I do lots of recording and production work, so I overdub percussion a lot, which is where I mainly use them.Almost any hand percussion. Congas, bongos, timbales, shakers, you name it. I have seldom been able to work that stuff into a practical playing situation with a drum set.
LOL Yeah I have a 12 inch that I never use and I still look at 10 and even 6 inch snares. Both wouls be fun for a couple hours and then years later I'd find them and think, Oh yeah, I remember this. I'm the same way with china cymbals. I have one and never use it.For me it's this Mike Mangini "Golden Ratio" 10x6.2" snare I found on Craigslist for a good price a few months ago. It sounds great and it looks great too...but will I ever truly use it?
I actually bought it with the intent to sell it on Reverb, but after playing it and seeing how well-built it is, I dunno what I'm gonna do with it. That's a good problem to have I guess?