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Here's another Savage Custom Bell Bronze that I picked up from a fellow Forumite that is an incredible drum. 6.5x14 with 3mm shell and cast bronze hoops. It's a gem.


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Trick 3mm Copper 6.5x14. This thing is a beast of a drum. It's just plain cool to play on. Lot's of OOMPH!


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Beautiful. I honestly most days prefer my thick copper shells to even my cast bronzes because of that amazing gut punch of low end they possess.

Very well put, my friend! That is exactly what these drums have..."that amazing gut punch of low end".
 

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I am finding the Tama Starphonic Bell Brass to be more open sounding than any other bell brass I have owned because of the hoops. While I must admit that I love standard die cast hoops on most snare drums, this drum sounds pretty incredible as is. I am just going to leave the drum as is, but I did put my typical treatment of Remo CS Coated on top/Remo Hazy Ambassador Snare bottom and Gretsch 20 Strain wires. The stock Evans heads just don't do it for me. I just sounds incredible with this combination.

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Here's my new Sakae Cast PhosphorBronze 6.5x14 w/Sonor Hella Hoops I got a while back from EyeDrum. It's a match made in heaven. The shell is 5mm at the bearing edges and 3mm in the center. This drum is the closest thing sonically to my old Sonor 8x14 Cast Bronze with the Copper Plated Hardware and Parallel strainer. That drum had a precision of sound and dryness (in a good way) that I thought couldn't be achieved again until I bought this Sakae Cast drum and installed the Hella Hoops. It's a winner!
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Here's my new Sakae Cast PhosphorBronze 6.5x14 w/Sonor Hella Hoops I got a while back from EyeDrum. It's a match made in heaven. The shell is 5mm at the bearing edges and 3mm in the center. This drum is the closest thing sonically to my old Sonor 8x14 Cast Bronze with the Copper Plated Hardware and Parallel strainer. That drum had a precision of sound and dryness (in a good way) that I thought couldn't be achieved again until I bought this Sakae Cast drum and installed the Hella Hoops. It's a winner! View attachment 583159 View attachment 583160 View attachment 583161 View attachment 583162 View attachment 583163 View attachment 583164

Hubba hubba!!!!
 

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That's beautiful! I pined for one for many years and just never found the right one. I have heard good things about this drum. Thanks for posting!
It’s an amazing drum. Only issue is it must be 20+ pounds so I wouldn’t take to every gig.

 

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It’s an amazing drum. Only issue is it must be 20+ pounds so I wouldn’t take to every gig.

That's the problem with ALL of these drums, with the exception of my Titanium Trick 8x14...that drum is not too bad...the others are all boat anchors! But, the sound is what we are after, right? Sonically, you can't beat them.
 

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That's the problem with ALL of these drums, with the exception of my Titanium Trick 8x14...that drum is not too bad...the others are all boat anchors! But, the sound is what we are after, right? Sonically, you can't beat them.
Plus, in the case you actually do need a boat anchor… and I right?
 


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