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Old 02-26-2007, 07:14 PM
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5 inch maple snare


Up here in the Great White, we sometimes have to order stuff sight unseen. I have concerns with a 5 inch maple drum offered as part of the Renown Maple kit I an ordering. So far I've been told I can't upgrade it to a 6-1/2 snare. I have some playing experience with a 5 inch maple PDP snare, and I find it has a very sharp sound. I have not had the opportunity to tune it. I prefer blues and want a reasonably soft snare sound, e.g. Dylan's Modern Times. I am concerned that the 5 inch snare may not tune down to my taste. Could anyone enlighten me as to the possible range of the Gretsch 5 inch maple snare?
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:21 PM
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I can't help you on the Gretsch snare. So my info may be mute. I sat in on a blues drummers kit a couple of months ago. He was using a 3 1/2"x 14" PEARL maple piccolo snare tuned way down. He was trying to get it to sound like a
6 1/2" or an 8". I don't think it worked very well. It was like hitting a sponge.
By way of some cheap help to try out a 6 1/2" maple--Music 123 has a VERVE
all maple 9 ply 6 1/2x14" snare for $100 bucks. I'm thinking about trying one out.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:14 PM
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Deffinately the bigger the shell, the more the sound will flow out rather than slam. I don't think you'll have too uch trouble with a standard 14x5 though. Especially a maple one. At the worst, it will more than tide you over till you can afford that dream snare. Good luck.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:13 PM
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Who?--What? Birch snare--$99.00??????


Does anyone know much about Milwaukee Drum Co? A Paul Laab Piano website just appeared on my monitor. They are showing a 9 ply Birch snare for $99.
There's no question that it's not top of the line equipment. They have piqued my curiosity.
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