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Luan Mahogany Snare Drums - Anyone have any feedback on these ?

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Chris

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Keller makes a good vintage Mahogany shell.So does Ludwig.


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Luan = firewood
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Actually, Maple, Oak, Hickory = firewood. 


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Stay away from those old stencil brand snare drums.A complete waste of money.Save up your money & buy something of quality.These old stencil brand drums have NO RESALE VALUE.


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$350-400 is a crazy price for this low quality cheap wood....I dont care how nice the drum is. You can find the stencil brands all day long for $100 or less.....if you really want one, save your dough and then you buy a nice snare too......agreed no retail value and $65 sounds about right......
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There is a Tordor 5.5x14 snare used on GC.com. Believe it was made by Pearl and sold in Sears stores in the late 60's......for $50! Sounds perfect for you, OP......
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possibly purchasing another snare with a focus on Mahogany. in the $350-$450 price range for a 6.5  x 14?

 

 

Shoot, with that budget you could get the real deal aged mahogany in a vintage WFL or Ludwig snare!

Forget the MIJ luan stuff, here's where you should be browsing, IMO.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...skAAOSw241YhNKh

 

http://www.ebay.com/...AAOSwUKxYdB9a 

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...PoAAOSwt5hYgB5R

 

 

Most of these are real aged mahogany:

http://www.ebay.com/...e drum&_sacat=0


Edited by EvEnStEvEn, 26 January 2017 - 06:55 PM.

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Actually, Maple, Oak, Hickory = firewood. 

That not firewood, that's flavouring for the BBQ...BRING ON THE STEAKS ALREADY!...numnumnumnumnumnumnum....:P


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I have a C&C Player Daye 1 kit which is all Luan mahogany. My snare is 5.5x14. This is a phenomenal sounding drum! It will tune way lower than any 5.5 snare I've ever played. The "full contact" bearing edges (rounded from the outside and a straight 90 degree from the center) have a great tone and feel. I've found there's really no need to seat a head with these edges because you already have maximum contact even when you first lay the head on. Tuning is a breeze. The mahogany tone is warm, smooth, low pitched and very sensitive. Most of the music I play is on the quieter end of things and in smaller rooms. This snare is so easy to control and still get nice beefy sounds. I have in a low fat tuning most of the time but it does medium and higher stuff great as well. I have wood hoops on mine most of the time.

Here's a recording I did a while back with the die cast hoops on. Pretty fat tuning with an emperor on batter. Also you can hear how it sits in a pretty thick studio mix. I helped out a local college audio engineering dept with this cover.
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Nice job Kris.
Both you and the kit sound great.


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yeah, sounds good


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Thanks, guys! 😃
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