Mitchell? wrote:I think you'd be better off buying a newer snare to use for rock.
Also, I don't think there's much of a point in buying a vintage snare, with all new hardware, to play rock n' roll. You lost the value from the new hardware, and a snare from the 50's most likely won't keep up with the gigging-drummer.
Kris wrote:I think a snare is what you make it...if you don't take the time to pull the drum apart and put your own personal touch on it, it's not going to have your personal sound....a drum doesn't have a specific sound for a type of music just by who it's made by ...that comes from the artist and what he/she is creating. I use several different types of snares in what I play from a 13x3 piccalo to a 14x12 marching snare. It all depends on the sound I am searching for to fit the song or style of music....but mostly it has to do with how I have tuned/prepared the drum. I play mostly classic rock/rock/metal...I can make it work with any snare...it's what I do to the snare once I get my hands on it that is going to make the difference. Of course the shell construction has alot to do with the tone of the drum, but so do controlable aspects, like heads,snares,tension,muffling/dampening, the type of rim and even weather you tighten your stand basket to the drum or leave it a lttle loose for a little more ring. I say buy what you want make it yours....don't let a specific manufacterer persuade you or disuade you as to what you use in a type of music...that's why we have terms like signature sound, so you can make it your own!
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