How many here would buy one????

mandrew

Gold Member
There has been growing comments in several threads about 15" snares.There are a number of clips on you tube of 1920' Ludwig 15x4 brass shell snares, and they are still astounding to listen to.

If Ludwig brought back the 15x4 BB or COB with tube lugs, just how many would buy one? (Ludwig, are you listening?) They have a 15x5 drum, but I would want 15x4. I would step up and buy one. Anyone else?
 
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The SunDog

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A ballad snare is right up top on my to do list and DW and Ludwig snares are my thing, so the idea of a 15" Ludwig Copperphonic makes me drool. Do they make that? Jeez, now I want one bad.
 
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Matt Bo Eder

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Jack White had Ludwig cut a floor tom in half and made a 16" snare drum for him that he uses with the Dead Weather. It sounds pretty good. Pearl also makes a 16" symphonic snare drum too. I think just due to head availability, I'd go to a 16" if I ever felt the need to.
 

mandrew

Gold Member
Jack White had Ludwig cut a floor tom in half and made a 16" snare drum for him that he uses with the Dead Weather. It sounds pretty good. Pearl also makes a 16" symphonic snare drum too. I think just due to head availability, I'd go to a 16" if I ever felt the need to.

But are snare sets available for a 16" drum?
 
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Ghostnote

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I would buy one for sure. I've played 15" snares exclusively for the last four years ever since I got my first one and I'm pretty much ready to sell all my 14's. Currently I have:

5×15 Ludwig Supralite
5×15 Ludwig Legacy
5.75×15 Dunnett stainless
9×15 AK copper/brass
9×15 3mm aluminum
5×15 Ludwig Universal

The drum I'm really waiting for is a 6.5×15 Supralite or Acro, but I would definitely buy a 4×15 BB if they reintroduced them. When I can afford to I want to get a 6.5×15 Beier, but I'm sinking all my money right now into my sound proof room in my garage, so it'll have to wait a little while. Wouldn't mind getting a 5×15 Black Magic too.
 

Push pull stroke

Platinum Member
A ballad snare is right up top on my to do list and DW and Ludwig snares are my thing, so the idea of a 15" Ludwig Copperphonic makes me drool. Do they make that? Jeez, now I want one bad.

I'd get Oriollo to make me one before I'd get a Copperphonic. The Oriollos have those low-mass lugs, plus they have a sharp edge on the reso side, where the Copperphonics are flanged on both the bottom and the top.

Plus Vukan is the man, his heart is in his work.
 
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Ghostnote

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I'd get Oriollo to make me one before I'd get a Copperphonic. The Oriollos have those low-mass lugs, plus they have a sharp edge on the reso side, where the Copperphonics are flanged on both the bottom and the top.

Plus Vukan is the man, his heart is in his work.

If Oriollo made a 15" drum I'd be down for a 6.5×15 Phantom in a heartbeat
 
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Matt Bo Eder

Guest
But are snare sets available for a 16" drum?

Pearl has a commercially available 16" snare drum, and I'm pretty sure DW makes one too. You could probably get snares through either of those companies.
 

alparrott

Platinum Member
Pearl has a commercially available 16" snare drum, and I'm pretty sure DW makes one too. You could probably get snares through either of those companies.

DW makes a 10x16" ballad snare on floor tom legs.

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Duck Tape

Platinum Member
Too much leg spreading for me. I would rather go down to a 13.
 
I have a 1920s Ludwig Universal NOB and it was a bit tricky to get sounding good at first. I was nervous to break the clips cause the tension was restrictive. I found it needed some warming up to get it to a good tightness but once I did it sounds awesome. It’s surprising how deep of a sound you get in the middle of the head even at a high tuning.
Evans Calftone head on it and I was hesitant since they’re so thin for such an open 6 lug shell but it really doesn’t sound too thin.
There’s a lot of versatility to where you hit the head since there’s a little more space.

Would definitely recommend it if you have the option, always fun to experiment and grow with something new.
 

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Jeremy Bender

Platinum Member
I would. I played on a 1920's Ludwig 15x 6.5" once at a shop and it was a monster snare with a big, beautiful sound.
Unfortunately, I couldn't talk the owner into selling it to me, he was just simply showing it.

Perhaps if Joyful Noise starts cranking out more drums again, we could see something like this.
 
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Winston_Wolf

Platinum Member
I'd like to get a modern 15" snare so I could really put it through its paces. At one time I owned a 1920s Wurlitzer (Leedy) NOB 15x4" snare. Neither the hoop hooks nor the lugs inspired me with enough confidence to tune higher than medium-low/medium so I never really got a good sound out of it. It was a $20 antique store find, so I was able to sell it for a nice profit, but I'd like another 15" some day.
 
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