Artist Signature Snares you really like

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Which artist signature snares do you really like? I seen a thread recently of people’s aversion to artists signature gear. But how about the items that work well for you? I like my Stewart Copeland model. It’s no my go-to, but it’s a great drum.
 

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The old Krupa snare that Slingerland built for about eight thousand years. They attached his name to it for quite a few years. Then, they sort of quietly dropped it and it went by strictly the number. But everyone knew it was a Krupa snare.
COB warmth and sensitivity. Love that thing.
 

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I love my Ludwig AVH snare, it's wood but plays more like a metal drum in it's overtone bite and sensitivity, it's used regularly at home, it never goes out with me.
 

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Some of my favourite Artist series snares over the years :
Sonor Benny Greb (all versions)
Tama Kenny Aronoff 5 x 14 model
Yamaha Paul Leim both models
Yamaha Anton Fig
Yamaha Elvin Jones
Yamaha Dave Weckl Maple Custom 5 x 14 model

Like Murat mentioned , I am very interested to see and hear the new Peter Erskine Tama snare they introduced .
 

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The old Krupa snare that Slingerland built for about eight thousand years. They attached his name to it for quite a few years. Then, they sort of quietly dropped it and it went by strictly the number. But everyone knew it was a Krupa snare.
COB warmth and sensitivity. Love that thing.
A Slingerland Radio King-shell drum of the early 60s bore the Krupa name as well. My favorite wood drum. COB hoops if I am not mistaken. Too bad for the clamshell strainer.
Very different but nice as well: the Tama Simon Phillips Gladiator. Bronze shell, again brass hoops.
 

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Which artist signature snares do you really like? I seen a thread recently of people’s aversion to artists signature gear. But how about the items that work well for you? I like my Stewart Copeland model. It’s no my go-to, but it’s a great drum.
I have the Stewart snare. Great drum.
 

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I find the Yamaha Garabaldi to be quite nice.
I've got the non branded version ,the Yamaha SD-4103
Only difference is badge and blue finish.
 

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A Slingerland Radio King-shell drum of the early 60s bore the Krupa name as well. My favorite wood drum. COB hoops if I am not mistaken. Too bad for the clamshell strainer.
Very different but nice as well: the Tama Simon Phillips Gladiator. Bronze shell, again brass hoops.
Yes it did.
I didn't have one of those that I can recall.
But I went through several of the COB models.
 

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Slingerland Buddy Rich 4x14 5-ply

Omar Hakim Pearl 13x5 mahogany

Yamaha Dave Weckl double strainer 14x5.5 aluminum
 

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I’ve owned:

Slingerland COB Krupa
Yamaha Anton Fig
Pearl JR Robinson
Stanton Moore Spirit of New Orleans

All are great to play, but I only currently own the Krupa.
 
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The Yamaha Paul Leim (5,5 and 5,5) sizes, the Steve Jordan (13x6,5), and the Jose Bruno (a to me better looking Elvin variation in 14x7) :
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Also the Nick Mason (14x6,5) model because of its livery and its sound:
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