What snare(s) do you play?

Tama, Pearl, Yamaha, Premier, Mapex etc.

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Post Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:17 am

Pork Pie's are amazing. They use keller shells, but there look is stunning. I use a Ludwig 6.5x14 Supraphonic. I also have a 6.5x14 Rogers Dynasonic COB.

I do love Ronn Dunnetts stuff also. His super thin shells sing and that titanium is one of my favorite snare drum materials.

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Post Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:51 pm

I play on a Pearl Chad Smith Signature. I like it alot, although I would like to buy/make a maple snare drum sometime in the near future.
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Post Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:40 am

I don't have as many snare drums as I did. Some rotten mongrel stole most of them. I lost so many drums it isn't funny.

Oh well, life goes on.

I've got a Slingerland maple Classic that I loaned to Dean, from Nancy Vandal and the pop gun assassins. That prick borrowed it ten years ago and he's still got it. If I lay my hands on that son of a bitch I'll kick his arse. And get my snare back!

Rogers Dynasonic 6 1/2 X 14 steel shell snare.

Sonor Artist brass 14 x 5".

Sonor Artist Cottonwood birds eye maple 14 x 6".

Sonor Delite 14 x 4.4".

That's all I have for now. But I am getting more.
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Post Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:32 pm

[quote="loop"]Question is very simple. Write about the snare or snares you use at the moment. You can also post pics or sound samples of it.

I am now playing a Ludwig Black Beauty 14" x 6.5".....
Its the ultimate snare drum I reckon....

Only thing is, I'm still undecided on what batter head to use....I've found that Remo Amb's don't last too long on this snare.....any recommendations anyone?
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Post Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:52 pm

MelonFarmer wrote:I am now playing a Ludwig Black Beauty 14" x 6.5".....
Its the ultimate snare drum I reckon....

Only thing is, I'm still undecided on what batter head to use....I've found that Remo Amb's don't last too long on this snare.....any recommendations anyone?



Wow, you have my dream snare! I'm green with envy now... :wink: I don't think I'd put anything thicker than ambassador on a snare like BB... Try to put on evans G1
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:37 am

-Tama Starclassic Bubinga (Volcanic Fire) with brushed nickel hardware. 1 of 300 made. 14 x 6.5

-Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Nouveau in Blue sparkle. 14 x 5.5

-Pearl Free Floating steel 14 x 6.5

-Mapex Millenium Maple. limited production run in 2000. 14 x 5.5

-Tama Birch piccolo. 14 x 3

-Rogers R-380 aluminum. 14 x 5

The Starclassic bubinga is the snare I use the most, and is the best sounding snare I have personally played.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:21 pm

Black Beauty!! Enough said.
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Post Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:59 am

:twisted: I have just bought a DW Pacific birdseye maple 14 x 6 snare with DW batter and snare skins,crank this baby up and it cracks louder then the lead guitarist can play,it give's him the right dog,i love it! This is a really nice drum at a really good price to boot! 8)
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Post Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:40 pm

I currently use two - a 13"x6.5" Yamaha Oak Musashi & a Slingerland 6x14 COB Sound King/Krupa model (soon to be replaced by a Ludwig COB 6.5x14 hammered Supraphonic I have in transit as I type - I can't wait :) ) I also have sitting it out at the moment a 5x14 1964 Supraphonic, a 6.5x14 Pearl Steel, a 5x14 Pacific Birch FS series, and a cheapo CB 700 6x14 steel w/ an Ayotte top wood hoop that really kicked for my country gigs :)
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Post Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:09 pm

I mainly use a DW 13x6 Edge which is amazing but I own all of the following
1 - DW 13x6 edge
2 - DW 14x6 collectors series
3 - Yamaha Akira Jimbo 13x7 Beech
4 - Ludwig 13x6 Maple
5 - Mapex 14x61/2 Birds Eye Maple BlackPanther
6 - Mapex 10x5 Maple Black Panther
7 - Pearl Marvin Smith Copper 14x4
8 - Pearl 14x5 Brass Free Floating Snare
9 - Pearl 13x3 Brass Piccolo
10 - Mapex13x3 Nickle Plated Brass Piccolo
11- Pearl 13x5 Omar Hakim Mahagany
12 - Custom Works 14x6 Maple (one of a kind)
13 - Custom Works 12x7 Maple (one of a kind)
14 - GMS 14x6 1/2 SE Maple
15 - Yamaha Manu Katche 14x51/2 Nickle Plated Brass

Truthfully I really dont use most of them and Im actually thinking of selling some of them off via ebay.
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Post Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:19 am

Primary:
5 x 14 Taye wood hoop maple
8 x 14 maple free floater
5 x 14 brass sensitone

also use a 5 x 14 steel ludwig
3 x 13 maple pearl pic
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:08 pm

I have been using a Dunnett 6.5x13 Titanium drum for about 5 years now. http://www.dunnett.com (careful....DRUM PORN....)

Other than that I use a 7x14 Maple Taye snare (http://www.taye.com)
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:36 pm

My snare isn't the greatest, but I've learned to deal with what I have. It's an all black 25th anniversary pearl poplar snare. I've gotten good use out of it and when I was in the studio, the engineer liked the sound so much,he used it as a drum sample for his library. So it does the job.
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:59 pm

Custom Bearingedge woodhoop 14x6 made with an original undrilled Radio King 1 piece shell.

13x3 WFL Picallo custom finished by Pat Foley
14x6 1/2 Custom Zebra wood snare Pat Foley
13x5 Pork Pie
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Post Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:31 am

Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute 14"/5,5" 8)
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