What do people reckon on acrylic snares?

GeorgeDemise

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I'm gona get a new snare, and it's either gona be a 13x7 20ply maple, or 13x7 acrylic. I can't decide which to get yet! I've never used acrylic before but I've good things come out of them and they can withstand being left in a van in the cold over night better! What do you guys think?
 

drummert2k

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nothing beats a good maple snare in my book. i hade a 14x6 acrylic snare and sold it after using it like 3 times. i just didnt like it. even tried a few differant head combos. still, didnt like it.

i had a friend who used an acrylic kit and told me that if he'd leave it in a van over night if its really cold or really hot he'd have to loosen the heads on the snare because with the high tension of the head and the temperature making the shall expand or contract, the holes for the lug casings would start to spider web. not a good thing
 

Rockaflodge

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I used a acrylic coke bottle 13x7 snare to recorde my new demo and man! what a great sounding snare! I am going to buy one just like for my kit.
 
i dont think they have any body to them. i was playing a gig where the house drummer had a vented acrylic snare and it sounded like crap. though the cool thing about drums is that the sound is totally up to the drummer. if you want to buy one then go for it.
 
i love a good wooden snare. i tried out an acrylic snare a while back and didnt care for it. theyre too open for my taste. but thats me. just go to a store, work over both of em, see what u like more.
 

skitch

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dudewiththesticks":1vfwd69c said:
i dont think they have any body to them. i was playing a gig where the house drummer had a vented acrylic snare and it sounded like crap. though the cool thing about drums is that the sound is totally up to the drummer. if you want to buy one then go for it.
The venting is more liely the culprit in this case. The same thing was said about Ludwig's "Slotted" snares back in the 1980s.

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ddrumark

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well i play a full acrylic set and im in love with acrylic but choose the maple snare if it will be used more for recording but acrylic is great in my books for anything and its a real eye grabber for the crowd at shows
 
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