Christmas snare drum gift/giveaway from Summit Drums!

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Met Gary this morning and got this drum - my first Single-ply - my new Summit Spanish Cedar 6.5x13. It looks great!!! Can’t wait to get her on the stand at church. Thanks again to Gary and Jeremy. Hopefully this is a start of a much better year.
I’m so glad to hear it’s home with you! I hope you’ll give us a review and FULLY ENJOY IT!
 

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Well, here she is behind my kit (PDP FS Birch 22, 12, 14)! At home it seemed a little higher than I usually tune, so when I got to church I dropped it around a 1/4 turn or so. The organist was playing up in the balcony the whole time before the service, so I was just trusting it would sound good!!

And, man, did it ever!! Nice fat solid backbeat, and the cross-stick was perfect! Just a nice full, fat sound. Brushwork came out nice and crisp too. After the service the pianist mentioned that he "loved the new snare. It was very live". Don't often get compliments from church piano players! :)

The only thing i may change down the road is the Aquarian HiPerformance snare-side head. I think those are a little thicker than I am used to. But then again, I won't be doing much delicate PPP snare work in a building this big.

My Slingerland Festival got displaced to the left, and the Pork Pie Nyatoh went home, for now. My wife said "how many snares can you have set up at one time?" I said 3, for sure!! Just need another snare stand.

So again thanks to Jeremy and Gary, and all the DFOers, for this awesome drum. It doesn't make up for the absolutely poopy year that was 2021 (and 2020, for that matter), but it sure starts this year off right!

(sorry for the blurry pics - didn't know I was in "Portrait Mode!")
 

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Well, here she is behind my kit (PDP FS Birch 22, 12, 14)! At home it seemed a little higher than I usually tune, so when I got to church I dropped it around a 1/4 turn or so. The organist was playing up in the balcony the whole time before the service, so I was just trusting it would sound good!!

And, man, did it ever!! Nice fat solid backbeat, and the cross-stick was perfect! Just a nice full, fat sound. Brushwork came out nice and crisp too. After the service the pianist mentioned that he "loved the new snare. It was very live". Don't often get compliments from church piano players! :)

The only thing i may change down the road is the Aquarian HiPerformance snare-side head. I think those are a little thicker than I am used to. But then again, I won't be doing much delicate PPP snare work in a building this big.

My Slingerland Festival got displaced to the left, and the Pork Pie Nyatoh went home, for now. My wife said "how many snares can you have set up at one time?" I said 3, for sure!! Just need another snare stand.

So again thanks to Jeremy and Gary, and all the DFOers, for this awesome drum. It doesn't make up for the absolutely poopy year that was 2021 (and 2020, for that matter), but it sure starts this year off right!

(sorry for the blurry pics - didn't know I was in "Portrait Mode!")
I’m so glad you enjoy playing it and the description of “live” is just perfect!! I strive to build drums with life and a wide tuning range!!
 

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I decided to do a little Googling, and found out the Aquarian Hi-Performance snare side head is the same 3mil thickness as the Ludwig X-Thin, so I'm glad I didn't bother changing it out. We are actually doing a sound check before church this week (as having a drummer is new to them), so I may get a chance to mess with tuning a little.
 

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I decided to do a little Googling, and found out the Aquarian Hi-Performance snare side head is the same 3mil thickness as the Ludwig X-Thin
The regular snare side head was out of stock when I was ordering. I have used the Hi-Performance head before and it works well on some drums...YMMV but I at least wanted to make sure the drum came complete! Lol.

Does your church have an option to watch online? I would love to hear it, of course live streams aren't always the best representation of a drum's acoustic sound, but still.
 

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So, we had some time to rehearse this morning, an I decided to try a little higher tuning on the Summit. I think I may have gone a whole turn or more. Gave it a tap, and thought "Wow, I'm ready for a Spin Doctors cover band!!" It was killing, but too high for what I need, so I let it down some. Still had lots of body, and a great cross stick too! Nice to knw the snare sounds good at many different tunings. Loving it more every week.

AND...my wife said I can get the Stage Customs in Raven Black that I've been looking at. They will coordinate better with the Summit better than the black-to-red-fade I have now, according to her!!

Here's the livestreams: https://www.bethanyparma.org/livestream I played the Summit on Jan 9th and 16th. I haven't listened yet, so I have no idea how the sound is.
 

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I was the second place finisher and got a cymbal for someone who is down. It reached Portland and made my guy happy for the first time in awhile. It’s tough to live where he does right now to. Seems like nobody has anything but anger towards one another I guess? Thanks again
 

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So, we had some time to rehearse this morning, an I decided to try a little higher tuning on the Summit. I think I may have gone a whole turn or more. Gave it a tap, and thought "Wow, I'm ready for a Spin Doctors cover band!!" It was killing, but too high for what I need, so I let it down some. Still had lots of body, and a great cross stick too! Nice to knw the snare sounds good at many different tunings. Loving it more every week.
Thanks for the report and sharing your live stream! I wish they had a camera shot closer on the band, but it was good to hear you play the drum.
 

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Thanks for the report and sharing your live stream! I wish they had a camera shot closer on the band, but it was good to hear you play the drum.

Yeah, I love that the “screen” is right over me. :(

And sorry you had to listen to me play. :)
 


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