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Darth Vater

Senior Member
Rich that's beautiful. Thanks for posting the pic. As soon as I read the description in a previous post I knew I wanted to see it.

I love birdseye for snares. I think the hoops should be chrome though. I like seeing a TF hoop as opposed to DC as well.

I have a Carolina steambent birdseye maple. 14 x about 6 now after I redid the edges twice. It's probably the most "alive" snare drum I have. Major afterglow after the strike.

I've always been intrigued by those Carolina Drum Works snares. They look beautiful!
 

Quai34

Junior Member
I finally but the bullet and purchased one of the new Benny Greb snares today . It is the version 2. Beech shell version . I had been playing it at my local shop since it came in and I was undecided between the Beech and Brass shell versions . Both are excellent but I prefer the beech shell slightly more to the brass .
Well, I like both but wanted to try a metal snare as I don't have any so, I went up with the brass, still waiting for it, I need to pay it of... But it was as well a good deal like the one I had on the Tama Sendan Snare.
 

Fred D

Pioneer Member
I didn’t even know those existed 😯
Granelli Audio Labs dose the conversion. Its called a 5790. I had three of the regular SM57s and sometimes I had to compromise placement on snares due to the long body plus the XLR connector. I like all the mics to be facing me and parallel to each other to avoid electronic phase issues. They talk about it in this book along with a million other things I didn't know. Great book for the home studio.
 

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GruntersDad

Honorary Lifetime CEO
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Looks lovely but why twice as many lugs when double lugs would lighten the load and preservce some resonance
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
The first completely fingerprint-free cymbal I've gotten in 20 years.
It’s primo!
I remember in a video somewhere seeing Neal Peart’s drum tech handle his cymbals with white (cotton?) gloves and thought he was a genius.
 

Morrisman

Platinum Member
Is theirs any different than doing it this way? It seems easy and inexpensive.

A 90 degree Neutrik gives me all the clearance I need but I do like this concept.
There might be a difference with handling noise - the airtight cavity inside a 57 contributes to the acoustic suspension system, reducing handling noise. This adaptor might still maintain that, or it might not. Of course, with drum mic’s on a stand it might not be an issue anyway.
 
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spleeeeen

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Granelli Audio Labs dose the conversion. Its called a 5790. I had three of the regular SM57s and sometimes I had to compromise placement on snares due to the long body plus the XLR connector. I like all the mics to be facing me and parallel to each other to avoid electronic phase issues. They talk about it in this book along with a million other things I didn't know. Great book for the home studio.
Years ago, I bought a kit from Granelli and did the conversion myself. I'm not sure if they still offer that option.
 

Fred D

Pioneer Member
There might be a difference with handling noise - the airtight cavity inside a 57 contributes to the acoustic suspension system, reducing handling noise. This adaptor might still maintain that, or it might not. Of course, with drum mic’s on a stand it might not be an issue anyway.
The acoustic chamber is the same as a regular SM57. I recorded a little today and it sounded good. Nice clean signal.
 

Fred D

Pioneer Member
Is theirs any different than doing it this way? It seems easy and inexpensive.

A 90 degree Neutrik gives me all the clearance I need but I do like this concept.
This is more compact than a right angle XLR. I have a couple of those cables.
 

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Justinhub2003

Drum Expert
Get two of these right angle SM57s. I've been using Earthworks exclusively, but sometimes I like the meatier tone of 57s for some snares. These fit into tighter spaces.


Same. I love my earthworks mics but I think I’ll always have an SM57 on the snare in conjunction with the DM20
 

Quai34

Junior Member
Get two of these right angle SM57s. I've been using Earthworks exclusively, but sometimes I like the meatier tone of 57s for some snares. These fit into tighter spaces.
Yes, I had heard about it for a while, I still prefer an AUDIX i5 on top or a Beyer M201 TG than the SM57, I usually out the SM57 for the bottom...but it's tough, I agree to slide the AUDIX between hat and snare, especially when you like both to be very close!!!
 
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