Originally Posted by glwanabe
I've heard many people say the snare with these kits is not good. What exactly is not good about the snare?
Is it something that can be fixed cheaper than buying a new snare?
I upgraded mine for like $80. I found a set of Puresound Super 30 wires on Craigslist for $17 and I bought a set of Die Cast hoops from World Max Percussion for $65.
Before the snare sounded pretty lousy. However, last month I had a two song session and on one I used my 5 x 14 Chrome Over Brass (easily a $300 drum) and on the other I used my 6.5 x 14 Catalina Maple snare. The engineer told me he actually preferred the Catalina Maple snare. I'm going to be posting some tracking videos as soon as I get the tracks back from a live session I did and I'll be sure to post them here when I put them on YouTube.