what would be the best snare drum to upgrade to from my pearl export snare? Are the sensitone series any good? Or should I consider a different brand?
I have went through a few heads, I have been playing for 7 years at least but I have been playing on electric drums until 2 years ago. Now I have Remo ambassadors on all batter and reso heads on all my drums, apart from my 14” floor tom, which is an emperor and ambassador.New heads. If you don't care for how it sounds, start there.
I think it would depend on his budget. These aren't exactly inexpensive. You can find them nice used. The 2 he mentioned above are in the $200 range I think?Just get a Ludwig Supra aluminum or brass Black Beauty and be done with it. It's really what all other metal drums are compared to anyway. Having said that a 6.5x14 beaded brass Pearl Sensitone is a pretty good knock off of a black beauty.
the export is $90.The two snares you mentioned aren’t really above the export snare you asked about selling in another thread. I wouldn’t go through the effort to move to a similar snare. Save up for a used Supraphonic, Pearl Sensitone or something along those lines.
I wasn’t thinking in terms of price but of materials and sound. It’s like switching an apple for an apple. The modern utility snare is probably a little better but I wouldn’t expect a big difference.the export is $90.