show off your snare

drumhedd

Senior Member
Where do you keep your snares? In cases? In a showcase?
I always worry that the snare surfaces fade in a showcase due to the UV light?
I keep mine in soft cases, usually with a packet or two of silica gel thrown in to minimize moisture and help prevent pitting. I don't have a regular practice space at the moment, so being able to pick up a drum and get to a rehearsal or session is really all I need.
 

Kona1984

Active member
1950s Gretsch Cocktail drum cut down to 8x14.
The factory original white marine pearl wrap was saved.
Ray Ayotte did all the work and at my request used Gretsch hardware.
He double badged it using his gorgeous RAYA badge and the cocktail drum badge adding a grommet to the original badge.
He made and installed reinforcement rings.
Ray did a beautiful job.
The original cocktail drum came to me damaged and missing parts. The WMP wrap was in excellent condition.
A new life for the drum.
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Kona1984

Active member
LINSMAN SNARE.
Old one... not sure about date. Maybe 20s or earlier?

Made In Liege Belgium going by the badge.

Badge attached with 3 slot screws. The shell is 13.25x4.5 inches and has re-rings.
Sturdy drum.
Rudimentary snares... one loop ( 2 strands). I c
I'm leaving these the way they are. Not much of a snare sound but the drum has good tone with the new calfhide heads I tucked.
Anyone here have a Linsman?
 

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makinao

Silver Member
All Pearl. Not an endorser. It just happened that way :)

2019 Pearl FCS 1050 “Firecracker” Steel 10”x5”
2000s Pearl STS 1250 Sensitone Custom Alloy Steel “Power Soprano” 12”x5”
2000s Pearl OH 1350 “Omar Hakim Signature” African Mahogany 13”x5”
1974 Pearl #4514 Steel 14”x5.5”
1990s Pearl B-5314D “Masters” Brass Shell 14”x6.5”
1990s Pearl CMS 1410 Competitor Marching Snare Mahogany 14”x10”

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iCe

Senior Member
All Pearl. Not an endorser. It just happened that way :)

2019 Pearl FCS 1050 “Firecracker” Steel 10”x5”
2000s Pearl STS 1250 Sensitone Custom Alloy Steel “Power Soprano” 12”x5”
2000s Pearl OH 1350 “Omar Hakim Signature” African Mahogany 13”x5”
1974 Pearl #4514 Steel 14”x5.5”
1990s Pearl B-5314D “Masters” Brass Shell 14”x6.5”
1990s Pearl CMS 1410 Competitor Marching Snare Mahogany 14”x10”

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How do you like the Firecracker? I'm thinking about getting one too
 

Kona1984

Active member
How do you like the Firecracker? I'm thinking about getting one too
I have a wood-shell Pearl Firecracker snare. It's a nice little drum.... great as a side snare/tom. I also have a Gretsch (Black Hawk) Mighty-Miny wood 10inch snare that is great little add-on.
Any of the 10inch snares are good IMHO.
 
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wraub

Well-known member
I have a Short Fuse snare too... I like it, but the throw-off is definitely a weak point. Another fan of 10" snares here.


I like it. The throw is muuuuuuuuuuuuuch better, and the sound is more lively than the Short Fuse it replaced.



I have a wood-shell Pearl Firecracker snare. It's a nice little drum.... great as a side snare/tom. I also have a Gretsch (Black Hawk) Mighty-Miny wood 10inch snare that is great little add-on.
Any of the 10inch snares are good IMHO.
 

iCe

Senior Member
I did some research yesterday and definitely favor the steel Firecracker. The Short Fuse is a real bargain, but just like the wood version if the Firecracker it lacks the brightness that i want and what the steel version has. Thanks for all the reactions, i'm getting the Firecracker :)
 
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