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Old 01-05-2008, 01:59 AM
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Default McKenzie SteamBent Myrtle Snare MP3

I thought this actually deserved its own thread in case people were no longer reading the other one thinking that nothing good was being added :)

You can see the original with more pics and my review here: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34067 Post #27.

MP3: www.handidrummed.com/myrtle.mp3


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Old 01-05-2008, 02:20 AM
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Sounds good Rob. The whole set sounds great.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:01 PM
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YES!!
Looks nice and sounds nice! Beautiful snare drum, Tim did a great job!!
Has a nice full tone indeed. Have you tuned the batter head more medium-high?

I`d really love to hear it tuned very high and tight....hehe, with a coated Ambassador or a G1.

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Old 01-05-2008, 05:29 PM
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YES!!
Looks nice and sounds nice! Beautiful snare drum, Tim did a great job!!
Has a nice full tone indeed. Have you tuned the batter head more medium-high?

I`d really love to hear it tuned very high and tight....hehe, with a coated Ambassador or a G1.

Congrats!

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Yes I'd say I tuned it medium-high. I could crank it and give you another mp3.
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:23 PM
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Yes I'd say I tuned it medium-high. I could crank it and give you another mp3.
Oh, that would be great! Thanks a lot...Im really curious not knowing how I`d decide: Metal or wood.
I really like the warmth of wood, especially maple. Other than that I like the cool, "thin" pop of metal snare drums and those Gretsch Hammered ones got me. =)

A sound file could give ar rough idea, thanks if you could do that Rob.

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Old 01-06-2008, 04:40 AM
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Karl -

Here is a new mp3. I tuned it a little higher. I think about a 1/4 turn per lug. I really didn't want to go any higher, I felt like it was starting to sound a little choked if I went any higher. So I hope this is what you were looking for pitch wise.

www.handidrummed.com/myrtlehigh.mp3
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:08 AM
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Wow, that recording sounds too good. Nice playing also. Nice sensitivity and body to the snare sound, and rimshots sound great. Yeah! Makes me want to get one myself.
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Yea Karl.. this one isn't designed to mimic a metal or even a super highly tuned snare. Rob told me the sound he was after and I recommended the Myrtle and rounded edges to get the vintage/warm sound he mentioned. It's the wrong drum for the sound you want to hear basically. =) Now the birch I'm finishing up for Ian here this next week will be a different story. That one has sharper edges and will crank up more to what you're looking for.
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Karl -

Here is a new mp3. I tuned it a little higher. I think about a 1/4 turn per lug. I really didn't want to go any higher, I felt like it was starting to sound a little choked if I went any higher. So I hope this is what you were looking for pitch wise.

www.handidrummed.com/myrtlehigh.mp3
Thanks soo much for this sound clip! Sounds high, warm...I think if that was something like birch it would be just fine...thanks again, gave me an idea! =)

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Yea Karl.. this one isn't designed to mimic a metal or even a super highly tuned snare. Rob told me the sound he was after and I recommended the Myrtle and rounded edges to get the vintage/warm sound he mentioned. It's the wrong drum for the sound you want to hear basically. =) Now the birch I'm finishing up for Ian here this next week will be a different story. That one has sharper edges and will crank up more to what you're looking for.
Yes, this myrtle model has a very round and warm tone indeed...feels sort of "dark" to me. You know, I recently watched a video with Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard....and well, I was simply impressed of the ring, pop of Jeff`s wood snare drum...yet it had warmth. Not ignoring that I don`t hear it live and it is also a matter of micing it...but the fact that this sound is from a wood snare drum impressed me. I`ve never imagined this.

Thanks 1000 times ;-)

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Old 01-06-2008, 03:47 PM
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Yea Karl.. this one isn't designed to mimic a metal or even a super highly tuned snare. Rob told me the sound he was after and I recommended the Myrtle and rounded edges to get the vintage/warm sound he mentioned. It's the wrong drum for the sound you want to hear basically. =) Now the birch I'm finishing up for Ian here this next week will be a different story. That one has sharper edges and will crank up more to what you're looking for.
Well this snare has exactly what I want :) It fits with my drums perfectly, and when tuned higher it still sounds incredible.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:23 PM
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Wow!! That drum sounds fantastic!! I like it cranked like in the second mp3. Sounds very versatile.
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