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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchLyons View Post
    The unfortunate part is that the diecast rim has a pretty tall lip so I'm probably not gonna be able to use an Aquarian, but I plan on trying out a thick single ply or a non-muffled two ply so I can add my own muffling and control as I want. I don't wanna kill the tone with too much muffling
    If you're really picky about a certain nuance of muffling, then it's probably better to use an ordinary head and something on the outside.

    I like the convenience of using a pre-muffled head because I have a lot of snare drums and just want to worry about tuning them. I also don't care for the look of moongels, tape, or other external muffling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    If you're really picky about a certain nuance of muffling, then it's probably better to use an ordinary head and something on the outside. I like the convenience of using a pre-muffled head because I have a lot of snare drums and just want to worry about tuning them. I also don't care for the look of moongels, tape, or other external muffling. MM
    I definitely get it, I play a wide range of venues from small/medium clubs to basements so having the option to drastically change my tone depending on the venue is so much easier on a plain head. Moongels hurt attack in my opinion so I usually use gaff tape but I've been considering trying a snareweight

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchLyons View Post
    I definitely get it, I play a wide range of venues from small/medium clubs to basements so having the option to drastically change my tone depending on the venue is so much easier on a plain head. Moongels hurt attack in my opinion so I usually use gaff tape but I've been considering trying a snareweight
    I read on this forum that a piece of paper, taped down, can be just the right amount of dampening, and is easy to remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    I read on this forum that a piece of paper, taped down, can be just the right amount of dampening, and is easy to remove.
    Yep! Just some gaff tape and a post it note will do wonders, honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchLyons View Post
    Yep! Just some gaff tape and a post it note will do wonders, honestly.
    You can use this kind of Post-It note, and it will fit right in

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    I'm totally digging the Snareweight M1.

    Up = Papa Bear kaaaaang
    2 flaps folded in = Mama Bear kaaang
    Unfolded / full muffling = just right Baby Bear kang

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexplosion View Post
    I'm totally digging the Snareweight M1. Up = Papa Bear kaaaaang 2 flaps folded in = Mama Bear kaaang Unfolded / full muffling = just right Baby Bear kang
    Maybe once my wallet has some time to recover I'll pick one up, but I need to get a hardshell case first for this upcoming run we start on Wednesday. Which of the flaps are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchLyons View Post
    Maybe once my wallet has some time to recover I'll pick one up, but I need to get a hardshell case first for this upcoming run we start on Wednesday. Which of the flaps are you using?
    Snareweight M1

    It's the smaller $16 leather one, so it doesn't have the flap options like the big chunk 'o brass one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dexplosion View Post
    Snareweight M1 It's the smaller $16 leather one, so it doesn't have the flap options like the big chunk 'o brass one. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70mADxkq0bo
    Oh wow that's very interesting. Maybe I'll pick one up at Fork's before this run and see how I like it

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    The Snareweight products look pretty nice.

    At least they took asthetics into consideration (unlike the amateurish "Big Fat Snare" products).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    The Snareweight products look pretty nice. At least they took asthetics into consideration (unlike the amateurish "Big Fat Snare" products).
    I have some friends with the original brass one and they like it because they tune low and since it weighs so much it still gives the head a slightly tighter surface so they can keep some of the rebound lost when they're tuning down

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    Thought I'd chime in and link a thread I made back in the day with pics of my Mapex Solid Bronze here

    Anyone else got one of these? Seems they were fairly rare. Would love a Sonor Artist Bronze but dont have 2k lying around unfortunately....

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