What snare(s) do you play?

Tama, Pearl, Yamaha, Premier, Mapex etc.

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Post Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:08 am

I am resigned to playing the Tama Rockstar custom wood snare that came with my kit. It's great considering the price, but when I have the money I'm buying my dream snare, a 3.5" x 13" Cocobolo piccolo.
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Post Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:28 pm

14x7" Noble and Cooley SS
14x4" Noble and Cooley SS
14x5" Noble and Cooley Alloy Classic
14x7" Leedy Reliance 1930's Mahoghany
14x7" Leedy Broadway Parralel 1938 in Gold Sparkle
14x5" Ludwig 1970's Vistalite in Clear
14x5" Ludwig 1970's Vistalite in Tequila Sunrise
14x6.5"Ludwig 1970's Vistalite in Multi Coloured Swirl Prototype
14x5" Ludwig 1968 Ludalloy Supraphonic 400
14x6.5"Ludwig Early 70's Chrome Over Brass Supraphonic 402
13x3" Ludwig Late 70's Ludalloy Picollo
12x5" DW 2005 Red Sparkle
10x6" Pearl Popcorn
10x2" Sonor Jungle Snare
14x8" Gretsch late 80's in Rosewood
14x5" Meazzi 1960's in Red Swirl
14x5" Stainless Steel Custom with Wood Hoops
14x5.5"Gretsch Birdland 1960's in Blue Sparkle
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Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:41 am

I have A Cherry red Mapex 5.5x14' Maple wraped walnut snare. The shell is super thin and I have it tuned real low. Sounds amazing live or in the studio.

Also I have a Mapex 3.5x13' Brass Masters Piccolo. This is naturally the highest of the two but I have it tuned to the point where it has just the right anount of snap. Its not cranked too high.

Together the two snares give me the voices I need for anything and both are really loud.
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Post Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:23 pm

The Drummist wrote:14x7" Noble and Cooley SS
14x4" Noble and Cooley SS
14x5" Noble and Cooley Alloy Classic
14x7" Leedy Reliance 1930's Mahoghany
14x7" Leedy Broadway Parralel 1938 in Gold Sparkle
14x5" Ludwig 1970's Vistalite in Clear
14x5" Ludwig 1970's Vistalite in Tequila Sunrise
14x6.5"Ludwig 1970's Vistalite in Multi Coloured Swirl Prototype
14x5" Ludwig 1968 Ludalloy Supraphonic 400
14x6.5"Ludwig Early 70's Chrome Over Brass Supraphonic 402
13x3" Ludwig Late 70's Ludalloy Picollo
12x5" DW 2005 Red Sparkle
10x6" Pearl Popcorn
10x2" Sonor Jungle Snare
14x8" Gretsch late 80's in Rosewood
14x5" Meazzi 1960's in Red Swirl
14x5" Stainless Steel Custom with Wood Hoops
14x5.5"Gretsch Birdland 1960's in Blue Sparkle
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:08 pm

The Drummist wrote:14x7" Noble and Cooley SS
14x4" Noble and Cooley SS
14x5" Noble and Cooley Alloy Classic
14x7" Leedy Reliance 1930's Mahoghany
14x7" Leedy Broadway Parralel 1938 in Gold Sparkle
14x5" Ludwig 1970's Vistalite in Clear
14x5" Ludwig 1970's Vistalite in Tequila Sunrise
14x6.5"Ludwig 1970's Vistalite in Multi Coloured Swirl Prototype
14x5" Ludwig 1968 Ludalloy Supraphonic 400
14x6.5"Ludwig Early 70's Chrome Over Brass Supraphonic 402
13x3" Ludwig Late 70's Ludalloy Picollo
12x5" DW 2005 Red Sparkle
10x6" Pearl Popcorn
10x2" Sonor Jungle Snare
14x8" Gretsch late 80's in Rosewood
14x5" Meazzi 1960's in Red Swirl
14x5" Stainless Steel Custom with Wood Hoops
14x5.5"Gretsch Birdland 1960's in Blue Sparkle
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Yeeeouwch!!!!! Amazing. And I though I had a problem with excess :shock: Amazing list!!!
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Post Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:04 am

Right now I've mainly got an old (mid 1920's) Leedy spun brass snare in my stand at gigs and rehearsals. It's got nickel single flanged hoops and sounds great. A perfect mix of woody warmth and metallic bite.
I also rotate in a '68 Ludwig Supraphonic. You can't beat them.
And, I'm test driving my newest snare I just built. An NDC 10ply shell, 5x14, with an outer ply of bubinga, gloss finished. Die cast hoops. Sounds great so far.
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Post Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:50 pm

6.5 x 14 DDrum Dominion Maple

Best deal on the planet. Keller shell, die cast hoops for under $150! Big ballsy sound that can still be tuned to that Bernard Purdie/Clyde Stubblefield sort of classic R &B/funk backbeat. Been my workhorse for about six months now.

5x13 Omar Hakim Signature

Primarily used with more of my electric jazz/fusion work. Nice tight pop, very dry and sensitive. Doesn't have the presence in the mix that the DDrum has but serves that particular style of music very well.

1969 Slingerland Artist

Pretty versatile- can handle that classic 60's Roach/Elvin hard bop, Mitch Mitchell type rock, and works amazingly well for Wilco-influenced alt-country.

6x10 Pearl Popcorn

Mostly used as a side accent drum to my left for drum n bass/breakbeat loops.
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:40 am

I have a few, but pretty much the only one I really use anymore is my Yamamha 14" coppershell. I actually went into the shop to buy a different one, but I saw this baby up on a shelf and on impulse asked to play it. Having never liked a metal shell of anysort before this, I was amazed at by this drum. Needless to say I no longer count out any type of metal, wood or anyother material used in drumming.
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Post Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:14 am

i have my signture snare drum built by Alter Custom Drums. thats a 14"x5" 10ply maple in charcol satin black w/ red satin inside the four 2" air holes and the inside has a black light system on the inside

also i have a 14"x3.5 Angel Signture snare drum the frankensnare!


14"x12" yamaha powerlite Marching snare w/gauger floor tom system that i sometimes use as my main
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:08 am

I have a nice little 13" x 3.5" Tama Steel Soprano snare, a 14" x 5.5." Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga snare (matching kit), a 14" x 6" Ludwig Supraphonic and my signature ADW 14" x 6" maple snare with gold tube lugs and diecast hoops.
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:04 pm

I used to have an old vintage Ludwig, but it was in such bad condition, I sold it for $100 to Sam Ash, probly coulda gotten more on eBay... =/

I have a broken Tama Swingstar 5.5"x14"......typical. It didn't last at all, and Sam Ash wouldn't want to buy it at all.

The ONE that I use, is a Tama Artwood. It is a 6"x13", I know, isn't that just the weirdest size? :P idk, I need a few others... GIMME MONEY!!! lol

sigh, I need more drums!!! YES NEED!
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:03 am

i love my C and C custom 14x7 14 ply snare. it sounds ridiculously good
i suggest C and C or SJC to anyone whos serious about the sound of their kit
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Post Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:17 am

14x6 10ply and a 14x5 6ply ALLEGRA birdseye maple. After I got those I stopped playing other snares and even sold off some DW's and a Yamaha Birch that I used to swear by. I have had offers during soundcheck at studios and after shows from people that want to buy one of them on the spot.
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:21 pm

14" x 6,5" Lars Ulrich Diamondplate Signature model of TAMA

REMO Crontolled Sound batter head (clear)
REMO Ambassador Snare bottom head

and i want a warlord serie snare drum the maple one
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:26 pm

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