show tonight, help please?

rundylanrunn

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i always take my snare out of the van and take it home the day before a show so i can make sure i have it all tuned up nice before we play.

i was messing with it today, because at practice yesterday it developed a pretty bad ring. and now i can't get it to go away.

it's all top head ring, messing with the bottom head really doesn't affect it at all. there is a good snare sound at the initial hit but the overtones literally ring for like 2 seconds.

the head i'm using is a remo emperor x, so i don't see how too much ring is a problem, i've heard people complaining that this head dries the drum out too much.

any thoughts? the drum is a grestch catalina mod 10ply mahogany. snare side head is an ambassador snare side.
 

rundylanrunn

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i'd have to go buy one before we play.

and if i was to do that i'd just go get a new head.

but i don't understand how this head is ringing so much. i used to play coated ambassadors on my snare and even they didn't ring like this.
 

Mitchell?

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I think it's time for a new head.

But, I have heard that if you tune one lug down a little bit, it removes overtones.

But I mean, it was just some random thing on the internet so IDK if it would actually work....
 

rundylanrunn

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yeah i tried that earlier. it didn't help so much.

i guess it's time for a new head. i don't feel like i've had that one so long but i guess i have.
 

rundylanrunn

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yeah i tried that earlier. it didn't help so much.

i guess it's time for a new head. i don't feel like i've had that one so long but i guess i have.
 

EOTE_drummer

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aren't those supposed to be like indestructable? like the TITANIC of all drum heads.

well the titanic did sink......
 

EOTE_drummer

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aren't those supposed to be like indestructable? like the TITANIC of all drum heads.

well the titanic did sink......
 

PDP9000

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I have had the same problem the snare has a bad ring after i hit it and i have the same head
as you do on it. I usallly just stick a moon gell on it and it usally goes away but im going to
buy diffrent snare head to see if its really the head or just the snare ring.
 

Vanden

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I just put a new Emporer X on my snare to. I dont really like it to be honest. It just sounds so flat and dead.
 

rundylanrunn

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seems like it's pretty varied on different drums (duh)

just found out that the head i bought yesterday seperated from the hoop, so i'm going to go and try to get it replaced today.
 

GALLUCH1215

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If you don't want to go out and buy a dampening ring to get rid of the ring all together than get a bandana fold one corner to the one across from it to make a triangles and then fold the bottom in 2 inches then again (like making a headband) and then put it right at the top of the snare like on the Remo logo. It gets rid of the ring completely and it's really simple and only costs a dollar.
 

TheLoneGunman

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GALLUCH1215":kiu42kjm said:
If you don't want to go out and buy a dampening ring to get rid of the ring all together than get a bandana fold one corner to the one across from it to make a triangles and then fold the bottom in 2 inches then again (like making a headband) and then put it right at the top of the snare like on the Remo logo. It gets rid of the ring completely and it's really simple and only costs a dollar.
No, clothes are for wearing not for making music. You can make rings out of old heads. I like overtones from my snare, but I keep a ring around in case I need to to get rid of the overtones real quick. But I like having both options, it's more versatile.
 

dedrummervanrolf

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AmnestysLowEnd":4l0fsy9c said:
I find that emporer x's only sound great when cranked pretty tight. CS are easier to tune high and they are pretty dry.
I would pick a CS over an Emperor X every day. They are pretty dry too, but give more than enough overtones if you want them too. I always use it on my 14" snares, coated ambassador on 13" though.
 

rundylanrunn

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GALLUCH1215":3nt6qlzj said:
If you don't want to go out and buy a dampening ring to get rid of the ring all together than get a bandana fold one corner to the one across from it to make a triangles and then fold the bottom in 2 inches then again (like making a headband) and then put it right at the top of the snare like on the Remo logo. It gets rid of the ring completely and it's really simple and only costs a dollar.
yeah i could see that getting rid of the ring. but i could also see it falling off!!

what i ended up doing last night, cause it still had a little more ring than i wanted, it was reallllly coming through the mic too, was took two 5 inch strips of duct tape and put them on two ends of the head as far from the center as they could get. i don't think by any means that it's a good way to go about solving anything, but if you're in a hurry and don't have time to fine tune it works great.

do you think putting tape on the underside of the head would have the same effect? i hate the look of having tape on the drum.
 

Mitchell?

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Putting tape on the reso would probably kill too much snare response to work.

It seems that the batter usually are responsible for any high-end uncontrollable overtones.

In the studio I just stick a moongel on the very edge.
 
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