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    Quote Originally Posted by Matematika View Post
    how can you compare supraphonic aluminium snare and 4160 brass snare? for me brass all the way, better louder and nicer tone than aluminium...
    Actually, the LM402 was one of the nicest mic'd up snares I've ever heard.

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    I own a lot of Gretsch snare drums but I will have to say my 67 Ludwig Acrolite compares to the best of them.......it's just soooooo snary! It's one of my most inexpensive drums. I have a snare drum that cost me over $2K (including shipping) and I don't like the tone anymore than my 67 Acrolite. I try to convince myself that my very expensive snare drums sound better but the Acrolite is winning out so far. It even has the original heads on it!

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  3. I <3 Miss Pearl

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    Of course you love the Acrolite. It is a benchmark snare upon which others are judged.

    Do you still have that 4108? Maybe you can put 1.6mm hoops on it and see how it compares to the acrolite?

    At lot has changed since this thread started.

    The Brooklyn's are killer snares.

    14 x 5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2vndjORiRY

    I've always loved 8-luggers. I think the Brooklyn snares are really really good.

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    The recent Brooklyn COB 14x6.5 is a killer snare. Slap a remo CS head on it and it sings.

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    As far as I'm concerned, EVERY Gretsch snare is a distinguished snare.

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    I played an Alu Brooklyn 6.5 at Maxwell's in New York. It was so nice.

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    I'm a drum collector and I mostly have vintage Gretsch snare drums. Out of all my Gretsch vintage snare drums I only have three that 'sing' and preform very well. The rest of them leave something to be desired regarding design and functionallity.....but, they're still part of drum history and very collectible.

    However - Gretsch does NOW (post 80's) make some fine snare drums - competing with the very best drums of today.

    and - 44Ronin.....I put the 302 Series (Brooklyn) hoops on my 50's Gretsch 3ply toms a few years ago and I do love them.


    Quote Originally Posted by emperorjvl View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, EVERY Gretsch snare is a distinguished snare.
    Last edited by kona; 07-28-2014 at 12:35 PM. Reason: added text

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdrums View Post
    Gretsch has never produced a "benchmark" snare drum on the order of the Black Beauty, Supraphonic, Dynasonic, Radio King, etc. The shell materials, edges, etc that have been Gretsch standards for decades seem to lend themselves much more to bass drums and toms than to snares. Some of the new signature models are getting some buzz, but even then, the Steve Ferrone is a BB copy and the Stanton Moore is a Dunnett drum.
    Hello.

    IMO Gretsch has a great history of fine snares. I own several classics.

    Better not to share knowledge. Less ebay competitors.
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    Check out my incomplete snare drum collection thread. I like it and think it is quite charming. :)

    http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...e-drum-per-day

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