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  1. Registered User

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    Default Rosewood snares by METRO.

    Thought I must share these snares with you by Metro Drum Co. a well respected Australian drum maker.On the left a 14x5.5 ply Rosewood and the right a 14x8 Rosewood stave with matching hoops.NSW Rosewood ( Rose Mahogany ) is now a very rare wood in Australia and I come by the timber from my fathers wood working days,he did not fell the timber but brought it from a fellow wood worker.

    The drums look and sound fantastic .The 14x8 is a huge sounding snare and the 14x5.5 has the most sensitive and articulate snare of any I have played.

    Watch this space there is enough timber for 3 more,all of which will stay in the family,any ideas.
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    nice looking snares. Too bad the website has no pricing whatsoever.
    I'm using my Christmas avatar until they are the correct size.

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    Very nice! I bet they sound great too, Metro makes some really awesome stuff. I actually happen to have just ordered a whole kit from them myself. Can't wait.
    Quote Originally Posted by dudewuttheheck View Post
    nice looking snares. Too bad the website has no pricing whatsoever.
    They're pretty reasonably priced. If you're interested, just get in touch with Paul and he'll help you out.
    Dave is in less control of the metaphor than Hemingway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_19 View Post
    Very nice! I bet they sound great too, Metro makes some really awesome stuff. I actually happen to have just ordered a whole kit from them myself. Can't wait. They're pretty reasonably priced. If you're interested, just get in touch with Paul and he'll help you out.
    How reasonable are we talking here?
    I'm using my Christmas avatar until they are the correct size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudewuttheheck View Post
    How reasonable are we talking here?
    Yes. "Reasonable" to some is completely out of the question to others.

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    Offttt, gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudewuttheheck View Post
    How reasonable are we talking here?
    Hard to say because it really depends on what you want since they're custom (e.g. finish, shell, hardware, size), but I was pretty happy with their prices. If you want a real quote, just get in touch with Paul like I said.
    Dave is in less control of the metaphor than Hemingway.

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    A fair bit cheaper than brady for just as good quality in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudewuttheheck View Post
    nice looking snares. Too bad the website has no pricing whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TalonTsi90 View Post
    If you have to ask....
    you got me there!
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    I just went to GH Music in Flemington today to pick up my new Yamaha Stage Custom kit in Natural Wood finish, and they showed me a Metro kit which was on the floor.
    It was (from memory) a 13x9, 16x16 and 22x14 with a - I think - 14x6.5 snare.
    GH had it made for them by Metro (I'd never heard of these drums before) and it was a combination of eucalyptus and some other wood, which I also forget (sorry, I'm getting old...) and the toms had eucalyptus re-rings on 'em. The snare had wood hoops, which I hadn't really liked the look of until I heard this snare drum.
    They sounded very nice indeed and appeared extremely well made.
    And the price? Oh, about four grand or so.
    YIKES!!!!!!!!
    Worth it, I'd reckon, though, if you had that kind of money to spend.

    scoopyx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoopyx View Post
    I just went to GH Music in Flemington today to pick up my new Yamaha Stage Custom kit in Natural Wood finish, and they showed me a Metro kit which was on the floor.
    It was (from memory) a 13x9, 16x16 and 22x14 with a - I think - 14x6.5 snare.
    GH had it made for them by Metro (I'd never heard of these drums before) and it was a combination of eucalyptus and some other wood, which I also forget (sorry, I'm getting old...) and the toms had eucalyptus re-rings on 'em. The snare had wood hoops, which I hadn't really liked the look of until I heard this snare drum.
    They sounded very nice indeed and appeared extremely well made.
    And the price? Oh, about four grand or so.
    YIKES!!!!!!!!
    Worth it, I'd reckon, though, if you had that kind of money to spend.

    scoopyx.
    Yeah, that's a 3-ply jarrah/eucalyptus/jarrah shell which has probably become Metro's most popular build.
    I think this is the one you're talking about:
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    Looks like GH put a decent mark up on that one, though.
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