Vented Snares?

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Post Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:16 am

I have been playing since i was 12, and unfortunately, had to quit playing about 6 years ago. I am getting back into playing and got myself another kit, then I start seeing these snares with giant holes in them. Can someone please explain the purpose of this, and the advantage, and disadvantage of these snares. Thanks, and happy drumming, Chuck
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Post Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:22 am

my understanding is that is really about volume. Ofcourse, it is going to affect the sound of the drum, but it is mostly about volume/loudness.
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Post Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:25 am

Vents are pretty much a trend started by Orange County Drum & Percussion (OCDP). They're meant to dry out the sound and add volume. I've done a few.
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Post Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:07 pm

I've played an OCDP Vented Snare and loved it. It was dryer and louder, and it was GREAT!
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Post Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:31 pm

ive played a Donoho Custom 7x14 "swiss cheese" snare. it has several smaller holes instead of one or two large ones. i loved the sound it was a lot louder and dryer but sounded great
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Post Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:26 pm

I have a 6x14 spaun vented snare and I used to think it was everything in a snare, but my tastes have since changed. it still sounds great if I need a loud, fast, cracky snare but I recently bought a yamaha steve jordan 6.5x13 regular snare, 4 ply maple, that picks up many more subtleties and sounds fuller. in terms of quality, neither is better than the other and its up to preference what you want.
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Post Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:32 am

Thanks for all the input on this style of snare. I mostly play rock and metal, and was basically wondering if they where worth investing in. I guess I just have to try a few different ones, and see if its my taste or not.
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Post Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:51 pm

Don't go OCDP, go with anyone else. I believe PJ (Medicine Man drums) can do them :mrgreen:
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Post Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:03 pm

there's one classical snare that I'm trying to think of the name of...it's got a resin shell, and adjustable venting. the snare shell is in two halves, and they have a mechanism by which you can adjust the distance between the two halves. those are the first "vented" snares I ever saw.
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Post Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:12 pm

Alan_ - that sounds sick...stop smoking the herb so you can remember this shit! :D

I'll have to look into it when I get home and investigate who makes 'em.
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Post Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:55 pm

Alan_ wrote:there's one classical snare that I'm trying to think of the name of...it's got a resin shell, and adjustable venting. the snare shell is in two halves, and they have a mechanism by which you can adjust the distance between the two halves. those are the first "vented" snares I ever saw.


Crap! I remember seeing that but I don't remember who made it!
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Post Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:08 am

It was Sonor I believe? Like the 201 project or something?
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