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  • Looking for a new snare with great body...

    Hey everyone...

    I've decided that I want to sell my Pearl 5"x14" Maple Free Floater, and get something else. I want something with a more body and something that sounds good when tuned low-medium tensions. I already have a Sensitone II, a MRX snare, and a Supraphonic, and I'm looking for something different. I'm think the Steve Ferrone snare might just be what I'm looking for. Any other suggestions of snares I should try out???

    Also, I'm selling my Free Floater to a friend, I'm just not sure how much I should sell it for. I purchased it for 325 brand new, and the snare is in perfect condition, and has only been used for 1 or 2 gigs and never toured with it. Suggestions on this would be great as well!

    Thanks!
    Jonathan
    Check out my band - http://www.hylabrookrock.com

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    Hakim
    MHX
    Single ply maple shells are reputed as "body-heavy."

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    • #3
      How would you define "bottom-heavy"?

      Thanks for the response!
      Jonathan
      Check out my band - http://www.hylabrookrock.com

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      • #4
        Hakim? I dont think he'll get the body he wants.
        Hmm... order a 14*8 masterworks, 10ply mahogany.
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        • #5
          Hahaha...I dont need anything THAT extreme. I dont need anything custom. Just a nice snare that doesn't me TOO much (400 USD and below), that has a wide range with some good body to the sound.
          Jonathan
          Check out my band - http://www.hylabrookrock.com

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          • #6
            Hmm, ok. I understand, i wouldnt wait another 6months for a shell no more.
            Maybe an eric singer snare then, but i dunno how much it costs in the US
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            • #7
              try the jennifer lopez sig.
              Exhale Session

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              • #8
                14x6 DW Cast Bronze, Eric Singer, MMX Snare, 14x6.5 Maple or copper free floater...
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                • #9
                  MHX, MHX or MHX.... those have BODY!!!
                  Goodbye....

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                  • #10
                    LOL! oh yeah? I wouldnt have thought so. 4ply shell, aint it too thin?
                    Anyway, i definitely agree, go for the J.Lo sig snare.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by HardHitter
                      Hakim
                      MHX
                      Single ply maple shells are reputed as "body-heavy."
                      not the hakim one. it's my favourite snare, got lots of body to it, but it's certainly not what he's looking for if he wants to tune it medium to low... the hakim just doesn't work on that tuning region.

                      i'd suggest a regular sensitone, but he's already got one. the ian paice sig is what i'd suggest next but it also sounds a lot like the sensitones, but with a bit more crack to it...

                      try the eric singer one, it's a pretty deep one, got lots of dynamics and it works well with any kind of tuning. and it's also different from everything you got there. i'd be a good choice.

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                      • #12
                        look for a stave or segemented shell snare either one should give you tons of body they have less glue and for the most part sound amazing.......
                        Too many things go unseen, remember sometimes its not whats on the surface but something much deeper.

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                        • #13
                          Hey guys, thanks for all of the responses. So far I'm really interested in the Eric Singer. I have always heard great things about this snare. Does anyone have any experience with the Steve Ferrone signature snare? I've always loved brass snares, and I'm guessing that it would have some decent body to it. Also, how much should I sell my Free Floater 5"x14" Maple snare for? Thanks guys!
                          Jonathan
                          Check out my band - http://www.hylabrookrock.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lupa
                            LOL! oh yeah? I wouldnt have thought so. 4ply shell, aint it too thin?
                            Anyway, i definitely agree, go for the J.Lo sig snare.
                            Generally speaking, thinner shell=more body; thicker shell = more focus and pitch clarity.
                            Goodbye....

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                            • #15
                              I don't think the Omar has lots of body. If I were you, I would go for a stave or segmented snare (as has been mentioned)

                              That's what I'm doiing and I have been looking for snares with more body than a 14 x 7. The thicker the shell, the more body but less resonance, so if you go for a KD custom drums segmented snare, you get the best of both worlds.

                              You just sound as if you have too much Pearl stuff, try something different as pearl don't offer any other construction methods other than ply for their snare drums.
                              My stage custom and self built snare

                              My Old Sonor Delite

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