acryl, wood or steel snare?

Dom

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Hey guys!

I'm now thinkin of buying a new snare, I want a very warm and very high sound and of course I want it to look fucking awesome ;).
What would you recommend me? If you have conrete recommendations just post them....thx
 

Timekeep69

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A birch shell will give you that.

Steel won't give you a warm sound and it will be incredibly loud. Acrylic isn't really good for warmth either. I'd suggest a birch shell with a 45 degree back edge and a round over front edge.
 

Dom

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what kind of sound are they?
I mean actually I'm playing in a rock band, but I don't want a snare where all hell brakes lose every time I hit it, I want something special.....but I think I just have to try some....
 

SGarrett

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I agree, a birch shell sounds like exactly what you're looking for. Possibly 6x14.

If you want to know what acrylic sounds like, listen to some Zep.
 

king_friday

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SGarrett":23n0u5i1 said:
I agree, a birch shell sounds like exactly what you're looking for. Possibly 6x14.

If you want to know what acrylic sounds like, listen to some Zep.
bonham didnt really use an acrylic snare though, did he? i know he used acrylic toms and bass, but he pretty much stuck with the supra phonic i thought.
 

Howepirate

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king_friday":1h91riju said:
SGarrett":1h91riju said:
I agree, a birch shell sounds like exactly what you're looking for. Possibly 6x14.

If you want to know what acrylic sounds like, listen to some Zep.
bonham didnt really use an acrylic snare though, did he? i know he used acrylic toms and bass, but he pretty much stuck with the supra phonic i thought.
Def on the supra. I would recommend an Aluminum or Maple. I have never gotten a good sound out of a birch snare...
 

SGarrett

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king_friday":2d0wpeo3 said:
SGarrett":2d0wpeo3 said:
I agree, a birch shell sounds like exactly what you're looking for. Possibly 6x14.

If you want to know what acrylic sounds like, listen to some Zep.
bonham didnt really use an acrylic snare though, did he? i know he used acrylic toms and bass, but he pretty much stuck with the supra phonic i thought.
Acrylic is acrylic. Put a snare strand on a 12" tom and you have a 12" snare. :)
 

dbkman

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SGarrett":24x86wqr said:
I agree, a birch shell sounds like exactly what you're looking for. Possibly 6x14.

If you want to know what acrylic sounds like, listen to some Zep.
I second that
 

Dom

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Hey!

thanks for all your replys. I've been to a music store last week, listened to a huge amount of snares and my favourit one was the new pdp acryl 14''x6''. I has just the best sound.
 

dwtoast72

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If you have the opportunity to do so, go check out a Tama StarClassic G-Maple. It's got a wonder body of warm sound, yet a phenomenal fat crack!! I love it to death.. Otherwise, for metal, I'd go with a 14x6.5 bronze. It's got warmth and crack, but a metallic ring to it (duh,...it's metal!!)<no>
 
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