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    THE SNARE DRUM is unique because they use a series of milled air slots (vents) around the shell to equalize air flow in and out of the drum. It’s called “Radial Pressure Management” or RPM. RPM is no marketing gimmick! RPM is not like cutting giant vent holes or a bunch of randomly placed vents. These milled channels provide the same benefit as oversized vents in terms of volume, sensitivity and articulation, but without the penalty of drying out the sound. The engineers at trick did some very effective R&D. This snare has some similarities to other aluminum shelled snares. However, it goes beyond what others can do dynamically, thanks in part to the RPM system. I have to say: the GS-007 multi-position snare throw is, IMO the single greatest throw in the history of drumming. The GS-007 is precise, and eerily smooth. It has a several setting for variably tensioning the wires.

    The sound these snare drums give you is that satisfying warm-fuzzy feeling. The response is crisp and uniform throughout its amazing dynamic range. The sound does not change character between soft and loud. It’s very warm and as full-bodied as one could ask for. Rim shots are powerful, and well-defined. Tapping on the drum or really laying into it, you are rewarded with a world class snare sound. It has an extended performance envelope for any type of playing. I chose 5x14 because pitch is more of a function of a snare drums diameter, not shell depth. I prefer the added articulation of a shallower shell, and the instant response. That’s also why I chose the tom and kick depths I did. Finally, the snare wire attachment cables are nylon-sheathed steel. No “stretchy” cheap plastic straps.

    Strengths: Very warm, crisp and very loud and articulate. Very sensitive and versatile with multi position throw. Massive dynamic and tuning range that exceeds the Pearl Ultracast.

    Weaknesses: probably too loud for jazz (without brushes), does not have that steel snare “brightness” or high end cut. Not quite as versatile as Ludwig supraphonic.

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    Excellent review. I'd loove to have one. I've played with that throw-off system and it is crazy nice.
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    nice review and nice snare. i play alot of jazz so i dont know how it would work for me. if i ever becam a metalhead or a rock star playing huge venues, would this snare work for me, however it seems very very nice. thanks for the review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christiandrummer777 View Post
    nice review and nice snare. i play alot of jazz so i dont know how it would work for me. if i ever becam a metalhead or a rock star playing huge venues, would this snare work for me, however it seems very very nice. thanks for the review.
    I won't say that its just for metal, but I would not use it for acoustic jazz, or inside a church.

    For jazz, I'd opt for a vintage mahogany, steambent maple or walnut...

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    Nice review but I think I will stay with my Ludwig supraphonic and pearl snare as they can do it all for me. Nuff said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larrysperf View Post
    Nice review but I think I will stay with my Ludwig supraphonic and pearl snare as they can do it all for me. Nuff said
    A ludwig supraphonic brass with a trick throw would probably be my favorite snare drum overall. I may mod one one of these days. I like the functionality of multi positions to go with the Lud AL LOY shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL LOY View Post
    A ludwig supraphonic brass with a trick throw would probably be my favorite snare drum overall. I may mod one one of these days. I like the functionality of multi positions to go with the Lud AL LOY shell.
    Nope mines staying stock I dont like to mess with a good thing other than snares (pursound)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larrysperf View Post
    Nope mines staying stock I dont like to mess with a good thing other than snares (pursound)

    I know they work, but I don't like any ludwig throws. I have grown accustom to multistop and won't have any more snares without that feature, even if I have to install them myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL LOY View Post
    I know they work, but I don't like any ludwig throws. I have grown accustom to multistop and won't have any more snares without that feature, even if I have to install them myself.
    Trick and dunnet are very nice but my Ludwig is a classic so it will stay I still have the original snare to put back on

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    Nice review there
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    Nice snare and review! I would love to try one out sometime.
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    ? Al loy you work for trick drums

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    Man, I could hear what you just wrote.

    Very well done. Thank you for the effort!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larrysperf View Post
    ? Al loy you work for trick drums
    No, I work for Uncle Sam until I retire after 26 years this June.

    Incidentally, for those of you reading this: The implication is that I wrote too much, and apparently too favorably about Trick products. I wrote reviews for some paiste cymbals, but I don't work for them either. All of my reviews are 100% true, without being overboard "all is perfect" as I spelled out limits of each product.

    I was going to write a review of my Gibraltar ultra-adjust legless hi-hat stand (no, I don't work for them, or Kamen) because all the stuff is on my current kit and easier to write an opinion about than something I am not playing.

    I could write about my previous Pork Pie or Pearl kit, but I have to say up front that I don't work for Bill Detamore or Gene Okimoto either. I just follow the old addage "Write about what you know." This also means stuff I can provide recordings of, and compare them.

    And no, I don't work for Apple (imac) Presonus (interface) Shure, AKG, Stirling Audio or Audix, or the guys that made the ice drum kit for hellacopter or any associated music companies or sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AL LOY View Post
    No, I work for Uncle Sam until I retire after 26 years this June.

    Incidentally, for those of you reading this: The implication is that I wrote too much, and apparently too favorably about Trick products. I wrote reviews for some paiste cymbals, but I don't work for them either. All of my reviews are 100% true, without being overboard "all is perfect" as I spelled out limits of each product.

    I was going to write a review of my Gibraltar ultra-adjust legless hi-hat stand (no, I don't work for them, or Kamen) because all the stuff is on my current kit and easier to write an opinion about than something I am not playing.

    I could write about my previous Pork Pie or Pearl kit, but I have to say up front that I don't work for Bill Detamore or Gene Okimoto either. I just follow the old addage "Write about what you know." This also means stuff I can provide recordings of, and compare them.

    And no, I don't work for Apple (imac) Presonus (interface) Shure, AKG, Stirling Audio or Audix, or the guys that made the ice drum kit for hellacopter or any associated music companies or sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larrysperf View Post
    Just a simple ? no more no less
    Just makings sure. The last forum I was in (rhymes with Dumber Curled ) I did a review, and some idiot trolled after me for a month because he could not accept that someone liked something better than his stuff.

    Again, nothing is perfect, but I don't work for anyone in the music trade.

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    That was a very insightful review, Al Loy...I really appreciate your candid appraisal as it relates to the Ludwig Supraphonic snare. I have a Supra, 1964 Supraphonic 400 to be exact and enjoy playing it very much. Coated ambassador batter with Remo "Hazy" reso and Puresound 30 strand "Metrix" snares. The only thing I don't like is that, being a 5 1/2 x 14, it is a high pitch drum. I would probably like a 6 x 14 model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiacovaz View Post
    That was a very insightful review, Al Loy...I really appreciate your candid appraisal as it relates to the Ludwig Supraphonic snare. I have a Supra, 1964 Supraphonic 400 to be exact and enjoy playing it very much. Coated ambassador batter with Remo "Hazy" reso and Puresound 30 strand "Metrix" snares. The only thing I don't like is that, being a 5 1/2 x 14, it is a high pitch drum. I would probably like a 6 x 14 model.

    The differences between the luddie trick are simple, but obvious by design.

    The luddie: Crisper with more high end cut/brightness.
    The Trick: fatter and warmer in the middle. A touch darker.

    Some people like a wood sounding snare (like the trick) or a metallic, but musical snare (like the luddie.) I consider them different flavors, not one vs the other. If It wasn't a recession right now, I'd own both.

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