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    I am a guitarist and play drums to support my guitar playing. Have been playing drums on and off for 10 years. I have a Yamaha Rydeen 5 piece drum kit and Istambul Mehmet Samatya 4 piece cymbal set in my studio. I would like to upgrade the snare drum to a metal shell snare drum. I record mostly rock, blues and pop. Is there any good snare drums on a budget so I would not have to spend as much as a Supraphonic or Black Beauty?

    I was looking a the Yamaha recording custom (500 EUR) series but the price is very close to the Supraphonic (650EUR) and the Black Beauty (1000EUR) is even more expensive. Other alternatives is the black panther (400EUR) which is at the limit I would like to spend before I just give up and get a Ludwig. Second hand market here is next to non-existent. The Tama Sound lab (300EUR) seems to be a good priced, but how does it sound? Any other recommendations for a snare drum?

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    How much is 400EUR's in USA dollars?
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    My immediate reaction is go find a used Acro in a pawn shop.
    But I have a suspicion that option isn't available in Euro.
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    Ludwig Supralite. Fantastic sound and cheap.
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    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

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    Are used Ludwig LM-400 Supraphonics available in your area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    How much is 400EUR's in USA dollars?
    about 470, but stuff here is generally more expensive especially imported stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    My immediate reaction is go find a used Acro in a pawn shop.
    But I have a suspicion that option isn't available in Euro.
    My country, which is a tiny island there is not used market. If I import, I have to pay for shipping which would make buying more worth. If no local shop has the gear and I import new stuff I get free postage from one of the stores.

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    Get the Pork Pie patina brass snare drum
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini |4pc PDP Concept Maple Classic| 57 Snare drums and growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangermoney View Post
    Are used Ludwig LM-400 Supraphonics available in your area?
    no, there is only 1 snare drum for sale, but it is a maple snare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    Get the Pork Pie patina brass snare drum
    not available locally or at the local stores I frequently buy from

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    Can you get REVERB to ship to you?

    Here is a nice ACRO right here..........................

    https://reverb.com/item/12996817-vin...m-100-original
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    I'll just buy one and ship it out lol :P
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini |4pc PDP Concept Maple Classic| 57 Snare drums and growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    I'll just buy one and ship it out lol :P
    that would be great! but apart from shipping, I have to make sure I do not have problems with customs

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    Get the Pork Pie patina brass snare drum
    I almost pulled the trigger on one of those today. I have some rebate credit at an on-line retailer (after spending $2500 on a new PA system). I can get a new PP Brass Patina 13x7 for about $100 out of pocket.
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    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    I almost pulled the trigger on one of those today. I have some rebate credit at an on-line retailer (after spending $2500 on a new PA system). I can get a new PP Brass Patina 13x7 for about $100 out of pocket.
    Go for it! they sound good! I'm less than an hour drive from Pork Pie drums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex351d View Post
    My country, which is a tiny island there is not used market. If I import, I have to pay for shipping which would make buying more worth. If no local shop has the gear and I import new stuff I get free postage from one of the stores.
    Sounds like Spaz personally owns more snare drums than there is in an entire nation. Maybe he should start his own country. USSR.....the United Spaz Snare Republic
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    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    Sounds like Spaz personally owns more snare drums than there is in an entire nation. Maybe he should start his own country. USSR.....the United Spaz Snare Republic
    hahahahaha! And now that I started building a couple I'm out to take over the world!
    I don't think 50 snares drums is to much to ask for is it?!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini |4pc PDP Concept Maple Classic| 57 Snare drums and growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    I'll just buy one and ship it out lol :P
    that would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    hahahahaha! And now that I started building a couple I'm out to take over the world!
    I don't think 50 snares drums is to much to ask for is it?!
    maybe you should start the snare republic then hehe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    hahahahaha! And now that I started building a couple I'm out to take over the world!
    I don't think 50 snares drums is to much to ask for is it?!
    Careful...you don’t want to get caught up in a cold-war Percussion-Arms race with any of the world’s super powers. That can be detrimental to your economy.
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    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Used acrolite vs new supralite?

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    Iv been playing a Yamaha recording custom Aluminum 14x6.5 for the last year and it has slowly replaced every other snare I have.

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    Acrolites are cheap and sound great.

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    Zack, I'm not sure if you know Michael who has not been around for awhile has quite the collection of snares. If you can recall he had them posted on the floor and sofa at his home a few years ago. He is some kind of musical salesman.
    Last edited by Pearl MCX Man; 07-24-2018 at 01:17 PM.

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    Seems like I should look into importing a used Acrolite. Is the Black Galaxy Acrolite just as good as the regular Acrolite or does the coating ruin the drum?
    Last edited by ex351d; 07-24-2018 at 02:35 PM.

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