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Old 06-30-2020, 03:24 PM
skins_in_the_game skins_in_the_game is offline
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Default Apollo Megatone pre Tama King Beat

Weighing in a 11.5 lbs. This one piece steel shell weighs more completely stripped of all lugs,hoops, and hardware than my complete COB Dyna-sonic. It is a joy to play. Not so ringing as a Supra. Has a warmer tone. Not as dry as the dyna. but the difference between ghost notes and a back beat is huge. I see why people rank them so high in the list of steel snares.
This one has the first edition parallel system and works smoother then my SS or Dyna systems. I heard that the second edition was more touchy and could even rattle if loose.

Anyway I got this with the original stand which is also super heavy 7 lbs and has a cool feature in that is has a lever that lowers open one of the arms so you can place or remove the snare and then lock it back up tight.
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:21 PM
longjohn longjohn is offline
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Default Re: Apollo Megatone pre Tama King Beat

Nice condition on the snare... The stand looks like Slingerland origin??

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