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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:28 pm

ive been in my local drum line for 4 years and i just love the sound of the marching snares. ive always wanted one as my side snare on my kit to add something different that u dont hear much. what do yall think about it? do any of u have this? and if so how do u like it?
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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:43 pm

I've thought of that myself. I can't think of who did it, but some had pics of a marching snare with floor tom legs. It looked great! :D
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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:09 pm

My partner Dana has built a few of those.
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Post Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:37 pm

kplante069 wrote:I've thought of that myself. I can't think of who did it, but some had pics of a marching snare with floor tom legs. It looked great! :D



rockula made that,
and when i was in drumline (marched tenors for four years)
during the off season i'd take an extra snare home and but it on my set as a side snare..
it was fun, wouldn't mind having one
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Post Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:23 am

we dont really have any marching lines in australia, whats the difference in sound/construction materials?
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Post Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:23 am

antiunderscores wrote:we dont really have any marching lines in australia, whats the difference in sound/construction materials?


Marching snares are deeper, 10-11" and can be a 15" diameter. The heads are cranked super-tight, and they use kevlar heads instead of mylar, which can't take the high-tension.

Also, they use gut snares, which really make the snare sound of a marching snare.
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Post Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:37 pm

I have a 12x15 Ludwig Marching snare off to my left on a snare stand on my set at home. I use it a lot as another voice to my regular snare, it's great for ghost/grace notes. It has regular wire snares on it so it doesn't have that gut snare staccato drum-corps sound, it sounds more like a regular snare, just bigger. I also use it a lot when I practice rudiments. I only have it on my set at home, on live shows, there is little use for it, so it always stays home.
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Post Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:48 pm

antiunderscores to answer ur question here is a video lol :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhE5HJc0wyI

it is a very diff sound than you will hear with a regular snare but i love it
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Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:10 am

prowler029 wrote:antiunderscores to answer ur question here is a video lol :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhE5HJc0wyI

it is a very diff sound than you will hear with a regular snare but i love it
so... they are basically gun shots in a can?

that guy in the video is a gun, and i know he made that solo to show off but he doesnt have much of a groove, suppose groove's my taste, not his though.
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Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:29 am

antiunderscores wrote:
prowler029 wrote:antiunderscores to answer ur question here is a video lol :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhE5HJc0wyI

it is a very diff sound than you will hear with a regular snare but i love it
so... they are basically gun shots in a can?

that guy in the video is a gun, and i know he made that solo to show off but he doesnt have much of a groove, suppose groove's my taste, not his though.



he didn't make it to show off bro, that's dci
they're perfect...
that's what they're trained to do, to be perfect.
they practice 12 hours a day for months, to be perfect.
it's rudiments, hybrid rudiments, complicated time signatures and crazy tempos
while doing stick tricks
and all of that while they're marching in time
if you can't do it, perfectly, you're kicked out.
they're the best at what they do
it's not about an individual's groove
it's about the whole band has a whole making a groove
watch the dci championships with the drum and bugle corps
then tell me it doesn't groove
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Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:35 am

here

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Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:39 am

shine.fm-youth wrote:
antiunderscores wrote:
prowler029 wrote:antiunderscores to answer ur question here is a video lol :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhE5HJc0wyI

it is a very diff sound than you will hear with a regular snare but i love it
so... they are basically gun shots in a can?

that guy in the video is a gun, and i know he made that solo to show off but he doesnt have much of a groove, suppose groove's my taste, not his though.



he didn't make it to show off bro, that's dci
they're perfect...
that's what they're trained to do, to be perfect.
they practice 12 hours a day for months, to be perfect.
it's rudiments, hybrid rudiments, complicated time signatures and crazy tempos
while doing stick tricks
and all of that while they're marching in time
if you can't do it, perfectly, you're kicked out.
they're the best at what they do
it's not about an individual's groove
it's about the whole band has a whole making a groove
watch the dci championships with the drum and bugle corps
then tell me it doesn't groove


Yeh, i gathered that what he's doing is amazing, hence saying he's a gun. I'm not sure if that is a common term in America or anywhere outside my friend group but if you're a gun at something you're top notch for instance that guy on the video is a "gun at snare..ing." and reading over my comment i didnt make it clear i wasnt saying that he couldnt groove i was saying that what he was playing isnt "groovy" But i think that was made to show off his skill because i dont think you would be entering a competition with something that wasnt showing off your skill.
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Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:42 am

gun is used quite frequently were i live must be an auzzie thing ay and anyways i rearly enjoy the ivan pecheco dci finals one from 2004 now that man has groove i sugest u check it out anti
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Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:44 am

shine.fm-youth wrote:here

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Thats awesome! actually reminded me of something i saw ages ago at the Edinburgh (i hope i spelt that right) military tatoo. The swiss marching line were all twirling around in a line while playing made sounding, hard beats on their own snare and the guy next to them it was INSANE!
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