I like this idea!Those Bisons from what I remember, from playing one at a show. are higher pitched upscale hi-end heavy hardware drums. I have a lot of steam bents, 100+ snare drums.
Beat me up, but I would suggest a low cost 6 lug Ludwig or WFL thin shelled late 50s / early 60s Pioneer snare drum for a sonic revelation !!
I loan out my 59 Pioneer for friends doing recordings, and feedback has been positive, go figure !!
I was gonna say, LM402 might be the ticket.I've been exclusively playing the same snare for the last > 15 years: an awesome 7 x 14 Bison. I love it but I'm ready to add something new to the mix. Ideally, I want something very warm sounding, with sensitivity and an ability to have a pleasing throaty "rattle" to it (not sure how best to describe that as normally snare rattle is a negative thing ... perhaps some of you can come up with a better description). In my head, I'm picturing a 5-6" deep mahogany drum but I want to be open minded. Should I also be thinking about something like a Supra and/or Black Beauty? Snare experts, thoughts? Thank you in advance.