Best is a relative word. Favorite is probably more fitting. Mine is my 66 Jazz Festival. I’ve owned Craviotto, N&C, you name it. It’s my favorite.Mine is the Cleveland Powertone followed closely by my Gretsch 1960's maple snare
You're completely right. I had the Hakim snare, loved it, and still want to be a bass player (and a guitarist), but I'm a drummer too!EASY!
The one you love best is the best. For me, it's the Pearl Omar Hakim signature snare; 13" x 5" mahogany-ply. Nothing beats it IMHO and anyone who disagrees should admit their inner desire to be a bass player.
Somebody identify that drum! JDA?I pragmatically cut down the studio collection from a few dozen snares to just 6 over the last couple years. Seems like guys only pull the few priciest things off the shelf (Dunnett Titanium, Ludwig Brass Millennium, etc.). I kept those and a couple personal favorites, one of which is probably my desert island snare of any material:
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Given the badge, arrangement of the controls/hardware, and the fact that it doesn't have any trace of paint (or label) on the interior, I can't figure out what year or even which model this is. There is no sign of modification or re-drilling. I put the Premier low-profile die-cast hoops on. This thing could be a knockoff for all I know, and it wouldn't matter. It just sounds like the snare in my head.
I have been in a bit of a maple kick lately . Rediscovering how great maple is for snare drums and drums sets .