State of the Snare Collection

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The snare arsenal has undergone several changes over the past 3 years or so. Yes, they all get played.

First up are the Slingerlands - ‘59 Capri Pearl and it is indeed a Radio King. Next to that is another RK, a ‘49 BDP. The COB Sound King has many battle scars and is slightly out of round, but it plays great.

TRS - A maple piccolo and a 6 x 14 maple/mahogany wood hoop snare.

Pfeifer Drum Co. - 6.5 x 14 Brass.

N&C - Alloy Classic, CD Maple, and Solid Shell Walnut piccolo.

Feel free to post pics of your snare drums!

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Not all of these are here anymore, but these are the main collection.
 

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This one isn’t mine, but it’s too cool not to post. This is a Soitsmann wire truss tension snare from the 1890s. It is all original. It is from the collection of JoeyBoom, who brought it back from the dead. Joe’s restoration work is second to none.
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Beautiful collections! I currently only own 2 snares, but really love both, and hope to acquire more soon.

First up is my main snare. A late 1970s Pearl COB Jupiter. 6.5×14 with a parallel strainer and extended dual 10 strand snare wires. LOVE this thing!
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Then my side snare. A 3×13 Pearl Maple shell piccolo in Liquid Amber finish. I'm not sure, but I think it's from the '90s or early 2000s? This is the only pic I have of it at the moment, but I've since changed out the Tama batter head.
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What is the snare in bottom right corner? Looks to be a cast bronze?
 

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What is the snare in bottom right corner? Looks to be a cast bronze?
It is a one off 1985 PARKER 8” X 14” Cast Aluminum-Bronze sanre with 38 pounds of glorious 5.2 mm solid cast Aluminum Bronze shell and early Tama Superstar Hardware (including original die cast hoops). I seldom play it cause I'm too lazy to haul the thing around!

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There’s a lot of unique brands here, ones I never even heard of. I have 8 or 9 snares, I forget, but this is my my go-to.

GMS maple vintage model with rerings and tamo ash veneer 6.5 x 14

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Beautiful collections! I currently only own 2 snares, but really love both, and hope to acquire more soon.

First up is my main snare. A late 1970s Pearl COB Jupiter. 6.5×14 with a parallel strainer and extended dual 10 strand snare wires. LOVE this thing!
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Then my side snare. A 3×13 Pearl Maple shell piccolo in Liquid Amber finish. I'm not sure, but I think it's from the '90s or early 2000s? This is the only pic I have of it at the moment, but I've since changed out the Tama batter head.
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That Jupiter is a beauty!!
 

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Good stuff ! Please, tell me about the one that looks like a cast bronze/brass snare with black tube lugs and black inde strainer ; ] Looks like a mean drum
That is my Duluth Brass Manufacturing made Cast aluminum bronze snare with matching cast aluminum bronze hoops. The details you need are in the Duluth brass thread that I’ll link below. You should check out the whole thread for others experiences too. Can’t recommend them enough! BEAST of a drum!

 

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