Thanks KO! This one has a new factory replacement with the locking feature. So I’d say yes but not sure if the new ones are also different in a way that would not work as well for disengaging the wires.
I’ve got a 60’s Gretsch snare with the micro-sensitive throw-off. New heads fit fine and the reso even conforms to the beds pretty well (no wrinkle on one side/ slight on the other). Sensitivity is good but I’m having trouble getting the snare wires to disengage all the way. Doesn’t seem to be...
Here’s another drum I’ve loved. It’s been my “Levon” snare (except this one is 1 ply maple). This is a 1910’s (I think) Oliver Ditson 1 ply maple snare with 10 thumb rods. This drum is all original except heads and wires. It plays great and takes modern heads. Re-rings are tight and no issues...
Here’s a beautiful playing workhorse of mine for sale. The classic 20’s Ludwig 2-piece heavy brass shell snare. 8 Lugs. Top hoop is NOB and appears to be original. The throw-off works great and holds. Tunes easily and plays great! Things to note: T-rods, clips and bottom hoop are not original...
Of the ones you listed I’d recommend the Xist. I have some and love them. They aren’t expensive and have a nice and bright character without being too abrasive/harsh. I’d also suggest going to a local drum store if possible and take your cymbals to compare.
I’m looking for 12 of these in nickel finish preferably with screws and washers but I’ll take what I can get. No cracks please. I know DFD makes repros but I’m trying for OG’s first since the rest of my kit is OG. Thanks much!
John Mayer’s Continuum album has several great snare sounds from tight and popping to low and thudding. That’s one that stands out to me right now.
The worst, I my opinion, is Metallica’s “St Anger”. Although the song did well on the charts and it was certainly unique.
Depending how loud you need my favorite is the vintage Ludwig Gold Tone. It’s a little thinner gage material giving a slightly softer and warmer sound than many modern bells. It’s featured on many hit songs and fairly affordable. … it appears I’m also late to the party, haha
I’m looking for one of the earlier Supra’s with the crimped beds. PM me if you have one available. I’d prefer little to no pitting, especially at the bearing edges.
I may trade my Ludwig 4x14” 8 lug 2-piece brass if interested or cash.
I’m also very disappointed to hear Paul is no longer with Zildjian. He is a great innovator with extensive knowledge having worked directly with Armand for some years. He was also very kind in some email exchanges we’ve had. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.