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    Exclamation Massive Snare Drum Collection - 121 and Counting....

    I have wanted to do a post to share my snare drum collection for a while, and I think now is the time. I plan to update this thread regularly with individual posts of my snares. I will post the big list here and link the drums to individual posts in the thread about each snare so the list will become more functional as the thread grows. My goal with this is to show off my drums and to put as much info as I can about them with a little history of the model. I hope to post a drum a day, maybe 4-5 drums a week. We'll see if I can keep up with that.

    EDIT: Unfortunately, due to forum limitations, I cannot put links in this thread to the drum's individual post.

    I want to answer some questions now that I know will be coming:

    No, I don't have time to play all of these drums. While I do play, I am more of a collector than a player. There aren't any that I'm opposed to playing; I just don't play a ton, and it's a lot of drums. I'll be posting specs but not a lot of "tasting notes." Unfortunately, for now, most are stored in boxes or bags/cases, so there won't be any pictures with loads of drums displayed together, at least not any time soon. My collection outgrew my snare rack a long time ago.

    Finances can become a big topic of conversation in threads like this. All I intend to say about this is that I am not wealthy. I don't have other expensive hobbies and no student loan debt, ex-wives, or kids to take care of. I live modestly, and I get good deals on snare drums. There are very few drums that I have that I wouldn't be able to sell for more than I paid for them, if necessary. Please don't try to shame me for my excess in this category.

    There are a few snares that I wouldn't mind to purge, but I am much better at obtaining drums than I am at getting rid of them. My collection is still growing, although at a much slower rate than at times in the past. However, I do have a couple surprises that I expect to be able to show off later on this year!

    The list is organized by make then size.

