I used to own a Yamaha SD-6105 seamless copper snare. Complex indeed, but wonderful. Shouldn't have sold it... Why do you say you think the Ludwig is a better drum?I spent 7 glorious days at NAMM (SEVEN??!!) tuning and playing the 6.5" snare, and it's one of the best metal snares I've played... possibly the best. It's a little bit aluminum Supra, a little bit Black Beauty, a little bit Bronze, and somehow a little bit woody. It's just magic. If it was a cymbal, I'd even say it was complex.
I know that Yamaha had a copper (seamless?) snare some time ago, but I think the Ludwig is a better drum.
Pricewise, they're comparable to the Bronze Supra, which is maybe $20 more than the Black Beauty (the 6.5" model.) They should be available in a few months. Dealer response was very good, so I think they'll be easy to find.
I just don't recall being nearly as excited about the Yamaha. It's a terrific snare, but not nearly the ear-opener the Ludwig is for me. I suppose an a/b test would be more revealing, but it got a lot of attention at NAMM from dealers and players. I'm not the only one excited about this drum.I used to own a Yamaha SD-6105 seamless copper snare. Complex indeed, but wonderful. Shouldn't have sold it... Why do you say you think the Ludwig is a better drum?
The Black Beauty is still a fabulous snare, as are the Bronze and regular and COB Supras. But the copper has each of the things that make those drums special, all wrapped into one. It's airy, focused, meaty, crisp, and has a little bit of a bark.Thanks for the review Mr.Bermuda,man the whole plan was to get the ludalloy and the BB or COB and I'm done.
Well along comes Copper Phonic and all of its glory.Go figure.
Some of us swear by those heads ;-)I knew the drum would be amazing, and with some quick tuning, it became excellent (even with the stock Ludwig Medium coated head!)
Yeah, timpani definitely respond similarly to snare drumsWith close to 100 years' experience building copper timpani, the 6.5x14" Ludwig LC663 Copper Phonic Snare Drum is the newest member to the Ludwig USA snare drum range