Greetings, ladies and gentlemen:
I'm at the monumental precipice of ordering a Pearl Music City Custom snare drum (a solid shell work of art handcrafted in Nashville, TN). I've narrowed my options to two wood species: walnut or maple. I'm leaning toward walnut but would like your candid input.
Following are two brief demos. The first features walnut, the second maple. Both drums are 14"x5". Please be so kind as to review these videos and convey your informed impressions. Tell me which shell you like more, and don't be bashful about elaborating. I look forward to receiving your invaluable perspectives.
Walnut - first off the a beautiful drum looks wise - but it's got a lovely rich tone in person and a great tuning range.