TWO snares or one?

Tama, Pearl, Yamaha, Premier, Mapex etc.

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
devilspain
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 588
Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:49 am
Location: N.Ireland

Post Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:54 pm

what you guys think? ive got 2 snares on my kit but i rarely use it. (for shame on me). one being the 14x5.5 Stell H BP the other being a pearl piccolo 13x3 (steel). any ways 2snares or 1 what ya think?
Mapex Saturn Series Drums
TRX Cymbals
DW9000 Pedals
Pearl Rack
Vic Firth Sticks
Remo Heads


http://www.myspace.com/devilspain
http://www.myspace.com/masteranddog
http://www.masteranddog.com
User avatar
Shalaq
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 674
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:24 am
Location: Poland

Post Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:29 pm

Even if you hardly ever use it, keep it on your set. You'll have another sound option available and you'll have an extra snare in case you break the heads on your main one.
Mapex, Istanbul Agop, Attack, Vater/O4D.
I want an endorsement :)
Quick link to the search engine:
http://www.drumsmylife.com/search.php
AugustHouseDrums
beginner
beginner
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:12 am
Location: Long Beach, CA

Post Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:37 am

If you are playing the piccilo for a ringy sound compared to your main snare it isn't worth your time to set it up. You can get so many sounds out of one snare. I have a Spaun 6x14 16ply Maple and i get a fat punchy crack out of it when i hit the center and i get a nice ringy crack with almost no bottom end when i hit it towards the outside. The only reason i can see to have a second snare is if you want to have a dead flat sounding snare for effects.
Dale
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 537
Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:21 am
Location: Aus

Post Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:54 am

I like a 6" maple snare as my main snare and a 5" brass off to the left of my hats. I'm trying to find a holder so that I can set up a snare on the floor so I can play it with a stick in a pedal. Haven't found anything yet though.
I don't know what I'm talking about!

"Don't play FOR people. Play WITH people."
- Papa Jo Jones
User avatar
Scott_Hurford
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 564
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:47 am
Location: Swansea, Wales

Post Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:41 am

i like having a second snare turned off for a timbale sorta sound. and i sometimes alternate between off and on for diff types of music. i try everything
Tama/Zildjian/Remo/Vater
www.myspace.com/scotthurford
Image
Image
Demented Drummer
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 76
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:00 am
Location: lakeburn/dieppe NB

Post Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:57 am

I`ve got 4 on my kit:

14" birch Tama GRANSTAR
14" birch Yamaha Custom Recording
14" chrome Slingerland
13" brass Pearl piccolo

Why limit yourself?
Tama GRANSTAR in Nile Blue
PAISTE cymbals
9 pieces of percussion
8-sided Pearl ICON rack
Gilbraltar throne
AHEAD sticks
User avatar
Johnny Cat
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 529
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:24 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:15 am

I totally agree with Shalaq. Even if you don't use it much, you've already got it. Might as well set it up and have it there if the need does ever come up.

I agree with Demented Drummer too. Why limit yourself?
Tama Rockstar Custom 10-Pc
Paiste and Sabian cymbals
Tama "RoadPro" Hardware
Axis "X" Longboard Pedals
Regal Tip "Jazz E" and Promark "Elvin Jones" and "747" Drumsticks
Regal Tip "Ed Thigpen" Brushes
Remo and Evans Drumheads
User avatar
Qbs
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 435
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:03 am
Location: lost in space

Post Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:17 pm

2 or even more! It's good to have options :)
Rhytm is a way to transmit a description of experience
in an emotional and not abstract way.
It is more than a metaphor:
It is a physical experience as real as any other.
User avatar
Shalaq
session drummer
session drummer
Posts: 674
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:24 am
Location: Poland

Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:10 am

Maybe not for a rock drummer but if you play some modern stuff....
How about a kit with a kick drum and lets say....5 snares? Two placed in an orderly snare/2nd snare fashion, while other tuned and placed as toms. Turn some snares off and you'have some amazing textures to work with.
Mapex, Istanbul Agop, Attack, Vater/O4D.
I want an endorsement :)
Quick link to the search engine:
http://www.drumsmylife.com/search.php
User avatar
Animal
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 213
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:41 am
Location: Norway

Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:28 am

I'm using two snare-drums at the moment:

One (main-) snare that is a Yamaha RC 9000 14" x 8" wooden shell snare, and another (sidekick) that is a Pearl Free Floating 14" x 5" (also wooden shell).

The former is tuned fairly high in pitch, whilst the latter is tuned very high, as I use it as a "Hybrid piccolo snare".

Actually, I'm concidering to get even a third snare drum!

I would like a small snare drum, probably a 10" x 6", but haven't yet made a desicion wether I should go for a brass/metal snare, or another wooden shell snare.

At the moment it stands between one of these two:

Yamaha SD2055 - 10" x 5,5" Steel snare
Image

Yamaha Stage Custom (#SSD1050A) 5x10 6 lug sopranino snare drum

Image

Anyone got one of these for sale? :wink:
ImageImageImage
mattkinel
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 74
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:45 am

Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:36 pm

Hey, I have 4 snares, but there all differnt. I dont set up my set with all at once. I really have 2 snares, but a set of each. I have supraphonics in both 5.5 and 6.5 depth and rogers dynasonics in both depths. Snares are really the only aspect of my kit that i change around. If i want a differnt sound, I change my snares and not my actual kit.
-Matt Kinel

Vintage Ludwig Stainless Steel Bonham Set
Paiste Giant Beats and 2002 Cymbals
Vintage Ludwig Hercules and Atlas Hardware
Speed King Pedal, Supraphonic Snare
Remo Heads, Coated
dutch
beginner
beginner
Posts: 41
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:31 pm

Post Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:34 pm

i use 2 snares on my kit one off to the side for higher- break beat ish -electronic sounding (it's eaiser than setting up the electronics) in the collection i have , man i don't even know! but it it's nice to have the options, esp going into the studio, or rentals
User avatar
PaulZILLA
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 266
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:58 am
Location: Arkansas

Post Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:35 am

thers nothing wrong with multiple snares even if rarely used. i like 2 and use them almost equally. and a comment on the guy that said bassdrum and 5 snares. DDRUM made a kit that was just that. a bassdrum and 5 snares.all different sizes and had quick throwoffs.so you could hit with the stick and flip on and off while playing. check it out on the news under one of the NAMM articicals at ddrum.com look under NEWS then NAMM there are 2 NAMM things.personaly i like having a 7x14 wood main snare. and a 5.5x14 steel secondary beside my hi hats. sometiems i like to run a 7x14 or 6.5x13 acrylic as a main and secondary.snares are VERY versatile drums.you can tune almost any snare to sound almost any way you want and get multiple sounds from there. i mean throwoffs and wires adn things get advanced enough for 3-5 diff snare on sounds and then the off. and th en you add how and where you hit.
Get KRUNK...Its A Death Metal Thing.
koreanbeatdown91
new
new
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:14 pm

Post Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:38 am

well i like 2 snares i have my main pearl 1 and a PDP side snare mounted off my hi hats just seems to give it a little more pop when i need it
User avatar
downshifter99
drumming adept
drumming adept
Posts: 140
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:47 pm
Location: Rohnert Park,California

Post Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:06 pm

That's like saying that you shouldn't have more than one crash cymbal :roll:
Taye:Rock Pro Classic Rock 5 Piece
Sabian:Cymbals
Tama & Pearl:Hardware
Evans:Drum heads
Vader:Fat Back 3A Sticks & Slick-Nuts