I’ve had quite a few heavy brass Ludwig&Ludwig snares pass through my hands over the years. I’ve always wanted an 8 or 10 lug 6.5x14. It finally happened. This one is a two piece shell, which I prefer. It is nickel, despite looking chromish in the pic.
This is the most I’ve ever spent on a snare drum, even though I have some that are worth more. I didn’t try to bargain or anything. I just said I’ll take it. It’s fully apart now awaiting a spa weekend. I’ll get pics once it’s complete.