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Old 12-23-2012, 07:21 PM
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Default Snare crisis

It must be me but just recently I have not been satisfied with the sounds of any of my snares.
And I really couldn't tell you why.
Weird huh?
Don't know what to think or do now.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:44 PM
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Maybe get your ears checked because you have some nice snares. Seriously maybe heads, wires or tuning? And maybe it is all in your head, maybe time for a short break?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:45 PM
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I think you should pick a few members here on the forum, and send one of your snares to each one as a Christmas gift. I'll bet I'll like at least one of them ;)

Looking at your entire collection, I have to ask, what is it that you want? You seem to have all the bases covered, material-wise. What could be missing? I hate to say it, but I'm pretty sure those probably sound like snare drums. Are you looking for something that doesn't exist?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:46 PM
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Most of your snares are bright & fairly loud. Nothing wrong with that if that's what you're shooting for. To be perfectly honest, if you can't get somewhere close to the sound you're after with your drum selection, something's not working out. I remember you having issues with the first snare, but I thought you'd improved the sound on that.

Looking at your collection, you're missing woody & rounded. Is that what you're after?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:53 PM
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Hi Guy's
I am just spoiled really.
Have a great Christmas and New Year.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:56 AM
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hey mate, looks like you're missing a shallow drum? perhaps a 14x5 COB or something may tickle your fancy? Tama Stewart Copeland perhaps?

Merry Christmas, All the best.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:59 AM
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I think you should pick a few members here on the forum, and send one of your snares to each one as a Christmas gift.
I'd take one of the Yammies if you're feeling generous :)


Seriously, nice collection!
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:23 AM
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Don't know what to think or do now.
You do what all upstanding ingrates do........you buy another snare, of course. :-)
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:45 AM
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I'm liking those last two. Not sure what sound you are after but they look nice.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:41 AM
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Very funny skunkendilly :) LOL!
Nice drums.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:57 AM
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That's a great collection, man. Play around with heads, wires, tuning and muffling, even sticks. Do things you had previously written off or thought were stupid. I'm sure there's a sound you like somewhere in at least one of those drums.

EDIT: A shallower drum might be what you're after, also. Depth makes a huge difference in snare response and sound
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:14 AM
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Seriously, what's up with all the deep snares? You need something with a nice dry crack to it. Get a DW piccolo snare or a Supra 400 or a Rogers Powertone...
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:47 AM
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You need something made of walnut.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:07 PM
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Well, I do have a maple and walnut confection like this one.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:31 PM
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I should have such a crisis.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:57 PM
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Maybe it's new ears that you need?
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Seriously, what's up with all the deep snares?
I was thinking that myself.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:17 PM
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Entirely agree. Just ordered a pair of New Years new ears.
Gigging tonight and feel so much better.
Keep the faith brothers and sisters.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:24 PM
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You are very spoiled :)!!

Sonor Delite snare?
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:54 PM
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Maybe you need to try even deeper snares maybe some 8 x 14 or even 10 x 14 maybe try the new Ludwig Supralite 5 x 15.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:23 PM
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Draw two of your snare (out of 8!) names out a hat and concentrate on those two. My head would spin with that many. Beautiful collection though!
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:38 PM
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Well, I do have a maple and walnut confection like this one.
Paul
I think he really meant, a custom walnut stave, or even a steam bent. Most of your snares are very hard, loud. Acrylic, bronze, steel. A walnut stave will give you some warm tone. Nice collection though.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:51 AM
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One can never own enough snares! Do you have any in shallower depths?
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:04 AM
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Hi Tony
The most shallow snare is the acrylic Tom Cat which is "13x"5.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:22 AM
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Wrong topic title.
Should be "look at my snares collection". The first post has really nothing to do with whatever OP said afterwards.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:24 PM
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Wrong topic title.
Should be "look at my snares collection". The first post has really nothing to do with whatever OP said afterwards.
Cool story, bro.

You need something woody and deep. 14x7 walnut would do the job.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:27 PM
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Hi Tony
The most shallow snare is the acrylic Tom Cat which is "13x"5.
Paul
I was just wondering. Your collection looks loud, bright, and hard ... and I'd like to own a Nouveau myself. But the next snare on my 'gonna get' list is the 5" Cherry Bomb (by udrum).

"Sound" is such a subjective thing, can I ask:

What kind of music do you play? Who's sound do you like recorded? Who's sound do you like live and unplugged? Have you ever heard your snares from the front of your kit, unplugged, and then as mixed by someone other than your own sound guys? Maybe your snares are fine, and its the mix you're not down with? How regularly do you switch things up (wires, heads, hoops)? At some point even strainers and snare beds may need to be considered, as well as cut and taper of the beads? At that point, of course, lugs, washers rods, and finish (inside and out) become topics, yes?

Last question, of the snares in your collection - if you had to lose down to one single snare, which would it be and why?
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:08 PM
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Hi Tony
What a lot of questions. Truth to tell I don't analyse things in that much depth. Of the bands I am in one plays classic rock covers and the other plays jazz funk originals.
I have heard all my snares(I have many more than I have shown here) from "out front" and I always like how they sound recorded and mixed. We have an excellent front of house man.
Heads are changed about every six months or sooner if required, both batter and reso and wires about once a year.
All the best
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:16 PM
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One can never own enough snares!
............still trying to convince my wife of that.

BTW, nice looking snare collection skunkendilly
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:38 PM
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you're missing a black beauty.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:32 AM
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Hi Craig
No, I am not. lol
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