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- Jun 5, 2012
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Had a set once...I didn’t know about the teardrop thing!...Set went to Japan....Sonor swinger is one of the best deals out there. Same exact beech shell as teardrops but plastic lugs. Sounds amazing. I’ve seen them sell for $300. Not a lot of size options, most were 12x8, 13x9, 16x16, and 20x14 but that’s should cover most gigs. I have one. I recommend getting your hands on one!
yea, and a big plus is the plastic lugs make them paper light to carry around which Sonor players I’m sure appreciate. Also I’ve heard you could retro fit the champion/phonic lugs in the swinger holes due to same spacing. Never tried as it would add a lot of weight for no reason, the plastic lugs have held up. Although like the Ludwig standard could break.Had a set once...I didn’t know about the teardrop thing!...Set went to Japan....
Yeah. I totally get that. Thanks for posting that. I was always super surprised at how great my friend's CB 700 kit sounded and felt. The snare was nice, too.The CB700 Free Floating snare drums from the early 80s can usually be had for way less than their Pearl counterparts. Now barring the condition... The one I have is a 6.5x14 maple shell. For those who have never played the original Pearl/CB700 FF snares it's the same drum. The lugs & hardware are actually better imo than what the modern FF drums made by Pearl currently use. The bottom diecast hoop had adjustable bridges so you could set the height of the extended snares. My FF snare is a beast. I've seen them on eBay cheap in the past. No one wants a CB700. They actually owned the FF patent and had an agreement with Pearl to manufacture them.