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Old 05-10-2013, 05:57 PM
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I am thinking of adding another snare to my collection. I don't have a maple one....yet. What do you suggest? All around drum. It will be used for indoor and outdoor gigs. Playing music from the 50's - 90's. Maybe 6.5x14? Thanks as always for your assistance.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:10 PM
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14x6.5 is an excellent choice for a maple snare IMO. There's lots of options, like Black Panthers, Pearl free floaters, Sonor 3007/select force, etc. Really, I think it will come down to how much you're willing to spend.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:17 PM
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Hi, thanks, I did check out the Pearl free floater. Looks nice, have not heard it yest but usuall I swap out the heads and snare wires with my new snare drums anyway.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:30 PM
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Ludwig Classic Maple! If you have money that you don't know what to do with, a steam bent Noble and Cooley will do it too!
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:48 PM
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I just bought a mapex saturn pro
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Thin 5.1 mm 6 ply Maple / Walnut shells with lacquer finish

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so it's part maple - amazing sound tho
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:52 PM
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Hi, thanks, I did check out the Pearl free floater. Looks nice, have not heard it yest but usuall I swap out the heads and snare wires with my new snare drums anyway.
There's a couple really good samples on YouTube of that particular drum. Drum Centre has the best sample IMO. Just make sure you wear headphones or have decent computer speakers.

Drum Centre demonstrates low, medium, and high tuning ranges aswell. The 14 x 6.5 Pearl Free Floating maple sounds killer in medium - high IMO.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:13 PM
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Ludwig Classic Maple! If you have money that you don't know what to do with, a steam bent Noble and Cooley will do it too!
+1. Excellent suggestions here.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:28 PM
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Can I throw a curved ball here, how about a 13" x 7"? My reason for suggesting this is simple, a 13" deeper snare just seems to pull the best out of maple. It operates right in maple's happy space (depending on construction). Also, if you're considering maple for it's distinctive voice, also take a look at purpleheart. Purpleheart is essentially maple on steroids! More maple than maple, if that makes sense :)

Here's a steam bent purpleheart just to wet your appetite ;)
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:11 PM
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+1. Excellent suggestions here.
Yup.

I have a 14x5 Classic Maple snare. I absolutely love it. I've thought about getting a 6.5" as I'll admit they probably are more versatile than a 5". I just don't have an absolute need for one playing mostly jazz and some blues.
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Can I throw a curved ball here, how about a 13" x 7"? My reason for suggesting this is simple, a 13" deeper snare just seems to pull the best out of maple. It operates right in maple's happy space (depending on construction). Also, if you're considering maple for it's distinctive voice, also take a look at purpleheart. Purpleheart is essentially maple on steroids! More maple than maple, if that makes sense :)

Here's a steam bent purpleheart just to wet your appetite ;)
Yes if you can afford one of Andys beauties,then by all means do it.If not, Ludwig clasic or Legacy snares are pretty awesome sounding drums and don't overlook Tamas SLP and signature lines.Tama Like Ludwig makes some great snares.

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:53 AM
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I own four maple snare drums and the best of the four are the Yamaha Maple Absolute 14" x 5 1/2" and my Ludwig Classic Maple 14" x 5". Both very nice sounding and affordable. Check them out at your dealers.

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Can I throw a curved ball here, how about a 13" x 7"? My reason for suggesting this is simple, a 13" deeper snare just seems to pull the best out of maple. It operates right in maple's happy space (depending on construction). Also, if you're considering maple for it's distinctive voice, also take a look at purpleheart. Purpleheart is essentially maple on steroids! More maple than maple, if that makes sense :)

