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  1. Registered User

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    Default Carolina Drumworks

    Check out the snares at www.carolinadrumworks.com
    Beautiful snares at a very good price. I just ordered one today, now i just have to sell my dw/craviotto snare to pay for it
    These things are works of art!
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    Which series did you buy? What it put you back?
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    That steam-bent rosewood sure looks nice.
    Not sure I'd trade a Craviotto for one though. There is no step up from a Craviotto imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDGood View Post
    That steam-bent rosewood sure looks nice.
    Not sure I'd trade a Craviotto for one though. There is no step up from a Craviotto imho.
    Except Brady, of course!
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    I am seriously considering a 5X13 Brass Carolina Snare. It is very beautiful.

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    I looked around on the site yesterday and I'm considering getting a 6X13" bubinga stave.
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    Thanks, Manicoti, for starting this thread. It's great to see the nice comments. I guess it makes sense for me to post some of some of the drums here, as examples for anyone who doesn't get to the site.

    To start off, this is a recently completed drum, 5.5x14, with a solid steambent Canarywood shell. Very lightweight, great tone, great sensitivity, made for an excellent young jazz player. Diecast hoops, Puresound wires, R-class strainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDGood View Post
    That steam-bent rosewood sure looks nice.
    Not sure I'd trade a Craviotto for one though. There is no step up from a Craviotto imho.
    That only counts if you like the sound of the snare. I think i'm just not a big fan of single ply with reinforcement rings. I've got a Dunnett Milkwood and i'm having the same problems with it as well. They both have a similar sound that i don't really care for.

    You can't deny the craftsmanship of these Carolina snares though and for the price.....if it sounds half as good as it looks, i'll be ecstatic

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    I agree, Manicoti, it is all about the sound. If you don't like the sound, then it doesn't matter how beautiful the snare is. I do like the Craviotto sound, although I could never make myself spend that much money on a snare.

    To my way of thinking, when you're discussing any of those high end drums a big factor is their visual appeal and bragging rights because as far as sound goes, there are plenty of sub $500 snares that sound great.

    So, if I had money to burn (and I don't) I'd get a Craviotto because I like the sound and they are gorgeous. Others may have a different choice. Sorry veggyboy, I wouldn't want a Brady. They sound hard to me - not the sound I hear in my head when I think of a great snare drum. But I will give you this - they are unique. And if you like that sound, that's the one snare that doesn't really have a less expensive equivalent.

    Carolina looks like a young company on the rise and unfortunately I haven't heard them yet. They sure look great and if that's the sound you like then that's the one for you. But if I had a Craviotto, I'd take that one to the grave.

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    Here is a couple shots of the snare I just bought from Carolina Drumworks. When I get it, I will add more shots of it with my kit. It is a 5X13 Brass snare with Gold hardware. Gorgeous!!!!
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    This is the one i just ordered except in a 7'' deep. i'm not sure if i'm gonna go with brass colored hoops or chrome.....


    The Craviotto has been put up on the block as of this morning
    Last edited by Manicoti; 10-09-2009 at 09:36 AM.

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    Wow, what awesome drums. I will look into these further. After all, we could all use just one more, right?
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