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Old 02-04-2011, 12:37 AM
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Default Expensive snares.

Well the joyful noise elite snare drums were reviewed in this month's modern drummer, and they run the wallet up quite a bit.
This thread is to show all the super expensive snare you can find!

I'll start it off with this beautiful gold plated joyful noise snare, priced at a whopping $7000!!! (I can get 3 high end KITS for this price!)

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:48 AM
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They could make a $7,000.00 tea kettle and people would buy it. Tea would still taste the same I bet.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:55 AM
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:15 AM
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It's funny how snares like these will most likely be collected rather than used. someone might hit them once or twice, but that will probably be the extent of it. Sorry I don't have one to post. I thought $500+ was a bit crazy for a snare...
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:21 AM
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The first thing I ever read about the Ludwig was that it looked much better than it sounded.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:44 AM
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Not practical, you'd have to take it with you on break. JN makes some nice stuff but this is over the top and won't make you sound or play even a little better.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:56 AM
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I see them as simply collectibles, and theres no harm in collecting something you love ;]

I'm positive you could buy a snare drum at the same quality of the expensive guys posted above, for a much less price.

So as I said before, I see them as collectibles.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:39 AM
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I see them as simply collectibles, and theres no harm in collecting something you love ;]

I'm positive you could buy a snare drum at the same quality of the expensive guys posted above, for a much less price.

So as I said before, I see them as collectibles.
Only harm to yourself, when you go to write a check, or put a payment on your house, and realize you just spent 10,000+ on a snare drum. Then well..... theres the harm.
But hey! You helped out a company!
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:49 AM
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Yeah I would defientley keep one of these in nice shape. Maybe bang on the heads a little, but then replace them for some brand new ones for show.

Slap one of these babies on there and you got yourself the display snare of the century!



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Old 02-04-2011, 04:54 AM
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11K? It looks really cool. But man I'd be embarrassed if I couldn't play it! It would make a nice "under glass" specimen for sure.

So did you get one?
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:56 AM
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They could make a $7,000.00 tea kettle and people would buy it. Tea would still taste the same I bet.
^ This.

I love a good snare drum, but I can't see how a $7000 snare is going to sound significantly better than a $400 snare.
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:05 AM
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11K? It looks really cool. But man I'd be embarrassed if I couldn't play it! It would make a nice "under glass" specimen for sure.

So did you get one?
Yeah ordered it last week. Donated my right lung, kidney, and the right half of my brain. Then I bought it!
Can't wait for it! But seriously, would anyone here buy that? Especially if you bend a hoop :O Have fun getting a replacement!
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:54 AM
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Yeah obviously you can get a just as good sounding snare for well under 1000, but this snare is not for taking to your rock concert. These are collector's snares. Therefore collectors would want them.
If no one bought the product, they wouldn't be making them.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:03 AM
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Only harm to yourself, when you go to write a check, or put a payment on your house, and realize you just spent 10,000+ on a snare drum. Then well..... theres the harm.
But hey! You helped out a company!
Lots of people like to collect much more expensive cars, so if you have the money I don't see the harm in collecting these.

And to add on to my previous statement, I'm not saying you cant play it, I'm just saying I would use it for collection purposes, as opposed to instrumental use.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:26 AM
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If no one bought the product, they wouldn't be making them.
PEOPLE BUY THEM?!?!?
Seriously? People spend that much one one single drum?
You can get 3 custom drum sets with about 1,500 left over for hardware and cymbals.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:16 AM
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PEOPLE BUY THEM?!?!?
Seriously? People spend that much one one single drum?
You can get 3 custom drum sets with about 1,500 left over for hardware and cymbals.
Maybe its not a matter of price, but value. ;]

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Old 02-04-2011, 07:21 AM
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PEOPLE BUY THEM?!?!?
Seriously? People spend that much one one single drum?
You can get 3 custom drum sets with about 1,500 left over for hardware and cymbals.
Dude...some of us have jobs that make these snares a very doable treat once or twice a year, I would kill for a music room full of these babies, to be honest i hadnt even considered them before. Can you guys post more links and pics? I must have one
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:50 AM
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The only 100 pieces made 13x6,5 hand engraved Yamaha brass Phoenix SD-4365PH snare im getting within a few weeks is a pricy little fellow to:







(not to mention that it sounds so ridiculous good)
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:40 AM
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Dude...some of us have jobs that make these snares a very doable treat once or twice a year, I would kill for a music room full of these babies, to be honest i hadnt even considered them before. Can you guys post more links and pics? I must have one
It's cool to collect, don't get me wrong. I was just brought up a different way - actually, when I became a regular customer at Pro Drum Shop in Hollywood over 30 years ago now, when they put up one of Buddy's kits on display before he passed away (he was a dear friend to the shop too) and everything that guy played was stock stuff off of the shelf. In fact, all the guys part of the L.A. scene, who could definitely afford whatever they wanted, seemed to impart the advice that, if you can't play, it doesn't matter. Buddy himself said "a race car driver can drive anything". So naturally, if those guys were telling me stuff like that, who am I to argue?

The gear is important, yes, but it's still secondary to that feeling of making good music with good people.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:44 AM
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Very noice! Each to their own, there's them who buy million dollar cars they never drive but sell for a tidy profit.

Reminds me of a time when I bought a new-old-stock vintage fountain pen (I love writing with a fine writing instrument). This pen was over 40 years old and had passed from collector to collector, each of whom had kept it in pristine condition. First thing I did is pull out a cartridge from the 40+ year old new-old-stock vintage ink cartridge box that came with the pen, put it in the pen and started writing. I emailed the seller and told him how much I loved writing with the pen (it is the smoothest writer I've ever had) and got back a narky email telling me off for spoiling such a fine writing instrument for future collectors. Each to their own.

