anyone here drum in a pipe band?

break the prism

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i do. the snares are extremely tight to a choked tone, which is okay for marching, but i wouldn't apply it to any other type of music.
 

crfonck

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I used to play and teach drums with the pipe band at the Univeristy of Iowa years ago. I loved the sound of the snare drums, but that could just be personal preference. Scots drums have a double snare setup (under both top and bottom heads), and sound pretty good when you play tight closed or buzz rolls, which is a lot of the drumming style. Hated wearing a sling though...had to get used to the drum wandering around a little compared to a marching carrier.
 

king_friday

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i payed sides in a pipe band for five years. it was fun, got best drum corp in one of our competitions that i played lead tip in.
 

mute

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yeah, i know that they're tightened to shit, with the kevlar head (right?) to keep them from snapping. i wouldn't want that exact sound for my set but i really like the idea of the dual snare. also, those drums are huge; they'd never fit on a set. i like my small, 10"
 

king_friday

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mute":2orx0o4e said:
yeah, i know that they're tightened to shit, with the kevlar head (right?) to keep them from snapping. i wouldn't want that exact sound for my set but i really like the idea of the dual snare. also, those drums are huge; they'd never fit on a set. i like my small, 10"
you could put em on a set if you really wanted to, sometimes i would put my marching snare on my kit just for the hell of it.
 

mute

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yeah, but how did that sound? did it mesh with the rest of the kit at all?

also, aren't marching snares pretty different than pipe snares?
 
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