Originally Posted by keep it simple
A number of companies, including us :) We find that ash, & especially English ash, has such a wonderful balance & long note, you can make them do pretty much anything. Purpleheart is essentially maple on steroids. Actually, more "maple" than maple if I'm making any sense. Of course, performance depends on wood quality, construction, & a host of other stuff. The good stuff isn't cheap.
Oh I know the good stuff isn't cheap. Had a Korina wood Gibson Flying V. Korina is the holy grail of electric guitars just like Brazilian Rosewood is the holy grail of acoustics. Thank you ex wife for destroying them both : (.
I'm gonna check out your Guru snares : )