Good snare for metal?

itsevakk

Junior Member
hey guys, first off I'm new here. I usually read the forums whenever I'm looking for something in particular but I just now signed up. im looking to buy a new snare. I was looking at the Ludwig Acrolite and that's basically one of my choices now. I'm looking for the sound like Alex Lopez from suicide silence. now I know the guy that mixes their stuff uses ALOT of compression on the snare (or so I've read). but just to give you an idea of the sound I'm looking for.

so anyone know a good snare that's cheap? maybe around the price of an acrolite?
 
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Hellwyck

Guest
PErsonally, I use the Mapex Black Panthers, I used them when I used Tama and I use them now I'm on Mapex... Excellent snares for any music.
 

Bull

Gold Member
You can get used Acrolites for as little as $60. $100 is an average price. They sound great and work for just about anything. I don't know of anything in the same price range that sounds as good.
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Well, if cheap means under $300, those Tama Metalworks snares are pretty nice. Good pop and fatness, and everything in between. I think I saw a 5x14 for $219 at the local Sam Ash. In fact, it was my choice but then I went for the Stewart Copeland instead (heavy chrome plated brass, about $340).

But if you're trying to stay around the $100 mark, go for the Acrolite - you can't go wrong with those, either.
 
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DSCRAPRE

Guest
My local music store recently had a stock of about 4 used Acrolites for about $70. I should have picked one of them up. Acros are VERY common in the used market because they are the educational snare of choice for most schools. They have since become a cornerstone snare in the market for all genres. I'd say go for an Acrolite and find one used.

Oh and, welcome aboard!
 
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ge0123

Junior Member
hey guys, first off I'm new here. I usually read the forums whenever I'm looking for something in particular but I just now signed up. im looking to buy a new snare. I was looking at the Ludwig Acrolite and that's basically one of my choices now. I'm looking for the sound like Alex Lopez from suicide silence. now I know the guy that mixes their stuff uses ALOT of compression on the snare (or so I've read). but just to give you an idea of the sound I'm looking for.

so anyone know a good snare that's cheap? maybe around the price of an acrolite?
I have a Tama Metalworks 14" by 6.5" which i have found to be really good quality for the price, especially with decent heads. for the sound you're looking for I'd recommend it with an Evans power centre reverse dot (coated) batter head with no muffling.
 

Goreliscious

Senior Member
The Tama Metalworks. Get either the 14 x 6.5 or 13 x 6.5 though cos you'll need the depth for it to cut. I had the 13 x 4 and it was too quiet on gravity blasts.
 
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