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Old 07-27-2013, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Got a theater gig for this summer... looks like fun!

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Originally Posted by opentune View Post
Nice gig to get. and nice rig.
Is that a old Slingerland Aluminum snare I see? I just got one off ebay, as an alternative to an Acrolite sound. It sounds good but has bizarre construction (knife sharp bearing edge), haven't dialed it in yet.
Nope. It's a Ludwig Standard in Aluminum -- their non-Acro aluminum snare. I had been looking for an Acro for a dryer 80's pop sound, and when a local kid told me he had one, I was shocked to find out that he actually had a Standard -- much harder to find. I traded an old steel piccolo for it (which I picked up over 10 years ago for $75). I find myself coming back to this little gem; even though my Pearl BOB is a great-sounding snare, the Standard has a very Acro sound to it that I love.
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