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    I have always jut used the snare drum that came with whatever came with the kits I have purchased over the years. I have decided I would like to buy a new snare. I am looking for some opinions on your preferred snare. I have actually been leaning towards a Pork Pie snare or a TAMA S.L.P. Big Black Steel Snare Drum 14 x 8. I play original hard rock. Thanks!

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    The only snare you will need is a Ludwig Black Beauty Super Sensitive.
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    So far it's a toss up for me between the Tama slp Maple 13x7 and my DW Collectors 10-6 maple 14x6.5 with 3-pos. butt plate
    Ludwig Classic Maple 22x16,10x8,12x9,16x16
    Sabian HHX Legacy

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    I'm a HUGE fan of 13x7 snares... with that said, The Tama G-MAPLE SLP 13X7 will NEVER EVER leave my collection and is on my top 3 favorite lists. Along side that is the Pork Pie 13x7 Brass Patina.
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 7pc PDP Classic Concept Maple | 4pc PDP Classic Concept Maple BOP | 5pc Sonor International | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone | 4pc Sonor Martini | 65 Snare drums and growing!

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    I'm a HUGE fan of 13x7 snares... with that said, The Tama G-MAPLE SLP 13X7 will NEVER EVER leave my collection and is on my top 3 favorite lists. Along side that is the Pork Pie 13x7 Brass Patina.

    And I have over 60 snares in my collection so I've tried a lot.
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 7pc PDP Classic Concept Maple | 4pc PDP Classic Concept Maple BOP | 5pc Sonor International | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone | 4pc Sonor Martini | 65 Snare drums and growing!

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    I'm with Rick on this one. My Black Beauty has not left my snare stand since I acquired it. Only draw back is the cost. There are a lot of great, and cheaper, snares out there including the two you mentioned. Snares are like Lays Potato Chips, you can't stop at just one.

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    Go with the Tama Pie O.P.P. I have 3 of them. They'll never let you down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    Go with the Tama Pie O.P.P. I have 3 of them. They'll never let you down.
    What is a Tama pie O.P.P.?

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    I love the sound of a Ludwig Acrolite. My son and I both have one on our kits and plan on keeping them there for a good long while.
    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17"
    Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch MBX 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 White Mist 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1968)
    Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash
    Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

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    Thanks for all the input. And this...

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderstruck View Post
    Snares are like Lays Potato Chips, you can't stop at just one.
    I have this same addiction with cymbals.

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    Right now having love affair with my Yamaha 14X6.5 Brass snare. It's the bomb!
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    My favorite has been my Tama G Maple 13x7. My new favorite is my Rukus 13x6.5, unfortunately I just got it this year and haven't gotten to play out with it yet.

    Acoustic Kits:
    DW Design 6 pc
    Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage 5 pc
    Tama Superstar 5 pc
    Gretsch Catalina Ash 4 pc

    Slingerland 7 pc

    Electronic Kits:
    Yamaha DTX532k
    Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad, Roland PD-85 (x3) and KD9 pads
    Alessis Sample Pad


    Snares:
    Tama SLP Black Brass
    Tama SLP G Maple
    Rukus Santos/Bubinga/Poplar/Wenge


    Hardware:
    Tama and DW

    Cymbals:
    Zildjian A Series, A Custom and K Custom

    Microphones:
    Miktek, Audix and Shure

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    Another huge fan of the Tama 13x7 SLP G-Maple This is my go-to snare & the one I use for recording. Just a fantastic snare.
    The Varukers.

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    1977 Ludwig 401 Lacquer over brass, with COB hoops. Simply sublime.

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    Ayotte Custom "Ray Era" w/Wood Hoops Copper Sparkle (10,12,14,16, 20)
    DW Rack

    1964 Ludwig Downbeat Black Diamond Pearl (12,13,14,16,20)
    ALL of its Original Hardware

    Ludwig Stainless Steel "Bop" (12,14,18)

    Ludwig 1947 Standard Deluxe w/Art Gold hardware 3ply Maple 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1959 LM470 Auditorium 3ply Mahogany 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1959 LM908P Jazz Festival 3ply Mahogany 5.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1964 LM400 Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1968 LM410 Super Sensitive 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1969 LM404 Acrolite 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1976 LM400 Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1977 LM401 Lacquered Brass Supraphonic 5 x 14
    Ludwig 1978 LM405 NYC Bd of Ed Acrolite w/factory Imperial Lugs 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1984 LB552 75th Anniversary Engraved Bronze 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 1990s LM404 Black Galaxy Acrolite 10 Lug w/Silver Monroe Keystone 5 x 14
    Ludwig 2010 LB417BT Engraved Black Beauty 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 2017 LB402B COB Supraphonic 6.5 x 14
    Ludwig 2020 LC662KTC Hammered Copperphonic w/all Copper Hardware 6.5 x 14
    DW Collectors 3mm Cast Bell Brass 5.5 x 14
    DW/Craviotto 2000 Steam Bent Solid Cherry 5.5 x 14

    Zildjian As and A Customs

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    I opted to try out a 7x13 Pork Pie Little Squealer in satin black. Support provided by my guitarist's amp head. I really like it so far.



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    Do yourself a favor and check out a Mapex Sledgehammer 6.5x14. You won't regret it.

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    I currently play a dw Edge. It's a 14" X 5". It's just about a perfect snare in my opinion. Metal edges with a maple shell. I once had a Supraphonic and it was hard to find fault with that one either.

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    Currently my PDP Ace Black NOB.
    Ludwig Buddy Rich Super Classic,
    Ludwig Supraphonic and Acrolites and vintage Sonor student (pictured).
    There’s more....

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    Last edited by Olimpass; 12-30-2020 at 07:20 AM.

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    It depends a lot on what you are playing. That said, I favour metal snares and my number one is a mid-sixties Black Beauty, very versatile. I also use an Acrolite (90's Blackulite) for small combo jazz. I have not found a wood snare that I really liked better that these 2 drums.

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