Tama Bell Brass BB156 vs PL565N (vintage vs modern)


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Here are two short videos of two of my Tama Bell Brass snares.

The Mastercraft is fatter and warmer.

The PL565N is cleaner and sharper
The Bell Brass hoops accentuate that sharpness, but even with die-cast hoops, the modern one is still sharper.

Both have the characteristic Bell Brass tone and ring.