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    This superb snare drum is made from 14 plys of Maple, with two plys each both inside and outside the shell of Bubinga, for a total of 18 plys. It's not a light drum. The workmanship and finish is excellent all around. It has 10 double sided lugs, and a DW Mag throw off that's very quiet.

    Upon receiving the drum I installed a Remo Fiberskyn head and tuned the drum. With the bottom head looser than the batter it offers a big, fat sound. With the snare head tighter than the batter it's very sensitive and crisp, with very clear articulation. The same drum is also available in 5.5" for a little less money.

    This drum compares strongly, in sound and construction, to drums with a much higher price tag, easily making it one of the better bargains in quality snare drums. Two days after receiving it, I used it at a recording session and was impressed with its outstanding tone. RC
    Last edited by RC1947; 12-08-2013 at 08:37 AM.

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    Nice! Looks great man! I been wanting to play one of these but haven't seen one in any of the drum shops I go to

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    Nice! They don't have to be expensive to be good.
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    Nice glad you like it, I have this one and the 8 x 14 and love them both. Congratulations.

    Well actually my 6.5 x 14 is the older one with 20 plies with 18 maple and a single ply inner and outer of bubinga, different lugs and lacquer finish, my 8 x 14 is just like this one.
    Last edited by zarrdoss; 12-07-2013 at 09:36 PM.

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    I've got one too and agree it's a great snare. I've also got the 20 ply version, it was a complete impulse buy. Saw it in the music store and after playing it a bit I couldn't resist at the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottW View Post
    I've got one too and agree it's a great snare. I've also got the 20 ply version, it was a complete impulse buy. Saw it in the music store and after playing it a bit I couldn't resist at the price.
    pretty much the same story here; curiousity got the better of me, though this time it paid off. RC

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    Nice looking snare.
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    I own the 14x5,5" with 18 plys maple and love them.
    Yamaha Stage Custom Birch (CR):
    20,12,10 + 14x5,5" PDP Maple/Bubinga snare
    Tama hardware
    Remo drumheads
    Paiste cymbals

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    thats an awesome sounding snare... I mean the 18ply and etc since I can't actually hear it lol

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    Love the color and grain pattern of bubinga. I think it's great that pdp is offering less expensive options for certain types of woods and styles of drums that would normally be well out of reach for some. I can't even imagine how much it would cost for a drum like this if you went through keller and asked for a hybrid shell with the same configuration to it. Enjoy it for me too!
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    I'm not an expert on drums but I ���� as tight as possible and this sound is a good sound for heavy metal it was a very fat sound in combination with a Remo Ambassador Coated batter, now I have the screws very loose and it is very punchy but at a tuning between high and deep and you can hear the strainer after the stroke.
    Yamaha Stage Custom Birch (CR):
    20,12,10 + 14x5,5" PDP Maple/Bubinga snare
    Tama hardware
    Remo drumheads
    Paiste cymbals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Love the color and grain pattern of bubinga. I think it's great that pdp is offering less expensive options for certain types of woods and styles of drums that would normally be well out of reach for some. I can't even imagine how much it would cost for a drum like this if you went through keller and asked for a hybrid shell with the same configuration to it. Enjoy it for me too!
    I was looking very long time for a snare I like.
    Wood or Steel?
    First I had a very small budget and had less than 119.-s and I almost bought a Millennium Snare, a Sonor Select Force Steel but the workmanship was really bad, I was desperate!
    Then I got a higher Budget and had the choice between a Pearl Sensitone Steel Snare 14x5,5", Ludwig Supralite Steel 14x5,5, a Sonor Ascent Snare 14x5,5" and the PDP. I
    couldn't try them out in a Store cause we don't have any drum stores here and I heard a file of all and decided to buy the PDP, no regrets.
    Yamaha Stage Custom Birch (CR):
    20,12,10 + 14x5,5" PDP Maple/Bubinga snare
    Tama hardware
    Remo drumheads
    Paiste cymbals

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    If the ascent is the one with the beech shells, i'd have gotten that for sure.. Just for the fact that it's not that common to see beech nowadays, and i've a feeling it would come in handy at some point down the line. I'd probably still add it later, if nothing else you'd have another sound to pick from - for side snares or a genre that calls for it.
    ZildjianLeague/LP/Aquarian/Mapex/Pearl
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    RIP- Frank, Wolvie, Les Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by amdrummer View Post
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