the only Ludwig snare I currently own (I had several in the past) is a Carl Palmer Venus. Luckily mine is one after they fixed the throwoff problem and I LOVE this drum. It has a very wide tuning range, especially for a shallow drum. Even with the throwoff fixed, I wish there was an alternative throw I could use. I don’t like any Ludwig throwoffsI'd like to hear more about the Venus snare because it doesn't seem to get much attention around here even thought it's my understanding that the original throw issue has since been resolved.
I do like and gravitate towards that 8 inch deep Copperphonic—especially at the upper tuning.Another incredibly good sounding Ludwig snare!
8x14 Raw Copperphonic: