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Old 07-26-2017, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: Snare: Tight Vs Loose bottom head

Bottom head tight on all my snares, then depending on the snare depth I try and tune the top head until I'm happy with the sound and feel. Foe example my 6.5 x14 Supraphonic sounds great at medium high tension, my Pearl 5.5 x14 brass sounds great (to me anyway) tuned pretty tight on top.
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Snare: Tight Vs Loose bottom head

I'm not a huge fan of really tight resonant heads (at least on my own snares) - mine float around the medium level (sometimes tight-medium, sometimes loose-medium), depending on the situation.
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:37 AM
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Default Re: Snare: Tight Vs Loose bottom head

When I tune a snare, I like for the snare wires to have a nice, crisp spray and I like the tone to sit just below the medium tuning range, so I crank the snare side all the way up, then back off about a 1/4 turn or so for each lug, then pitch match each lug, then I tweak the batter head to the pitch I like then even up the pitch at each lug then,i vary this tuning depending on the type of shell the snare has and the dimensions thereof.
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