Metal vs. wood snare

metal vs. wood snares

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paul89

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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
 

anavrinIV

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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.
 

REVEREND_HUDSON

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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....
 

drummerboi

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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.
 

BillRayDrums

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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. :)

~B
 

drumsetsteve

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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.
 

soliddrummer

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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.
 

wolfsburg6674

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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
 

Turi

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I prefer wood... but metal is much more sensitive IMO... so tend to be a bit better for more articulate stuff.
 

ratfinkdrummer

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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.
 

anavrinIV

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ROCKET SHELLS SKETCH":3g786qqx said:
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.
 

drumdug

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I just purchased a Mapex Pro Series Maple Snare 14x6.5 and I love it. Very warm sounding and alot of punch.
 

loop

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I currently use a maple snare and I'm in love with it. I like the warmth of wooden snares but I must say I'd love to own a brass snare...
 

Animal

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paul89":1ou6hyaw said:
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
No further comments; I totally agree with you!
 

mattkinel

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Acrylic snares have there place. They have NO tone, but there volume is second to none and they have tons of crack. I played a Tempus fiberglass snare, actually a whole kit, and it sounds AMAZING! Dosent sound a bit like acrylic, its warm has a very woody sound and has the durability of acrylic.

I personally thing wood and metal snares cannot be compared. There sound characteristics are uncomparable. You cant get the warm woody sound out of a metal drum that you can out of a wood drum, its just impossible!

I guess the question could be changed to What snare material do you use under your normal playing circumstances, and which material would you use under what circumstance/musical genre.

To answer my own question, under normal playing I play a metal snare, but with the vintage style thick heavy hoops, to get a warmer, woodyer sound out of the metal shell. I would switch to a wooden snare when I want a crack, pop, loose sound, tight sound, or for special effects. I think if I could only own 1 snare, it would be a metal snare. I just get bored with the sound of a metal snare because its pretty predictable. I love wood snare drums for color, flavor, and not for practical uses but for personal enjoyment.

Well, I guess I didnt answer the first question asked, and my rambling probally dosent make much sence but, whatever, it made sence when I first thought of it

a very tired, matt kinel
 

Bigd11

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I love the harsh attack of a good tight 14x4 brass snare, ive tried wooden snares but i have to say that for me, metal will always be better for me
 
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