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Old 08-02-2005, 06:13 PM
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My DW collectors Maple !!! 14''x5'' !!! A must !!!
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:30 PM
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Just got a supraphonic, getting it to sound pretty good. Just put a 42 strand snare on my Starclassic and WOW!! I love it!! Thanks Nutha!
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Old 08-09-2005, 02:04 AM
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My ancient Ludwig steel snare that I've owned for like 15 or 16 years. My parents bought it off of a drummer who was selling his set when I was in the 5th grade. I've loved this snare ever since.

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Old 08-09-2005, 02:13 AM
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I use 2 different snare types , its all about the mood.
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Old 08-09-2005, 02:56 AM
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Ludwig Black Beauty, hand engraved of course.
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:04 PM
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Default black beauty v pearl brass sensitone ?

hi,as a kid i was lucky to be given a day in the premier factory in england,when i asked about ludwig drums,the reply was "they just rely on old designs"/ this was 1972 and to be honest since then i never looked at ludwig gear.I recently have had the pleasure of playing two ludwig snares /one a bb 14" x 5" with classic lugs and also 14" x6" bronze tube lugs/ and they were both easy to play and sounded better than any other snare drum ive used.ive bought and used about 15 different snares in many settings inc theatre and recording /all sizes and materials.now im just about to order a ludwig bb at 500/here in the uk,i notice pearl do a "copy" of the bb called brass sensitone 14"x5" classic which even has beaded shell too,also it has die cast hoops which are easier to play rim shots on than the ludwigs press steel hoops.....any of you guys out there can give an advice on how the two compare,i would be very gratefull.malcolm ross scotland
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: black beauty v pearl brass sensitone ?

Hi,

Nearly everybody copies or has copied the Black Beauty and the Suprafonic. If the design of the shell is old but works and sounds great, so what. I play my 5.25 X 14 Brass edition Black Beauty 99% of the time. They will have to "pry that drum from my cold dead fingers!" I've noticed the resale on Ludwig Black Beauties is very strong, so I wouldn't worry about the investment. I bought mine from Ludwig at a drum show for $450.00 and I don't miss that money at all. Matt
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:51 PM
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Default Re: black beauty v pearl brass sensitone ?

I personally would go for the Ludwig, other companies try to make improvements on the Ludwig snares, but you just can't the beat the original. I have two Ludwig snares, and 5X14 chrome over alumminum, and a 6.5X14 chrome over brass. Both are amazing! Every other Ludwig snare I have played is great too. I'm sure either snare would be great, Pearl does make good drums, but I would rather have the real thing than a some other companies copy of it. You mentioned liking the rim on the Pear more, if you got the Ludwig snare, and didn't like the rim then you could buy one of the Pearl rims and put it on the Ludwig. Thats just an idea I thaught I would mention. Either way its a win win situation really. Good luck in your decision!
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: black beauty v pearl brass sensitone ?

I forgot to mention this RE the Ludwig. Go for the Diecast hoops. Also I on my 5/14 Black Beauty I added 42 strand which deepened the sound of the drum somewhat.I also use a 1 ply head with a dot underneath. The drum is super responsive. I don't know why Ludwig doesn't take the hint from so many drummers and offer the 42 strand snares.
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:26 PM
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Default How's this for a snare drum?

Hi,
Just found the forum. Just thought I'd say that I have been a lifetime maple drum guy. I like other drums, but my passion has been American made stuff, usually the thin-shelled maple variety that Ludwig, DW and Keller make to name a few. I appreciate other woods and aluminum drums, but maple is my clear favorite.

I just picked up a new snare, it's a 6.5x14 Ludwig maple exotic with a Steinway and sons waterfall bubinga finish. It was $400. It sounds every bit as good as it looks. I chose it over other stuff I tried. I looks like a modern classic, reminiscent of the craftsmanship Sonor puts into their exotic stuff.



From prog to jazz, most of my favorite drummers use a wood snare as primary. (For example Portnoy's Tama Melody master.)

