dw True Cast bronze snare

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So is it safe to say these are being made by Duluth? I keep waiting to hear more details but Dave Elitch(the person who inspired this drum) hasn't given any specifics. Part of me wonders if the lugs are cast bronze as well because that price just seems exorbitant. Good on DW if they are able to sell them.
Yes, they are confirmed Duluth shells and hoops, direct from the company (I asked). Depending on hardware or any finish work (or if you go thru another company) these can generally be built for $1000-1500. The price DW is charging is ridiculous.
 

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Ive spent that kind of money on a 14/5 2oo2 which I don't regret at all, and while I'm not averse to spending that kind of cash, personally I'm struggling to see how these could possibly be that much. I hate to use the term overpriced, but it's hard not to here. That DW tax is getting more Apple-esque year on year.
Let's see it Dave!
 

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Comparing a thick cast bronze snare like this to a Black Beauty is pretty silly. They're both metal, but the similarities start to end there.
True

but resale value could come in to play

you can find a black beauty for 400 used hold it for years and most likely get your money back

I’ll bet this one will lose value quite quickly

Not that that’s viable reason to one who buys this but something to consider
 

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I’ll bet this one will lose value quite quickly
Who knows. I'm sure the DW will be a great drum. I can't see it holding value either, since there are great, less expensive alternatives out there. But the first run sold out lightning quick, so DW has tapped into demand.
 

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About the price of things ....when I lusted after a Brady block shell 12 x 7 which are not made any more, I was surprised how rare they were and the price tag of those that were offered. But even their price tag of US$ 2-3,000 is way below this DW drum's price. I guess everything is relative and I was lucky to find my Brady that a friend was selling at only US$500. Down the road I wonder what rarity will do to maintain this DW drum's value or even add to it.
 

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Bentley's is having a DW day on 11/16 - I wonder if this snare will appear?? It would be cool to play a $4K snare! I know John G. is supposed to be there with Greg Bisonnette and a "surprise guest" - unfortunately I will be out of town on a conference!
 

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I generally like the Sweetwater product demos with Nick but for the life of me I don't get putting a Big Fat Snare Drum on a $4000 snare drum. It sounded like he was playing a pizza box.
 

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I have to say, I know it's mic'ed but they did not make that snare sound good. It sounds choked to me.

Also, I know when I buy a $4,000 snare drum I'm going to throw an Evans Dry head or a Big Fat Snare Drum on it.
Have to agree. Hopefully it was just a bad demo.
 

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Huh? I thought it sounded good and I liked everything Nick did with the snare. Guess I’m in the minority.
 

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Huh? I thought it sounded good and I liked everything Nick did with the snare. Guess I’m in the minority.
It sounds good, but It sounds wayyyy better when tuned and recorded properly. I have the same drum minus the concave part and this video does not do it justice. But maybe that is justice due to it's price!
 

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I'm no marketing guy, but I am a dyed-in-the-wool cynic! I can fully believe that manufacturers put tons of research into gauging their customer's wallets at fullest capacity.

Anyone think THAT'S why they release a 4000 dollar drum? In order to test how how far their customers will go with them? Otherwise, I'm having trouble justifying someone putting that on the price tag.
 
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I played one at my lesson with Dave. Prior to them being release. It sure as heck wasn't choked in any way. A cannon blast of a snare. Not my vibe, but boy did it sound great. The inside of the shell is tapered. Dave and DW put a lot of thought and design into it - several iterations. So I don't think it's a normal Duluth shell. Regardless - that's a lot of money.
 

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I've never heard a DW snare I was that impressed with, and I've never heard a heavy snare that I really liked either. Pass at any price.
 

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For now it is better to buy a shell from Duluth (US) or Oriollo or Lignum (Europe) with your specs and add DW hardware to it or get a complete drum like VK.
Not to derail this thread, but Lignum makes solid metal snares? I know they make/made solid brass hoops but I didn't know Gert makes shells too. It's a dream of mine to own a snare from Lignum someday.
 

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Not to derail this thread, but Lignum makes solid metal snares? I know they make/made solid brass hoops but I didn't know Gert makes shells too. It's a dream of mine to own a snare from Lignum someday.
He made some for Thomas Haake.

Gert is next level.
 

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