly no tho Bo.

Odd-Arne Oseberg 02-09-2018 11:26 PM

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Are you going for rabbit or fox?

octatonic 02-09-2018 11:33 PM

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DW Super Solid.

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steadypocket 02-09-2018 11:59 PM

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I have to at least identify one wood and one metal:

Joyful Noise TKO brass 6.5x14 (the aluminum Luminary, while very different sonically, is an oh so close second)

One of the Gurus.

pgm554 02-10-2018 12:35 AM

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Fibes fiberglass.
Good enough for Buddy,good enough for me.

ZildjianLover 02-10-2018 12:56 AM

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For me, it is a tie between the Fibes Buddy Rich model, and a 14 x 7 Slingerland Radio King in White Marine Pearl finish that I got to play at the boutique drum shop that used to be in Orlando near where I live. They were both cranked up to a very high tuning, and they sounded so buttery smooth and not the least bit choked even at that tuning.

hippy chip 02-10-2018 01:11 AM

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Wittman Stave Drums 14 x 6"

https://i.imgur.com/IzT9SF2h.jpg

BenjaminCamelot 02-10-2018 01:15 AM

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I was at Guitar Center one day with the intent of buying a new pair of sticks, but this Tama Superstar Maple kit on display had one of the best sounding snares I have ever heard in my life! Too bad I didn't buy it.

Groov-E 02-10-2018 01:57 AM

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Honestly, an ayotte maple snare with maple hoops tuned med-low. Can not believe I did not buy this one, it was a one-off during their "are we open or on hiatus ?" moments some 5 years or some ago. Stupid me.

Others are okay, and I do own some nice high-end snares and have played quite a few... but any decent maple, birch or metal snare I can make work

Stuflyer 02-10-2018 02:04 AM

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A Yamaha Steve Gadd Maple 14x5 with metal hoops ( first iteration) sensitive, full of body and tone and really controllable. just bloody gorgeous.

caddywumpus 02-10-2018 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by incrementalg (Post 1546048)
Hmmmm...I don't think I could name a best snare because I have a handful that I love for different reasons...

My thought exactly! Right now, I'm geeking out on an Allegra 14x7 maple snare I recently purchased, from back in the Dave/Tony era of Allegra...

Winston_Wolf 02-10-2018 04:23 AM

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Ludwig bronze Supraphonic. It's an incredible drum.

Rosemarydrumco 02-10-2018 04:23 AM

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The best snare Ive tried/owned is my Oriollo 1.2mm spun brass Encore. Its just an amazingly musical instrument....so sensitive and so much warmth and character.

Another that really stuck with me is a 20s 2pc brass in 6.5 we used in a shootout. That thing was an absolute low end monster.

zenghost 02-10-2018 05:51 AM

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Ludwig Black Beauty 6.5x14 - no question.

I have JN TKO in same size and various other high-end snares (Crav, Dunnett etc). They are fine drums, and more refined in some ways, but I always come back to the BB as the overall finest balance of tone, sensitivity and feel.

I am waiting to see if a new Jenkins-Martin snare can topple the BB though.

three86 02-10-2018 06:09 AM

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I love my pearl free floating brass doubt I'll ever play another snare. I have had old ludwig supraphonic, dw, mapex, pearl masters, and various others throughout the years. The reason I know this free floater is so good is that it sounds great even with old heads and lugs out of tune. It is very crisp marching drum sounding but that is what I'm into. It is an older one where the strainer extends outside of the rim I read somewhere that one is special and it is to me. Usually use powerstroke3 on it no other muffling.

Chunkaway 02-10-2018 06:40 AM

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Craviotto single ply 6.5X14 is number one.

