- I use this snare drum for two weeks.
- The snare consists of a steel drum 1 mm thick, with 10 circles and molded rods. It comes with skins Evans and a beautiful carrying case.
The first positive point is the look. Honestly it almost felt like a museum piece in his hands. The chrome "mirror" and inlays made of Swarovski crystal are sublime. All the visual details have been refined into a very beautiful object (like the three other snares Warlord of the collection for that matter).
The second positive point is sound. While it is true that many people say that wood snare drums have a warm sound and singing and the metal is cold and dry. This Spartan proves otherwise no problem. A superb slamming with beautiful harmonics and especially a beautiful serious bump in the belly when he comes inside. And is very accurate and responsive. Garre note next to ghosts.
After it is a matter of taste and I understand that the metal may not be to everyone.
- Before I went I tried the Pearl Free Floating brass, but also references, Sensitone, DW maple, the Yamaha Manu Katche (the other best model I tried), the Mapex Black Panther in the Tama bubinga (very interesting), the PERT ... Well, almost all wood and metal and I finally found my sound.
- on the other hand it is true that the price is quite high and it is a sacred investment, but if had to do again, I do not even ask the question.
The Spartan is formidable Funk / Rock and Metal but its sound is rich, I think it can adapt to any situation if we take time to adjust.