MusiQmaN - that is a sweet looking snare indeed. Being a brass Yammie it should sound wonderful too.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:39 AM
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This is a drum for super rich rock stars. You know who you are :)

Technically they look very much like the Pearl Ian Paice snare. Apart from the gold plating and engraving, the shape and the lugs are very similar.
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Dude...some of us have jobs that make these snares a very doable treat once or twice a year,
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Sure, your choice, but why not have a super quality custom piece made to your design, then donate the rest to something wholesome. That way, you get your "best you can get" hit, & a warm fuzzy afterglow.
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Yeah its 7,000 or so now, but, in 30 years, you may be able to get 4 times that much. Or say if in 30 years ludwig closed up shop. It would skyrocket. If that is you thing then go for it. I personally dont have the money to collect drums. If given 7,000 to spend i would buy a secound set and add a few things to my existing set and bank the rest. But the expensive snares are fun to look at.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:16 PM
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Buying one of those snares isn't much different than having a new Porche in your driveway. It's all relative. It wouldn't make sense for me to buy one, but, as was mentioned some people have the money - so why not.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:41 PM
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Collecting drums like these is not for everyone, especially me.

Now I do collect older "player" snare drums. When I was a kid in the 60s, I "drooled" over Ludwig Supras, the Super Sensitive, Rogers Dynasonics...etc.....and now 50 years later, I am able to buy what I wanted as a teenager.

They aren't mint by any means but I'm still proud of them just the same and guys in the band are amazed when I play a 50 year old snare drum!

Also, none of my kids have any interest in drumming so whatever I have in drums, Lord knows what will happen to them after I die.

To each his own.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:57 PM
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The gear is important, yes, but it's still secondary to that feeling of making good music with good people.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:31 PM
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I wouldn't trade 10% of my talent on a $200 drum for this. Indeed a nice conversation piece for cocktail parties, but my guess is half the owners of this lovely snare wouldn't know how to hold the sticks.
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Buying one of those snares isn't much different than having a new Porche in your driveway. It's all relative. It wouldn't make sense for me to buy one, but, as was mentioned some people have the money - so why not.

Not really... drum gear collectors are a scarce bunch compared to car collectors. There's simply way more car collectors than drum gear collectors on thi$ level.

For 10K I would just buy the actual gold they plate the drum with, easier to sell down the road.

Where's the gold plated metal drumsticks BTW?
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Too much money for a luxury snare, it will only give 100% sound as any other snare...I rather live in luxury on a yacht in the Caribbean. ;-)
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Yeah its 7,000 or so now, but, in 30 years, you may be able to get 4 times that much. .
Doubtful, really.

The only drums that have ever gone up in value are from the 60's and earlier.

Drums from 1980 are thirty years old, and they have not gone up in value at all, unless you have a Tama Superstar in Neil Peart sizes.
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Doubtful, really.

The only drums that have ever gone up in value are from the 60's and earlier.

Drums from 1980 are thirty years old, and they have not gone up in value at all, unless you have a Tama Superstar in Neil Peart sizes.
Yep - I had a Stewart Copeland Tama Superstar clone from 1983 and that didn't help, either.
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Great topic. I am way more into getting a great sound with inexpensive drums. I am way happy because I bought a bass drum and two toms for $289.99 (new Pearl Exports from Ebay). I cannot imagine spending $1000 on one drum. Buy hey, if you have the money, why not? I am a public school teacher, so I do not have the money. Peace and goodwill.
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Didn't Paiste make a snare drum out of 2002 cymbals? I bet that cost some $$$.
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Great topic. I am way more into getting a great sound with inexpensive drums. I am way happy because I bought a bass drum and two toms for $289.99 (new Pearl Exports from Ebay). I cannot imagine spending $1000 on one drum. Buy hey, if you have the money, why not? I am a public school teacher, so I do not have the money. Peace and goodwill.
Yeah, its sad that the people teaching our kids make next to no money lol, seems backwards. I had my first $120,000 year at 22 doing a job that required only a grade 12 education and we wonder why our kids are the way they are.
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Some of the best snare playing I ever heard were on basic snares nothing fancy.

Look at the Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa and John Bonham snare sounds, they played on the snares that came with the drum set. I like the 14 inch x 6.5 or 7 inch snares. I would like to get an old Radio King snare, in there day they were regular snares, today they are expensive. I dont think you need expensive snares, just one that you like the sound of.
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Some of the best snare playing I ever heard were on basic snares nothing fancy.

Look at the Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa and John Bonham snare sounds, they played on the snares that came with the drum set. I like the 14 inch x 6.5 or 7 inch snares. I would like to get an old Radio King snare, in there day they were regular snares, today they are expensive. I dont think you need expensive snares, just one that you like the sound of.
Those guys had drum sets to fit their precise desires. And John Bonham used a Supra, CMON MAN
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Some people like to make music with musical instruments.

Others like to collect, polish and take pictures of them.

Since I have played nearly disposable instruments all my life, I guess I'm in the first group.
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I had my first $120,000 year at 22 doing a job that required only a grade 12 education and we wonder why our kids are the way they are.
Hey, share with us what you do. We'd all like an easy peace of the 120K action. :)
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Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Sure, your choice, but why not have a super quality custom piece made to your design, then donate the rest to something wholesome. That way, you get your "best you can get" hit, & a warm fuzzy afterglow.
Yeah, I'd second this, that price you can get a custom made LeSoprano kit...
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Didn't Paiste make a snare drum out of 2002 cymbals? I bet that cost some $$$.
Yep - they did. One of my friends bought one and I got to tune it up and play it for a bit. It weighs a ton. I don't recall the exact price, but I know it was stupid expensive. Sounded an awful lot like a snare drum to me after I was done tuning it!
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