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03-05-2003, 06:51 AM
Hi guys,

a question. I have a Black Beauty snare, 14"x5", with a Remo coated ambassador on top and a Remo ambassador snare on the bottom. The snare wires are the original ones.

Now I have a problem tuning the thing. I want a lot of crack, and quite some body in my snare sound. Also I don't want too much ring. I want to keep the batter head 'clean', I want to solve this by tuning.
How should I tune this snare? I often read about very tight heads, but: how tight is tight? And how would a medium tensioning sound like? How would you describe medium tensioning (in full turns of the bolts)?

Questions, questions, questions......


03-10-2003, 02:16 AM

03-10-2003, 01:38 PM
Crank the snare side head, and leave the batter head at medium. If you want some body to it try a 2 ply snare batter instead of 1 ply batters