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Old 03-22-2015, 12:43 PM
jimorlando jimorlando is offline
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Default Re: The Basic Set-Up Of A Snare Drum

I don't know why I don't think sometimes. They sell the cord at guitar center. Love and learn. Thanks for the suggestion
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:02 PM
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I don't subscribe to the whole drum tuning bible approach to tuning a snare drum. There are guys out there that can get a bit OTT with snare tuning.
I do enjoy tuning my snare and putting a bit of attention into it to get the sound I want. I'll generally just tune my snare-side head up high. I'm not looking for any particular note. I just like to pitch the resonant head up high, or, "as tight as a drum". Then I'll work on the batter-side. For certain things I'll pitch it down low. I especially like to do this with brass snares. When playing with loud guitars pitch the top head up higher so it really pops out. I never crank it up way too high. I try to tune the top head to bring out the best sound of whatever shell I happen to be using. I think just be aware of what shell you're using and how you can get the best sound out of it, but without compromising the "feel" because that's important too. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-11-2016, 10:31 PM
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Two stickies in this section John. Purdie cool...

Snares can be overbearing in close rehearsal spaces or super-way-too-live rooms, when playing at mid to high volume. Too much snap. A solution is to fold a strip of paper into three sections, with the length of the middle section matching the width of your snare wires, and "hang" it perpendicular from the snare wires. The closer to the rim the strip is, the more snare response. You can vary strip width, put a strip at either end...it's a whole deal.

I use this trick on my friend's supraphonic at rehearsals so I can hit harder, without being too loud. He leaves it on there between rehearsals, because it kind of sounds like a snare on a good recording. Tone is emphasized.

Mitch

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Old 09-30-2017, 10:43 PM
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Two stickies in this section John. Purdie cool...

Snares can be overbearing in close rehearsal spaces or super-way-too-live rooms, when playing at mid to high volume. Too much snap. A solution is to fold a strip of paper into three sections, with the length of the middle section matching the width of your snare wires, and "hang" it perpendicular from the snare wires. The closer to the rim the strip is, the more snare response. You can vary strip width, put a strip at either end...it's a whole deal.

I use this trick on my friend's supraphonic at rehearsals so I can hit harder, without being too loud. He leaves it on there between rehearsals, because it kind of sounds like a snare on a good recording. Tone is emphasized.

Mitch
So many cool ways to modify the sound of your snare! From tea towels, to wallets, to strips of paper and various tunings the choices are endless. Thanks for contributing that bit. A newbie can come here and get a warp speed education on anything snare drum related.

The two sticky threads was something that grew organically it was never anything I sought, or even thought about. Those kinds of judgement calls and decisions are strictly the domain of Tommy P and Dave. I am grateful to all the friends who made the threads popular enough to warrant a sticky.

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