    1. Ludwig 14x8 Black Magic
    2. Ludwig 14x8 Keystone, Mint Oyster Glass Glitter
    3. Ludwig 14x8 Jim Riley Signature
    4. Ludwig 14x6.5 Joey Kramer Signature
    5. Ludwig 14x6.5 Corey Miller Signature
    6. Ludwig 14x6.5 402 75th Anniversary
    7. Ludwig 14x6.5 402 50th Anniversary
    8. Ludwig 14x6.5 Black Beauty Brass on Brass
    9. Ludwig 14x6.5 Legacy Classic Gold Glass Glitter 100th Anniversary
    10. Ludwig 14x6.5 Classic Maple Exotic Sapele Pomele with Brass hardware 100th Anniversary
    11. Ludwig 14x6.5 Classic Maple Cherry Stain with Brass hardware 100th Anniversary
    12. Ludwig 14x5 Natural Patina Copper Phonic with Tube Lugs
    13. Ludwig 14x3.7 Carl Palmer Signature
    14. Pearl 15x6.5 PF1565S/C317 Limited Edition 6 ply Poplar/Fiberglass in Aged Satin Amber (2016 SC)
    15. Pearl 15x5 SensiTone Premium African Mahogany
    16. Pearl 14x9 Natural Mahogany (2009 SC)
    17. Pearl 14x8 6 Ply Natural Maple, Vision Lugs (2007 SC)
    18. Pearl 14x8 8 Ply Natural Maple, Tube Lugs (2009 SC)
    19. Pearl 14x8 6 Ply (5.4mm) LMP1480S/C227 Maple Limited Edition, Satin Black (2016 SC)
    20. Pearl 14x8 6 Ply (5.4mm) LMPR1480S/C726 Maple Limited Edition, White Honeycomb (2016 SC)
    21. Pearl 14x8 6 Ply (5.4mm) Birch/African Mahogany STS Session Studio Select in Black Halo Glitter
    22. Pearl 14x8 Vinnie Paul Signature
    23. Pearl 14x7 Maple with Spike Tube Lugs in Piano Black (2008 SC)
    24. Pearl 14x6.5 FBD1465/C 30th Anniversary Brass Free Floater
    25. Pearl 14x6.5 Ian Paice Signature
    26. Pearl 14x6.5 Tico Torres Signature
    27. Pearl 14x6.5 Dennis Chambers Signature
    28. Pearl 14x6.5 Eric Singer 30th Anniversary Signature
    29. Pearl 14x6.5 Eric Singer Signature
    30. Pearl 14x6.5 Omar Hakim 30th Anniversary Steel Signature, Titanium Nitride Finish
    31. Pearl 14x6.5 Steve Ferrone Signature
    32. Pearl 14x6.5 Chad Smith Tricolon Free-Floating
    33. Pearl 14x6.5 SBR1465SF Limited Edition Beaded Brass
    34. Pearl 14x6.5 SensiTone Classic Brass
    35. Pearl 14x6.5 SensiTone Premium Maple
    36. Pearl 14x6.5 SensiTone Brass, Black Nickel
    37. Pearl 14x6.5 Ultracast
    38. Pearl 14x6.5 Burl Mahogany Classic Limited Edition with Gold Hardware
    39. Pearl 14x6.5 KPS Natural Kapur Limited Edition (LE 2012)
    40. Pearl 14x6.5 MPS Artisan II Rosewood #492 (2011 SC)
    41. Pearl 14x6.5 MPS Maple Artisan II Burl Chestnut Fade #470 (2010 SC)
    42. Pearl 14x6.5 BPS Birch Artisan II Ebony Feathered Walnut #468 (2010 SC)
    43. Pearl 14x6.5 BPS Birch Artisan II Autumn Fire #490 (2011 SC)
    44. Pearl 14x6.5 HPS Artisan II Walnut #488 (2011 SC)
    45. Pearl 14x6.5 6 Ply (5.4mm) LMP1465S/C263 Maple Limited Edition, Deep Satin Brown (2016 SC)
    46. Pearl 14x6.5 Session Studio Classic Sheer Blue
    47. Pearl 14x6.5 Reference Rootbeer Fade
    48. Pearl 14x6.5 Reference Steel with Gold Hardware
    49. Pearl 14x6.5 MCT Masters Absinthe Sparkle
    50. Pearl 14x6.5 MCA Masters Honey Burst over Mappa Burl
    51. Pearl 14x6.5 MRX Masters Custom Extra Sapphire Sunburst Maple with Gold Hardware
    52. Pearl 14x6.5 MMX Masters Custom Natural Maple
    53. Pearl 14x6.5 BRX Masters Studio Vintage Sunburst Birch
    54. Pearl 14x5.5 BRX Masters Studio Vintage Sunburst Birch
    55. Pearl 14x5.5 BRX Masters Studio Millennium Silver with Satin Hardware
    56. Pearl 14x5.5 MMX Masters Custom Purple Storm with Satin Hardware
    57. Pearl 14x5.5 MCX Masters Piano Black
    58. Pearl 14x5.5 MCXBG1455S/N Limited Edition 6 Ply Bubinga/Maple/Bubinga (2016 SC)
