Gretsch Alternative to Ludwig Acrolite

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  1. Spongebob

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    Nice to know this. Given the price differential there are probably more acrolites in my future though
     
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    nice brushes, mallets,..
     
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    I have one of these snares. It sounds good cranked up. I don't think it has that fat range of the Acroe has and mine doesn't get played. If someone is really looking for one, please PM me.
     
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    I thought my Acrolite sounded good only when cranked. The sound wasn’t even that impressive then. I traded it.
     
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    Same story here. I bought into the hype, and was let down.
     
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    I like my aluminum Standard as well as my Slingy aluminum (8 lug). The latter I think we be a good recording drum because its got a great sort of generic/dry sound....maybe clean is a better description.
     
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    It feels like the classic expression of you get what you pay for.

    Does anyone have any experience with the George Way aluminum?
     
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    Odd, both my 64' and 77' Acro's sound great tuned down or up. Like this...

     
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    It would have to be a heck of a great student model snare to pay $300 when you can get Acrolites all day for around $100 . . . NAD
     
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    First off it's not a student model (those were 6 lugs mostly without a muffler). Second you'd expect t pay at least this much for a Ludwig Acro in comparable condition. And 3rd, it's a moot point because it sold.
     

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