does anyone play a 10" aux snare?

klopee

Senior Member
exactly what the subject says.. does anyone?

i have a lead on a great deal on a 10x5.5 side snare, just wondering if it will be too small to actually be benificial on my kit

my main is a 13x6.5 maple tuned vey tight for a nice crack
 

numa_cruiser

Senior Member
I've got a little 10" Sonor 3007 series Maple side snare I use with my kit. I've got it cranked so it's high and ringy. Flam rim shots make nice accents and I use it quite a bit to get a quieter sound. It is however quite far from competeing with my 8x14 bubinga snare. Just depends what it is, and what kind of sound you want. My 2 cents.
 

freehandstyle

Senior Member
I use a 12" x 7" Black Panther Cherrywood as a regular.
Other than using a Supraphonic I think the biggest diameter I'd go would be 13".
 

timmdrum

Silver Member
I have one I like quite a bit, although as I've stated in other threads, I think a 12 would suit my needs better. Mine's a Mapex Pro Series steel w/mount. It sounds great as a timbale with the snares off and a great lil' firecracker sound with them on. I think I need the 12 for more volume and a lesser pitch difference from my 14" main snare.
 

MusiQmaN

Platinum Member
Im using 2 at the moment

A custom 10x5 Yamaha and a 10x5,5 steel Yamaha.

Love them both, but the custom more (the reason why the 10x5,5 is on sale)

Also the fact that the steel is not as long in my possesion as the custom one (this one, I have for over 8 years now)
 

Mikecore

Silver Member
I have found a place for one in my kit, but the band isn't really doing anything that calls for it right now. I have a 5x10 that works as a "tom plus extras" when I'm in the mood for it.
 

TenPastTen

Silver Member
I use a 10 x 5.5 hammered phosphor bronze snare as an aux. It's very cool. It has a great crack, great pop, and just the right ring. It even works as a cool timbale sound with the snares off. It's certainly not necessary, but it's a useful accessory. I dig it. Here's a pic of it setup.
 

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diosdude

Silver Member
i stuck my 10x4 pearl maple soprano piccolo on the far left side of my monster kit, but truthfully, it's like the only piece on the kit that i didn't regularly play, so i threw off the snare to make it a soprano tom and it works very well

 

mrchattr

Gold Member
exactly what the subject says.. does anyone?

i have a lead on a great deal on a 10x5.5 side snare, just wondering if it will be too small to actually be benificial on my kit

my main is a 13x6.5 maple tuned vey tight for a nice crack
I use one sometimes. They are cool if you are looking for a different snare sound. However, in your case, it tune your main snare in a way that most people would use the 10" for, so you have to ask yourself if you would really benefit.
 

TTNW

Pioneer Member
I use a 10x6 PDP popcorn. It's fine for the price.

I use it for song intros that are funky or when my cross stick sound is getting swallowed by the room or the noise.

As a main snare sound, it doesn't work for many songs. I use it on a couple Joss Stone songs that we do and with snares off on some Gov't Mule covers to get a passable timbale sound.

I almost always bring this snare with me even when I'm playing a 4 piece with hats, ride and two crashes. I have it in a 10x8 bag with a ball mount and a mounted tambourine and it's no big deal to bring it along.

I also like slamming a big rimshot on it when my bass player wanders in close on my left and it scares the crap out of him.
 

Ainulindale

Gold Member
exactly what the subject says.. does anyone?

i have a lead on a great deal on a 10x5.5 side snare, just wondering if it will be too small to actually be benificial on my kit

my main is a 13x6.5 maple tuned vey tight for a nice crack
right now i will pull the reso head off my 10" tom and set it left of the hats, tune it high and the little guy pops and crackles nicely, when i can swing it i would love to get a 10" snare for this purpose, so ya - great idea, adds some color to a kit :)
 
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