I'd like this to kick off a wood snare thread! Please post comments about your favorite wood snares.
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:03 AM
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I want a wood snare badly, but thats a nice snare you posted there.
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:49 AM
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Thats a sweet looking snare man. Very nice.
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:56 AM
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Default snare drum questions

Ok, im getting a new snare drum some time soon. What is the differnence in sound between a snare thats about 5x14, and a snare thats deeper, like a 7x14, or 8x10?
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:27 AM
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drum diameter defines pitch while depth has an impact on articulation. a shallower shell will produce some sort of shorter tone burst than a deeper one.
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:51 AM
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JW, this thread may have some info for you. http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99
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Old 08-11-2005, 04:17 AM
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thanks man, it helped
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Old 08-12-2005, 04:00 AM
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I agree with Dog Breath. It is impossible to choose a snare based on what people want. Snares are like fingerprints. No two are the same. You should really go to a music store and choose a snare. And concider what music you play. You may love a warm soft tone, but if you play rock you need a sharp, loud drum that will cut. A snare is by far the most important part if your set. Choose wisely.
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Old 08-12-2005, 11:16 PM
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Default Snare drum.. So weird -_-

I bought a used Ludwig Accent Steel snare drum. I got pissed tuning it cause it's giving me weird sound.. I tuned both up/bottom snare head tight and I can't get a snare sound out.. I brought it to the shop they say I'm missing a tone controller and so I bought it.. And it doesn't fit for the snare so I returned it. Any ideas I can fix it guys?

I'm thinking of buying another good snare and sell this off in the future while I save some money.
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Old 08-13-2005, 12:38 AM
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Default Re: Snare drum.. So weird -_-

Try these 2 things:

First change the heads, both of them.

Make sure that the snare is actually touching the bottom head. If its not, that is why you're not getting a snare sound. Try tightening up the snares.

If this doesn't work, I reccomend just saving up for a good snare.

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Old 08-16-2005, 11:57 PM
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They are all Black Panther Snares, first is Hammered Brass
Second is Premium Traditional Maple, and third (and most expensive) is The Black Panther Limited edition Hand Hammered Snare Drum (all 14 inches)
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:57 PM
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Arent they nice, as u can see i like the black and gold look
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:09 AM
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yes, i was thinking about going with either the black panther hammered brass or black panther premium brass for a new snare. still dont know the difference between the two. but now ive decided to go with the dennis chamber signature snare. probably will be a little while before i get it though.
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:24 AM
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yah same here, i might try to put a black drum head on it just for looks
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:22 AM
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Hmm, why is this important and why should this be sticky??

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Old 08-17-2005, 02:01 AM
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Hmm, why is this important and why should this be sticky??

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What the... you mean... three pictures of snare drums doesn't justify a sticky?

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Old 08-17-2005, 02:05 AM
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I like the hand hammered look, the third one kinda tickles me (perhaps because its so expensive)...
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:17 AM
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cuz, i dont want to drive 5 hours, and waste like 500 dollers...i just need opinions on the snares, i play rock music with a hint of metal
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Old 08-17-2005, 03:11 AM
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if youre gonna put out that much money on a new drum, dont just go by what people tell you. you drive the 5 hours, test it yourself, hear it yourself, and feel it yourself.
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Old 08-17-2005, 03:23 AM
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How is three pictures of snares a "review"?
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:35 AM
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Default What's a good snare drum?

Sometime soon I wanna get a new snare drum and I wanna know what people are using and what features about their snare the like and dislike.
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:42 AM
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think you're asking the wrong first question. the question you SHOULD be asking is this: "i want a snare that sounds/feels/does this. any suggestions?"
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:56 AM
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Default Re: What's a good snare drum?

the ones taht i really like is the pearl free floaters from what i have played at guitarcenter but really go with what sounds best to you. personally i like the way the starclassic maple snare sounds the dw wood one. and the ludwig supraphonic. to name a few
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:39 AM
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think you're asking the wrong first question. the question you SHOULD be asking is this: "i want a snare that sounds/feels/does this. any suggestions?"
No i didn't, I was thinking of saying that at first but I thoguht I keep my mind open to maybe something new that I didn't think of.

