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Post Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:14 pm

How do you deal with the snare buzzing when you hit another drum? Do you work to get rid of it or just leave it as it is?
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:13 am

In my opinion it's just worthless to try to get rid of the snare buzz. I leave it as it is because when I play with a band I don't hear the buzz at all:)
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:59 am

I try to minimize the buzz as much as possible. When I'm playing with the band i dont hear it either, but when it comes to drum solos, that buzz gets annoying...
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:18 am

wow... finaly.. it only took me like 20 trys to try and reply to this post.. lol

anywho!!

depending on the acustics of the room you are in the snare might resonate more...

but if your snare is buzing alot... thsi is because of the tuning that means that your toms are tuned to close to the snares tunning. I always try to have my sanre tuned higher them my first tom, that way I don't have anyproblems. and after I got a drum dial it got evem better........
http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/index.html here on the drum tuning bible the is a section on snare buzing it explaing why thsi happens and what you can do to fix it.

I have a metal snare and I use a emp X or a flamII (snareside) as my batter heads.. and Amb snare or diplomat snareside as my reso read
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:19 am

man about the buzzing......i try to get ma snare as tight as possible so i cant hear dat buzzz...i like ma snare as clean and snappy as possible
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:57 am

If your snare is buzzing when you hit another drum, that means they're tuned to close together. Adjust the tuning on both drum away from each other (one tighter, one looser) and it should fix it.
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:29 am

drum_r 4 eternal life wrote:man about the buzzing......i try to get ma snare as tight as possible so i cant hear dat buzzz...i like ma snare as clean and snappy as possible


On the other end of the spectrum, I take the tension of my snares down...it gives a fat bottom characteristic to the snare that I like, as well as eliminating about 90% of the buzz that the guitars generate.

This technique isn't so great for people who like a really poppy, tight sound to their snare...

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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:55 am

I just try to tune my drums not to close to each other and that works well
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:29 am

This happen a lot for before mentioned (to close tunning) and the head. I don' like to put any external muffing in my head so I always take the one that have it internal, those that doesn't have will have that buzz unless you play a lot with the tune. Evan's Reverse Power dot have help me with that problem a lot.
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Post Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:39 am

just ignore it, when you play with a band or with the rest of the kit it goes
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Post Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:51 am

Blitzer135 wrote:just ignore it, when you play with a band or with the rest of the kit it goes

No! Don't ignore it. Tune properly and fix the problem.
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Post Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:26 am

You guys are talking like there's a way to completely get rid of sympathetic hum. Unless you sacrifice sound quality, you're always going to have some...especially on stage. It doesn't matter. It doesn't come through the FOH mix and is seldom heard on recordings.

That said, there are things you can do to help. Change the tuning of whatever drum causes the snare the buzz, detune the four tension rods directly to the sides of the snare by 1/2 turn (tuning the rest up to compensate), put a small piece of tape width-wise on the head right under the ends of the snare, or choke the hell out of the drum by tightening the snares too tight.

Personally, I don't really give a damn. My drums are tuned where I want them, my snare is loose enough to give a full bodied attack, and not even professional engineers have complained. The only thing I do is detune those four tension rods. Snare drums are supposed to buzz.
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Post Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:48 am

SGarrett wrote:Snare drums are supposed to buzz.


The man has a point :-P I just try to minimize then deal with it.
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Post Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:36 pm

Can't really avoid it. sorry.
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Post Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:18 pm

i would just tighten your snare strand as much as possible ..and maybe making the snare dampener as tight as possible too would help :|