Here's a steam bent purpleheart just to wet your appetite ;)
That sure is a purdy drum you got there.... Can you demo it for us via toutube or somethin? ;)
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:21 PM
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Ludwig Classic Maple. Suprised no one has mentioned Craviotto yet. These would be my under $500 over $500(used) picks.
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That sure is a purdy drum you got there.... Can you demo it for us via toutube or somethin? ;)
It's not available to me right now. I just posted it as an example of purpleheart. It's good to consider purpleheart when shooting for a maple sound.
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Can I throw a curved ball here, how about a 13" x 7"? My reason for suggesting this is simple, a 13" deeper snare just seems to pull the best out of maple. It operates right in maple's happy space (depending on construction). Also, if you're considering maple for it's distinctive voice, also take a look at purpleheart. Purpleheart is essentially maple on steroids! More maple than maple, if that makes sense :)

Here's a steam bent purpleheart just to wet your appetite ;)
Beautiful drum, Do I need to sell my first born? lol
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Any of you ever hear of Animal Drums out of Hollywood Ca. I saw a couple of maple drums on ebay that looked real nice and low cost.14" dia. snare drum. Super thick (1/2") 100% USA maple shell (6" depth) has very nice satin lacquer finish. Powerful sounding maple snare drum with 10 die-cast lugs for precise tuning and HD chrome hoops for great sounding rim shots. This is a made in USA high quality maple shell
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Any of you ever hear of Animal Drums out of Hollywood Ca. I saw a couple of maple drums on ebay that looked real nice and low cost.14" dia. snare drum. Super thick (1/2") 100% USA maple shell (6" depth) has very nice satin lacquer finish. Powerful sounding maple snare drum with 10 die-cast lugs for precise tuning and HD chrome hoops for great sounding rim shots. This is a made in USA high quality maple shell
Did you... copy that from an ebay listing?
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:46 PM
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I did, never heard of these drums.
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Ludwig Classic Maple! If you have money that you don't know what to do with, a steam bent Noble and Cooley will do it too!
Ditto to the 10th power. I also recommend the Yamaha maple snares as well as a Craviotto if you have the budget. I'm looking hard at a new GMS maple snare with aluminum on the interior of the shell.
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Beautiful drum, Do I need to sell my first born? lol
Not for this one - ish, but for most of ours, yes ;)
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I did, never heard of these drums.
Oh, alright. They seem pretty basic.
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I suggest Tama's SLP Classic Maple. 14 x 5.5 and is full of tone and body, I love mine to pieces
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I'm looking hard at a new GMS maple snare with aluminum on the interior of the shell.
YES! I also loved the GMS PVS maple snare.
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Yamaha Steve Jordan's 13X6.5. Around $300 used on eBay. I love it , very sensitive snd awesome crack/pop/rimshot and only hear comments about it from non drummers.
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I own, and love, in this order:

#1 7"x14" Noble and Cooley Natural Finish (owned since 1990)

#2 5"x14" Ludwig Classic Maple Oyster Black

#3 6.5x14 Pearl Fee Floating Maple Natural Finish

All of these are wonderful instruments and deserve a real good listening to. The Free Floater is very underrated and, is like a "poor man's DW EDGE" due to the meal bottom bearing edge on the frame, and the N&C is superb with Purecussion's EQ snares on it! I love the Ludwig for a nice high crack when metal is maybe too harsh, or loud. I suggest you try any, or, all of these!
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You'll definitely need to sell your firstborn, but my Joyful Noise 6.5 x14 legacy solid shell maple drum sounds amazing. If you can get one, you won't be disappointed.
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I have a maple stave snare that is 13 x 7 and needs a new home...PM me if youre interested.

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I own four maple snare drums and the best of the four are the Yamaha Maple Absolute 14" x 5 1/2" and my Ludwig Classic Maple 14" x 5". Both very nice sounding and affordable. Check them out at your dealers.

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+1 on MCA. I have a 14x7, extremely versatile with regard to tuning range. Low and fat or high and poppy with awesome rim shots thanks to die cast hoops. Go used if possible- they're $500-600 new.
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It's funny how these inquiries quickly become a miniature version of the 'The Good Snare" thread! http://www.drumcenternh.com/media/ca.../a/maple7.jpeg
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