I have been playing my 76 Supraphonic for well over ten years now and I want to try some new colors.
I've been looking into maybe a N&C SS walnut as I had a full walnut kit if theirs and liked it. I diddled on a 14x8 at DCP and it was nice but was turn off by the gold lugs.
I don't think I want to go to shallow or bright as I tend to tune my toms medium low and play hard rock or even sometimes metal.
Ideally Id like to stay under $1k.
Any insight is greatly appreciated.
I'd like to second Larry's advice on both the brand and the wood.You might be able to get a great SS drum from Summit I think it is.
Mr. Darth Vater has at least one. I'm interested to see what he says. I'm pretty sure he loves it.
I want to say he got it for well under a grand IIRC.
While I love walnut, if I only had one wood snare, I would get maple first.
Definitely leaning towards a Ludwig only because they're my favorite brand.