Versatile Snare for under $300

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Post Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:37 am

the ddrum dominion ASH or MAPLE snarez for 150 on musiciansfriend are good for a ncie crak and sound insane
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Post Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:37 am

I have a Pearl Omar Hakim signature snare that I have been very pleased with. It's a 5x13 and made from African Mahogany. When I really torque down the head, I get a great crack that has been commented on by many sound men and audience members. When I use a thicker head and not as much tension, the fundamental low tone of the mahogany produces some very warm tones. Good luck!
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Post Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:07 am

Many of the drums listed here are great for what you want. You may also check out the Pearl Chad Smith Signature snare. It is around $200-$250 and has great projection plus great body.
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Post Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:07 am

Tama Imperial Star Snare - Stewart Copelands fav and Pearl Free Floating Snare (you can change out the shell for whatever sound you want at the time)
you can do both for under $300 each
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Post Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:44 pm

Mark Christopher wrote:I bought a Tama Artwood Maple 6 1/2 x 14 w/an Evans Hydraulic batter and an Evans 300 Hazy for the resonant. I bought it through MidWest Percussion in Chicago. 1-800-282-drum (3786).
For less than $300 and sounds awesome. I've used it on all the ballads on my record and use it at church when I need more bottom than volume. Beautiful sounding.

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Post Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:06 am

I am the proud owner of one of the VERY few 6.5 10-lug Acros I've ever seen. Very versatile drum. (not for sale, BTW...)

I packed up a 7-ply Maple Tame Artwood 7" x 13" for $ 150.00 on eBay, and it has become my main gigging snare. Awesome drum! I highly recommend;
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Post Tue May 01, 2007 6:28 am

For great crack you can't beat a picollo. I bought a 13x3 Pearl new and threw a kevlar marching head on it and it's great. One thing you'll miss though is that big, deep rock sound. Really good for fast stuff. Everyone that's played my kit loves it. Snare $130 new, head $55 both local, you could save some money looking around.