Chad Smith Signature snare

klopee

Senior Member
i JUST bought one... im playing it for the first time tomorrow.. i'll let you know how it is.
 

klopee

Senior Member
ok, i finally had a chance to let loose on my chad smith... and here is my review:

(keeping in mind my 2 regular snares are a 13x6.5 maple tuned very tight, and a 14x4 maple piccolo, also tuned very tight)


to get the snare to sound better than a standard steel snare, i had to tune it pretty high, and once i did it sounded relaly good, especially when i found that sweet spot with the rim and skin hit at the same time, and it sounded like a shotgun blast... but it was a tad overbearing to be my main snare sound, so i found myself having to reposition to accomidate finding different tones durring a song.

all in all i like it, but i need to work with it more. my 13x6.5 will remain my main snare.
 
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