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    i want a wood snare but i only have $200!!!! suggestions?

    and thanks in advance

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    Get the one I got, PDP 20 ply limited edition with mag throw out of the box, hell of a deal for 199.99 shipped off e-bay.

    Last edited by zarrdoss; 12-26-2012 at 08:19 PM.

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    200 bucks you may find a nice pro used snare, take your time, research and haggle a bit. GC comes down on used gear alot for me.
    never hurts to make offers.

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    Yes check used as well, just check it out first if you can. I got some of mine off e-bay used with no problems and Craigslist. But I have to ask what sound are you looking for and what types of music do you play?

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    I would suggest a used ludwig Acrolite you can find em on CL or GC for about $100-150. It leaves you some extra money for other stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imnotverygood9 View Post
    I would suggest a used ludwig Acrolite you can find em on CL or GC for about $100-150. It leaves you some extra money for other stuff.
    Are they wood? Blimey, I never knew that.
    Mapex Armory - Photon Blue
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    Acrolite are not wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukedverlennich View Post
    i want a wood snare but i only have $200!!!! suggestions?

    and thanks in advance
    Pearl MCX snare is 100% maple ( 6 ply) comes with Die Cast Hoops and nice finishes. Lifetime warranty.

    Last edited by Pearl MCX Man; 12-27-2012 at 01:35 PM.

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    There should be plenty of choices for your budget. I bought a Tama Artwood maple for $98 bucks shipped to my door. Scour ebay, CL, etc and find a deal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zarrdoss View Post
    Get the one I got, PDP 20 ply limited edition with mag throw out of the box, hell of a deal for 199.99 shipped off e-bay.

    YES!!! My wife got me one of these DW/PDP Bubinga / Maple snares for Xmas. She paid $175.00. This is every bit a pro quality snare and it sounds fantastic. I've paid over $400.00 for snares that sound this good. Go to your local drum shop and try one out if you can. Darn ugly lugs though.



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    ok cool thanks ill look around
    and i play worship at some churches and i like to play rock
    but im looking for a wood snare with a nice crack

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    I have a Mapex Black Panther 12" x 7" Maple/Cherry snare that has a fantastic sound & gives a great crack. In fact, it's probably the favourite one I have.

    Mapex Armory - Photon Blue
    Mapex VXB kit - Transparent Black
    Mapex & Pearl snares
    Paiste Alpha & RUDE cymbals
    Remo & Vater

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    -Steven

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    I'd check out the Sonor "Black Mamba" also...........I don't own one, but have heard them and they sound good. Almost bought one this year, but the wife had different plans

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    im looking for a deep snare i thought of making a stave snare because i have the hardware but no throw off how hard is it ? and it be cheaper cuz i have the hardware and wood is like $60-70

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukedverlennich View Post
    im looking for a deep snare i thought of making a stave snare because i have the hardware but no throw off how hard is it ? and it be cheaper cuz i have the hardware and wood is like $60-70
    You have to have a wood lathe a router table drill, the hardest thing is cutting your snare bed right also getting the right diameter of your shell is important as well. If your still up to the task its up to you. There are raw shells you can buy on e-bay and places and they will even cut snare beds and bearing edges.
    If not there is a new 8 x 14 maple Mapex MPX on e-bay right now for 130 OBO with free shipping, I have one and its a monster. They also have a Mapex black panther 8 x 14 maple natural finish with chrome hardware on e-bay for 199.99 delivered, It has a better throw hoops and an adjustable butt plate.



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    Ludwig Epic "The Brick"
    Used Gretsch Full Range Maple with die case hoops
    Pork Pie Lil Squeeler 7x13 maple

