Chad Smith signature snare

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Post Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:29 pm

Anyone have any experience with one of these? Are they any good, or what would you suggest as an alternative (I'm Guessing an Acrolite :p).

http://www.wembleydrumcentre.com/?fusea ... 5588&cId=1

And if so Acrolite, is this a good one?

http://www.wembleydrumcentre.com/?fusea ... 4334&cId=1
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Post Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:31 pm

Yeah, that Acrolite will do yah. :wink:
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Post Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:52 pm

What you have there is a new Acrolite, not the one everyone is raving about. Weather or not it is as good as the old Acrolite's I honestly couldn't say, never played one.

There was an old one on ebay last night from 1976 that I was watching. It went for £115. Now it may be second hand but was around £100 cheaper than that and is bound to sound as good if not better than theb brand new one.
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Post Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:54 pm

eh, there's really not much difference that I can tell between new ones and old ones, and that black finish is pretty hot imo. so, I guess the thing to ask yourself is: is that cool black finish worth £100 to ya?
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Post Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:13 pm

honestly i dont think you could go wrong with either of them. both good snares.
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Post Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:05 pm

Alan_ wrote:eh, there's really not much difference that I can tell between new ones and old ones, and that black finish is pretty hot imo. so, I guess the thing to ask yourself is: is that cool black finish worth £100 to ya?


Yeah, I would like an old one, more so than a new one, but there seem to be increasing less amounts of acrolites on ebay, that's the problem with them being so good, no one wants to sell them!
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Post Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:49 pm

I have the Chad Smith snare, and I love it. I bought it years ago when my main snare crapped out and it was less than $150. I put cast hoops on it and Evans ST Dry head and have been hammering on it ever since. It's a great drum I.M.O.
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Post Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:09 pm

I have used the Acrolite in the past, it's a great drum! But I really like my Chad Smith snare I'm using now. 10 Lugs, great finish lots of pop....Best new drum for the money in my opinion.
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Post Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:28 pm

Gretschman1 wrote:I have used the Acrolite in the past, it's a great drum! But I really like my Chad Smith snare I'm using now. 10 Lugs, great finish lots of pop....Best new drum for the money in my opinion.
If it has 10 lugs wouldnt that make it more similar to the supraphonic than the acro?
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:26 am

it's nothing like either of them. Steel shell, y'all. ringier and less controlled.
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:29 am

That's true there are a lot of overtones with a steel shell versus the aluminum of the Acrolite. But I just use a Evans HD and it sounds great.
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