Side snares

Tama, Pearl, Yamaha, Premier, Mapex etc.

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Post Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:52 pm

I got this Gretsch 5.5 X 8 steel on eBay for about $ 80 or 90 USD. Has a helluva Crack to it. I don't think I could use it as a main snare, but I use it to the left of my hi- hat. (it's so compact & light, I can even mount it off my hi- hat with s clamp...No Extra Stand!!)

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Post Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:02 pm

I use one of these.... I like the extreme difference in sound of the firecracker from my Jordan.... It helps pack that punch during a crescendo. It is fairly cheap and pretty sturdy but be warned... it is called a firecracker for a reason..

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Post Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:35 pm

I use the Pork-Pie "Little Squealer" on my band practice kit as a main snare because it's not mic'd up and can cut through anything the quitarist can dish out. Its tight, clean and crisp. I use an Evans G2 clear batter with a small patch of gaffers tape to controll the ringing. This drum sounds as good, if not better than my ($350) 12X7 Black Panther Maple/Cherry snare !
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:39 pm

At band practice again not miced I use a premier modern classic 10"*6" Piccalo snare


It just cuts through everything
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Post Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:30 pm

I'd go with the 10x5. Sonor isn't big with people in the Americas hence the emphasis on Yamaha. They make good drums but seriously lack on the marketing front. Another one I'd check out is the Pearl firecracker snares. It would suck to have as a main snare but as a side snare it is pretty cool and just like the name it really does crack. Reasonable on the price too.
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Post Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:51 am

LOL the devil

yeah i see what you mean, lots of thought is needed on this
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Post Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:27 pm

I would suggest the 10x5" Sonor over the Jungle snare and PDP. The Jungle snare is very limited to what it can do. The 10x5" will be much more usable. I have a Jungle Snare and a 10x5.5 maple Tama. The Tama is great! Plus, it seems to my ears that 10" snares sound best if wooden and 5" deep or more.

The PDP is nice, too, but I prefer Sonor.