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    What snare sound do you like better, wood or steel?
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  • #2
    A maple one

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    • #3
      the wood ones. I think they are more versatile. And I like warmer snares too =)

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      • #4
        So you're comparing a category which envelops different grades of maple, birch, mahagony, ash, oak etc.. different numbers of plies of them, mixed wood shells, with or without re-rings, solid shells, stave shells against one type of metal?

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        • #5
          Let's just pretend it's wood vs metal.

          I'll take wood.

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          • #6
            both? they both have their uses i think.
            Tama Superstar Custom

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            • #7
              If it's all wood vs. all metal...I tend to like more wood tones than metal. Both in general and in versatility/variety.

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              • #8
                Brass!

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                • #9
                  given the choice of woods or metals though id say my fav is maple and brass.
                  Tama Superstar Custom

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                  • #10
                    Wood.
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                    • #11
                      I hate a7x.















                      and wood.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 44Ronin
                        Brass!
                        no doubt about it - brass!!! best of both worlds.
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                        • #13
                          Depends on my mood and musical situation - I honestly don't favor one over the other.

                          I currently have 10 snares and they all have their own personality.

                          Sometimes I prefer the warmth and body of a standard maple snare (like my Tama Artwood 14x6.5) , or if I want more projection along with the warmth, I like my Pearl wood Ref 14x6.5. I can also get a really nice and warm shotgun pop out of my Tama maple pic.

                          Other times, I like the crispness, projection and musical rings out of my metal snares. My Ludwig 14x5 BB and Pearl bronze SE 14x6.5 are awesome. I get a nice and bright musical ring out of my BB and a nice and dark one out of my SE and both have body.

                          In general, I seem to go in phases - from wood to metal, but again, if a specific snare will work best for a given gig, I'll use it.
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                          • #14
                            brass and maple.
                            -Euan

                            My kit: Sonor Designer "White Sparkle" (22x18, 13x9, 16x16)

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                            • #15
                              The best is a Hybrid... interior maple and exterior stainless steel.

                              I test a ZZ percusion (Argentina drum company) snare with this caracteristics and sounds really AWESOME!

                              it was a 14x6 Free floater
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