Thanks my friend!That is a beautiful drum. I have no advice if you like the sound. Congrats again on your beautiful snare.
I've had a lifelong dream to one day own a kit that I actually like and want. Up until now all of my kits have been cheap used kits, where everything was scratched, dinged, dirty, and beat-up, so through an incredible amount of self-convincing, coaxing, and intense contemplation, I have decided to take the plunge and full-fill my dream once and for all, of a snare and kit with no compromises.
The snare represents my first purchase, with my kit right around the corner. I've decided on a DW Collector's Series kit in Natural Lacquer over Waterfall Bubinga to marry my new snare to. What a feeling it will be to finally acquire something I can truly call my own after 40 years.