BEST snare sound ever recorded

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Post Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:12 am

Carter Beauford's snare in any DMB album.

Dave Grohl's snare in Queens of the Stone Age's Songs for the Deaf and the new Juliette and the Licks album.

But Stewart Copeland's snare wins. Hands down...that snare is perfect.
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Post Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:24 am

gavin harrison's snare on Porcupine Tree's "Deadwing". clean, pronounced, and washy.
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Post Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:13 pm

Johnny Cat wrote:I wouldn't say it's the greatest snare sound ever, because there are just too many, but one of my all time favorites is Neil Peart's snare sound on Rush's "Exit...Stage Left" live album.

It's his number one snare "old faithful". A cheap Slingerland wood snare that he picked up in a pawn shop I believe for $67. He suspects that someone filed down the snare beds, because the snare is both sensitive at the lightest touch, and aggressive as well, and never chokes.

I think that snare sounds best on that live album. Especially during "Red Barchetta" and "YYZ".


yes neil's is my favorite...i love it. i have a pearl elx that sounds like it
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Post Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:25 pm

Any snare played by Steve Gadd! Stewart Copeland's snare sound on Zenyatta Mondatta, which set the sound stadrd for the day! David Garibaldi's snare.


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Post Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:15 am

Listen to Paperback
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Maybe it's just the great hi-hat.
Maybe it's recording tricks.
I don't care, the snare sounds great anyhow.
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Post Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:06 am

In my humble opinion... I think Chad Smith's snare on the Blood Sugar Sex Magik album is great...thats the sound I go for.. plenty of crack without it sounding like a piccolo. Especially on the songs Apache Rose Peacock, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Naked in the Rain... Oh and on the Soul to Squeeze song......
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Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:19 am

Best snare ever recorded? MINE :)

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I love it, its perfect for me.
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Post Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:08 pm

Bowmanator wrote:in no particular order

Tool - The Pot
Steely Dan - F.m./Babylon Sisters
Led Zep - Fool In The Rain (love the shuffle)
Jeff Buckley - Lover, you should have come over (matt Johnson on drums)
James Brown - papa dont take no mess
Incubus - Deep Inside
Dave matthews band - all track on Under the table and dreaming
Charlie Hunter - One foundation (shawn pelton on drums)

a blend of poppy snares, fatback, and everything in between.


I didn't think I had ONE answer so I didn't wanna post, but then I saw Jeff Buckley/Matt Johnson and I remembered I did have a favorite. This award is for Best Kick and Snare duo in a mix and goes to Matt Johnson on that same album but for the song "Everybody here wants you". Tight.
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Post Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:25 am

I've noticed....most of the "Best recorded" snares that you've mentioned are multi-ply vented snares! Yay! Mines on the way!!!
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Post Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:57 am

Hands down one of the best snare sounds is from Gar Samuelson of Megadeth on the Peace Sells album. That is the Ludwig Black Beauty and it just crushes through the whole album. The reissue really brings out his drumming ability and you can hear all the little nuances of his playing. RIP Gar.
Another favorite is Dave Lombardo. He has a custom piccalo(sp) snare that will tear the paint off the walls. It's a great sound because it can be heard every time he hits it. Bonzo of course and Phil Rudd also has a deep booming sound. I like Tom Hunting's snare sound from Exodus on the 2004 release Tempo Of The Damned. Great drumming with an awesome sound.
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Post Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:20 am

Just read all this post and i cannot believe no-one has mentions the snare on the Spin Doctors 'Pocket Full of Kryptonite' album.

Also the B52's Love Shack has a great 'crack' to it as well
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Post Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:23 am

Yoda wrote:Just read all this post and i cannot believe no-one has mentions the snare on the Spin Doctors 'Pocket Full of Kryptonite' album.

Also the B52's Love Shack has a great 'crack' to it as well

I ALWAYS thought the Spin Doctors' drummer had great sounding drums, both live and in studio. He's a really interesting player as well.
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Post Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:40 pm

When The Levee Breaks by Bonzo Bonham. Everytime I hear those drums my arms and legs start air drumming.

Gotta also love Neil Peart's drum sound on Moving Pictures.l Especially Tom Sawyer & YYZ
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Post Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:43 pm

hmmmm...

Aaron Comess(Spin Doctors)- "Two Princes"

Stewart Copeland(The Police)- (basically any song but especially) "Message In a Bottle"

Tommy Stewart[ (Old) Godsmack]- "Awake"

Shannon Larkin(Godsmack)- "Straight Out of Line"

Josh Freese(A Perfect Circle)- "Judith"

Matt McDonough(Mudvayne)- "Death Blooms"

Chad Smith(Red Hot Chili Peppers)- "Give it Away"

Frank Beard(ZZ Top)- "La Grange"

Me(A Nickel Ritcher)- "All I Got To Give" (I know it is stupid to put something like that but I have a Gretsch USA Maple snare and it kicks so much ass!!!)

There are many more but in case you can't tell I like my snares tuned WAY up!!!

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Post Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:50 pm

311's "Transistor"