My snare obsession strikes again LOL

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So my wife graiciously offered me $300 to buy a drum if I saw something I liked, seeing as though from her viewpoint, I hadn't bought a new drum in a while... so I quickly accepted and today I just purchased a 6.5x14 Tama Imperialstar Powerline (10 Lug seamless steel), a 6.5x14 Tama Artwood Birch, and a 5.5x14 Slingerland 5 ply Maple/Poplar Buddy Rich TDR in Mahogany finish for the grand total of $303.71. G.A.S. strikes again and I couldn't be more excited to play around with these new drum toys.

-The Slingerland is already in my possesion and the two Tama drums are in shipping.
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It was either these 3 gems or a 6x13 Le Soprano stave. I already have 3 amazing HHG staves and I like 14” more than 13” snares so the 3 won out... plus I got great prices on these three snares AJ I got way more drum quality than what I paid. I’m very happy with this gear hunt haul.
 

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Here are a few quick shots of the new additions! This is an amazing trio!
Top: Slingerland Buddy Rich TDR 5ply 5.5x14. Such a rich warm tone with pop.

Bottom Left: 6.5x14 Tama
Artwood Birch with Diecast hoops. Such a chunky and phat pop with a dry and controlled sustain. Great tone with no muffling.

Bottom Right: Tama Powerline Seamless Steel 6.5x14 with Maple hoops. This one has a crack that cuts through but also sensitive and dynamic. A straight gunshot.
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Dang! Where did you steal, uh I mean buy, THREE snare drums this nice for $300?
The die cast and wood hoops are worth well more than 1/2 that budget....wowza!!!
 

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Dang! Where did you steal, uh I mean buy, THREE snare drums this nice for $300?
The die cast and wood hoops are worth well more than 1/2 that budget....wowza!!!
So I had to strategically find 3 drums that were under what they are worth or priced well for a great value. It was like a little experiment/challenge for myself since i just love buying and trying gear. I wanted to find 3 different shell types. I got the Imperialstar Seamless steel for $131.63 including shipping, I got the Artwood Birch for $116.47 including shipping and I found the Slingerland (5ply Maple/Poplar at Guitar Center for $115.69 so I traded a 3ply Slingerland Spirit snare for $60, paid the $55.69 change and got all 3 for my $300 budget.
 

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A few shots of the Powerline steel I used over the weekend. I have it tuned mid-high up and cranked on the bottom. It has such a pop with airy tone, with great body and crazy projection. I like the sound from the wood hoops on this one.
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So my wife graiciously offered me $300 to buy a drum if I saw something I liked, seeing as though from her viewpoint, I hadn't bought a new drum in a while... so I quickly accepted and today I just purchased a 6.5x14 Tama Imperialstar Powerline (10 Lug seamless steel), a 6.5x14 Tama Artwood Birch, and a 5.5x14 Slingerland 5 ply Maple/Poplar Buddy Rich TDR in Mahogany finish for the grand total of $303.71. G.A.S. strikes again and I couldn't be more excited to play around with these new drum toys.

-The Slingerland is already in my possesion and the two Tama drums are in shipping.View attachment 408533View attachment 408535View attachment 408536View attachment 408537View attachment 408534
Dude. I have a beautiful 4160 Round Badge with your name on it.

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Absolute steal !! That package would cost at least triple that here ... not that I am in the market for any new snare drums but .... wow, you did great !!
 

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Love the Slingerland, probably because it was the only snare I owned and played for thirty years. Not sure how I have managed to amass fifteen snare drums since.

All great looking drums. I haven't played a metal snare in years, but I'm tempted to try one now with wood hoops.
 

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Holy cow, great deals!!
Thanks... for some reason, I have always been able to hunt out deals like this.

Absolute steal !! That package would cost at least triple that here ... not that I am in the market for any new snare drums but .... wow, you did great !!
Thanks!

Yer Killin' us Smalls !!!
LOL

Love the Slingerland, probably because it was the only snare I owned and played for thirty years. Not sure how I have managed to amass fifteen snare drums since.

All great looking drums. I haven't played a metal snare in years, but I'm tempted to try one now with wood hoops.
I have spent some time playing around with this Slingerland and it is amazing. Very versatile, wide tuning range, great projection and plenty sensitive. I have it setup where I am not using the TDR method but one day I may get long wires and use the TDR... Metal drums with wood hoops make for a great combo. You should really try it.
 

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I dig the trio! I also like the swap on the hoops between the Slingy and Tama. They look wonderful and sounds like your having a blast with the new family members... way to go.

Tell your wife I have not bought anything new in a while either (thats a lie by the way) and lets see if she will offer me the same deal!
 

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I dig the trio! I also like the swap on the hoops between the Slingy and Tama. They look wonderful and sounds like your having a blast with the new family members... way to go.

Tell your wife I have not bought anything new in a while either (thats a lie by the way) and lets see if she will offer me the same deal!
Yeah I figured the Tama Sound Arc (Stick Saver) hoops fit that Slingerland drum much better. The diecast hoops on the Artwood sounds right at home. Very close in sound to a Birch/Bubinga Starclassic snare I used to have that comes with the diecast hoops as well. I'm going to use the Artwood this weekend and have some fun with it... it might be a while before she opens the checkbook again. We now have a 9 week old baby girl added in the mix lol
 

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