Originally Posted by Les Ismore
This is true, but partly by default. In the 60's 70's there weren't as many competing snare drums on the market, there were truckloads of LUDWIGS, everyone had one and by default gigged, recorded with them hence their popularity on vinyl of the era.
That being said and the fact the drums design virtually hasn't change makes the drum dated sonically IMO. I was over, tired of the sound in the 70's.
Any up and coming drummer's snare sound is not going to be heard as new/original if they play a 400/402, their sound is old news already IMO.
If you want ('need') to sound like a million other drummers past, than do get a 400/402.
The BUDWISER of snare drums.
I hear you, but haven't things gone full circle? Vintage is back, big time. Every company has a new 'vintage-like' line of drums. I see many drummers using vintage Ludwig kits and the like. Of course, you can use any snare with any kit; they are interchangable. But, it seems that vintage is the new trend.