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Old 07-03-2010, 06:53 PM
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Default A few newbie questions

Hi, I'm a new student and I have a few basic questions.

1. What benefit does a 2.3mm steel hoop have over a 1.6mm hoop?

2. When you strike a 22" bass drum, do you hit it dead center with the beater or do you hit it slightly off-center?

3. I have a cheaper Pearl Mirror Chrome Steel Snare and it still has an annoying ring even after putting new heads and an O-ring and tuning it uniformly with a drumdial. If I use one of those Remo Muff L foam rings, do you think that will take care of the problem?


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Old 07-03-2010, 07:38 PM
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Hi, I'm a new student and I have a few basic questions.

1. What benefit does a 2.3mm steel hoop have over a 1.6mm hoop?

2. When you strike a 22" bass drum, do you hit it dead center with the beater or do you hit it slightly off-center?

3. I have a cheaper Pearl Mirror Chrome Steel Snare and it still has an annoying ring even after putting new heads and an O-ring and tuning it uniformly with a drumdial. If I use one of those Remo Muff L foam rings, do you think that will take care of the problem?


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1. Some will say that it affects the sound positively. It's certainly harder to damage one accidentally.

2. It's recommended to hit it as close to center as you can, but of course if you are using a double pedal there's no way for both beaters to hit dead center. It's not required but it's the best way to hit the drum. If for some reason you're not, though, don't freak out, there's nothing wrong with that.

3. Steel snares have more ring than most other snares. That's a fact of life. The other fact is that unless you're close-miking the drum for recording, don't worry about it. Even miked, in a loud venue nobody more than three feet away from you will hear the ring. I myself have a steel snare which I don't muffle any more than using a two-ply head. As I tell everyone: Embrace the ring!
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:41 PM
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Default Re: A few newbie questions

I agree with Alparrott. I use a steel snare with a single ply head, unmuffled. Out in front of the kit you can't hear the ring, but the drum sings through the other instruments.
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