show off your snare

drummerern

Senior Member
here are my two main snares. i've found that between these two, i can play just about any genre. they are very versatile.

the first is my custom 14"x8" segmented stave snare made from purpleheart, oak, and maple with gold tube lugs and maple hoops.

the second is my all original 3 ply 1964 ludwig super classic in white marine pearl with the original throwoff.

both are pictured in the first pic which is my regular set up.
sorry for the awful picture quality.
 

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drumguy

Member
here are my two main snares. i've found that between these two, i can play just about any genre. they are very versatile.

the first is my custom 14"x8" segmented stave snare made from purpleheart, oak, and maple with gold tube lugs and maple hoops.

the second is my all original 3 ply 1964 ludwig super classic in white marine pearl with the original throwoff.

both are pictured in the first pic which is my regular set up.
sorry for the awful picture quality.
wow very interest snare awesome!!!
i want hear your custom snare sound
good idea custom snare :)
 

daniboun

Senior Member
My old/new collection :

CUSTOM YELLOW COPPER 14x5.5 (1 mm shell) Assembled in France

MING FULL CARBON 14X6 (1.2mm shell)

GRETSH FULL RANGE Retro Mahogany (6 ply) 13X7

DRUMCRAFT SERIE 8 ALUMINIUM DieCast SHELL 14X5 (5mm diecast shell)

REMO GOLD CROWN 14X6 ADV. ACOUSTICON Made in USA (solid fiberwood shell)

GRETSH USA Maple Jasper Shell 14X7 Made in USA (6 ply Gumwood and Maple)

PEARL BLACK BRASS limited Edition 14X6.5 (1.2 mm brass)

PEARL MMX Maple Sparkle 14X6 (Maple shell)

PREMIER NEW XPK Maple 14X5.5 (7 Ply Maple shell).5

SALMIERI Prodipe SAPELI 14X5.5 (Sapeli African wood, 5 ply)

TAMA STARCLASSIC Maple 14x6.5 (USA Maple with reinforcement rings) made in JAPAN

TAMA SUPERSTAR Birch 14X5.5 (Birch wood)

TAMBURO OPERA Black Satin 14X5 made in Italy (Stave USA Maple Wood)

WORLDMAX BRONZE Vintage 14X5

TAMBURO OPERA Zebrawood Maple 14X6.5 Made in Italy (Stave USA Maple Wood)

TAMBURO Formula Maple 14X5.5 (USA Maple Shell)

PEARL CLASSIC African Mahogany Limited Edition 14X6.5 (African Mahogany wood)

LUDWIG Black Beauty 14X5 (single sheet brass shell)

PREMIER Signia Marquis Maple (Laminated 7 Ply USA Maple)
 

jt.mcrae

Senior Member
Front to back:
Moody Drums 14x7 Tasmanian Blackwood,
Gretsch 14x5 CCJ stock,
Tama 14x6.5 Superstar Birch,
Tama 14x6.5 Steel.





My fave, the Moody
 

cdrums21

Gold Member
My two snares I use. A Joyful Noise 6.5 x 14 legacy steam bent maple and a 1974 Ludwig 6.5 x 14 supraphonic. I haven't found the need for anything else, but if I would get another one, it would be either a Ludwig 70's engraved black beauty or a Joyful Noise TKO brass.
 

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drummerboyfitz

Senior Member
Here is my one-of-a-kind Buffalo Snare. I bought a cheap ($39 new!) Remo Buffalo Drum (hand drum) and screwed a set of snare wires into it. The Buffalo Drum shell is made of Acousticon and the head is Fiberskyn, both proprietary materials that Remo invented that are water, temperature and weather proof. After 13 months of playing, there isn't even a mark on the head. The head is bonded to the shell and there is no hardware on this drum. It weighs about one and a half pounds. I used a 20 strand Puresound snare. I cut one of the ends off as well as about 4 inches of the snare wire. I attached the remaining end to the shell with a screw. There is no throw off so this is a full time snare drum. This drum is super dry and tasteful! No bottom head=lots of projection to cut through the mix. I've used it for qute a few gigs and it sounds amazing. Very "studio" like - just a great snap and no reverb. The snares don't rattle at all. I've had to replace the tape holding the snares twice in the last year. Not bad for 39 bucks. I won't use any other snare now - this one just sounds too good!
 

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Kae Vin

Junior Member
Here's mine ( top to bottom ) :

13x7 DW Top Edge ( maple X shell )
14x6 Yamaha VSD1460 w/ Yamaha Vintage wood hoops
14x5.5 Yamaha Dave Weckl aluminium
14x6.5 Gretsch Legend Polished Brass w/ die cast hoops

P/s : I have an old account here with another name.

Decided to create an account with my real name instead.
 

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richkenyon

Silver Member
This was what I picked to use on my last gig. The first set was jazz & the 2nd set more upbeat groove stuff so the Noble & Cooley was a perfect choice. It's a very versatile drum.
 

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cornelius

Silver Member
Wow some very cool snares in this thread - here's my go-to...
5.5x14 Steel Keplinger. My goal when ordering this drum, was to get off of the snare drum merry-go-round... I had lots of really good snares - but nothing truly great (except my deedub) - this Keppy sounds incredible. This drum is so versatile, I just don't need a big collection anymore. I'm much happier with just a couple of great drums - feels good to thin the herd.
Anyway, I'm really moving more towards heavier shell drums, in this case the extra mass gives these snares a nice dose of low end. It still has that brightness of steel - and great sensitivity - but also a fat low note too. Lots of fun to play, and sounds great in any room!

If I need something woody, my other main snare is a DW Jazz Series... This is an early, pre-jazz series badge model that came with my kit... Nice dry, woody sound... records great, and loud!
 

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Dirtysticks

Senior Member
Here are some of mine... I sold some from the last pic and upgraded!
 

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B-squared

Silver Member
I posted these in another thread, but what the heck. These are my Ludwigs. I am starting work on a new contact after being off awhile from work, so I plan to celebrate with a new addition to these soon. Think BB.....a B-Squared of a different variety.
 

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porter

Platinum Member
My stave Padauk snare with a Brazilian Ebony stripe. Got the shell from DaVille Drumworks in Tennessee (great guy, by the way!) and got all the hardware off DrumFactoryDirect. 13x5" with a Coated Ambassador, Clear Controlled Sound, or Coated Vintage Ambassador depending on what I'm playing. Puresound Super 30 too. Amazing snare, fits with everything, insane sensitivity, and really INSANE rimshots.
 
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wy yung

Guest
I love snare drums. In fact I collect snare drum. I am unsure how many I own. These days it is well above 50. I have taken photos of about 30 or so, which can be viewed through my link. That thread is woefully under photographed. When my conga sets don't feature, well lots more pics need to be taken.

I enjoyed viewing the snares in this thread. BTW, there are more complete snare threads. For any snare fan it may be worth doing a search. Is The good snare thread still active?
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Here you go, my 1980 Ludwig 6.5x14 Supraphonic. Totally stock with coated Emperor on top and snare side Ambassador. My workhorse.
 

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