I have a similar one on layaway at a pawn shop and I am so excited to get it on my kit because it sounds great.Vintage stop sign badge COB model 4160 5" 20 strand wires 1972
I bought it from the original owner. He got it as a birthday present and it sat in a case in a closet for forty or so years.I have a similar one on layaway at a pawn shop and I am so excited to get it on my kit because it sounds great.
How did you specifically identify yours as a 1972? I only know mine is from the 1970s because of the stop sign badge and the general look of the whole thing.
I love it, super responsive. It is one of my loudest snare drums, so far it had been used mainly in outdoor gigs.How do you like the USA bell brass? I keep wanting a bell brass snare and it’s the only one I know of that’s priced somewhat reasonable. The vids I’ve seen if it sound great but I’ve never come across one in person.
Honestly, they are very different flavors. The 6-ply maple/gum regular USA Custom is much warmer to my ears. The solid shell is more about attack and sustain. It sounds like a classic solid shell drum, like a radio king.How noticeable to your ears is the difference between the solid shell and regular USA Custom?