For the past 3 years I've been playing a 6.5x14 Craviotto snare almost exclusively. It can do so much that I ended up getting rid of the few other snares I owned, except for a vintage Ludwig Pioneer that is a perfect match for my 60's Ludwig kit. I recall reading an interview with Kenny Aronoff in MD many years ago where he said that every drummer should have, at a minimum, one wood and one metal snare drum. There are times when I'd like something a bit more bright and ringy than my Craviotto, so I'm contemplating picking up a metal snare. I really like the sound of aluminum snares but they often come across as "warm" and "fat," which my Craviotto does really well. I'm intrigued by the Noble & Cooley Alloy Classic based on the reviews I've read. I'm also enamored by the Noble & Cooley company, it's long history, customer service, and attention to detail. My question is whether the Alloy Classic will sound significantly different (which is what I'm looking for) than a solid shell maple drum? If so, which option would be better -- the 4.75x14 or the 6x14?