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Old 09-16-2009, 03:07 AM
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Hi, I just got this Yesterday from Music 123 and on sale to boot, $191.99.

Anybody playing one? What do you think?

This is a Black Chrome over Brass 6.5 x 14 Pork Pie snare drum. It features a 10 lug tube design that looks awesome, very vintage. It is shipped with Remo Asian heads and has tuned up quite well. The drum already sounds better than my Sonor 3007 maple drum and that is a wonderful sounding drum. I will be ordering Ambassadors for this drum and I’m hoping for a fantastic sounding drum. I will play this one this weekend.





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I got a chance to play this drum with my kit and I believe this is going to be a very pleasant and pleasing to the ear experience. ….. Wow. If you are looking for a brass snare you will need to have this one on your list. A lot of fun to play and listen to.
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:16 AM
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congrats!!! it's a really good snare ,I know it's just a matter of taste but I think it's sounds better with a coated emperor on top
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:15 PM
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congrats!!! it's a really good snare ,I know it's just a matter of taste but I think it's sounds better with a coated emperor on top
Thanks for your head suggestion. I may try that.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:28 PM
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Hi, I just got this Yesterday from Music 123 and on sale to boot, $191.99.

Anybody playing one? What do you think?

This is a Black Chrome over Brass 6.5 x 14 Pork Pie snare drum. It features a 10 lug tube design that looks awesome, very vintage. It is shipped with Remo Asian heads and has tuned up quite well. The drum already sounds better than my Sonor 3007 maple drum and that is a wonderful sounding drum. I will be ordering Ambassadors for this drum and Iím hoping for a fantastic sounding drum. I will play this one this weekend.





Update this evening
I got a chance to play this drum with my kit and I believe this is going to be a very pleasant and pleasing to the ear experience. Ö.. Wow. If you are looking for a brass snare you will need to have this one on your list. A lot of fun to play and listen to.
Congrats,
I think you'll be happy with the ambassadors make sure the batter is coated(my fav) you may want to try a diplomat on the res. side I like those better than ambassador's IMO.
have fun with that snare I know you will.

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Old 09-18-2009, 01:54 AM
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big, beautiful... uh - snare! ;-) looks incredible, always wondered - is'nt brass a warmer sounding metal? great find that snare, enjoy man!
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:49 AM
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big, beautiful... uh - snare! ;-) looks incredible, always wondered - is'nt brass a warmer sounding metal? great find that snare, enjoy man!
Thanks man, we open an arts and crafts show Sat. and I have the snare in the trailer ready to go. I have a Slingerland chrome over brass that I have had since 1981 and I believe this drum is on par with the Slingerland. If that pans out Iím one happy camper. Brass may be metal but its not a harsh sound at all. Very full bodied at any tuning.
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:52 PM
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Pork Pie has really made the mass-production transition. That looks like a great snare for the low price. I'll bet it sounds great.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:19 AM
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Well I played the Pork Pie snare on Sat and found myself listening to the drum most of the first set. This was a good thing because it sounded wonderful. It is full sounding and crisp. Full bodied and lots of volume. Even at the full price and that is not a bad deal at all this drum is worth that price. If you are in the market for a full bodied sounding brass snare give the Big Black Bob a try. You will love it.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:49 AM
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Yes yes. I play this drum and I really am happy with it. You will be too.

I normally use a Remo Controlled Sound (coated) and a clear Dip on the bottom.

It has a very Black Beauty (ish) kind of sound and rings just enough.

Check out the info on my sig link and you'll see I've fine tuned mine with die cast hoops.

Either way, it's a good snare.
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Brass may be metal but its not a harsh sound at all. Very full bodied at any tuning.
thanks, never had a chance to play a brass snare, but maybe some day... ;-)
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:49 AM
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I play the Little Squealer, and I can say that with a coated Evans G1 or the Ambasaador/Emperor, these snares are a serious deal. That 5x12 baby SHOUTS, literally.
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The BoB is a great drum -- I love mine!
Evans G2 coated batter and Hazy 300 snare side.
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