Copper Quarantine Snares

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Been playing my copper snares last couple days. Love the fat punch you get. Anyone else love copper snares?


Tama Pro Custom 14x6.5 (the Bruford snare)
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Yamaha 14x6.5 Seamless 90’s copper
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Trick 3mm 14x6.5 Copper

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Nice stuff. A while back I traded away a George Way Elkhart because I hated the beer tap throw, and decided against drilling for a different throw. In hindsight I wish I'd drilled, and kept it.
 

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What time frame is the Tama Pro Custom from? The lugs look like some of the '80s Artwood snares. Just curious.
 
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Love em folks... I look forward to seeing even more copper goodness! A copper snare is on most of my dates... well, back when I gigs, but they will come back!

My primary snare has been this 2015 George Way 6 ½” X14” Elkhart Copper

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And I just added this 2020 Tama Copper Starphonic to the stables earlier this month!

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Nice stuff, Pat.

I'm all copper, all the time. The ONLY snare I ever play is the same late-80's Tama Pro Custom that you have. Since I got it 30 years ago, it hasn't left the stand.
Yours has always been my inspiration to get one. Glad I did! And glad I came back to it.
 

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14x6.5 copper Yamaha. I bought it about 14 or 15 years ago. I thought it was good, but it never seemed quite as good as others I've heard. Eventually I took the heads off and discovered that it was slightly out of round. Took the hardware off, judiciously leaned on the shell a couple of times to get it back in round, and now it's one of my favorite drums.

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Nice stuff, Pat.

I'm all copper, all the time. The ONLY snare I ever play is the same late-80's Tama Pro Custom that you have. Since I got it 30 years ago, it hasn't left the stand.
I do admire ( and dare I say envy) anyone who has found that one snare drum they can use and do use for years. It’s like marrying one’s high school sweetheart.

God bless you both.

Unfortunately, I’ve got more of a Hugh Hefner thing going on.... Embarrassing at times, particularly when we go out on the town.
 

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Nice stuff. A while back I traded away a George Way Elkhart because I hated the beer tap throw, and decided against drilling for a different throw. In hindsight I wish I'd drilled, and kept it.
What was it that you didn’t like about it? I thought they looked great and always wanted that exact model.
 

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Not a lot of difference between them. I was hankering for a hammered snare and the best one I could think of would be a Copperphonic. It covers all the sonic range I need and has that wet thwack I dig so much.
 

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I got 3.
Two Pearl free floaters 3 and a 5 inch.
And a piccolo Taye.



 

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What was it that you didn’t like about it? I thought they looked great and always wanted that exact model.
It’s a royal pain to swap different wires in with that strainer and butt, and get the wires centered. And I like to try a few different wires to find “the right ones” for any snare. I thought I had solved this problem by using knarps (grub screw cable ends) but the screw kept cutting through whatever cord or wire I used. Even in the best case, where I had settled on some wires that sounded good, when the cord stretched and I needed to re-center the wires, it was again a PITA.

If I had kept the drum, I’d probably install either the new Rogers clockface or the new Gretsch Microsensitive (and the matching butt).
 

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