I had been searching for a 13″ snare for a while and came across this Gretsch 13×7 walnut snare at guitar center a few months back. Hands down the best 13″ I’ve heard anywhere. Throaty, smooth tone with a solid crack. The 13″ pork pie little squealer is also nice, but not nearly as warm and responsive as this Gretsch .
It was going for $350 everywhere but someone is blowing them out for $195 on amazon and eBay! I’d get one if I actually had a use for it.
Someone buy it please ! Buy them all so I don’t have to look at the ad every five minute.