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Old 02-21-2013, 05:33 PM
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I have an amazing sounding Dw Maple Mahogany VLT snare drum Collectors 14 x 6. . It sounds amazing, has a GREAT crack and very nice attack! It also has a very kinda woody beautiful tone!

So, itīs just... It works GREAT for funk music, and tight snare work. Alså works great for harder music like rock and metal! But iīve started to play alot of Pop - backbeat kindīa oriented music so i would just love a little fatter sound... Does anybody have a snare drum ( any kind... but dw preferred ) that would want to trade with me? :)
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:09 PM
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If it sounds amazing, you may regret letting it go. I don't understand why you can't get the fat sound you are looking for, especially with a mahogany drum. I guess you want a deeper drum, right? To my ear, fat means a wood snare. I'm sorry, I have nothing to trade. I'd be tuning it low with loose snares for max fat.

What is your definition of fat?
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:35 PM
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If interested, I have a ludwig supraphonic LM400 that i am about to get rid of. mid 70's i think, ill have to check the badge again.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:55 PM
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I have a 14x5 collectors maple 10+6 ply. I would very interested in trading. I'm just not into it and would love to try a mahogany. Let me know.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:09 PM
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Going deeper will get you some more "fatness", but not a whole lot TBH. I don't see why you can't get a fairly fat sound out of your existing snare though. If you really want low & fat, then a real mahogany snare, thin (if it's ply) shell, wood hoops, & 8" deep is the way to go. If I were you, I'd be trying some head & tuning combinations before switching something you already like.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:04 PM
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Well maybe i could try some head and tuning stuff? But... i always feel... itīs f**nīhard to tune snare drums :P

itīs made out of 8 lugs? 2 mahogany... the rest maple... are 8 lugs to much to get at deep fat sound?

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:04 PM
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Is there a picture available?
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:25 PM
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Well maybe i could try some head and tuning stuff? But... i always feel... itīs f**nīhard to tune snare drums :P

itīs made out of 8 lugs? 2 mahogany... the rest maple... are 8 lugs to much to get at deep fat sound?
I'm thinking you mean 8 plies. If most of the shell is maple, it will sound mostly like a maple snare. Maple concentrates on the midrange, with balanced highs, & not too much low end. A perfect all round snare really, & very capable of getting a fat sound. OK, a deeper snare made from a softer wood will offer a fatter sound, but your existing snare can get enough of that vibe to satisfy most. What heads are you using?
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:39 PM
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Can you not just tune it a bit lower to fatten it up. Put on thicker heads? I can make a 6 inch drum sound pretty fat
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:27 PM
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Hereīs a picture... I need more... BODY! Thatīs the word... The rimshots sound to ringy "thin"
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:03 AM
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Hereīs a picture... I need more... BODY! Thatīs the word... The rimshots sound to ringy "thin"
Where are you located? I have several snares and may be interested in a trade.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:15 AM
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That's not a dw. The badge says wb. :P

So let me get this straight... you'd rather trade it than tune it? That drum will absolutely do what you want. I hate the word should, but you should consider a tune bot.
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There would be folks who would disagree with this but it is a great place to start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_MOBn6Vtno
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:32 AM
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Sonny I think that video is great. So much cheaper than buying a new snare just to get a fat sound. that reso head being tight like that is exactly how I do mine for the sensitive ghost note sound.
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That's not a dw. The badge says wb. :P

So let me get this straight... you'd rather trade it than tune it? That drum will absolutely do what you want. I hate the word should, but you should consider a tune bot.
yeah that makes no sense, a $14 head and a few minutes with a drum key. Tuning is part of the art, that's like a guitar player saying he doesn't want to tune because it's a pain.

If you want less ring try a coated ps3 or one of evans dry series heads. There is no reason you can't get the sound you are looking for with that drum.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:08 PM
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Please do not break apart a snare from the rest of a matching set of toms and bass drum.
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