Pearl Drummers Forum - Powered by vBulletin

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Registered User

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wenatchee, Washington
    Posts
    912

    Default Snare drum Tuning?

    I am just very curious as to how everyone tunes there snare drums and why? And please give specific tuning instruction. Here is why.

    I have always tuned my snare drums tight, because I wanted that poppy crack sound, but I would like to venture out of that, and try something new, but I honestly really don't know how to tune a snare drum any other way.

    I am looking for a fat, focused sound, I am mainly concerned with tuning a 13x6.5 snare drum as well, any help would be appreciated, and sorry if there is a similar thread.

    DW Collectors - Zildjian - Sabian - Vic Firth - Pearl - Evans

  2. The Living Legend

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    3,892

    Default

    i have an 8x14 with yamaha wood hoops on it and i go for a nice full bodied crack with some added heft and beef to it.

    i crank the bottom head and tune the top about medium tight and it works nicely.i also use 50 strand snares for added sensitivity
    Epiarch Artist



    My Kit

  3. Registered User

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    9,779

    Default

    I think a lot of people tune the reso tight and the batter a little looser for that kind of sound. I achieved that sound with my 6x10 porkpie snare. I had both sides cranked, and all I did was loosen the top down and it sound like a GREAT rock snare. Just not enough projection

    I've read that a lot of people start with a medium tuning on both sides and go from there, depending on what sound they want

  4. Assist in the Escape

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    817

    Default

    Top head medium-tight (about 1 step below where it starts to be only crack), bottom head a step or two higher.

    For a looser sound, loosen both heads about a step or two. If it feels too mushy, tighten up the bottom head. If it feels too ringy, drop the pitch of the top head a bit.

  5. Registered User

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wenatchee, Washington
    Posts
    912

    Default

    Thanks guys, I am going to try your tips.

    DW Collectors - Zildjian - Sabian - Vic Firth - Pearl - Evans

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •