I lost 11 priceless snare drums in a fire. To replace these I purchased a Ludwig 6.5x14 Supraphonic (gotta have it), a 5.5x14 Mapex Stainless Steel, a DW 6x14 maple, and a Sonor 5x13 Birch. What was missing was a nickle plated brass drum to replace my Ludwig Black Beauty. I previously had a 5x14 Worldmax Black Dawg that was pretty close to the BB. I did some research and decided on the Ahead 6x13. WOW!!! This drum is everything you could want in a nickle plated brass drum. It sounds great live and it records like a dream. It has that high-mid crack with just the right amoint of ring. The attack is defined and the punch is present. The only thing I did was to change out the FatCat snares with Puresound Customs. You can't go wrong with this snare drum.
San Diego, CA