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Old 12-30-2008, 06:01 AM
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Default Buzzing Snare

I'm sure you've all had this problem. The snare buzzing when your bass or guitar player is playing low notes, I know the problem is the metal wire below vibrating, but what can I do to stop this and preserve a decent tone, Steve Jordan'ish.

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Old 12-30-2008, 02:08 PM
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The search function is your friend.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:41 AM
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Just to let you know.... that yielded no results.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Buzzing Snare

you might try tuning your reso head a little tighter and your wires a little tighter. Guess the real question is can it be heard 10 ft away over the other instruments where the closest person in an audience would hear it
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:16 PM
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Just to let you know.... that yielded no results.
Wow, that's odd--it did when I posted it. I even tested the linky. Thanks for the heads-up.

In any case, if the OP would search all forums on "snare buzz" he'll get about a week's worth of reading.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: Buzzing Snare

I'm sure there are many good threads about this subject. But if I could quickly offer one tip, I slightly detune the four tension rods adjacent to the sanre wires on the bottom head. It decreases the buzz a little but does not affect the snare response.

I hope that helps.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:36 PM
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Try using Google. You would surprised at how well it finds things.

I just did and it brought up 210,000 responses.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: Buzzing Snare

different snares are better for this than others... PureSound snares are amazing. Cable and gut snares rattle least. The pitch of the bottom head I'm sure has something to do with it as well. That note resonates with the guitar and rattles those snares.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:25 PM
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Someone here (can't find it now) posted links to Gatzen's videos on snare wires and reducing snare buzz. They have a wealth of good ideas in them:

Part I

Part II

Well worth your time.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:36 PM
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have a look at this site. http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/id8.html
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: Buzzing Snare

Another idea:
Tape some paper under a little portion of the snare bed, so that a little bit of the snares are actually vibrating on the paper as opposed to the head itself. It doesn't change the sound all that much, but takes away most snare buzz. I might be able to post a pic later...
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