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Old 03-08-2012, 02:59 PM
AtlantaDrumGuy AtlantaDrumGuy is offline
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Default Let's talk snare drums

Alright fellow forum members, do you guys like to have a variety of snare drums, or do feel the need to stick with mainly one or two to acheive "your sound"?

I guess I just like too many different sounds to only have one or two. I tend to like metals and maples. What do you guys think? I'm talking both new and vintage, and specifically this is geared towards the gigging drummer.

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Old 03-08-2012, 03:08 PM
tillerva tillerva is offline
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I'd say it depends if the individual is playing a variety of music. I have a bunch of snares, some just for the sake of having them, but those 'classic must have's' that I have in heavy rotation:

Slingerland COB Sound King/Krupa
Luddy 400 and 402
Slingerland artist (mine's a solid shell)
Rogers Dyna
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Let's talk snare drums

I have over 40. However, I use these the most:
Ludwig 5x14 Supra '98
Ludwig 5x14 Jazz Fest '65
Ludwig 6-1/2x14 Bronze Supra
Premier 5-1/2x14 Genista Birch
Yamaha 5-1/2x14 Bamboo
Slingerland 8x14 Magnum 5-ply 80's
Slingerland 50's RK 5x14

Other Supra's and Black Beauties make appearances, as do models from Mapex, Pearl, and Rogers, but these get the most use. They are live and studio friendly, and get compliments frequently. I don't really have a "sound" per se, but if I did, most people would associate me with the deep Slingy.

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Old 03-08-2012, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: Let's talk snare drums

i have 3 currently I use and love
Slingerland COB Krupa
Ludwig Supra 400
Gretsch Catalina Club 13x7
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:55 PM
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Default Re: Let's talk snare drums

I'm of the "I have quite a few snares" camp. I certainly WISH I were content with just 3 or 4, but in trying out lots of different snares, I have come to appreciate the variety, the nuances, the character of each different snare I have chosen to keep. I rotate which snare is on the stand based on the gig and how I'm feeling that night.

If you believe you have found THE snare for you, then by all means, congratulations! Consider yourself lucky! The rest of us, in our seemingly never-ending quest for the perfect snare sound will continue to store and upkeep multiple snare drums...
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:13 AM
AtlantaDrumGuy AtlantaDrumGuy is offline
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I'm at 12 right now...ludwigs, yamahas, and a radio king...seems like a reasonable number to me! I like various metals and wood drums of different sizes, but my preference is nothing less than 5" deep. I stay away from shallow drums now...

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:56 PM
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I'd say it depends if the individual is playing a variety of music. I have a bunch of snares, some just for the sake of having them, but those 'classic must have's' that I have in heavy rotation:

Slingerland COB Sound King/Krupa
Luddy 400 and 402
Slingerland artist (mine's a solid shell)
Rogers Dyna
plus one.....
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:10 AM
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Default Re: Let's talk snare drums

While you're at it - I've just determined that my vintage 1970 Ludwig snare is a Super-Sensitive 6 1/2 x 14, 10 lug, triple chromed, all steel. What's the general consensus on its sound and value versus all of the other Ludwig snares, supra-phonic etc.?
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:14 PM
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While you're at it - I've just determined that my vintage 1970 Ludwig snare is a Super-Sensitive 6 1/2 x 14, 10 lug, triple chromed, all steel. What's the general consensus on its sound and value versus all of the other Ludwig snares, supra-phonic etc.?
Never played or owned a SS...
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