drums drum set drummer
Drums resource and community for the online drummer
  The time is now 01:06 PM GMT -4.  
Search Drum Set Connect:
Site Features
Drum Forum
Drum Lessons
Drum Reviews
Drum Kit Photos
Drum T-Shirts
Premium Membership
Get in Touch
Link to us
Contact us
Find Drums

Go Back   Drum Forum at Drum Set Connect > Drum Forums - All About Drums > Drums and Drum Sets

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2008, 11:42 AM
JBRAVO's Avatar
JBRAVO JBRAVO is offline
Level 2 - Single Stroke Four
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 18
JBRAVO is on a distinguished road

Snare Placement

Where Is A Good Place To Have Snare While Playing So You Can Reach It And The Toms Properly??

Old Sponsors
Sponsored Links
Old 03-04-2008, 07:02 PM
CJDG's Avatar
CJDG CJDG is offline
Level 10 - Nine Stroke Roll
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 272
CJDG is on a distinguished road

Re: Snare Placement

Like many things in drumming this is up to your individual taste. Your seat hight, sticking preference, and gear will determine where you place your snare.

If what you are looking for is a good reference point... or a basic place to start. Have another person with you and then sit down at your kit. Drop your hands/sticks to your side then pick them up to a nice comfort level and air drum on the snare for a moment... find that nice spot where you would feel comfortable landing 16th note snare bashings... then have the other person in the room adjust your snare up to that level...

You may decide to tilt your snare forward, backward, to the side, or just leave it parallel with the floor. Find what works best for you.

Personally I have my snare between my legs where my sticks can comfortably hit dead center in a natural way. The snare top is just a hair above the height of my legs so that I can easily hit rim shots and rim knocks.

Old 03-06-2008, 11:40 AM
Ringo*'s Avatar
Ringo* Ringo* is offline
Level 0 - Pick up the sticks!
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 3
Ringo* is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to Ringo*

Re: Snare Placement

yup, that works for me too

Originally a 5 pc 1984 Tama Swingstar #3.
Link: Tama History

Modified with 10" and 14" hanging toms.

Makes it 10", 12", 13", 14", 16" toms, 24" kick, 14" snare.
14" Zildjian New Beat Hats, 16" Sabian B8 Medium Crash, 10" Sabian B8 splash, 16" Zildjian Thin Crash, 20" Sabian B8 Ride.

Snare positioned between the 10 and 12 for comfort, and multiple hit area placement and close to hihats for my music styles.
Have since eliminated 2 cymbal stands and put everything but the 12 and 13 on a Gibraltar Rack.
Easier to setup and tear down. And also load in my van.

This all fits nicely on a 4' x 6' rug.

Last edited by Ringo*; 03-06-2008 at 11:46 AM..

Old 03-29-2008, 01:13 AM
juan (the ping-pong ref.)'s Avatar
juan (the ping-pong ref.) juan (the ping-pong ref.) is offline
Level 5 - Triple Stroke Roll
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 99
juan (the ping-pong ref.) is on a distinguished road

Re: Snare Placement

Betwwen your legs. About knee high, but you shouldn't have trouble reaching your toms.

Old 03-29-2008, 02:01 AM
skinslapper's Avatar
skinslapper skinslapper is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Perth Western Australia
Posts: 1,546
skinslapper is on a distinguished road

Re: Snare Placement

Yeah you're gonna have to play around with it to find the sweet spot. For it's with the top of the rim just under the bottom of the toms, with just enough angle that I don't hit rim shots if I don't wanna.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads for: Snare Placement
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i'm new i have 350$-450$ what drum set should i buy? Hi11zone Drums and Drum Sets 68 09-17-2009 04:54 AM
synthetic cat gut snare strands? gurlzdrumhard Drumsticks, Drum Heads, and Hardware 4 05-24-2009 08:51 PM
Snare Drum Silver.sonneillon Drummer Introductions 1 11-26-2007 08:39 PM
Pacific Drums by DW SX Series Hammered Brass Snare Drum - $200 DRUMMER111 Used Drums For Sale 7 08-23-2005 05:22 PM

The time is now 01:06 PM GMT -4.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

      Copyright 2007 Teaguy Design. All Rights Reserved.  
About Us