Metal vs. wood snare

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metal vs. wood snares

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38%
wood
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62%
 
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:49 am

What snare drums do you prefer - metal or wooden? Why? :) Let's discuss.
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:24 am

I prefer wooden snare :) I like warm and very concentraded sound. But I don't tell that wooden is better than metal snare :) Depends also ,what species of music do you play :P
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:58 am

i really like maple snares but i also like the sound of brass and aluminum ones. if i had to choose just one snare though, it would be a maple one.
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:11 am

Lately I have been rocking the Maple 5". Though I love brightness of brass, the warmth of Maple just sounds good with my Maple kit and big fat daddy toms and kick etc. MMMMMM warm like coffee....
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:22 am

I have a metal snare, but I whant to get a wood snare so I can have one of both on my kit.
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:23 am

i'd say 50/50.... I like using my maple or my birch snares but i also love the bite that my 6.5 x 13 copper snare has.
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:59 am

I have a 6.5x13 Dunnett Titanium that I use on about 99% of my work. If there's a need for a wood snare I can bring one- either a 7x14 Maple or a 5x14 Maple (Taye Studio Pro)

The Dunnett drum has been really good. :)

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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:14 am

Wood---- I have a TAMA (Walnut) Snare and a Pacific (Maple)
Snare drum. The sound on Both are alive with the maple
being very loud and the walnut being a little more dark.
I have two metal snare drums, I have not used them for
a long time.
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:00 am

I use a 5 1/2 by 14 maple Pearl Master's Custom and it is an absolute dream to play. I had a brass Yamaha before that, but the metal overtone was a bit annoying for the style of music I play, which is various! I find that a wooden snare is more versatile, whereas metal is mainly good for that loud, ringy sound if that's what you want, then great.
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:15 am

right now i have a maple but im looking to invest on a chad smith signature and i believe its nickle?...i dont know what kind of metal it is but it sounds fantastic....so i guess i like both
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:32 pm

I prefer wood... but metal is much more sensitive IMO... so tend to be a bit better for more articulate stuff.
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:30 pm

Well, I have what I feel are some pretty good examples of both. Wood: Slingerland Radio King's {1-ply maple} in 5x14, 6.5x14 & 8x14. Ludwig 3-ply maple in 6.5x14. Metal: Ludwig Brass Supra's in 5x14 & 6.5x14. Aluminum Alloy {60s} Supra's in 5x14 & 6.5x14, and a 5x14 Acrolite. The Radio King's are awesome in the studio, sound fat live, but don't quite cut how I like. My fave? '62 Ludwig Alloy 6.5x14 Supra. Will CRACK through the loudest din and crisp and sensitive for the lightest buzz rolls.
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Post Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:29 am

On my kit I`m currently using a Yamaha Birch, Granstar Birch, Sllingerland Metal and Pearl Brass piccolo
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Post Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:08 am

hmmm.what about carbon fiber or even Acrylic???
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Post Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:32 pm

ROCKET SHELLS SKETCH wrote:hmmm.what about carbon fiber or even Acrylic???


never played a carbon fiber but i like acrylic...very bright but warmer than something like steel.
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