Posted 26 Jun 2012, 8:58 p.m.

So, it's been a year since I last posted in here, but I'd like some advice from you lovely BandSoc people please!

I'm after investing in a new snare drum, as my current one isn't making the cut anymore. It hasn't been for a while and I think it's time to do something about it.

I want one that sounds really snappy and tight, with as little ringing and as few lasting overtones as possible. It also needs to respond to delicate little touches, so something with a good dynamic range would be perfect.

In terms of cost, I'm thinking of something towards the top end of the 'intermediate' range or the bottom end of the 'pro' range. Sounds daft to classify things like that, but I guess you'll know what I mean. No real preference on manufacturer, but the rest of my kit is a Tama Superstar.