How to get rid of Snare Buzz

Posted on: April 7 2021 at 11:55 am

We have all experienced snare buzz and it can be quite annoying. Snare wires will always buzz a bit but there are some tricks to lessen it. The buzz can be caused by loose snares, sympathetic vibration, or misaligned snare wires. Snare wires: I feel the snare wires are often over looked. Inspect your snare […]

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Four Cool Snare Sounds

Posted on: October 17 2019 at 4:22 pm

No matter what type of snare drum you have, you can get many different sounds from it. There are many variables at your disposal, tuning, head choice, snare wire tension, muffling etc. How you hit the drum is also going to have an impact on the sound as well. Here are some different sounds to […]

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Tuning Concert Toms

Posted on: April 23 2019 at 10:47 am

What are concert toms? Concert toms are toms with only a batter head, no resonant head. Concert toms were extremely popular in the 60’s and 70’s. Why use them? Concert toms are very easy to tune, having only one head to deal with. You don’t have to worry about the relationship between batter and resonant […]

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How to Tune Your Drums for Feel

Posted on: December 31 2018 at 4:40 pm

After tuning for a sound you like, you may find that you don’t like the feel of the drums when you start playing. Some drums might feel so loose that your sticks sink in and don’t bounce enough or they may feel too tight, like you were tapping on a kitchen table. Most people like […]

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Tuning your Snare Resonant Drumhead

Posted on: November 12 2018 at 6:58 pm

The most common question I get asked is how to tune the resonant head on the snare. First of all you want the resonant head tuned much higher than the batter head. Otherwise you’ll have to tune the batter so high that the drum will sound and feel like you’re playing a piece of wood. […]

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