What would your dream snare be ?

BennyK

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I might already have it -

Pearl Free Floater with 1 4" red acrylic shell and when I want to, an amber 5" acrylic shell . Pearl Stainless tri flange stainless steel hoops . Any batter head I use gives me EXACTLY what I predicted it would . Tune it up , it never chokes . Tune it down it never boxes out . Play it loud, soft and all points in between and it speaks .
 

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Father; you can still have Arnie Lang build you one, just know he is not getting any younger.

Noble; COB in this case because I have my fave woodies already
 

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Fibes one that buddy rich played, or a nice '20s Ludwig nickle over brass snare, or a noble and Cooley solid shell "51/2 in cherry or at least maple. Any good sounding radio king 7" sorry that's more than one!
 

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If you're buying I don't need it but I'll play..

I'll use it once and give it back to you..


That's Ok I don't want it.
 

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Ludwig Coliseum and Gretsch Round Badge.

Oh wait I already have them.

BDP Precision re-wrap Ludwig Coliseum (gonna try to sell)

Chrome over brass Ludwig Coliseum

Gretsch RB RB 14x5.5 Original BDP wrap.
 

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I'd love a 1971 402.
A newer model I'd love is a 6.5 Pewter finish Ludwig.
Snare I could dream about-- a 5.5 Craviatto AK Diamond snare.
 

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Hi Everyone; While I admire listening and watching demos of high end boutique snares on utube I haven't actually had the pleasure of playing or owning one. Just can't afford it, but I have a 1976 Blue Olive Supraphonic that has 2.3 mm Gibraltar hoops swapped in and it is the perfect sound to me. I guess you can say it's a dream snare and I haven't bothered looking for anything different for the last five years. On the other hand I'm still looking for my dream ride.
 

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Slingerland Radio King cloud badge 14x6.5 built from 1937-1941. This is when they went to the lug inserts following the Broadcaster. WMP would be fine.
 

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I think I have my dream snares..Over weight,self made cast,guitar killers made from tool steal..ha
14/8" and a 14/5.5" with the shallower one having a 1/2" thick steel shell.the 8" is 3mm.Outfitted with cast hoops and single point lugs.Their loud.
But would love to get my hands on a 70's Bell Brass Tama....So expensive.
 

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GREAT question, depends on the situation. I have about 9 or 10 snares I've kept over the years.

My two favorites (and my dream snares) are first a Slingerland Louie Bellson "spitfire" 12 lug brass 4 vent that I bought new in 1979. It's super sensitive, has a great tone and carries well even when playing with a light touch.

The other is a 1930ish Ludwig Nickel over brass that I picked up for $25 back in 1980. The day I bought it, I quickly threw on some new heads, conventional rims, and snares (kicking myself for not keeping the original ones), wiped it off with a rag and then went on to use it on the next couple hundred gigs or so. Great brass tone and not overpowering for the smaller settings I was playing (weddings, corporate gigs, parties)

40 years later, I got around to cleaning it up and it still sounds (and now looks) great.

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6.5 Wood Powertone, or the 5x14 Supra I had in the mid 70's.
 

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First off - Let’s make some rules on this .
1) Keep your choice to date me snare only and it can be vintage or modern
2) It must be something you don’t currently own .

So what would it be folks ? What drum that you don’t own would be your dream drum ?

Me personally it would be one of the Paiste Spirit of 2002 snares .
Mine would probably be an AK. Copper custom 6.25" x 14" or 6.5" x 14" or a 6.5" x 14" Black beauty. I'll never be able to afford one but I hope one day I get to play one.
 


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