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Old 03-13-2012, 12:27 AM
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Default G2 vs Genera Dry for snare batter

Which one do you think will sound better? I have a Mapex Meridian Maple 14x6" snare drum. I like a snare that has a nice deep sound with minimal ring. Something similar to the snare sound on Comfortably Numb. I listened to both options on Evan's site, and I think I like the Genera Dry a little more, but I'm not sure how much you can hear from those recordings though.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:31 AM
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I went from the ST Dry to the G2 on my 14x5.5 maple snare.

Sounded more warm and I am a fan of resonance.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:56 PM
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My gut feeling would be to go with the Genera Dry but that's just me. Cheers!
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:45 PM
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My gut feeling would be to go with the Genera Dry but that's just me. Cheers!
+1 I really like the Genera Dry for what it is. I tend to like a little more ring out of my snare, but I have ran the Dry on several snares and it really does a great job of drying out the extra ring without choking the sound altogether.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:57 PM
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Default Re: G2 vs Genera Dry for snare batter

Nick Mason probably used a normal 1 or 2 ply coated head in the studio for Comfortably Numb with tape or a ring to control ring - and then EQ, noise gates and compression to get the sound on the record.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:31 AM
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Default Re: G2 vs Genera Dry for snare batter

The Genera Dry tames my Yamaha steel snare; it has a wide tuneable range from a soft pop to a good crack.

The holes around the periphery of the head tend to find the tips of my brushes occasionally.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:58 AM
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Default Re: G2 vs Genera Dry for snare batter

i like the genera dry, it's definitely in my list of go-to snare batters as far as a warmer tone goes. the venting in combination with the ring give it lots of warmth. the fact that it's a single ply however means you can definitely get some crack out of it when you tune high and/or go for your rimshots. i haven't used a g2 on a snare before, but i have used the genera hd dry. that hd dry is nasty dark.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:19 AM
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Default Re: G2 vs Genera Dry for snare batter

I have a Genera Dry on PDP snare, it's a 14'' x 5''. With other heads (these being the EVANS power centre and the REMO emperor X) I did get ringing in the head. I bought a Genera Dry and the ringing cleared and gave it a nice crisp and clean snare sound. I haven't had a different snare head choice since the Genera Dry. So I would definitely go with the Genera Dry head.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:53 PM
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Default Re: G2 vs Genera Dry for snare batter

I have a Genera Dry on a 14x3 brass piccolo but I removed the inner dampening ring to let it sing a little.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:12 PM
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Default Re: G2 vs Genera Dry for snare batter

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i like the genera dry, it's definitely in my list of go-to snare batters as far as a warmer tone goes. the venting in combination with the ring give it lots of warmth. the fact that it's a single ply however means you can definitely get some crack out of it when you tune high and/or go for your rimshots. i haven't used a g2 on a snare before, but i have used the genera hd dry. that hd dry is nasty dark.
IMO, the HD Dry works best on drums that have LOTS of ringing. I have it on a Tama 6.5 x 13 Artwood Maple. Gives that drum size some nice control, and still sings a little. More of a "POP" though on that drum.

I have also used it on a PDP COB ACE 14 x 6.5. With an AMB head, there was too much ringing. Excellent tone, minimal ring.

I did try it on my DW Collectors maple 14 x 5.5 but like super rad says, it is "nasty dark". I ended up going back to the ambassador to get back to a brighter tone. Use Moongel - if you go this route? I also tried the G2 on this snare, but not enough control IMO. Still rang too much, and slightly dark.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:15 AM
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Default Re: G2 vs Genera Dry for snare batter

I got a Yamaha Stage Custom Birch and it was way to ringy for my taste. Tried a G2 on it and it helped.
But then tried a Dry on it, and it's just right for me now - real usable.

I use a G2 on my steel snare though, and it works just fine for that.
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