Help getting a snare!

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Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:40 pm

Hi! I'm looking forward to get a custom snare drum, but i don't know what snare I want to get, I'm in a "Progressive/Experimental" band, so, wich kind of snare do you recommend? I was thinking a 13x7 snare with about 20-25 plies, but i don't know, also if you can recommend me a good place to get my snare, like something hand made, or a good non-commercial place! I was check "Precision Drum" but I'll thank any other sugestion! Thanks in advance!
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:18 am

i ask about getting a snare and i got the responce of 'depends what sound you want' so im just saying the same
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drums by Spaun or Truth, Shine, I like GMS drums too.
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:48 pm

I build Medicine Man Custom Drums. I can hook ya up.

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Post Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:35 pm

Man, take a look at what yamaha has. they build great snares. and dont judge the snare sound by what it sounds like when you sit behind it, judge it by recording and in the mix with a full band. its all treble when you're at your kit.
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Post Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:29 pm

dbkman wrote:Man, take a look at what yamaha has. they build great snares. and dont judge the snare sound by what it sounds like when you sit behind it, judge it by recording and in the mix with a full band. its all treble when you're at your kit.


You can't judge any drum from a recording due to mixing and effects applied to the sound.
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Post Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:16 pm

That's only if the engineer adds effects, fucks with eq too much, and/or uses to much compression. A good engineer can get an honest sound without adding or changing much, at all.


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dbkman wrote:Man, take a look at what yamaha has. they build great snares. and dont judge the snare sound by what it sounds like when you sit behind it, judge it by recording and in the mix with a full band. its all treble when you're at your kit.


You can't judge any drum from a recording due to mixing and effects applied to the sound.
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Post Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:24 pm

im not talking about EQ at all. just straight up miced.
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Post Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:33 pm

What other drums do you have and what sound are you going for? With experimental music, anything pretty much goes. If you have a dry wood snare, I'd say go for a ringy drum like copper or brass. If you have a bright drum, go for something dark like mahogany or bronze. If you're looking for the crack of a 20-25 ply wood drum, look to a Keller shell company like precisiondrum.com, spaundrums.com or phattiedrums.com. I haven't checked their prices in some time, but they were all reasonable at one time, and a much better deal than going to OCDP.


Zeroh wrote:Hi! I'm looking forward to get a custom snare drum, but i don't know what snare I want to get, I'm in a "Progressive/Experimental" band, so, wich kind of snare do you recommend? I was thinking a 13x7 snare with about 20-25 plies, but i don't know, also if you can recommend me a good place to get my snare, like something hand made, or a good non-commercial place! I was check "Precision Drum" but I'll thank any other sugestion! Thanks in advance!
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Post Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:07 pm

im not talking about EQ at all. just straight up miced.


But to be fair how often do you come across a recording that is pure straight up original snare sound.
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Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:31 am

GeorgeDemise wrote:
im not talking about EQ at all. just straight up miced.


But to be fair how often do you come across a recording that is pure straight up original snare sound.


Good point. Also the type of mic being used plays a huge roll as well. And the mic placement. And the preamp. Digital or Analog? There are quite a bit of variables.

Back on the subject, I would say contact TimeKeeper. He's a valuable member of this forum and obviously is not going to do anything to tarnish his reputation. It's a pretty safe bet that he will take care of you.
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Post Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:59 pm

Zeroh wrote:Hi! I'm looking forward to get a custom snare drum, but i don't know what snare I want to get, I'm in a "Progressive/Experimental" band, so, wich kind of snare do you recommend? I was thinking a 13x7 snare with about 20-25 plies, but i don't know, also if you can recommend me a good place to get my snare, like something hand made, or a good non-commercial place! I was check "Precision Drum" but I'll thank any other sugestion! Thanks in advance!

There are a few things to consider like:

-Your budget – custom drums are very expensive and there are a lot of under rated good snares in the market.
-Your needs – what you already have and how can it be modified (drumheads, tunings, snare strands, new bearing edges, etc.) vs. what you want.
-Sonic qualities – the perennial metal vs. wood discussion, and obviously which wood or metal (or both, like Neal Peart’s DW signature snare)

Once you have that down you’ll have a good starting point.