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    [SNARE TEST] ORIOLLO Ferromanganese Mangana 65

    Hi amigo, Here a quick review of the Oriollo Mangana 65. Vukan (Oriollo's founder) lent me this snare for a famous French Magazine. The snare is made with a Seamless Ferromanganese shell. This is the new version with those news lugs and strainer. I let you appreciate the snare and the video +...
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    [SNARE TEST] VERY RARE : Yamaha Ton Dijkman Signature Snare 14X6.5 Made in Japan

    Hi amigos, Let me introduce you my new Yamaha Ton Dijkman signature snare in 14x6.5. Made in Japan by SAKAE for Yamaha. This is a very rare limited edition snare : only 30 models produced. Thin 100% Selected Maple shell 4 Ply + Reinforcement rings 6 Ply with a black paint inside the shell. It...
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    [DRUMSET TEST] Remo Goldcrown Fusion made in the USA

    Hi amigos, Here my REMO GOLD CROWN, Metallized Brass made in the USA + Beyond Shimano Maple Snare (Custom Shop Mapex) made in Japan. Shells are made in Advanced Acousticon > Toms : 6.4 mm > Bass drum + snare : 7.8 mm Setup : Drumset 20x16 / 10x7 / 12x8 / 14X14 Snares : Beyond Shimano...
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    [SNARE TEST] Remo Gold Crown 14x5.5 Made in the USA

    Hi amigos, Here my Remo Gold Crown made in the USA Snare @ 14x5.5. This is made with Acousticon resin by Remo. For the ones who do not know this model, this is an absolutely pro Snare, whith a great and warm sound. Mine is finished with a Painted Mettalized bronze. Spec : Acoustion patented...
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    [SNARE TEST] BEYOND SHIMANO 14x5.5 Made in Japan (Mapex Japan Division)

    Hi amigos, Let me introduce you a killer snare handmade in Japan ! This is a very rare model, made from the Japanese division of Mapex called : BEYOND Shimano. They only make Custom snare with AAA Grade Premium shells. If you do not know Beyond Shimano, please visit their site ! This brand is...
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    [SNARE TEST] Tamburo Formula Custom made in Italy

    Hi again ! Here a new review of the Tamburo Formula Custom in 14x6.5, made in San Omero (Italy). The snare is handmade in the Italian factory January 2012. The shell is pretty thin 5 Ply @ 4,8mm with a 3 ply Beech re-rings. The snare has a warmy and verstatile sound, sounds very great ! Not...
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    [SNARE TEST] Tamburo Opera Custom Hybrid Maple / Beech ITALY

    Hi amigos, Let me introduce my last buy. This is a Tamburo Opera serie, Custom Hybrid totally handmade in San Omero (Italy). This is a 14x4.5, absolutely rare, made in Multi Layers stave Maple / Beech wood. Sounds great with a "sweet" body and woody sound. The original patented Epoxy re-rings...
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    [SNARE TEST] Tamburo Opera Zebrawood 14x8 Made in Italy

    Hi amigos, Let me introduce you a new review. I just got My brand New but discontinued Tambuo Opera Zebrawood 14x8 snare. This is a 100% handmade snare, made in Sant Omero (ITALY) by Tullio Granatello. The Opera is the top line of this Italian brand. This is also an hybrid snare : Zebrawood /...
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    [KIT REVIEW] Tamburo Opera Zebrawood R2.0 DEMO

    Hi amigos, I introduced last year a review of my Tamburo Opera Zebrawood kit. Here my 2.0 review of this awesome handmade in Italy drumset. This is an incredible kit made from Zebrawood / Maple / Beech re-rings with a patented Epoxy rounded bearing edges. It sounds woody, warm and so...
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    [SNARE TEST] TAMA STAR Walnut made in JAPAN 14x6.5 DEMO

    [SNARE TEST] TAMA STAR Walnut made in JAPAN 14x6.5 UP DEMO LIVE@LYON Hi amigo, Let me introduce you my new toy :) Just bought a new Tama Star Walnut 14x6.5, made in Japan. Walnut is one of my favorite woods and got the opportunity to Play A Mapex Retrosonic Walnut that I really enjoyed. This...
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    [SNARE TEST] Luka True Solid 14x6 made in Canada