    Look on guitarcenter.com at their used snare drums, place your limit at $200.00 and see what they have... there are a lot of nice pro level wood snare drums at that price level from Yamaha to Pearl, and everthing in between. You'll have a lot of success when you go used.
    -Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga (10x8, 12x9, 14x12, 16x14, 22x18)
    -Pearl Masters Studio (10x9, 12x9, 13x10, 16x16 & 2 22x18 kicks)
    -Pearl Mixed Series kit (8x7, 10x8, 15x13, 20x14)
    -Brady Jarrah Ply 8x14
    -HHG Purpleheart/Cherry Stave 7x14
    -HHG Red Birch Stave 7x14
    -Pearl Custom Classic 6.5x14
    -Pearl Reference 6.5x14 (20 ply)
    -Pearl Reference 6.5x13 (20 ply)
    -Pearl Masters MCX 5.5x14
    -Pearl Steel (Pre-Sensitone) 6.5x14
    -Yamaha SD4105 (Seamless Brass)
    -Ludwig Supraphonic 5x14
    -Ayotte Stainless Steel 5.5x14
    -Gretsch Full Range Maple 5.5x14
    -Premier (African Mahogany with Beech Re-rings) 8x14
    -Remo Bravo II 5.5x14
    -Meinl Custom Classics Dark
    -Paiste 2002, 602,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodeska View Post
    I have a Mapex Black Panther 12" x 7" Maple/Cherry snare that has a fantastic sound & gives a great crack. In fact, it's probably the favourite one I have.

    I agree that the Mapex Black Panther Special Edition Maple/Cherry Snare deserves serious consideration, if you can find one. Mine is the 13X6, and it was the "free" snare that came with the Pro M kits. I found it for $129, and I have found it to be an exceptional snare. At this point, though, you'll have to find it used.
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    cant go wrong with a Black Panther, they make me drool
    on another point i scored a used Gretsch Cat Maple for 64 bucks on fleabay, came with a HD dry, hazy 300 and Puresound Blasters already tuned from a shop in Texas, got home, pulled it out of the box and started playing it, my wife jumped out her seat when i did the first crack.
    purchasing a wood snare id stay with Mapex if i had the dough, ive played the BP and i love it, very versatile

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    Here is a pic of my MCX in Chestnut Fade.

    Great sounding Maple snare with EC frosted with reverse dot/ Hazy 300



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    Here is a pic of my MCX in Chestnut Fade.

    Great sounding Maple snare with EC frosted with reverse dot/ Hazy 300


    gotta love those lugs! lets give it up for the MCX!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastor_bob View Post
    I agree that the Mapex Black Panther Special Edition Maple/Cherry Snare deserves serious consideration, if you can find one. Mine is the 13X6, and it was the "free" snare that came with the Pro M kits. I found it for $129, and I have found it to be an exceptional snare. At this point, though, you'll have to find it used.
    Yes that's the one, though I got mine on "the bay". As I said, I love the sound of it.
    I've seen a few for sale recently, possibly due to the emergence of the new BP "Fastback" which is the same size.
    Mapex Armory - Photon Blue
    Mapex VXB kit - Transparent Black
    Mapex & Pearl snares
    Paiste Alpha & RUDE cymbals
    Remo & Vater

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    Here is a pic of my MCX in Chestnut Fade.

    Great sounding Maple snare with EC frosted with reverse dot/ Hazy 300


    would you sell it 200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seba View Post
    would you sell it 200?

    For $200.00 you can buy a new one. GC usually has them on sale from between $189.00 for 5.5x14 to $219.00 for the 6.5x14 when they have their sale days or drum clearances or blowouts.
    -Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga (10x8, 12x9, 14x12, 16x14, 22x18)
    -Pearl Masters Studio (10x9, 12x9, 13x10, 16x16 & 2 22x18 kicks)
    -Pearl Mixed Series kit (8x7, 10x8, 15x13, 20x14)
    -Brady Jarrah Ply 8x14
    -HHG Purpleheart/Cherry Stave 7x14
    -HHG Red Birch Stave 7x14
    -Pearl Custom Classic 6.5x14
    -Pearl Reference 6.5x14 (20 ply)
    -Pearl Reference 6.5x13 (20 ply)
    -Pearl Masters MCX 5.5x14
    -Pearl Steel (Pre-Sensitone) 6.5x14
    -Yamaha SD4105 (Seamless Brass)
    -Ludwig Supraphonic 5x14
    -Ayotte Stainless Steel 5.5x14
    -Gretsch Full Range Maple 5.5x14
    -Premier (African Mahogany with Beech Re-rings) 8x14
    -Remo Bravo II 5.5x14
    -Meinl Custom Classics Dark
    -Paiste 2002, 602,

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtysticks View Post
    For $200.00 you can buy a new one. GC usually has them on sale from between $189.00 for 5.5x14 to $219.00 for the 6.5x14 when they have their sale days or drum clearances or blowouts.
    masters snares?
    I thought they are much more expensive, but those are masters premium I think.

    Still those are here 300-350.
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