Re: Are Ludwig Supraphonics really that good a snare
I got my first 400 back in the late 70s. Very nice drum. Next I got a Supersensitive in 6.5 depth, and that was awesome. Then I went for a 5" Hammered Bronze and loved that for a long time.
I picked up a 6.5" COB with tube lugs and Millenium strainer a few years ago. Incredibly versatile snare drum. Love it.
More recently, I picked up a new 5" a few months ago. It sounded okay, but nowhere near as nice as my COB with tube lugs (or my 6.5" Gretsch USA Custom), so I got rid of it. No more aluminum Ludwigs for me.