My Black Beauty is the one I have used in the studio the most, but I don't like the sound of it live or when in the practice room.

jbonzo1 02-10-2018 04:37 PM

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My 1978 Supraphonic.
There's just something magical about it.

drumming sort of person 02-10-2018 04:43 PM

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I played a Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple snare that sounded pretty magical.

pgm554 02-10-2018 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by three86 (Post 1546134)
I love my pearl free floating brass doubt I'll ever play another snare. I have had old ludwig supraphonic, dw, mapex, pearl masters, and various others throughout the years. The reason I know this free floater is so good is that it sounds great even with old heads and lugs out of tune. It is very crisp marching drum sounding but that is what I'm into. It is an older one where the strainer extends outside of the rim I read somewhere that one is special and it is to me. Usually use powerstroke3 on it no other muffling.

My number 2 pick.
I own 10 of them.

Odd-Arne Oseberg 02-10-2018 07:47 PM

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To be serious.

I have 10 keepers. Not all are equally versatile without doing someting more to them, but I have them for a reason.

I'll choose one that I actually don't own, but that I've played a lot, a 5x14 Craviotto maple.

Merlin5 02-10-2018 08:02 PM

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My Sakae Trilogy 3 ply Maple/Poplar/Maple. This is my go to snare as it just seems to be made for me. Warm, good tone, nice crack. I generally seem to get on better with lighter shells.

markdrum 02-10-2018 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by pgm554 (Post 1546187)
My number 2 pick.
I own 10 of them.

I've got to agree with this one. I've got 10 FFs in different shell compositions and depths but the copper 6.5" is my favorite. The 2nd would be my Oriollo Phantom.

iCe 02-10-2018 11:00 PM

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My Pearl (Limited Edition) Kapur snare, 14x6.5".
Has such a nice dry tone to it, but you can really crank it up so it produces a great 'pop' sound you normally get from piccolos, but due to size and depth it has more body to it. Sensitive response from the snares as well when playing ghostnotes.

The other snare i really like was in a practice place a year or 2 back. Was a Ludwig Supralite 14x5.5". Also tuned high and very similar sound as the Kapur snare, but a sharper sound due to the material used for the shell. Maybe get that one someday!

GruntersDad 02-10-2018 11:14 PM

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Gretsch Brooklyn Hammered COB 6.5 x 14

three86 02-11-2018 04:07 AM

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Originally Posted by pgm554 (Post 1546187)
My number 2 pick.
I own 10 of them.

Wow why would you need 10 of them? Makes me want to try your number one pick If it's good enough for buddy indeed. My favorite sticks for years have been the vic firth buddy rich signatures.

three86 02-11-2018 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by markdrum (Post 1546221)
I've got to agree with this one. I've got 10 FFs in different shell compositions and depths but the copper 6.5" is my favorite. The 2nd would be my Oriollo Phantom.

You have 10 too? I am definitely not buying a second I can see it leads to at least 8 more :)

Rosemarydrumco 02-11-2018 04:21 AM

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Originally Posted by three86 (Post 1546288)
You have 10 too? I am definitely not buying a second I can see it leads to at least 8 more :)

I have 10 Oriollos! Lol. Love them

RickP 02-11-2018 06:50 AM

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I will chose a wood shell and a metal shell

Wood :
Noble and Cooley Walnut SS -6 x 14 - 8 lug snare is the nicest sounding snare to my ear, I have ever played and owned . It does everything I want from a wood shell snare

Metal :
Ludwig 5 x 14 engraved Black Beauty. This snare amazes me every time I put it on the snare stand. It can cover any style well.

Icetech 02-11-2018 08:32 PM

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dynasonic COB... ................

indedrum 02-11-2018 11:20 PM

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I'm obviously biased, but I have never heard anything that rivals the INDe 5.5x15 Stainless Steel snare: https://youtu.be/lne_O2bZ5a0

drum4fun27302 02-11-2018 11:33 PM

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Steve Jordan's signature snare with wood hoops.

VitalTransformation 02-13-2018 12:08 AM

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They all sound like snare drums so long as they work right. And they all sound even better when you're drunk!


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