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  1. A Passion Play ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Gerber View Post
    I'd have secured a "schmuck of the year" nomination for sure had I not pounced on it.
    Gave both heads some slight crankage this morning. O-M-G-! This drum is too sick!
    Sweet snare Ron. Great score.
    Eric G : Pearl,pAiSTe,Remo,Vic Firth,SKB,Roc n Soc,Roland V-Drums. Masters MCX Chestnut fade.
    22"x18",10"x8",12"x9",16"x16". Ian Paice Snare. Why not ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Fixed.

    What does the shell sticker say on the inside of the drum? Mine just says "Bronze", and there is no seam...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    Wow! How much did that set you back?
    Got a smoking deal at tree fiddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotarded View Post
    Latest pick up. 5.5x14 Bell Brass.
    (3 position butt plate is brass, just reflection)
    It looks like a cast phosphor bronze shell. There is no "bell brass" (except in mistaken Tama branding).

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    2019 Masterworks / Matte Black

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 5x13 SD

    2017 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / ES Comet Sparkle

    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

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    This in my Gretsch USA Custom Bell Brass Snare that I bought in August of 2018. It's a winner.
    -Mike of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old.
    We grow old because we stop playing."

    "When I was young I wanted to be a drummer when I grew up, then I realized that I could only be a drummer if I didn't."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWummer View Post
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    This in my Gretsch USA Custom Bell Brass Snare that I bought in August of 2018. It's a winner.
    That's a real beauty. I'm in the process of trying to special order a bell brass just like that, but with a dual-adjust strainer, and solid brass tube lugs. I haven't heard back yet from the Gretsch dealer about that request.
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    I bought this 2003 DW/Craviotto steam bent single ply flame maple snare this past March. It is pretty much the ultimate rock and roll drum, plenty of body and a thunderous rim shot.
    -Mike of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old.
    We grow old because we stop playing."

    "When I was young I wanted to be a drummer when I grew up, then I realized that I could only be a drummer if I didn't."

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    Another favorite is my Gretsch USA Stanton Moore Signature snare. 4 1/2" deep steam bent single ply Birdseye maple.

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    -Mike of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old.
    We grow old because we stop playing."

    "When I was young I wanted to be a drummer when I grew up, then I realized that I could only be a drummer if I didn't."

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    This has been on the local FB marketplace for over two years, a mid-1990s Pearl Masters B-5314D brass snare. But I didn't bite because the price was too high, and the seller wouldn't budge. This month I had saved enough money to get myself a nice 14x6.5. Someone beat me to an early 2000s Sensitone Brass and a current model Sensitone Aluminum. So I contacted the seller of this one and she finally slashed 25% off. The original Pearl case was a bit musty, but the drum was apparently never used. The shell is spotless. I'm going to dust everything, take the hoops off and put some wax so it doesn't pit, then spot some lithium grease on the tension rods.

    Merry Christmas to me :-)

    Last edited by makinao; Today at 08:35 PM.

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