Here I'll make a list for everyone to help out for me.

Snare:
Style of music:
Sound:
Pro's:
Con's:
Price:

that should be good enough for me...
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Default Re: THE GOOD SNARE DRUM THREAD.

pretty recently (meaning a year / 6 mo) i got a 14x6.5 ludwig supraphonic. its one of the remakes of the originals but personally i love it. its got great live sound to it and sounds incredible in the studio. id say one of the only cons is the price... 500 bones!! eh...it was nice to finally get it though.

hmm...styles of music....well id say its good really good for rock / metal. i think lars from metallica uses one. hmm... id also say it sounds good enough for jazz...in studio anyways, live? not sure..

oh forgot to mention... john bonham used one (if you didnt already know). same specs as mine except, of course, he used an original.

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Old 08-21-2005, 10:20 PM
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Default Looking for both cheap/awesome snare drum

Well my budget is 199 .. I was thinking of the Joey Jordison model. But I've never heard it before. I'm a rock player and I play in church, are there any "satanic" symbols around the snare?
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Old 08-21-2005, 10:51 PM
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Well my budget is 199 .. I was thinking of the Joey Jordison model. But I've never heard it before. I'm a rock player and I play in church, are there any "satanic" symbols around the snare?
I think You should play the snare You want before You'll buy it. go for a music shop where You can play it and then deicde whether it's "satanic" or it's not. and, of course, decide if it fits You in matter of sound.

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Old 08-22-2005, 12:15 AM
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the only thing imprinted on the snare is the slipknot S logo. look up pictures of it on the pearl website. i doubt that would be considered satanic, but some people in church could find it offending.
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Old 08-22-2005, 12:34 AM
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hey all :)

which one of this snares is the best? maybe You'll try one of them, Anson?

1. tama artwood 14x8
2. premier modern classic 14x7
3. pacific sx 14x6

I'll be glad for advices :)
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OK, here I go then... I'll give my current two in regular use...

Snare: Yamaha 13x5 Maple Steve Gadd signature
Style of music: Used in everything from jazz to rock, chokes a bit in a metal setting.
Sound: Nearest comparison would be Matt Chamberlain's snare sound on the Tori Amos live disc - tight but punchy and with a nice woody snap. Really nice snare response on ghost notes, has a great crisp woody flutter without sounding "Hollow" at all even at high tensions.
Pro's: Awesome sounding, very versitile.
Con's: Black coating on hoops chips off over time, lugs as shipped are prone to slipping if you rimshot a lot. Not ideal in low tunings - but hey, it's a 13x5!
Price: $Reasonable. I got it for two hundred pounds in the UK just after the series was launched.

Snare: Ayotte Keplinger 14x5.5" Woodhoop (stainless steel shell).
Style of music: Rock. Not really suited to a jazz setting, even ghosted this is not exactly a quiet drum and you can hear the steel.
Sound: Aggressive but with a bit of warmth from the hoop. More dry than the Yamaha above, but with a bit of metal bite to it. Rimshots are nice and explosive, and it'll take a low tuning very well. Sometimes a bit lacking in character for my taste, but it's certainly a mean drum - sounds a lot better with some reverb and compression, too. I think it's probably an average (unmiked) live drum and an excellent recording one.
Pro's: Ratcheted snare strainer - you can adjust snare tension while playing! Pretty sweet. Also has key-lockable lugs, so no slipping on this drum.
Con's: IT'S !#!##*!!#FFARRGHING HEAVY! Also, wood hoops can be damaged easily by non-drumming related activities such as dropping or accidentally chipping with the metal handle part of some brushes. You have to be pretty careful with it.
Price: $Extortionate. I got mine for NZ$1300 used.
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