As I've mentioned in a few other threads I am fairly new to drumming. I bought my (slightly older) Pearl Export Series 5 piece kit from a guy who bought it from a church... and so on. I love the variety of sounds I can get out of the toms depending on the head I use and muffling etc... But the snare is another story.
My snare is a low end metal Pearl snare. I've messed around with a few different heads and muffling techniques but just can't get the sound out of it I want. The sound I want can best be described as a thick THWAP! Warm, with a little bit of tone but not so warm that it blends in with the toms, it needs to stand out.
This past weekend my band switched practice locations and I used the drumset of our keyboardist's fathers band. It was a Yamaha Beech Custom set. I wasn't crazy about the sound of the toms but the snare drum was EXACTLY what I'm looking for. It was a 14" snare (not sure of the depth), and had a wood rim around the top that their drummer uses for rim shots.
So to get to the point (finally...
). Any suggetions on getting my snare to sound similar? Or any suggestions of other types of snare's that I can purchase which might not be quite as pricey?? Eventually I want to buy a nicer set but in the meantime I'd like to get a snare I can be proud of.