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Old 02-16-2009, 06:24 AM
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Default Reggae sound ???

Hi !

I'm in a reggae mood and I would like to tune my
drum for reggae music... What snare head should
I use for that sound ???

Right now, I just over tight an Evans G1 coated
but I lost a lot of volume and projection that way...

Drumset is a Sonor 3007, 18"bd, 10"t, 14ft... snare
is the original that came with the kit, full maple... 14" x 5,5"

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Philippe
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:03 AM
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Default Re: Reggae sound ???

Just my opinion, but: Invest in a metal snare (brass is a good option).

Crank that baby up.

Play lots of rim-clicks and rim-shots.

Unsure about the rest of the kit.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:30 AM
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Default Re: Reggae sound ???

Traditionally, reggae music has very dead-sounding drums. This wasn't a choice, as quality gear & new heads were (are?) very expensive in Jamaica, a very poor country. I play reggae with my very wide-open tuning (incl. the bass drum) same as with rock, and I happen to like it, and my former bandmates in a reggae band loved it too.
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