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Yep, I’m guilty of that. Bought all 3 matching snares to go with my Saturn kit back in 2012. Each one sounds different due to the size so I don’t have any guilt, nor intention of parting with any of them, though my favorite is the 8” deep. (Just don’t tell the other kids dad has a favorite)
 

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Had one, and then the second one came with a L&L kit from the 50s .
Note the spacing between the lugs on the 2 snares...that old question: 5" or 5.5" ?

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Actually...

Fifteen Gretsch snares, eight Slingerland, eight DW, six Ludwig, two Noble & Cooley, one Joyful Noise, one Dunnett, one Rogers, one Leedy, one McKenzie, and one Spawn.

Forty-five total.

I have not counted in a while. Yikes.
Holy smokes! And here I thought I was overdoing it with 7 and 4 more on the way. I’ve actually already decided to sell at least two of them.
 

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Have you ever bought a snare only to seek out another like it? Maybe it was such a great drum that you just had to have another or you tried to choose one in the best size for you, only to seek out the other one you passed over? Or maybe it’s just the GAS that affects us all at one time or another?

Supras are drums that I think a lot of us have probably collected in the various sizes. What “pairs” do you have in your stash?

Here’s a pair I just put together: a Sonor 5.75”x14” Reissue and a recently acquired, early 2000’s 6.5”x14” Reissue, both with “Rosewood” veneer:
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Kind of, but for a while now, I've done a variation of that, where I stick to a general size and go for different materials.
Namely, wood and metal.
I did it with the Ludwig kit (although the metal shelled snare drum was a Tama, but both were 13's).
Nowadays, I've gone back to the glory of the 14x5.
I've got a Premier Cabria (wood) and a Premier APK (metal).
Currently working on a Ferro counterpart for my 14x5 wood Sonor.

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I have two 6.5 1920's NOB (one Slingerland 1 piece and one Ludwig 2 piece.) I have the Ludwig tuned for rock and put DC on it, and the Slingerland has old 1.6 NOB tf hoops, and it tuned for jazz with a skyntome head.

I have an 8" Yamaha Recording Custom that is tuned for jazz, and an 8" Eames Naturaltone (same shell as the RC) with wood hoops tuned for rock.

I also have a stock Gretsch 6.5, and a custom Gretsch 6". But the 6" has different hoops, strainer, edges, heads, etc... The 6.5 is tuned for jazz, has a Dip Fiberskyn and still has the internal muffler (only drum that I have that still has one,) and the 6" is tuned low for the 80's deep fat thing.

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They are the only "doubles" (or close to doubles) that I have, and both for good reason, both are DAMN FINE sounding drums! And once I get a drum dialed in, I don't want to mess with it.) Although there are a few other drums that sound very similar, but I'm not trimming the palette down, I like having "options."

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Holy smokes! And here I thought I was overdoing it with 7 and 4 more on the way. I’ve actually already decided to sell at least two of them.
Sorry for the late word, but this conversation reminds me of the time Currotto introduced himself to the old DCI drum forum.
Someone asked how many snare drums each of us had.
Currotto's answer was 2500.
I think the thread went about 3 more pages before someone went, "...wait...what did he write? ".
I will never forget that one. =)
 

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Two Yamaha Mike Bordin's:

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I bought the second one on close-out when Yamaha ended Japanese production. I bought it for spare parts (paid less for it than a full set of lugs would cost).
 

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I have the Tama SLP Classic Maple 5.5x14 and just for grins I got the DCP 6.5x14 version.
 

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I need to get a picture of them, but I have Zelkova triplets - 5", 6.5", and 8".
I also ended up with a Zelkova pair. I think it was Jazz Doc that said if he could only have one, he’d go with the 6.5”x14”. Seemed like a practical approach, but the sound on the vids of the 5”x14” were really calling to me.

So, not long after finding the 6.5”, Fitzy was nice enough to put his 5” up for sale at a fair price.

Out of the box, it sounded good enough for me to break my Cardinal rule against bringing an untested piece of gear out to a gig. As a matter of fact, I’ll be bringing it out again today on another low-volume Jazz gig.
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I also ended up with a Zelkova pair. I think it was Jazz Doc that said if he could only have one, he’d go with the 6.5”x14”. Seemed like a practical approach to me, but the sound files of the 5”x14” were really calling to me.

So, not long after finding the 6.5”, Fitzy was nice enough to put his 5” up for sale at a fair price.

Out of the box, it sounded good enough for me to break my Cardinal rule against bringing an untested piece of gear out to a gig. As a matter of fact, I’ll be bringing it out again today on another low-volume Jazz gig.
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Congratulations on the 5". That size is my favorite!
 

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Congratulations on the 5". That size is my favorite!
Really…..sometimes you really oughta just go with your gut instinct….otherwise there’s a good chance you’ll end up with 2 instead of 1!

I’m really digging the 5” but the 6.5” is no slouch.
 

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Really…..sometimes you really oughta just go with your gut instinct….otherwise there’s a good chance you’ll end up with 2 instead of 1!

I’m really digging the 5” but the 6.5” is no slouch.
Wow! I really can’t decide between the 2. The 5” on the recent videos I’ve seen sounds incredible. Which one do you prefer?
 

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Wow! I really can’t decide between the 2. The 5” on the recent videos I’ve seen sounds incredible. Which one do you prefer?
Well, back when I was playing mostly rock gigs a 6.5x14 would’ve been a sure bet, but since the gigs that I’ve been getting seem to be geared more towards Jazz or lower-volume, shallower drums have been my choice most of the time.
 


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