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Old 03-03-2008, 11:42 AM
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Snare Placement


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

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Old 03-04-2008, 07:02 PM
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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.

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Old 03-06-2008, 11:40 AM
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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.

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Re: Snare Placement


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

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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.

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