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    Default Ludwig LB403 Super Brass 14x6.5

    I just picked up this snare a few days ago. A buddy of mine got a Black Beauty in the same size and after hearing it I realized thatís a sound I was missing in my snare arsenal. So I went in to my favorite candy store - Revival Drum Shop and lo and behold they just got a new shipment of Ludwig snares. I tried a bunch of them; 14x6.5 Acrolite, Black Magic, LC663 Copperphonic and finally the Super Brass. It was tuned super low put of the box and when I hit it my jaw hit the floor. Other than my Dynasonic Iíve never heard a 10-lug snare tune that low. It has an insane tuning range and sounds phenomenal throughout all of it. Even with the garbage stock heads. With a coated ambassador on top it immediately sounds much better. Tomorrow Iím going to record it in the studio - I canít wait!

    Here are some shots of it with my gold sparkle 1967 Vox (by Trixon) kit:
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    Quote Originally Posted by thismercifulfate View Post
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    Excellent choice!

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    Looks really nice. How many snares are you up to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    Looks really nice. How many snares are you up to?
    I traded in a 50’s Slingerland Duco that wasn’t seeing much use when I got the super brass. I’m tying to keep it under 12, mostly due to not having a ton of space to store them in the studio.

    14x4 50’s E.W. Kent wood single-tension
    14x4 50s E.W. Kent steel single-tension
    14x5 30’s Leedy brass w/A&F brass hoops
    14x5 60s Roger Dynasonic chrome/brass
    14x5 1976 Vox beech
    14x5.5 70’s Ludwig Acrolite
    14x5.5 70’s Ludwig Supraphonic
    14x6.5 Ludwig LB403 “Super Brass”
    14x6.5 40s Gretsch Renown maple
    14x7 A&F Drum Co “Revival” 6-lug raw brass
    14x10 60s Roger Cambridge parade drum

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismercifulfate View Post
    I traded in a 50’s Slingerland Duco that wasn’t seeing much use when I got the super brass. I’m tying to keep it under 12, mostly due to not having a ton of space to store them in the studio.

    14x4 50’s E.W. Kent wood single-tension
    14x4 50s E.W. Kent steel single-tension
    14x5 30’s Leedy brass w/A&F brass hoops
    14x5 60s Roger Dynasonic chrome/brass
    14x5 1976 Vox beech
    14x5.5 70’s Ludwig Acrolite
    14x5.5 70’s Ludwig Supraphonic
    14x6.5 Ludwig LB403 “Super Brass”
    14x6.5 40s Gretsch Renown maple
    14x7 A&F Drum Co “Revival” 6-lug raw brass
    14x10 60s Roger Cambridge parade drum
    Do you have "studio settings" for each snare, or do you start fresh, every time you prepare to record someone playing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    Do you have "studio settings" for each snare, or do you start fresh, every time you prepare to record someone playing?
    The greatest advantage of having that many snares is that I have them set up in their sweet spot and don’t usually have to change much. If one snare doesn’t work for the song, I switch to another snare. For instance my A&F and Roger Cambridge are always running Evans HD Dry heads and tuned ultra-low, because they excel there and no other snares can get that sound. The Kent steel rules at higher tunings. This super brass is something else though with its monster tuning range. It’s also easy to tune so I won’t mind tuning it up or down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismercifulfate View Post
    I traded in a 50’s Slingerland Duco that wasn’t seeing much use when I got the super brass. I’m tying to keep it under 12, mostly due to not having a ton of space to store them in the studio.

    14x4 50’s E.W. Kent wood single-tension
    14x4 50s E.W. Kent steel single-tension
    14x5 30’s Leedy brass w/A&F brass hoops
    14x5 60s Roger Dynasonic chrome/brass
    14x5 1976 Vox beech
    14x5.5 70’s Ludwig Acrolite
    14x5.5 70’s Ludwig Supraphonic
    14x6.5 Ludwig LB403 “Super Brass”
    14x6.5 40s Gretsch Renown maple
    14x7 A&F Drum Co “Revival” 6-lug raw brass
    14x10 60s Roger Cambridge parade drum
    Quite the vintage collection you have there. Congratulations.

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    What a beautiful snare and it compliments your kit so well! Kudos!!
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