Snare suggestion from these options (for a friend)

Polska

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I have a friend in France looking to purchase a second snare for his son. He wants to keep it at or below 200 Eur and he sent me the following website that he's looking at: https://www.thomann.de/gb/14_steel_snare_drums.html?oa=pra

I was wondering if anyone had any experience/knowledge of either of these 3 snares shown on the site:

- Sonor Smart Force

- Yamaha Stage Custom

- Tama Soundworks

Was leaning towards suggesting the Yamaha. Thoughts?
 

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The Tama has nicer hardware than the Yamaha.
Another option, depending on the depth he prefers, the DW/PDP Mike Terrana snare looks nice with the mag throwoff and tube lugs.
 

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I would agree with your leaning toward the Yamaha... I'd go with the 6.5 over the 5.5 (which isn't in stock anyways) for more versatility... Probably replace the UT heads with a coated Emperor batter and hazy snare, I think his kid will be happier with the tone.
 

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Theres new pdp concept snares all over fee bay which may be a better alternative for around $150
 

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I'd say Tama over Yamaha and used over new. The PDP stuff is a better value but I don't know if it's easy to get in France.
 

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For under 200Euro, the Pearl Sensitone in black. I don't like the lugs but I've owned a similar Pearl in chrome and it was good and probably better built than both Tama and Yamaha.......(they are all probably made in China though).......I also like the Supralites but a tad more $$$.....

I agree about used - check out eBay....there's got to be a good used snare in Ebay Europe or even in the US and they can ship (which will suck up costs, though)....
 

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Thanks everyone! I think he's leaning towards the Tama. Not sure why that site in particular, because there are a lot of other suggestions I'd offer but that's cool. Appreciate the feedback!
 
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Personally, I would go with an INDe seamless brushed aluminum snare over any of the choices listed. It is about the same amount of money and a truly quality snare drum.
 

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RickP said:
Personally, I would go with an INDe seamless brushed aluminum snare over any of the choices listed. It is about the same amount of money and a truly quality snare drum.
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