Why do you prefer the Trackmaster, is it the sound, or the hardware?If you can find an older, used, Tama Kenny Aronoff Trackmaster snare pick it up. The older ones had nickel over brass hoops and are fantastic drums.
Hot take, but I think I prefer my Trackmaster snare over my modern Ludwig Black Beauty snare.
I think these drums are underrated. Cost has gone up a bit, but they are great rock and roll snares.
Slingerland No. 130 Gene Krupa Sound King 5x14" 8-Lug Chrome Over Brass Snare Drum 1963 - 1977 | ReverbWith its triple chrome-plated solid brass shell and $100 USD price point when it first launched in 1963, the Slingerland Gene Krupa Sound King was and still is an affordable alternative to renowned 1960's chrome-over-brass snares like the Super Ludwig and Rogers Dyna-Sonic. Its Slingerland Rim-Sh...reverb.com
How is the Mapex strainer better than any other on the market? It looks like a less-functional copy of the Dunnett strainer, which isn't particularly a favorite of mine.The way Mapex does the edges, the strainer (head and shoulders above anyone else in the industry) and the attention to detail is insane. My personal favorite.