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Old 04-07-2017, 10:26 PM
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Found this interesting video on someone demo-ing Coated Ambassadors on YouTube and needless to say, I thought it was a really incredible sound to be honest. I am also looking to get this killer sound as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_EJt1aPxI
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That sounds normal for a 13'" (12"?) snare that's tuned pretty high, should be easy to replicate.

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It is a bit polite for me.
I want to take people's heads off at 100 yards. :)
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Tune Cobham tight.


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You like that sound?
Check out Narada going at it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GFY6pHP1IM
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I use a 13"x7" Ludwig Black Magic a lot of the time and it is indeed very easy to tune it up like that, but unfortunately when recording in the studio it's not a good sound to use in most cases.

Live is a different story, it's definitely useable in a live setting for a lot more styles of music
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That sounds normal for a 13'" (12"?) snare that's tuned pretty high, should be easy to replicate.

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I've got a 14 but that's impressive for 13 and 12" snares
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All I hear is pshhh pshhhh pshhhhhh
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It is a bit polite for me.
I want to take people's heads off at 100 yards. :)
+1 ! 14x8 BNOB tuned medium high. It neuters small animals!
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All I hear is pshhh pshhhh pshhhhhh
From the snare or the cymbals?
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That sounds normal for a 13'" (12"?) snare that's tuned pretty high, should be easy to replicate.

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Oh yeah, I should add that I've got my snare cranked up really high but the heads are a couple months old from Christmas but I'll definitely see what I can do on a few months old Powerstroke 3
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1988 called. It wants its snare sound back.
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1988 called. It wants its snare sound back.
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Oh...you want a tight snare sound???

https://www.instagram.com/p/BO7QY4Sg...=ashsoan&hl=en
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Oh...you want a tight snare sound???

https://www.instagram.com/p/BO7QY4Sg...=ashsoan&hl=en
Well, not that tight and plus, it's COB snare which I unfortunately don't have so I'm stuck with what I have.....
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Well, not that tight and plus, it's COB snare which I unfortunately don't have so I'm stuck with what I have.....
It is crazy tight but for some reason I actually really like it. Ash gets great sounds from his drums. Anytime someone discusses a very tight snare sound I always think of that snare. Ash also uses Remo Vintage A's on almost all his snares. I think that's what he was using in that video. Might be worth experimenting with one of those heads.
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It is crazy tight but for some reason I actually really like it. Ash gets great sounds from his drums. Anytime someone discusses a very tight snare sound I always think of that snare. Ash also uses Remo Vintage A's on almost all his snares. I think that's what he was using in that video. Might be worth experimenting with one of those heads.
I've never used Vintage A's but now that you've recommended them to me, I should try one out.
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It is crazy tight but for some reason I actually really like it. Ash gets great sounds from his drums. Anytime someone discusses a very tight snare sound I always think of that snare. Ash also uses Remo Vintage A's on almost all his snares. I think that's what he was using in that video. Might be worth experimenting with one of those heads.
Interesting. When I listened on the computer speakers it didn't sound all that tight. I think it was because of the reverb. With headphones it's clearly cranked.

I follow Ash Soan's Instagram. Great drummer.
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Update: So far, I have my resonant head tuned 4 full turns and my top head at about 2 full turns. It's relatively ringy but I'd like to know if I should keep going on the heads or is that a good stopping point.
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Don't do this:

Buy a kevlar head and crank it so tight that the shell collapses in on itself.

Years ago I did that to an XPK snare (so no great loss) and it pulled some of the lugs away from the shell as I battered it with huge clubs over the course of 6 weeks.

I used to have a mapex black panther 13 x 7 cranked up properly and it was like a gunshot. It was kinda standard tight and then up by at least another half turn
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Don't do this:

Buy a kevlar head and crank it so tight that the shell collapses in on itself.

Years ago I did that to an XPK snare (so no great loss) and it pulled some of the lugs away from the shell as I battered it with huge clubs over the course of 6 weeks.

I used to have a mapex black panther 13 x 7 cranked up properly and it was like a gunshot. It was kinda standard tight and then up by at least another half turn
Of course I'd never buy a kevlar head and do that but what would you say is "standard tight"?
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Why don't you download the iDrumTune app on your phone and tune your snare in the 165-210 Hz range and find where it sounds to your liking. You can use it too to make sure you've cleared the heads and have even tension.
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Why don't you download the iDrumTune app on your phone and tune your snare in the 165-210 Hz range and find where it sounds to your liking. You can use it too to make sure you've cleared the heads and have even tension.
Will do. I'm assuming that you're using the 165-210 range as an example for the batter head right?
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