Vintage snare side heads

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After reading this, all I can say is Thank God for plastic
I still have natural hide heads on two of my kick drums and most of my snares. The sound and feel difference on a snare is noticeable if you play quiet acoustic gigs. And there’s absolutely nothing like the thunder of a calf head on a big kick. But only a crazy person would take them to an outside gig. Lol
Revisiting this thread. I ran across this interesting thread on decorated calfskin heads in general, if you're a Spotify user. Slunk is mentioned.