View Full Version : new drummer need a new snare...help

01-30-2003, 08:45 AM
im new to drumming but i know there is a better snare out there then the export stock snare that came with my kit.im into rock/metal PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE A BETTER SNARE

01-30-2003, 10:53 AM
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01-30-2003, 11:05 AM
If you like the sound of metal drums, a brass or steel Pearl Sensitone would be a good and relatively inexpensive choice. I'd personally get a 5 1/2 brass to get better clarity and a nice, high pitch to cut thru heavy guitars. The Chad Smith signature is also worth looking at. The free floater models i'd stay away from for now. They take a little more experience to set up properly in my opinion, they cost more, and they use extended snares that a lot of small music stores don't normally stock. The FF's are great drums, but maybe not the best thing for a beginner. I play hardcore/metal and I use a Chad Smith snare pretty frequently. The Sensitone 5 1/2 brass would be my top pick though.