PDP 805, and ddrum S4

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Post Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:35 pm

What do you guys think about these snares?

I was looking at this 805: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ ... sku=445130

And this S4: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ ... sku=447845

I've heard good things about both PDP and ddrum, but what separates these snares soundwise?

I'm low budget, so thats why I'm lookin at these cheapies. Also I kinda want I snare that i could later take apart, yah know and customize with maybe a new wrap, or different lugs.

And I play just about every type of music, but if you guys know which snare goes best with what kinda sound that would be great.

If anyone knows any other snare around the price range of those two, and you think is really great, tell me about it, because im definately not only considering these two,
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Post Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:50 pm

Well I have heard good things about the 805. Something along the lines of full dynamic range and a nice crack. Now the ddrum I don't know anything about. What I do know is that the lower endish ddrum products aren's spectacular. I would go with the 805 if I had to make the choice.
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Post Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:35 pm

the 805s are awsome, i dont own one but ive played one. it was cool!
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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:35 pm

thanks guys, im way low on the cash
imma try to test out the 805 sometime soon
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Post Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:23 pm

I have played the 805 and its great i think you should
buy that one.
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:47 pm

Which size tho? THeres the 6 x 10" and 5 x 14". The 6 sounds really interesting...
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Post Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:54 pm

A friend of mine actually owns both the 805 and the S4 and he let me try them out. I prefer the S4 maple over the 805, all maple at a cheap price. Great drum if your on a low budget.
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Post Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:11 pm

I haven't used the 805 but I have the ddrum s4 and it's amazing! I have an Aquarian Hi-Energy head on it and has a hell of a pop tuned up tight. You also get real nice projection and tone due to the deeper shell. The quality is excellent. It's made like and snare that would cost way more. Great shell finishes, (I have the black burst), the dark hardware, die cast hoops, and nice snare throw off. What else could you ask for in a drum priced that cheap. I get lots of good comments on the sound of this drum from my sound engineer and from other drummers at my shows.
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Post Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:50 pm

I have been wanting to try the s4