Originally Posted by AirborneSFC
Thanks! You also have quite the amazing collection yourself. I am thinking about getting the Phonic re-issue snare drum. Do you think its worth it?
Currently I have these Sonor snares:
SQ2 in Cottonwood configuartion
Mapex Black panther birch 14"x6"
I have not seen a Phonic re-issue. I do not know the age of the shells. As you may know, Sonor has a secret room apparently full of old shells. Are the re-issues made from older shells? I don't know. I do know that the older shells, such as that used in my 70's drum, was high quality beech. Apparently priced out of reach today.
I do however trust Sonor. Such a re-issue of an important drum must be good. I too have considered buying a 14x6 re-issue. Right now I am searching for an old Phonic kit.
Let me know what you decide.