show off your snare

Bozozoid

Gold Member
Updating my post from 2017, lol. Derosier snare not pictured, but I still have it....

Metal on the left:
  • 6.5" x 14" Ludwig 100th Anniversary Black Beauty
  • 5" x 14" Ludwig Black Beauty
  • 6.5" x 14" Ludwig Supraphonic 402
  • 5" x 14" Ludwig Supraphonic 400
  • 6.5" x 14" Ludwig Acrolite reissued w/keystone badge & tube lugs
  • 6.5" x 14" Ludwig Acrolite reissued
  • 5" x 14" Ludwig Acrolite 1970s
  • 8" x 14" Ludwig Copperphonic
Wood on the right:
  • 6.5" x 14" Ludwig Legacy Mahogany
  • 6.5" x 14" Ludwig Classic Maple
  • 6.5" x 14" Ludwig Classic Maple (salesman)
  • 5" x 14" Ludwig Pioneer 1965
  • 8" x 14" Ludwig Standard Maple
  • 5" x 14" Ludwig Classic Maple (citrus mod)
  • 5.5" x 14" Pearl Masters Custom w/re-rings 1990s
Hey...the current administration demands that reparations be made to drummers with less snare arsenal than another. I'll decide what I need so you can eliminate a few. Lol!. Wow.
 

MN02

Senior Member
Two recent acquisitions at opposite ends of the cost spectrum. Both are very fun to play.
 

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Justinhub2003

Silver Member
I reduced my snare collection down to this

-Summit Drums 14x7 Steambent solid Walnut
-Pearl Masters Maple Reserve MCC 14x6.5 thin maple with re-rings
-Sonor Benny Greb 2.0 13x5.75 beech
-Sonor Benny Greb 13x5.75 brass
-Sonor AQ2 13x6 maple

Sold off a lot of my snares because these will cover so much ground.

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cbphoto

Diamond Member
Pearl Philharmonic PHA-1465. 3mm thick cast aluminium shell, 14" by 6.5" deep:

Does the strainer/butt system require a special case or bag?
 

Jonathan Curtis

Silver Member
Does the strainer/butt system require a special case or bag?

Do you know, that has been a real pain in the backside. I've had numerous cases in which this snare won't fit because of that. The only 14" case I've found that actually takes it is the normal 14" Hardcase snare case.
 

Icetech

Gold Member
I reduced my snare collection down to this

-Summit Drums 14x7 Steambent solid Walnut
-Pearl Masters Maple Reserve MCC 14x6.5 thin maple with re-rings
-Sonor Benny Greb 2.0 13x5.75 beech
-Sonor Benny Greb 13x5.75 brass
-Sonor AQ2 13x6 maple

Sold off a lot of my snares because these will cover so much ground.

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Love the greb snares, i wish i had gotten brass instead of wood though.. Putting mine up for sale if i can ever get a replacement part form sonor. Really lost all respect for that company after trying to contact them for a month now..
 

Justinhub2003

Silver Member
Love the greb snares, i wish i had gotten brass instead of wood though.. Putting mine up for sale if i can ever get a replacement part form sonor. Really lost all respect for that company after trying to contact them for a month now..


Its better reaching out to the dealer you bought it from.. Believe I had the same issue with them with my SQ1 tom mount.. Ultimately DCP contacted them for me and worked it out.. I even woke up early and called the parts guys in Germany, but still never got through.

I did have a KHS reps email that did help me find parts in Nashville .

But Sonor Sam is my go to for Sonor Parts.
 

Justinhub2003

Silver Member
Love the greb snares, i wish i had gotten brass instead of wood though.. Putting mine up for sale if i can ever get a replacement part form sonor. Really lost all respect for that company after trying to contact them for a month now..


But yea I play the brass version way more and consider it my main snare. It just has more bite, sounds better tuned low and over all just more versatile.. But still beech is also great.
 

Icetech

Gold Member
But yea I play the brass version way more and consider it my main snare. It just has more bite, sounds better tuned low and over all just more versatile.. But still beech is also great.

Ahh thanks, i didn't know bout sonor sam :) Gonna get this thing fixed and off it and go back to my rogers :) until i get bored and want a new toy.
 
Here's my Christmas present. It's a 14x5.5 Tama Starclassic Brass snare with a nickel finish. Got it 2nd hand and it's in immaculate condition. This drum is an absolutely beast - really sensitive, sounds great at any tuning and the die-cast hoops give it a really fat rimshot sound. I especially love to tune it high to the point where it delivers a "pop" type rimshot sound, which I find so satisfying. I've pretty much only used wood snares up until now but this drum leaves all my others in the dust - it's just amazing. I also have plans to get a 14x6" Sonor Prolite Brass Snare some point as that drum also looks brilliant. Definitely feel like brass snares with die cast hoops are the way forward for me in general now.
 

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River19

Senior Member
Here's my Christmas present. It's a 14x5.5 Tama Starclassic Brass snare with a nickel finish. Got it 2nd hand and it's in immaculate condition. This drum is an absolutely beast - really sensitive, sounds great at any tuning and the die-cast hoops give it a really fat rimshot sound. I especially love to tune it high to the point where it delivers a "pop" type rimshot sound, which I find so satisfying. I've pretty much only used wood snares up until now but this drum leaves all my others in the dust - it's just amazing. I also have plans to get a 14x6" Sonor Prolite Brass Snare some point as that drum also looks brilliant. Definitely feel like brass snares with die cast hoops are the way forward for me in general now.

"CAN YOU TURN THAT DOWN!!" Wow....ok that's better........I can hear that thing from New Hampshire !!!

Enjoy.
 

Icetech

Gold Member
But Sonor Sam is my go to for Sonor Parts.

Thanks a ton.. Sonor Sam is friggin awesome... he has a scratched buttplate that he's taking the part out of to send to me as sonor doesn't sell the only part that will wear out in the drum. A buddy of mine with a 3d printer is going to make a few spares for me when he gets time :)

On the upside.. i finally tried out my 100th anniversary yammy snare and am pretty happy with it... although i still miss brass :)
 
"CAN YOU TURN THAT DOWN!!" Wow....ok that's better........I can hear that thing from New Hampshire !!!

Enjoy.
Sure, it can be pretty aggressive but you'd be surprised how much it can be tamed when tuned lower and damped a little. I used it for a jazz gig a few weeks ago and it fitted in no problem. Something else I love about the die cast hoops is how you can bring the volume down by playing more towards the edge of the drum (including rimshots) and not have to worry too much about overtones, which I found was always a problem on other snares. You might have to be a little more careful with volume when the drum's tuned higher but for the tone you get, I think it's worth it.
 
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