True story... last year I saw a post on my local FB. Someone on a farm just oustide of town clearing outbuildings. One of the pictures had some dusty old drums, woodblocks, and cymbals. Among them a snare that looked just like this. I msg'd, but it was already gone. I asked what they sold it for...Early 1900s Ludwig & Ludwig. I have a 6 lug Nickel over Brass, 5x15 from the 1913 catalog and it kicks Black Beauty ass every day of the week. Matter of fact I've not played a better sounding brass no matter what brand or associated hype. There are several Early 20th century L & L brass snare drums on Ebay and Reverb. You'll pay anywhere between $400 and $2000, but they are well worth it.
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The 13 is fun size, I’m kinda hooked on them right now because they are incredibly versatile. Try one!I have been always interested in a Yamaha Recording Custom Brass Snare since they have been released but I also have always hesitated between the 13X6.5 or the 14X6.5, they made at 650$ in CAN$ and seem to sound really good...Or what about a Tama SLP 14x5? But I heard it's a very high pitch snare???
Ok, I think my local stoe has one 13", my issue is to choose Drums, snares and cymbals without being the drummer... I did right according to all the drummers who came to play my two Tama Star Reserve, both woods, I would have bought the Star Reserve Copper if I was playing them all the times but I play more keys, so, as a keys player in love with drums I'm trying to save a bit but still be very happy with my purchase and being in love with the sound, I cannot make a mistake... Anyway, that is what I Was thinking about the Yamaha's metal snares, they seem to be very good snare at a correct price.... Like the Tama SLP Bronze.... But Nick D'Virgillio says in his test at Sweetwarter that the snare is best at medium to high timing and I have already the Maple snare for that tuning... Thanks for the advices, I'm learning a lot on this forum, people are super nice...ByeThe 13 is fun size, I’m kinda hooked on them right now because they are incredibly versatile. Try one!