    59. Pearl 14x5.5 MCXMB1455S/N Limited Edition 6 Ply Mappa Burl/Maple/Mappa Burl (2016 SC)
    60. Pearl 14x5.5 MHX Masters Mahogany Classic Red Mahogany with Satin Hardware
    61. Pearl 14x5.5 Masterworks 1 Ply Maple Rootbeer Fade with Gold Hardware
    62. Pearl 14x5.5 50th Anniversary 1 Ply Maple Black Mist
    63. Pearl 14x5.5 Jimmy DeGrasso Signature
    64. Pearl 14x5.5 Carbonply Mahogany (2008 SC)
    65. Pearl 14x5.5 MPS Artisan II Maple #489 (2011 SC)
    66. Pearl 14x5.5 MPS Artisan II Curly Maple #469 (2010 SC)
    67. Pearl 14x5.5 MPS Artisan II Burl Walnut #493 (2011 SC)
    68. Pearl 14x5.5 Limited Edition DMP 6 Ply Maple Snare Drum, Strata Black (2016 SC)
    69. Pearl 14x5.5 MMX Natural Tamo Ash - Limited Edition
    70. Pearl 14x5.5 Birch 10 Ply Piano Black - Limited Edition
    71. Pearl 14x5.5 Custom Classic One-Piece Maple Shell White
    72. Pearl 14x5.5 Munetaka Higuchi Signature Exhaust Quad
    73. Pearl 14x5.5 SensiTone Classic Brass
    74. Pearl 14x5.5 SensiTone Classic Bronze
    75. Pearl 14x5.5 SensiTone, SHB1455S/C Black Nickel Hair Line Steel (2010 SC)
    76. Pearl 14x5.5 SensiTone, SS1455SB/C Flat Black Lacquer Steel (2016 SC)
    77. Pearl 14x5 SensiTone Premium Maple
    78. Pearl 14x5 SensiTone II Steel
    79. Pearl 14x5 SensiTone Black Brass
    80. Pearl 14x5 SensiTone Brass
    81. Pearl 14x5 SensiTone Elite Beaded Aluminum
    82. Pearl 14x5 SensiTone Elite Beaded Aluminum Anodized Gold (2007 SC)
    83. Pearl 14x5 SensiTone Beaded Seamless Aluminum
    84. Pearl 14x5 Reference Brass
    85. Pearl 14x5 Reference Pure, Black Cherry
    86. Pearl 14x5 Ultracast
    87. Pearl 14x5 Hybrid Exotic Vectorcast
    88. Pearl 14x5 Masterworks 10 Ply (12.5mm), Natural Maple
    89. Pearl 14x5 Virgil Donati Signature
    90. Pearl 14x5 Casey Cooper Signature
    91. Pearl 14x5 Chad Smith Signature
    92. Pearl 14x5 Chad Smith Limited Edition Red Signature
    93. Pearl 14x5 Morgan Rose Signature
    94. Pearl 14x5 Dennis Chambers Signature
    95. Pearl 14x5 FC-1450/C Copper Free-Floating
    96. Pearl 14x5 FB-1450/C Brass Free-Floating
    97. Pearl 14x4 Marvin “Smitty” Smith Signature
    98. Pearl 14x4 Black Brass Piccolo
    99. Pearl 14x4 Maple Snare with Exotic Burl Mahogany (2009 SC)
    100. Pearl 14x4 JR Robinson Signature
    101. Pearl 14x3.5 YA-1435 Yukihiro Signature
    102. Pearl 14x3.5 FB-1450/C Brass Free-Floating
    103. Pearl 13x9 Natural Mahogany (2008 SC)
    104. Pearl 13x9 Birch in Piano Black (2009 SC)
    105. Pearl 13x8 Tamo over Maple (2007 SC)
    106. Pearl 13x7 HPSL in Liquid Amber
    107. Pearl 13x7 Limited Edition Steel (2012 SC)
    108. Pearl 13x6.5 Joey Jordison Signature
    109. Pearl 13x6 Birch in Sequoia Red (2005 MM)
    110. Pearl 13x5.5 SensiTone Beaded Steel Power Piccolo
    111. Pearl 13x5.5 6 Ply (5.4mm) LMP1355S/C227 Maple Limited Edition, Satin Black (2016 SC)
    112. Pearl 13x5 Omar Hakim Signature with Gold Hardware
    113. Pearl 13x3 Steel Piccolo
    114. Pearl 13x3 Maple Piccolo in Vintage Sunburst
    115. Pearl 12x7 Soprano Effect Maple in Vintage Sunburst
    116. Pearl 12x5.5 Masterworks 8 Ply (10mm), Natural Maple
    117. Pearl 10x6.Φ Mike Mangini Signature
    118. Pearl 10x6 Maple Popcorn in Vintage Sunburst with Gold Hardware
    119. Pearl 10x5 Poplar Firecracker
    120. Pearl 10x4 Maple Sopranino in Vintage Sunburst
    121. Yamaha 14x5.5 Maple Custom in Vintage Finish
    Last edited by ADman2B; 02-26-2019 at 12:55 PM.
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    Default Pearl MRX1465SD/G129 14x6.5 Masters Custom Extra Snare Drum in Sapphire Sunburst w/ G

