Without having to go into long detail, I will try and make this short. As some know I just received my Collectors kit last week. Well the kit was already in stock at my dealer but I needed a matching snare. So in Jan. my dealer asked DW if they could "rush" and build a matching snare ASAP. They assured that they would. To make a long story short, DW was supposed to ship the snare to my dealer at the end of Jan. Here we are later part of Feb and still no snare. I called DW myself today and the snare still hasn't been built much less shipped. So here I am with a new DW kit with no snare and no way of playing the kit anywhere without a snare. I have been in a serious bind. So I decided enough is enough and called my dealer and simply asked for either a refund on the snare(was pre-purchased) or a different snare all together. I understand that DW custom makes drums and it takes awhile. But the understanding AND agreement was that the snare would be made and delivered ASAP. So now I am looking to buy a snare drum to add to my kit. What kind of snare would you guys recommend in the $400-$500 range?.