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Do any of you regularly use a Super Sensitive?

D. B. Cooper

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Hey everybody.

Just curious to hear from those of you who use a SS regularly. What do you like about them. What kind of applications do they shine brightest in? Where would you use an SS over a Supra?

Thanks all,
Mac
 

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Used a B/O one throughout the entire 90's while playing in a popular Grateful Dead cover band. It did a great job being articulate for that kind of stuff which was needed. Dead drummer Billy Kreutzmann incidentally played a Rogers Dynasonic paired up with the several different kits he played over the years. Both snares are extremely sensitive as everyone knows.
The bottom hoop oxidation was from playing many outdoor gigs in shorts (South Florida) and sweat soaking that bottom hoop...Lol

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Used a B/O one throughout the entire 90's while playing in a popular Grateful Dead cover band. It did a great job being articulate for that kind of stuff which was needed. Dead drummer Billy Kreutzmann incidentally played a Rogers Dynasonic paired up with the several different kits he played over the years. Both snares are extremely sensitive as everyone knows.
The bottom hoop oxidation was from playing many outdoor gigs in shorts (South Florida) and sweat soaking that bottom hoop...Lol

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I use them all the time! Regular gigs, symphony work, solo performances, etc... The sensitivity, responsiveness, and articulation, plus the wires and the whole mechanism is connected, no strings or straps, have always worked for me! The choice of snares makes the big difference. I usually use the gut, and the gut/wire combo for orchestral, and straight wire for all else. I also have quite a few classic throw off, while not "super sensitive," they do have the extended wires, plus the marching snares with the P-90 vector throw.

2010 5x14 classic maple psych red glass glitter wires
1927 5x14 super sensitive red enamel brass both wires
1988 5x14 hand hammered bronze with gut/wire combo and wires
1966 5x14 #410 with synthetic gut
1935 6.5x14 silver anniversary black beauty with wires
1970 12x15 bdp marcher with gut
 
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Well, I guess I need to post photos, or the drums do not exist, or forumites will get upset lol!
 

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I have a brass shell 5/14 outfitted with a Kentville kangaroo on top. It has what I believe are original snares(?). It barks. Very clear articulation at a variety of tunings. I use it once or twice a month for a trad jazz gig.
 

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Dig the feel and sound. Can’t get on with them for the kit too much in the way I like to get close to my snare those Gaurds are a little large but I like it for concert use. My first one was a’65 belonged to Jay and the Americans drummer Brian Cano(sp?) Have had a few including a pre serial brass 6 1/2 beautiful drums!
 

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Aside from the tricky mechanism, the key to these type snares is that the wires or gut go all the way across the snare head. My old Ludwig & Ludwig snare had this too, with a different mech. The key for me when I sit down to play, is I want a deeper drum, so 1979 B/O label 6.5x14" gets me the sound I want. Zits and all!
 

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I use them all the time! Regular gigs, symphony work, solo performances, etc... The sensitivity, responsiveness, and articulation, plus the wires and the whole mechanism is connected, no strings or straps, have always worked for me! The choice of snares makes the big difference. I usually use the gut, and the gut/wire combo for orchestral, and straight wire for all else. I also have quite a few classic throw off, while not "super sensitive," they do have the extended wires, plus the marching snares with the P-90 vector throw.

2010 5x14 classic maple psych red glass glitter wires
1927 5x14 super sensitive red enamel brass both wires
1988 5x14 hand hammered bronze with gut/wire combo and wires
1966 5x14 #410 with synthetic gut
1935 6.5x14 silver anniversary black beauty with wires
1970 12x15 bdp marcher with gut

Let's see this 1927 red enamel drum! Never seen one like that.
 

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Yes I use an early 70’s 6.5x14 all the time. It is very versatile. I don’t find the mechanism to be a problem at all. I did put new guards on it when I first got since they were missing.
 


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