Ludwig Diamond Flash Inlay Snare - Which Finish?

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What are the opinions here on the two finishes for the Ludwig Diamond Flash Legacy Snare?

Sort of interested, I see some B-stocks and even 'mint' around $850, in both finishes - thoughts? preferences? recommendations?

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When I first saw these I did not like them, but they have grown on me tremendously. I am wondering if one can see the grain through the white on the top drum, but I think the picture of the gray drum casts it in a better light. That's the one I'd want.

Bet they sound as regal as they look.
 

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Personally I don't think those particular inlay colors work well on the gray shell, but that's just me. If I were choosing between the two, hands-down I'd pick the white shell.
 

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Grey without a doubt. Unless the white matched my kit or something.
 

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I am going to go with the white one...............Great looking snares
 

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Grey-but let me be a party pooper...why buy a fancy snare the audience won't see much of?
 

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here's a curious cousin - found on reverb maxwell drums site but have not noticed before

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My understanding is that the diamond inlays are neither a wrap or paint. Version 1 was a white Birdseye Maple veneer with Blue Tupelo and Yellow Koto wood diamond inlay. According to Ludwig: "Ludwig takes it a step further in our 110th versions by using exquisite pieces of exotic veneer to replicate what the Flash Diamond option originally presented as a Wrap finish. Utilizing dyed Tupelo and Koto veneers, precision-cut diamond figures are inlaid into arctic white birds-eye maple veneer."

Not sure what the inlays consist of on the Version 2 charcoal sets.
 

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I like the first version white over Birdseye maple . I did find it odd that they would put the white over the beautiful Birdseye veneer . Once you get to look at it up close you can see the Birdseye pop through the white . A very cool look .
One of my local shops has one of the white kits with the snare . He offered me a great deal on it , but I preferred the 110th Anniversary Classic Maple kit with the Emerald Pearl wrap and brass fittings.

If the white Birdseye kit was a Legacy maple instead of mahogany , it would have made the choice more difficult .
 

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Ludwig had some troubles with bleeding of the stripes on the white one. That might be why some are "B" stock. I have the white one and it is flawless.
 


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