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    I actually had an Oriollo steel snare a while...

    I actually had an Oriollo steel snare a while ago, and sold it purely because I needed the $, but I had absolutely no issues at all with any sort of tarnishing or rusting, though I do live in a place...
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    You're right about the stainless steel part, I...

    You're right about the stainless steel part, I was incorrect. But they do offer a cast steel snare.
    https://oriollo.com/cast-steel-snare-drum-forte
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    Is the bell bronze cast? I can't imagine it being...

    Is the bell bronze cast? I can't imagine it being so for that price, but if it is, that's a solid bargain.
    The stainless steel, not so much, as you can get the same thing from Oriollo for about $150...
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    I saw that Tempest custom cast a 12mm thick bell...

    I saw that Tempest custom cast a 12mm thick bell bronze shell for a gentleman in Australia. It looks incredible. I have not yet, unfortunately, been able to find a video of the owner actually playing...
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    I just sent the seller an email, I'm hoping he...

    I just sent the seller an email, I'm hoping he replies.
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    DW bell bronze snares

    Hey everyone, I'm hoping someone can help me. I know that the current DW bell bronze snares are rolled and not cast. Does anyone here know when this change happened, and is there any definite way to...
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    Just ordered a 24 inch Paiste 2002 Big Beat, a 19...

    Just ordered a 24 inch Paiste 2002 Big Beat, a 19 inch Paiste Giant Beat, and a pair of 14 inch 2002 Sound Edge Hihats for a little less than $650. Can't wait for them to arrive.
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    Trouble you for more pics and info? Looking at a...

    Trouble you for more pics and info? Looking at a stave snare myself.
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    Istanbul Agop Xist crashes

    Anyone have any thoughts on them or experience with them? I'm looking for sonic replacements for my Meinl MB20s....bright, but a bit dirty sounding, and the videos I have seen suggest that this is...
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    Evans Hybrid snare head

    I've seen a few people on this forum who are using this head on their snares, and I would love to hear their opinions on it, specifically relating to whether or not they experienced a decrease in...
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    I have. Once the heads had sat overnight I gave...

    I have. Once the heads had sat overnight I gave it a good six hour workout at the tuning that I enjoy. It has volume and projection for days, but is surprisingly warm. It definitely packs a punch,...
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    It took me a minute to dial it in, but I think I...

    It took me a minute to dial it in, but I think I have found my sound. It is shockingly loud, which is to be expected, but it isn't just brute force. It is exceptionally sensitive. Tuned where I have...
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    514862 Here is how it looks now.

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    Here is how it looks now.
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    514859 This is from a little while ago, but I...

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    This is from a little while ago, but I think it is a good pic.
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    Shipping weight was 43 pounds. I'll weigh the...

    Shipping weight was 43 pounds. I'll weigh the actual drum tonight.
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    I can snap more pics tonight. And I honestly...

    I can snap more pics tonight.
    And I honestly don't know. I never play a new drumhead right away. I get it up to pitch by tapping with my fingers and then let the heads stretch for a day or two...I...
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    514851 514852 Thank you, Post Office....these...

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    Thank you, Post Office....these look perfect.:rolleyes:
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    Finally getting to the shell 514844 514845...

    Finally getting to the shell
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    Take a good look at how much padding and protection for the shell there is.
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    Well, here it goes... The plywood protecting the...

    Well, here it goes...
    The plywood protecting the interior of the box
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    Now we're getting somewhere
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    Finding the batter hoop
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    Reso hoop
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    8x14, 5mm shell thickness plus bell bronze hoops,...

    8x14, 5mm shell thickness plus bell bronze hoops, Dunnett strainer and butt, chrome Pearl Masters lugs. Pics will be shared as soon as I have it all assembled. I may even take a video of the unboxing...
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    Well, after what has seemed like forever, my new...

    Well, after what has seemed like forever, my new snare is finally in the mail and will be delivered this Thursday.
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    No, it's a 14x8, but yes, 20 plies, purchased on...

    No, it's a 14x8, but yes, 20 plies, purchased on ebay from PercussionKing. He had a 15x8 listed, but I decided to go with the 14. I love the 6.5 Reference snare I have, and was considering ordering a...
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    This bit of percussive brutality arrived over the...

    This bit of percussive brutality arrived over the weekend.

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    That snare looks seriously awesome! I can't...

    That snare looks seriously awesome!

    I can't even begin to imagine how much the shipping charges were to get it all the way to Australia, but I'm sure it was entirely worth it.

    Regarding black...
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