    Pearl MRX1465SD/G129 14x6.5 Masters Custom Extra Snare Drum in Sapphire Sunburst w/ Gold Hardware

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    This is a Masters Custom Extra MRX 6-ply (7.5mm) maple snare drum with CL100 Lugs, SR015 Throw-Off, and MasterCast hoops.

    I believe this was my first special order drum from Pearl. It was ordered in late 2005 and arrived in March of 2006. From what I can find, the Sapphire Sunburst finish was only available in the catalog from 1994-1996, so it is a pretty rare finish. The double lug also makes this drum more unique since CL65 lugs would have come standard at the time.

    I picked up a used MMX in Sapphire Sunburst finish earlier in 2005 because I loved the finish, but the set was not in a configuration that I wanted. I ended up re-selling it pretty quickly, but I still wanted to have the finish represented in my growing collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADman2B View Post
    Pearl MRX1465SD/G129 14x6.5 Masters Custom Extra Snare Drum in Sapphire Sunburst w/ Gold Hardware

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    This is a Masters Custom Extra MRX 6-ply (7.5mm) maple snare drum with CL100 Lugs, SR015 Throw-Off, and MasterCast hoops.

    I believe this was my first special order drum from Pearl. It was ordered in late 2005 and arrived in March of 2006. From what I can find, the Sapphire Sunburst finish was only available in the catalog from 1994-1996, so it is a pretty rare finish. The double lug also makes this drum more unique since CL65 lugs would have come standard at the time.

    I picked up a used MMX in Sapphire Sunburst finish earlier in 2005 because I loved the finish, but the set was not in a configuration that I wanted. I ended up re-selling it pretty quickly, but I still wanted to have the finish represented in my growing collection.
    Wow, I guess you are a collector and then some! Keep the pics coming! Beautiful MRX snare!

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    Wow, just wow.

    I have too many drums, said no drummer ever, with the exception perhaps of ADman2B!!
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    8-10-12-14-16F-18F-20BD 14x6.5" Masters Custom Maple Snare

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    Nice collection of Pearl and Ludwig snares. Did I sell any to you? There are so many brands and models you're missing out on. Are you planning to expand the scope of your arsenal? What about Sonor, Craviotto, Dunnett, Brady (while you can), Joyful Noise, Slingerland, Rodgers, Premier, Tama, DW, Gretsch, Sakae (while you can), more Yammies? ... and the list goes on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Nice collection of Pearl and Ludwig snares. Did I sell any to you? There are so many brands and models you're missing out on. Are you planning to expand the scope of your arsenal? What about Sonor, Craviotto, Dunnett, Brady (while you can), Joyful Noise, Slingerland, Rodgers, Premier, Tama, DW, Gretsch, Sakae (while you can), more Yammies? ... and the list goes on.
    While of course there are great drums from a lot of makers, my collection is pretty focused. I wouldn't mind picking up a nice DW Edge, Elvin Jones signature, or even a Stanbridge snare someday, but I don't really have plans to expand into other brands much.

    I don't believe I have bought anything from you, but it is possible. I've seen a lot of your pictures and videos in the past. Your photography and production quality is killer! Thanks for checking out my post.
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    Holy hell batdog.

    If you want to unload the JJ or the 14x6.5 Ultracast let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Sentiment View Post
    Holy hell batdog.

    If you want to unload the JJ or the 14x6.5 Ultracast let me know.
    I have a 14x5 Ultracast snare I'm trying to sell.

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    Default Pearl FC-1450/C 14x5 3rd Generation Copper Free-Floating Snare Drum

    Pearl FC-1450/C 14x5 3rd Generation Copper Free-Floating Snare Drum

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    This is the third generation of the Pearl Free-Floater with the SR1000F Reference throw-off and MasterCast Hoops. This iteration of the drum was available from 2005-2010.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADman2B View Post
    I have lots of drums...
    61.9 cubic feet worth, as a matter of fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opus138 View Post
    61.9 cubic feet worth, as a matter of fact.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/theydidthemath/
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    Default Pearl BPS1465S/C490 14x6.5 Limited Edition Artisan II Snare Drum with Autumn Fire Cov

    Pearl BPS1465S/C490 14x6.5 Limited Edition Artisan II Snare Drum with Autumn Fire Covering

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    This was released as the October 2011 Snare Club drum. 2011 was also the year that the VBA (Vision Birch Artisan II) series was released. There were several similar drums released from 2010-2012 with different Artisan II coverings.

    This drum is a 2-Ply Birch, 4-Ply Poplar (7.5mm total) shell. It has CL-65 lugs, SR-017 throw-off, and RIM1408 hoops.
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