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Don Fatboy
03-19-2006, 02:02 PM
Yo, Ive got the chance to get a 13x3.5 Deep Forest walnut snare for a good price. Ive heard a maple black panther in a similar size but not this. Has anybody got any experience with one? (If not just give me your opinion) :D

03-19-2006, 02:22 PM
It will sound dark and tasty.

03-19-2006, 02:40 PM
Holy my! That's not even a phrase, but it describes how I feel about this snare. Very nice. Buy it now.

03-19-2006, 02:44 PM
Yes, I forgot to say..pick it up!

03-19-2006, 02:46 PM
Get it. I love all of my black panthers.

03-19-2006, 02:47 PM
Will sound great, lugs suck IMO

03-19-2006, 03:26 PM
Dud teh lugz r liek kinda 0ffset liek OCDP

03-19-2006, 04:23 PM
lugs suck IMO

Really? Im digging those lugs.

03-19-2006, 05:20 PM
I would certainly make sure I've heard a walnut snare before I made the buy. Unless it was crazy cheap and then I would just go for it.

Its not a snare that everyone will like because of it being 100% walnut. Ive never heard a shallow walnut snare before but have played on a 14x6.5 and I did realy like it alot. Although the one I played on was fitted with die-cast hoops I made my mind up right then and there that a BP Walnut will be my next snare purchase. I could also see the reasons why some people may turn and walk the other way after hearing it. They would because of the same reasons that some like me fell head over heals for it. IMO, Very nice sound, while most snares sound like well... most other snares if you know what I mean, a walnut snare has its own unique characturistics that arent deeply hidden and hard to hear or get out of the drum. Thats the only way I know to say it. Im not good at describing snare sounds but I'll do my best. The one that I played was very dark and (natural ?) sounding tuned both low and high. Seemed to have a huge tunning range. It was tuned way down at first and then the guy at the store just started cranking on it, I didnt think he was ever going to stop. In the end though it still sounded great, just had a tighter and warmer sound. It also seemed pretty resonate, but didnt realy "ring" out to where I would want to use any kind of rings or moon-gel ect. It just had some sweet dark overtones that carried for a bit. Rim shots were amazing! Also it had Evans heads but I cant remember which ones.

03-19-2006, 05:22 PM
its looks pretty cool, ive never seen lugs like thoose before.

03-19-2006, 05:34 PM
The new Deep Forest Walnuts don't come with die-cast hoops anymore for some reason, which is a bummer.

Don Fatboy
03-20-2006, 10:21 AM
Thanks for all your opinions guys! I think I'll go for it, though i'll have to sell my beloved premier 2000 :(

Junesong Provision
03-20-2006, 04:42 PM
i say get the deeper version of it. walnut has tone like no other