    Hi amigos, Let me introduce you my Luka True Solid Sugar Maple snare in 14x6. Handmade in Canada from a Massive and Solid Old shell. True Solid means, no glue, no Steambent, no ply ! Pure wood as all the Luka snares. I love so much this snare, sounds very well, versatile and lots of low ends...
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    [SNARE TEST] Finger CAST Bell Bronze Snare made in UK DEMO

    Hi amigos, Let me introduce you from France my brand new Custom snare made in England. This a pure Cast Bell Bronze snare from Finger drums in 14x5,25. Made from a cast Bell Bronze Shell 5mm.(Rotocasting process, like Oriollo) This snare is just awesome and its sound is really distinctive, so...
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    [SNARE CHOICE] Help me : TAMA PC455H VS Solid Maple Snare

    Hi amigos, Need your help to make my choice between a TAMA PC455H 14x5.5 (hand hammered copper) and a Custom Solid Maple snare 14x6 Both sound awesome but in term of value, which one would you go for ? TAMA 3mm hand hammered copper, very rare in the market, made in Japan ST Custom, Solid...
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    [CYMBAL TEST] ZULTAN CAZ B20 ride 22, DEMO

    Hi amigos, Let me share a special test from France. I bought a Zultan CAZ ride 22 in B20. When translated from Turkish, "CAZ" means Jazz. This is a Jazz ride with a pure tone ! I've heard some very great reviews in Germany about this CAZ serie and this is a fantastic cymbal ! Sounds Warm, with...
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    [SNARE TEST] Tamburo 23th Anniversary Snare 14x5 made in ITALY

    Hi amigo, Let me introduce you my brand new Tamburo 23th Anniversary, only 50ex in the Word. This is an handmade snare in San Omero (ITALY). The snare is very well made and versatile. Made for Jazz origininally but you can play Pop and Rock music too. It makes think the Sonor Delite but sound...
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    [DRUMSET REVIEW] Round 2 TAMBURO Opera Zebrawood made in Italy

    Hi amigo ! Let me show you my second review of my Tamburo Opera Zebrawood set. This is a totally handmade in Italy kit; made in 2011. Opera is the top line of Tamburo and they are not built anymore. This is my favorite drum over any other one I tested, I found on it a very warm and focus sound...
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    [SNARE TEST] YAMAHA Maple Custom Absolute 14x7 Japan

    Hi, Let me introduce my new snare. This a Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute nouveau made in Japan.(by Sakae). This snare is a standard and everybody knows about its quality. I got a 14x7 in France like new ! This a 7 Ply @7mm US Maple. I not sure about the manufacturing date, but should be 2006...
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    [SNARE BIRTH TEST] MONO PLY Walnut snare handmade in Germany 14x6

    [SNARE BIRTH TEST] MONO PLY Walnut snare 14x6 DEMO UPDATED ! Hi amigos ! Let me introduce my next Mono Ply, European Walnut snare. This is a "on request"snare handmade in Germany. Walnut is my favorite wood so I decided to go for a Sinlge ply snare with a Maple US re-rings in 14X6. I have many...
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    SHOW US you bearing edges HQ Pictures inside !

    Hi amigos, Because bearing edge is an important part of your shell, I decided to open this thread so that we can compare different bearing edges from your kits and snares. Please make sure to detail your pics : BRAND / MODEL / BEARING EDGES TYPE / WOOD TYPE Mono Ply / Ply wood / Stave Here...
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    [SNARE TEST] TAMA Starphonic Bubinga 14x6 made in Japan

    Hi amigos, Let me introduce you a new test of the Tama Starphonic Bubinga 14x6 snare, made in Japan. I bought it in Paris @ La Baguetterie Shop after having tested 4 snares side by side. I was hesitating between a Sonor Prolite, a Gretsch Broadcaster, a Yamaha Custom Hybrid and this Tama...
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