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Old 01-30-2007, 07:43 PM
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Default Fat snare drum sound

hey everybody,

Im sort of drifting away from my pop punk roots and looking for a new snare sound. does anyone have a good suggestion for a batter snare head and reso snare head that will give a "fat" sound?
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:25 PM
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I have finally found this sound. I own a Pearl Masters African Mahogany 6.5 x 14 snare and use a Evans Genera Dry on the batter and an Evans Hazy 300 reso. Drum dial settings are 88 batter/ 77 resonant if you own one. Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:28 PM
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Default Re: Fat snare drum sound

Just try different tuning setups and head.. Try reading some in the "tuning bible", there are some hints on how to make the snare sound fat... http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/id4.html
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:59 PM
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I have to ask.....What is your definition of "FAT"????
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: Fat snare drum sound

Go to Evans drumhead's website. While not any drum (i.e. a piccalo) can sound fat, with the right type of head and tuning you can get any sound you want. Reer to the tuning bible and the drumhead website.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:33 PM
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Default Re: Fat snare drum sound

IMO, all you have to do to get a fat snare sound is loosen the reso head until you get the sound you want.

But, if you are on the subject of heads, mabye a 2-ply batter (emperor X), but i have no personal experience with 2 ply snare heads.
And get a thicker reso head aswell, such as an Evans Hazy 500 instead of the usual 300.

But, like i said the tuning is more important.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:35 PM
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Default Re: Fat snare drum sound

Aquarian Focus-X give me this fat snare drum sound :-)
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Default Re: Fat snare drum sound

Generally, it depends on the tuning more than the head to get a "fat" sound out of your snare. I've been able to get fat sound from a whole bunch of heads, including Remo Ambassadors, Emperors, and a PS3 (all coated), and Evans Genera and Genera Dry (again, coated). For tuning consult the tuning bible or if you just want to hear what to do quite bluntly stated what you could do is tune the snare reso high and the snare batter medium to loose, or the opposite way (tight batter loose reso. I've gotten a fat sound out of both so either should work ok).
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:30 PM
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thanks to all for the input. very very helpfull
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I would think the deeper the drum, the more potential for fatness it would have, although you'd sacrifice crack and articulation.

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I would think the deeper the drum, the more potential for fatness it would have, although you'd sacrifice crack and articulation.

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Im guessing the wood type wood depend on wether u got a "crack" sound or not. You definitly would not get it with Mahogony,my best bet would be using Birch.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:47 AM
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I would go with either a Remo Powerstroke 3 or an Evans Dry. Some snare lend themselves to a fatter sound. The old, 1980s and 90s Yamaha steel snare was a drum which was good for the fat sound (and these were the cheaper models). As suggested elsewhere in this thread, you may just want to experiement with your tuning. And just for grins, you could just get a sound control ring and experiment with that and tuning.


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Old 02-03-2007, 08:18 PM
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IMO, all you have to do to get a fat snare sound is loosen the reso head until you get the sound you want.
Yes...that is one point of getting this fat sound.
Tune the reso head (which can for example be a Remo Diplomat or an Evans Hazy 300) at its lowest clear sounding note. When you`ve done this, tune the reso head up a bit (1/2 turn with the drum key).
Then do it with the batter head. I`d recommend a Remo Powerstroke or an Evans ST, HD Dry. Tune it to a good pitch, so very high actually, so that you get the best response.

In the end the reso head would be tuned very very low, almost to the lowest note and the batter head is tuned as usual (high).

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Old 02-08-2007, 07:24 AM
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Yes...that is one point of getting this fat sound.
Tune the reso head (which can for example be a Remo Diplomat or an Evans Hazy 300) at its lowest clear sounding note. When you`ve done this, tune the reso head up a bit (1/2 turn with the drum key).
Then do it with the batter head. I`d recommend a Remo Powerstroke or an Evans ST, HD Dry. Tune it to a good pitch, so very high actually, so that you get the best response.

In the end the reso head would be tuned very very low, almost to the lowest note and the batter head is tuned as usual (high).

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