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Old 05-01-2008, 12:35 PM
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okay, thxz :) i think i'll try the moongel as i really like this drumhead, except from the ringing ^^

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Old 05-01-2008, 02:21 PM
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Default Re: Problems with my snaredrum :/

The PC reverse dot is basically a G1 with a dot underneath so you will still have some ring and overtones with it. I would either try some moongel to eliminate the ring or try an Evans Genera Dry head. This head has a internal muffle ring that would probably suit your style.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:31 PM
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okay, thxz, i think i'll try the moongel as i really like this head. Its just the ringing i don't want
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:34 PM
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The PC reverse dot is basically a G1 with a dot underneath so you will still have some ring and overtones with it. I would either try some moongel to eliminate the ring or try an Evans Genera Dry head. This head has a internal muffle ring that would probably suit your style.
okay, thxz, i think i'll try the moongel as i like this head, except from the ringing ^^
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:35 PM
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I have been using Dry HD heads on my snares but decided to try a reverse dot on my new piccolo snare and it sounds great. It does have some ring near the edge but over all I am very happy with the sound of this snare. You can hear it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt7xEYJ3MI4
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:43 PM
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I have been using Dry HD heads on my snares but decided to try a reverse dot on my new piccolo snare and it sounds great. It does have some ring near the edge but over all I am very happy with the sound of this snare. You can hear it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt7xEYJ3MI4
yeah, that sounds good ^^ but thats not really the sound i prefer, and my snare is a 14x6,5
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:03 PM
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Take the snares off. Loosen the snare head totally and start your tuning over.
When you get it perfect in the medium to high tension range, turn it over and do the same with the batter head. A 14 x 6.5 snare should not be hard to tune at all. Tune it a little higher than you like then detune back down to where you want it. Make sure each tension rod is the same. Good luck.
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okay, I'll try, but i never really got the deal how to really tune, you just hit around 'til the sound is the same in all ends? :o
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:25 PM
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I like know the basics and such but i never understood really how you can hear when the drum is tuned >.<
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:27 PM
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Basically yes. Turn the drum upside down on a towel or the carpet so that all you hear is the head you are tapping on. This will keep the opposite head from vibrating and causing confusing sounds. Finger tighten all tension screws, then work your way around the drum in a star pattern and tighten all screws maybe one full turn. Then the same pattern 1/4 turns until you get the head close to where you want it. Then tap about 1 or 2 inches out from the hoop and tune each screw as close to each other as possible. Turn the drum over and do the same to the other head. I like to start with the bottom, resonant, head. Tuning can be a pain, but be patient, and keep tweaking until you get it where you want it. Don't give up. Drums and the sound are why we are here.

One more thing. Another question. Are you trying to match the sound of another snare you have heard? That would be another source of frustration. Make your snare sound like your snare and not like someone elses.
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:01 PM
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Default Re: Problems with my snaredrum :/

many thanks, now it sounds good, theres still some ringing, but far from as much as it was before, this snare has to break through a big soundmath and i hope this sound will do it ^^
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:19 PM
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Tuning Sure Is A Pain >_<
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And No, Im not trying to match anyone elses snare, I want my own sound, and I want it to be good :P
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:11 AM
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Tuning Sure Is A Pain >_<

Can't continue to have this attitude and expect to be good at tuning.

And No, Im not trying to match anyone elses snare, I want my own sound, and I want it to be good :P

Great, you have a goal.


What I tell young'ns is "You don't get good at a paradiddle if you only practice/play one a week, or one a month." Same with tunning, you need to do it. I say everytime you sit at the snare, detune it and tune in up again, learn by doing. Don't be affraid to loose a good sound, be happy you're learning how to find one. You'll always know how to get a good sound, priceless.
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