Let’s see your Luxor and Powertone snares!

bongomania

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After all the acclaim in that recent “best wood snare” thread, I had to get a wood Powertone. Did some hunting, and saw mostly either high prices I didn’t want to pay or poor condition I didn’t want to buy. Saw that Luxors go for a lot less, and I’ve wanted to try a six lug snare anyway. So I picked this one up at a no-brainer price, and replaced its crappy throwoff with the new production clockface.

What a killer drum!!! Super expressive and toneful. I figured I could flip it and not lose anything, but it’s a keeper.

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I’ve got two Luxor’s awaiting restoration. I’ll have to get on it. Sounds like I’ll like them!
 
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I'm in love with 6 and 8 lug Rogers wood snares. They are all I play, exceot my 6.5" COB Powertone occasionally.

The last two pics are Luxors, the rest are Powertones.

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No pic of it by itself. Here's one of my Luxors. I've got another I'm working on that's just a wreck.
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Rusted, brush painted black. But, it was complete, the shell's fine. $5.00 at a yard sale. Think it's gonna get the "rat rod" approach.
 

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I got a set of the Canopus Vintage Dry wires for my Luxor, and they are a perfect choice. I tried a few different wire sets, and they all sounded good, but when I threw these Canopus on there it was an instant “oh heck yeah!” for the deep, snappy but dark jazz sound I like.
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I got a set of the Canopus Vintage Dry wires for my Luxor, and they are a perfect choice. I tried a few different wire sets, and they all sounded good, but when I threw these Canopus on there it was an instant “oh heck yeah!” for the deep, snappy but dark jazz sound I like.
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The Canopus Dry were modeled after Slingerland's Snappy Snares, which were great wires!

-Mark
 

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Great question. I did as much "research" as possible online... but what sealed the deal for me last year was this video from the Memphis drum shop where they compare a re-issue to an original 6.5x14"


The newer ones sound a tad brighter, maybe a tiny bit thinner (maybe), but overall a phenominal drum. Likely just the wood maturing/mellowing for the original one as Bill and team producing the new Dyna's are doing a top knotch job to say the least. The onyx wrap they're using is spot on as well, as seen in the pics. While the only Cleveland blue onyx I have is that Luxor, the re-issue matches my Dayton Blue Onyx kit quite nicely.

I just purchased a 5 x 14" blue onyx original Dynasonic from Revival Drum Shop that popped up a few weeks ago as I doubt I'll ever see an original 6.5" in my lifetime (or at least in my price range) and an original dynasonic has been a bucket list drum for decades. The folks at Revival are fantastic, the drum is in mint condition and they were a pleasure to work with. Kudos to them!

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Hope this helps!
 

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It does. And I actually played your “new” drum last week! (Unless they had a second one like it) They didn’t have a price tag on it, but it was easily one of the best sounding snares in the shop that day, so I had to ask. Good choice snagging it.
 

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It does. And I actually played your “new” drum last week! (Unless they had a second one like it) They didn’t have a price tag on it, but it was easily one of the best sounding snares in the shop that day, so I had to ask. Good choice snagging it.
That’s awesome, what a small world!
 

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My Luxor is my favourite snare drum. I bought it from someone on here around 10 years ago, and took this picture just after unboxing it.




I got it to match this 20", 12", 16" Cleveland kit, which, a couple of years later, I stupidly sold back to the guy I'd bought it from.

 

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