Ditto. It does everything I ask of it. High pitch, low pitch, jazz to metal. It must have been forged by wizards. I’ve owned Joyful Noises, 400s, 402s, BB’s, Acros and all the usual suspects, but my 90’s Ludwig Hammered Bronze is the Sex Panther of snares. “Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.”my favorite as well, a very fine and underated drum
The guy making them now trained for over a year with the previous owner before he was allowed to buy the business so I think the tradition will be carried on just fine. In fact I have ordered a monster snare from him being built right now, can't wait for it to be completed. I am toying with ordering a kit, but the wife is balking, and how many kits do I actually needI'd probably like an Eames snare to go with my Natural Tone kit, and it would probably be a 14x8 to get a matching big sound. The kit is 10x9, 13x10, 15x15, 18x16 and 22x15.
Since there's a new guy building the drums they might be a little different now.
Moving and "thinning the herd" recently, I gave my Acrolite to a friend. However, if I were on the proverbial deserted island, I think an Acrolite is the one snare to have. They fit in with just about any style of music, and it's pretty hard to make them sound bad, in my opinion. They're the perfect "first drum" for a youngster. They're inexpensive 'cause there are zillions of them out there. Simple P-83 throw-off works great. I've owned at least three Acrolites over the years and I'll probably get another one before too long.View attachment 432001
Notice I did not ask your favorite, or most valuable, or most collectable, or the one most likely to wow your forum mates, or even your best sounding snare drum. I'm asking what is the snare you play the most, and why?
In other words, no Case Queens. Maybe it's your cheapest snare because you keep your kit at a shared practice space in the skanky part of town, or maybe it's a grail snare you have in your home studio.
That’s mine; what’s yours and why?