Side snares

Rem

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I want to get a side snare, that is small, to add extra colour to my kit, i dont want to spend any more than £120

these are the contestants:


sonor 10X2 jungle snare



sonor 10x5 maple snare


10x6 pdp snare


what you think?

tell me other good alternatives, i know ive missed some
 

Brother_Bong

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Coatedskins":1wc0qj4v said:
I want to get a side snare, that is small, to add extra colour to my kit, i dont want to spend any more than £120

these are the contestants:


sonor 10X2 jungle snare



sonor 10x5 maple snare


10x6 pdp snare


what you think?
Is the top one wood or metal?

tell me other good alternatives, i know ive missed some
 

Rem

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Bong":291hylnj said:
Coatedskins":291hylnj said:
I want to get a side snare, that is small, to add extra colour to my kit, i dont want to spend any more than £120



what you think?
Is the top one wood or metal?

tell me other good alternatives, i know ive missed some
wood mate
 

dbkman

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are you asking what kind of wood it is? well that one is a stage custom so its birch, phillipine mahogany and falkata. - lots of mid range
 

Rem

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thanks mannn


i considered it, but sum drummer in a shop told me they're no good
i wanna hear one tho:)

theres so much choice
 

Atmerrill

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dbkman":t6l0blki said:
yamaha makes great snares man. so does mapex. this is the next snare im gonna get.

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Hmmmm. IDK, I never understood the facination with teeny, itty-bitty snares - picalo snares sometimes, although they get real annoying quick hearing it all night. Seems like a single timbale (or timbalitos) would be more versatile, esp. if you already have a good sounding snare as your main.
 

rufus4dagruv

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The Jungle snares are cool, and sound loud when you're playing one, but they do not project very well. If you're playing in unmic'd situations, there may be a significant difference in volume between it and your main snare.

In contrast, the 5x10 is going to have more depth, obviously, and project a little better. A guy I know uses the Stage Custom, and honestly, I've never actually cared for the sound of it; it just does not stand out. It's relatively cheap here in the States, and imagine the prices would be similar in Europe. I would recommend playing it before buying it, if you start leaning in that direction. I have generally been pleased with many of the yamaha kits and snares that I've played, but not this particular model. Just my $.02.

I have heard good things about the PDP side snares but I've never played one myself. I have the Pearl 6x10 maple shell popcorn and have been very pleased with it. I use it mostly for dancehall riddims and occasional accents with my Reggae band. I cut a track with it last week in the studio and the engineer had a blast with it. We were both surprised at how well it mic'd up. It may be a little more than the budget you are working with, but I'm not sure.
 

goatatl

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I got this Gretsch 5.5 X 8 steel on eBay for about $ 80 or 90 USD. Has a helluva Crack to it. I don't think I could use it as a main snare, but I use it to the left of my hi- hat. (it's so compact & light, I can even mount it off my hi- hat with s clamp...No Extra Stand!!)

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lemoncleanser1

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I use one of these.... I like the extreme difference in sound of the firecracker from my Jordan.... It helps pack that punch during a crescendo. It is fairly cheap and pretty sturdy but be warned... it is called a firecracker for a reason..

 

keith bushey

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I use the Pork-Pie "Little Squealer" on my band practice kit as a main snare because it's not mic'd up and can cut through anything the quitarist can dish out. Its tight, clean and crisp. I use an Evans G2 clear batter with a small patch of gaffers tape to controll the ringing. This drum sounds as good, if not better than my ($350) 12X7 Black Panther Maple/Cherry snare !
 

tom_c

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At band practice again not miced I use a premier modern classic 10"*6" Piccalo snare


It just cuts through everything
 

Mikkey

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I'd go with the 10x5. Sonor isn't big with people in the Americas hence the emphasis on Yamaha. They make good drums but seriously lack on the marketing front. Another one I'd check out is the Pearl firecracker snares. It would suck to have as a main snare but as a side snare it is pretty cool and just like the name it really does crack. Reasonable on the price too.
 
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