yep i agree Ian used to play one so did John Bonham, if it is good enough for them i think it is good enough for me OH wait i play one too...LOL they are good snare drums so are the 5x14 supraphonics.mattkinel":p5skoq47 said:Hey, sorry but Ian had the right snare to start off with, his ludwig 6.5 x 14 supraphonic. I do not like steel shell drums. The steel just sounds average. Its a little dry and lacking in tone. Sorry, I love Ian Paice, but I dont like his signature drum, I like the ludwig supraphonic he played before it.