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Old 05-12-2008, 12:31 AM
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Well I was just playing, like we all should be, and my snare changed sound, I thought the strainer moved a bit, but turns out, my head exploded! I have no idea what happened because I'm far from a heavy hitter, and the head was in perfect condition. It happened in only a few hits as well. Did they used to make snares with TNT inside? In case you haven't figured it out yet, it was my SNARE SIDE that exploded.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:35 AM
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Woah, never had that happen to me......Is it old???

And since you said you weren't a heavy hitter, I can't believe it broke.....
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:40 AM
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Is it old???
Nope, perfect condition! :(
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:35 AM
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No offnece but thats pretty gnarley lol but i mean did you have it tightened to much or something like it look like there was a lot of stress on it. but i mean i tighten my snare insanly tight i mean and there is not stress at all but again thats gnarley
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:40 AM
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It's tuned fairly low, so stress isn't really an issue, I'm so confused.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:45 AM
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it looks like the rim just kinda bit the head, like it had a sharp edge or something until it just ripped... dude i really feel srry for you i mean this would piss me off.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:47 AM
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The exact same thing happened to me a couple weeks ago! I still have no idea why either.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:47 AM
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Thats crazy. Only reason i could think of for that happening was if you accidentally punctured it with a small sharp object w/o realizing it, then an invisible alien came up and punched threw the head while you were playing.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:52 AM
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Default Re: My snare just exploded!

it happens to a lot of people. usually a result of uneven tuning, a poor bearing edge, QC issues at the head manufacturer, or debris under the head when it was put on. Also, repeated tightening and loosening can do this.

if its a stock head, then its not surprising, or if its a well used head. if its brand new, then its usually indicative of a flaw in the head- ask for your money back if thats the case.
regardless, this probably won't happen to you again for a long time. if it does, then make sure you are tuning properly and check your drum shell.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:44 AM
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Default Re: My snare just exploded!

Explosion is normal when a head breaks, just soooo much tension.

Looks like the "hole" actually started under the snares... not that unusual for snares to eat into the head. Just get a new head... after a few weeks, check under the snare wires every so often. If OK, chalk it up to a bad head... otherwise, check the snares.

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Old 05-12-2008, 04:02 AM
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Default Re: My snare just exploded!

My snare side exploded from wayy to much tension. The rim was nearly BELOW the head-Wasn't a suprise.
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sweet!!

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Old 05-13-2008, 04:25 AM
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Looks like a stock head, no? For whatever it's worth, I'd chalk it up as a head that slipped through QC plus a little extra of a nudge potentially for the stock head manufacture/materials.

I've had a few spectacular failures of heads, and I'm sure I'll touch off a storm by saying it, but I always had the worst luck with Remo heads having just some crazy breaks. But, to be fair, I also had a substantially larger sample size to draw from.

Never broke a snare side head like that -- usually someone (me? NEVER! ;) ) boneheadedly and carelessly putting it on a snare stand. My weirdest break was putting a stick clean through a CS head on the second hit.
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:36 AM
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Mojo.

It's all about mojo.

You must have had a high-end mojo-filled day that just delivered itself to the head, through the sticks, in some kind of unearthly manner to as concentrate the alignment of the planets in such a way that the sonic resonance just shattered the reso-head as if you hit it with meat tenderizer.

I would go with that...
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:27 AM
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Thats crazy. Only reason i could think of for that happening was if you accidentally punctured it with a small sharp object w/o realizing it, then an invisible alien came up and punched threw the head while you were playing.
I have my resonant head extremely tight (I have bottomed out the tuning bolts) and there has been, for the past year, a tiny triangular rip just a half-inch from a bearing edge. I'd think mine would have exploded like this by now (I bet now it will).
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:41 PM
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Who cares? No offense, but you broke a snare side head. It happens. Buy a new one and move on. Why make some dramatic thread about it?
You know, mean-spirited posts like this are going to prevent people from taking anything you have to say seriously.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:08 PM
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Well I was just playing, like we all should be, and my snare changed sound, I thought the strainer moved a bit, but turns out, my head exploded! I have no idea what happened because I'm far from a heavy hitter, and the head was in perfect condition. It happened in only a few hits as well. Did they used to make snares with TNT inside? In case you haven't figured it out yet, it was my SNARE SIDE that exploded.
My guess is that you had a rip or hole in the head and didn't. see it.or check your snare wires and make sure a solder didn't. come loose

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Old 05-14-2008, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: My snare just exploded!

I've had this exact same thing happen. I recall it being in perfectly fine condition, then all of a sudden, boom, I was playing and my snare sounded like poo. I flip it over and there's a huge hole in it. Very strange.
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:32 PM
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Default Re: My snare just exploded!

Hi. This happened to me, trying out a Ludwig Black Beauty in a shop!! The botttom head just freaked out - maybe it's my playing, but more likely companies cutting costs with cheap heads - and sometime you just get a bad one.

It looks like yours is a Remo UT head, which are the budget heads they ship out on cheaper kits. They are pretty nasty and badly made, so couple that with very high head tension and an explosion might not be so suprising. assuming the bearing edge and hoop are smooth, it's done you a favour - replace it with a nice new Hazy 300 or something (and maybe get some Puresound Blaster snare wires at the same time) and your snare drum will thank you with a much improved sound.
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: My snare just exploded!

Again, people not knowing what they are talking about.

Remo has confirmed with me that the UT heads are Dupont USA mylar, the exact same stuff they use on Remo Weatherking Ambassadors. They ship the mylar to China, the heads are then put together in China, stamped and shipped to manufacturers that use those heads. Nothing cheap about them. They are USA Remo quality. It's the mylar that counts. They are just manufactured with a crimplock hoop instead of the U shape collar.
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:44 AM
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Global Warming. No doubt in my mind.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:11 AM
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I've seen it before, mainly in extremely high tension (ie marching snares) conditions with old heads. Since yours was new, it was probably just a fluke head and the snares dug into it just right. Sometimes all it takes is that impact of air to break a head - the straw that broke the camel's back.

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I'm revising my explanation. Ignore everything I said above. I agree with Gruntersdad.
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:06 PM
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what would Al gore say about this?
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:05 AM
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this happened to me on a gig once. I was using a diplomat. I think it's just a bad head.
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