Great Snare with a Fatal Flaw

CC Cirillo

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Like NobleCooleyNut, I also have a BB with a P-86 that has performed flawlessly since 2013. In fact, I had never heard of this problem with the nuts coming loose so I just retrieved my BB from its case and checked the P-86: all four screws are still factory tight; I couldn't budge them with an allen wrench.

Congrats on your new snare! Unlike you, I love Ludwig's current WMP wrap. I'd been waiting since the 1950s for them to stop using that "Sky White Pearl" that they used to call WMP. (Only took 'em a half-century.) ;)
Given time, I find that once I’ve bonded with a piece of gear, I learn to love the way it looks. Exhibit A: the big, ugly “modern” Zildjian K stamp. Exhibit B would be moving forward a year from now and me looking to buy a Ludwig white marine pearl kit to match this snare....
 

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I agree. Once something grows on me, I have a hard time getting rid of it.
...sometimes, you come to love the faults.
 

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I understand wanting to keep it Ludwig on that drum, but I can’t lie. INDe makes a nice strainer and if another drum has a challenge with hole spacing, you can always swap it out in 5 minutes with a cordless screwdriver.

By the way, it’s worth mentioning to anyone reading, that a cordless screwdriver with a drum key attachment on the business end is possibly the best investment I’ve made in all my buying of drum gear ever.
 

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Yeah, those are a must-have if you gig.
First person I ever saw actually use one was Al Adinolfi.
He was showing me one of his Bridge Deck snares and he changed out the top head in less than a minute.
 


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