Next snare drum purchase?

gmiller598

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I've got a LM402 and a Classic Maple 5x14.

If I were to shop for another snare drum to add to my arsenal thart would be different enough from these and affordable, what should I look at? I unfortunately gave away my Acrolite several years ago when I thought I'd never own a drum set so I'd been thinking about getting another one of those.

Thoughts?
 

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Yeah a 6.5 Acrolite looks like a fun drum to own. I've had my eyes on a special edition "Acrophonic" at a local shop
 

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I'll second the Black Beauty. My 6.5"x 14" gets used 90% of the time on recordings and I've got 7 other snares as well as whatever the drummer brings. Super versatile drum.
 

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Maybe a deep wood drum? An 8x14 Ludwig coliseum? Can get super fat and also has that big, rich tone with snares off.
 

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Are we looking strictly at Ludwig? I have a 60’s acrolite, a 70’s LM402 and a newer 6.5 Acrolite reissue so based on that I would be looking at brass or copper offerings.
 

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Are we looking strictly at Ludwig? I have a 60’s acrolite, a 70’s LM402 and a newer 6.5 Acrolite reissue so based on that I would be looking at brass or copper offerings.
Not strictly Ludwig but everything I own right now is Ludwig. I also have a 6.5x14 Supralite as well and have considered a Black Magic as a more cost efficient drum with similarities to the Black Beauty.
 

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I've got a LM402 and a Classic Maple 5x14.

If I were to shop for another snare drum to add to my arsenal thart would be different enough from these and affordable, what should I look at? I unfortunately gave away my Acrolite several years ago when I thought I'd never own a drum set so I'd been thinking about getting another one of those.

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What kind of music do you primarily play? I think that will be the deciding factor on which snare to buy.
 

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I have a couple steel snares, a couple birch, a couple maples. . .So I just picked up--still in transit--a Pearl Brass Sensitone.

I think it will fit in nicely. A Black Beauty would be sweet :thumbup:
 

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When my next snare drum finds me I'll scoop it....
It seems when I go looking for a (certain) instrument it remains elusive, or when I see it in person it's not what I really want/need, the "new shiny" factor isn't there, or it doesn't "speak" to me enough to purchase.
For instance I knew of a shop that had a nice selection of snares and a couple were on my short list. The only problem/blessing was it was in a different city in a different country, although the band I was with went through every month or so.
Finally I decided to take the plunge, emailed the store to check on stock and was excited to buy a new drum (Dunnet if I recall)....then an orphaned early '70's silver sparkle 6 lug Ludwig 5 1/2 x 14 made an appearance....it came into the store a week or so before. Well seeing as I had a 1971 silver sparkle set of Ludwig's back at home with no matching snare it was a no brainer as that drum found me.
bt
 

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Not strictly Ludwig but everything I own right now is Ludwig. I also have a 6.5x14 Supralite as well and have considered a Black Magic as a more cost efficient drum with similarities to the Black Beauty.
The black magic's sound pretty good, actually probably hard to tell much difference, can sometimes find a world max on drumfactorydirect.com on sale
 


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