OK, since someone called me out on this thread before it devolved into internet juvenilism.
I always think of snares in a few categories and sounds. Modern and vintage, and wood and metal. Y'all know I'm a SD junkie, and moods and tastes always change. But right now my DISD's would be:
Vintage- Metal= 6.5x14 1920's Ludwig NOB two piece shell 8 lug with die cast rims added. Wood= Radio King Cloud Badge 7x14. The Radio King's have so much more vibe than the new solid shells. I have no idea why, but this is a GREAT drum!
Modern- Wood= 6x14 Longo Walnut Solid shell. Solid Walnut is a wonderful wood for drums, and Neil really lets his wood dry out enough (I guess that's the trick) so his drums sounds so much better than the other solid walnut drums that I have heard. Metal= I am really digging my N&C 4 7/8 Cast Aluminum, it's like a Supra on steroids. I've used it on Jazz, Funk, Rock, and R&B gigs recently. I tune it a little lower than many might, and it's really FAT. One round of turns and it's a GREAT jazz drum. I usually don't like the snares off sound of shallow drums, but this one is really big, thick, and warm sounding without the snares on. The crosstick sound is GREAT too!
You guys KNEW that I couldn't pick "just one," (ha!)
PS. Sorry that I haven't around here in a while, I've been (thankfully) really busy.
But I just made a post in the "official" Porcaro thread (CHECK IT OUT!!!!)
The Montreux 1991 Toto concert has been officially released!!!!!!
and saw my "call out" on this thread as well.