Odd-Arne Oseberg wrote:The Big Fat Snare is pretty much like laying a while cut out head on it. Instant low and dry with having to twist a single rod. They make one with a hole in it and both versions can also be had with jingles. Cost about $20 bucks, but they look slick and are virtually indestructible.
I can justify that. Snare weight, not so much.
Yeah, it looks cool but it's just good marketing, encouraging drummers to spend money they don't need to. It would be cheaper and more resourceful to just make use of an old head. That's what I used to do to emulate what Gadd did, just used an old remo head, but I cut out most of the meat of it and just left a ring about an inch and a half wide all round.