Cast vs thick rolled snares

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Bought them here on this forum from Nacci! Super excited for this monster! 14x8!
 

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Pelican 0340 cube. Got the idea from polycrescendo in this thread:



Expensive, but absolutely the best protection imaginable.
 

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Well I can finally see the big deal about these drums. We're preparing for the studio for our next album and we record our practices for it.

I brought my 6mm Drumcraft cast bronze for our latest practice and I was just amazed. No mixing, editing, or anything, and this snare sounds ridiculous! It has a Crack and presence like none of my other drums. We have one song that has just a few light press rolls for the drum part and it picked up every touch just perfectly. Our guitarists all commented on it asking what snare I had used this time.

Definitely a keeper drum!
 

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Man so many nice drums in this thread! I LOVE bronze drums...really like copper too, but for some reason can never get on with brass.

I had a George Way Indy bronze and it was a fantastic budget option...don't know if Dunnett still makes them. He also makes the Gergo Borlai signature Bronze and that thing is killer. Would like to try out more....
 

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The current stable of thick bronze/brass copper snares. Top to bottom, left to right: Oriollo/Salt drums cast bronze 14x5.5 with new cast bronze rims, 13x6.5 cast bronze, 14x6.5 Trick 3mm Copper rolled/welded, 14x6.5 Cast Bronze, 14x8 Savage Custom Drums Cast Bronze Ocheltree replica, 14x6.5 Allstar Drumworks 2mm rolled/welded snare brass. And an extra pic of the new hoops on the Oriollo shell.

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A bit late to the Bell Brass game but after missing out on the Tama re-issue a few years back and many years of search for an original I bought the Gretsch USA Bell Brass. I didn’t realise until now how much different animal this drum is compared to standard thin shell brass drums. I’m a bit blown away actually. It is so warm and rich and has a presence and headroom like no other drum I have ever played.

Still on the search for a Tama but this will have to quench my thirst for now.

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One more...Just arrived today. Gretsch Phosphor Bronze 5mm snare, 14x6.5.

Tried this drum leaning heavily on Treviso1/Rob’s recommendation of this snare due to his vast experience with Cast and heavy snares. It does not disappoint! Loud, fat, meaty. A little darker tonality compared to the Duluth’s, just as loud. It sounds better already than my Tama Bell Brass I sold, a really nice centered tone.

The literature on this is pretty confusing, saying “solid spun”, spun, seamless. I’ve been searching for a definitive answer on actual construction, as I wasn’t aware you could spin bronze at 5mm. Found an add that seems to lean toward centrifugally casting method.

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I was told that my Duluth shell was slated to be made in mid November so I'm hoping to hear that it's being shipped out any day now.
 


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