20% discount from where?Universal NOB 6.5x14 spacing:
Tube lugs 3.5”
P35 1 13/16” (sourced on DFO)
Lugs are definitely heavy duty when compared to the Black Magic. Likely not a better deal out there on a NOB if buying a BM on discount right now. Yet, if triple flange is your thing the improved strainer, butt, lugs, common spacing on some hardware, and updated badge places the Universal as the best value on NOB with the Ludwig name (especially at a 20% discount).
Edit: Also the BM has rubber gaskets on the lugs where as the Universal does not.
I agree wholeheartedly.Generally, I like the product videos that Nick does for Sweetwater. However, IMO, there's too much going on here to help me evaluate the differences in shell material, hoops, and sizes available in this line. In addition, some of the drums are damped while others are wide open. Maybe the purpose is to show the wide variety of sounds within this line, but I would have a hard time narrowing down which snare(s) I might want to consider based on this video.