LP Banda Snare?

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Anyone had a chance to check these out in person? Stainless steel, 14x8.5, 12 aluminum lugs, 42 strand wires, and inexpensive.

The two clips I’ve found sound great. In the second clip, they put on a coated head at the end of the video. For the price, might be worth experimenting with.


 

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I love the timbale sound they get from it...I'm just not a deep snare guy
 

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I would love to add one of these snares to the arsenal... if I could find a good deal on one. I always find great deals on drums that I love so I would be hard pressed to spend $479 on this when I could buy 3 or maybe 4 great drums for that price on my gear hunts. I just bought a 5.5x24 Premier Genista Snare and a Vintage Pearl 5.5x14 D4514 (heavy steel) snare for about $203 with taxes and shipping included.
 
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I have LP mini timbales on my kit and love them. They have built in snares with a rotating throw. Pretty unique!
That full snare must be nice.
 

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I would dare say that if the Banda snare sounds as good in person as it does on those two videos, it could be the snare drum that I've been looking for since I first started playing in the 1960s. No matter what the tuning, that snare exhibits a depth and body that I've never heard from any other snare. How can it be tuned so snappy and high, and yet still have the kind of chest and umph one would normally expect from a low-tuned wooden drum? In those two videos, it just sounds marvelous and powerful.

I thought my drum purchasing days were long gone, but this snare will have to be investigated!

Darn you, Ptrick!!! See what you've done?

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I honestly couldn’t believe the sounds coming out of that thing!!
 

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Relatively inexpensive....
 

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"Relative to what? Plutonium? ; )

(seriously; )there was a cheaper-not Lp- but same 'concept' saw awhile ago. wasn't 8 deep but (actually was inexpensive; maybe I'll find it
 

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As much as I like my LP mini timbales & LP products in general, I don't think I would pay that much for an LP snare. I'd rather go with a Supraphonic or something like that. It does sound really nice but doesn't seem that versatile to me.
 
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Pretty drum and it sounds great! but $450 is a bit rich for my blood.
Thanks for the heads up, anyway. =)


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I'll pass by Banda music on the radio dial every now and then, and the snare used didn't strike out to me to be much more than a basic steel snare you could get for 30 bucks used, and cranked to the point of actually losing volume.
 

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Also, while this drum is a bit up there, I'm liking the lug design! This drum can hold as much tension as the shell can bear! Sort of a tubeless tube lug. I'd like to see them used more.
 

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Interesting that it has the old style DW throw with LP added to the face.
 

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I recently adopted one of these in brass. It is a hoss!

There has been a healthy learning / listening curve as I'm dialing her in. I've always preferred more shell, less wire from a snare & this drum's wires are easily excited regardless of tuning. Thus I've swapped the 42s for a modified (several strands removed) set of "German" (or so I've heard them described) brass factory wires from my 14x8 Supralite steel. As a first, I've cranked the reso up an octave above the batter as my usual J-A-W bottom tension just doesn't work here.

I'm liking a reverse Controlled Sound X coated on top, medium-to medium-high. It's still a tad ringy but not too bad if I hit dead center.

Anyone else playing one? What heads / tuning (top & bottom) / wires, & why?
 

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And DW works with Gewa for decades (they worked on the G9 E-Drum together).

Gewa owns Drumcraft.

The lugs look like a split model of Drumcraft snares:
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I think Reliance makes the hardware.
 

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On Reverb, the steel one can be bought new, out of Italy for $300 with shipping. The listing mentions no import duties are charged on items under $800, but if you wanted to return the drum within 7 days for any reason, good luck getting it back to Italy in that time.

Still, If it comes to $300 flat I just might do it. Cool snare.

Edit: They make a bronze version too!
 
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