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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:39 pm

Hey Drumsmylife!

Well, I'm looking for a snare that has the warmth of a wood snare and the crack of a metal snare. But, it definitely can't be super loud like most metal snares are. I need it for 60s rock 'n roll and garage.
I know you're all probably thinking Pearl Ultracast right now, but I believe it's one of the most expensive snares, so I guess that might be a bit too much.

Any suggestions?

Oh, and I know tuning helps, but I need a new snare anyway... Might as well buy one that has the sound I'm looking for more easily.

(Btw: congrats on being the only drum forum where you're actually being helped.)
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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:12 pm

Hey man,

I think you can get a really nice crack out of every wooden snare you can find. You might want to look for something with a higher number of plies, just to be on the safe side.
As far as tuning goes, turn up the bottom head! that seems to work crack-wonders for me :D!

Aside from that, I will always recommend a Ludwig Supraphonic, or something along those lines (acrolite) - they are VERY versatile!

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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:17 pm

I'm from Belgium. :)
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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:34 pm

hey dedrummervanrolf we are both dutch! But im only part dutch and i live in England. But yeah this is my full surname:

Vandennieuwenhuysen

And, yeah, thats spelt right.
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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:20 pm

Vanden wrote:hey dedrummervanrolf we are both dutch! But im only part dutch and i live in England. But yeah this is my full surname:

Vandennieuwenhuysen

And, yeah, thats spelt right.


I just shit my pants. That name is off the hook.

On-Topic: Look for a snare with a higher number of wood plies, or get a Supraphonic/Acrolite.
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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:43 pm

+1 to the Acrolite. If you want crack, you can't help but get it with that drum.
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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:07 pm

Well, I'm looking for a snare that has the warmth of a wood snare and the crack of a metal snare


my first thought was a Black Beauty.
They're know for the combination of those 2 characteristics.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:06 am

I have a Tama Birch Bubinga snare and when I went recording with it recently the producer loved the fact it was warm and wood but sounded like a gun shot.

You can hear it on myspace.com/somahigh

I would also say as a Luddy Supraphonic guy, you can't go wrong with an Acrolite or a Supra. Great snares! :-)

Let us know what you go for.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:21 am

Thanks for the help,

all I know is that it's really hard for me to get Ludwig drums where I live, although it would indeed be what I'm looking for. I'll think about it and see what I come up with. :)
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:08 am

Hehe....I thought from your Topic heading you where talking about you dream girl(or boy). Maybe the dream snare sound is linked to what we look for in a partner.lol
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:42 am

the old premier 2000 is very underrated and still found on ebay sub 100 sterling.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:57 am

JorickF wrote:Thanks for the help,

all I know is that it's really hard for me to get Ludwig drums where I live, although it would indeed be what I'm looking for. I'll think about it and see what I come up with. :)


Ebay!


You must have a Ludwig dealer in Belgium? i had a look on a search engine and found this



http://www.fentex-percussion.com/index.php?dealers_fentex_belgium&fentex=fentex


A belgium cyber store?
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http://www.thomann.de/be/ludwig_drums_a ... ssion.html[/url]
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:22 am

JorickF wrote:Hey Drumsmylife!

Well, I'm looking for a snare that has the warmth of a wood snare and the crack of a metal snare. But, it definitely can't be super loud like most metal snares are. I need it for 60s rock 'n roll and garage.
I know you're all probably thinking Pearl Ultracast right now, but I believe it's one of the most expensive snares, so I guess that might be a bit too much.

Any suggestions?

Oh, and I know tuning helps, but I need a new snare anyway... Might as well buy one that has the sound I'm looking for more easily.

(Btw: congrats on being the only drum forum where you're actually being helped.)


I was just gonna say pearl ultracast. but then i read the rest of the post. acrolite for the win
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:55 am

Well, the thing is, my family runs an instrument store but they don't endorse Ludwig... so that's a problem. :D I can get pearl and tama with a big discount though.

I've done some talking to someone who owns a Pearl Sensitone (brass, 14"x6.5") and he said that he tried both the Sensitone and the UltraCast. He says the Ultracast wasn't that much better (especially considered it's like twice the price). So, any experiences with this Sensitone?

Again.. thanks for the major support on this. :)
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