Get the Acro, but get the 5" version....then get the Jazz Fest.I have not been around for a while but I have been drumming. I finally got my cymbal combination how I like it, I will post a picture sometime soon. Snagged a few k-customs and such.
BUT I am looking to get some more snare drums. Right now all I have for snares is a:
Pearl Sensitone Elite Steel shell 14x5.5
Mapex 12x7 20 ply higher end snare
Ludwig 14x6 snare that matches my main set.
If I had $600 to spend on 3-4 snares, what would you recommend?
I am looking for maximum versatility, all will be purchased used as i find them for a good price. What would you recommend?
I think one would be an acrol
For piccolos I would go brass or steel in a 14". I love 13" snares but have found I need them to be at least 6" deep or they are too thin sounding.My Ludwig snare is birch IIRC.
I want to cover any base.
Thanks for the recommendations.
I have been thinking about an acrolite,so that is confirmed. Thanks!
What would you recommend for maple snare? I am partial to Ludwig and gretsch, but I will get what does the job best at the best price. I like deep drums so a 14"x7" would be appealing to me.
Is there a 13x3.5 piccolo snare that you would recommend? I had a cheap one and HATED it. What do you prefer with a piccolo, wood or metal? I had a steel one and it was too cheap and just sucked. I would love to find a brass or maple one, thoughts?
So to follow up my previous reply. Look for a used Yamaha Steve Jordan Maple 13x 6.5. I love this snare, it's my absolute favorite snare drum that I've owned.I think I will look for an acrolite. It seems semi-unaminous. Good price point.
I could not live with a 14x8" I don't think. That's a little physically larger than I care for, and it's hard to find stands that are low profile enough to have an 8" deep drum and sit right in zone where I like my snares.
I will look for a brass and or aluminum Sensitone, i just talked to a buddy who also recommended those.
Are there other notable maple snares out there for a good price?
I would love a 13x7 maple.
I snagged one for $50 with the case about a month ago, there are a few on facebook marketplace near me for $100 each.what is a good price for an acro? i see a ton of variation in price.